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09-30-2013, 09:04 PM
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NHL Gamecenter question

Me and a friend were thinking about splitting a gamecenter subscription? Will it let us both watch games at the same time or no?

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Me and a friend were thinking about splitting a gamecenter subscription? Will it let us both watch games at the same time or no?
Yes it will, I had a game going on my iPad and a game going on my computer at the same time many times last season.

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Yes it will, I had a game going on my iPad and a game going on my computer at the same time many times last season.
I would look into this to make sure. Because you were on the same network it might have allowed it; when my friend and I looked into it last year we found it wouldn't let you log on at two different locations at once.

Edit: I think it makes a difference how both people are logging on, actually. When I tried to log in on my PC and my PS3 at the same time it never let me.

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Me and a friend were thinking about splitting a gamecenter subscription? Will it let us both watch games at the same time or no?
no it won't. I just signed up for hockeystreams after a year of GCL and i have been blown away by how much better it is compared to GCl. As someone who has tried both i highly recommend hockeystreams over GCL.

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no it won't. I just signed up for hockeystreams after a year of GCL and i have been blown away by how much better it is compared to GCl. As someone who has tried both i highly recommend hockeystreams over GCL.
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waste of money

go with hockeystreams instead

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no it won't. I just signed up for hockeystreams after a year of GCL and i have been blown away by how much better it is compared to GCl. As someone who has tried both i highly recommend hockeystreams over GCL.
What do you like better about Hockey Streams? Just wondering because I have Gamecenter and I haven't had problems.

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What do you like better about Hockey Streams? Just wondering because I have Gamecenter and I haven't had problems.
I currently have both (GCL for the regular season). I prefer GCL.

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As some of you know, I've recently relocated out of the Philadelphia / metro D.C. are (where I've been, with a few interruptions, for the better part of thirty years) and to the warm confines of central Texas.

I'm trying to figure out what to do for the season--so I'm interested in further thoughts. My main concern with either GCL or hockeystreams is my awful internet--if I'm lucky, I get 15 mps d/l and 1.5 mps upload--but most nights its closer to 5 mps. This is a fraction of what I'm accustomed to.

I'm not opposed to paying for a subscription, but I don't want to do so only to find that my internet can't sustain a decent quality image. If that's the case, I'll just hunt for free streams and rely on NBC sports (I don't get the NHL Network either, unfortunately).

Anyway, I'd welcome any thoughts / advice--expert or otherwise.


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no it won't. I just signed up for hockeystreams after a year of GCL and i have been blown away by how much better it is compared to GCl. As someone who has tried both i highly recommend hockeystreams over GCL.
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I don't know whether GCL is good or not, but I'd also heartily recommend hockeystreams.

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As some of you know, I've recently relocated out of the Philadelphia / metro D.C. are (where I've been, with a few interruptions, for the better part of thirty years) and to the warm confines of central Texas.

I'm trying to figure out what to do for the season--so I'm interested in further thoughts. My main concern with either GCL or hockeystreams is my awful internet--if I'm lucky, I get 15 mps d/l and 1.5 mps upload. This is a fraction of what I'm accustomed to.

I'm not opposed to paying for a subscription, but I don't want to do so only to find that my internet can't sustain a decent quality image. If that's the case, I'll just hunt for free streams and rely on NBC sports (I don't get the NHL Network either, unfortunately).

Anyway, I'd welcome any thoughts / advice--expert or otherwise.
I think both sites allow you to watch a test video. Hockeystreams has two different quality options, so if you can't go with the higher one, just go with 800 kbps. And they also have on-demand streams right after the game is done (well, give them 15 mins to half an hour), where the video isn't buffered, but rather progressively "built up" or cached (don't know the correct lingo here).

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I currently have both (GCL for the regular season). I prefer GCL.
Only thing that sucks about GCL is the NBC/NHLN games are blacked out. If you have cable it's not a huge problem. I would like to watch some junior games every now and then though.


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I had a question....how is hockeystreams legal? do they have deals with each league or something?

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I had a question....how is hockeystreams legal? do they have deals with each league or something?
Definitely not legal. They do it out of the Netherlands so I guess there is nothing the leagues can do about it.

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I had a question....how is hockeystreams legal? do they have deals with each league or something?
It's not. You are stealing from the NHL/NBC.

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Gameceter Live's FAQs suggest that as long as you have at least 2.0 mps download, you should be able to enjoy the high quality picture.

I'm wondering whether anyone else with awful internet has experience? I'm reluctant to drop that kind of money if I can't get anything better than the pirated streams, since radio is usually an option and the Flyers are on NBCSN a fair amount.

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It's not. You are stealing from the NHL/NBC.
then how has the site not been shut down?

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then how has the site not been shut down?
Foreign governments don't care as much.

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ohhh, so they operate out of Europe?

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ohhh, so they operate out of Europe?
Probably Gibraltar, Holland, or one of the tiny micro states.

Edit: Seem to be in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.


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As some of you know, I've recently relocated out of the Philadelphia / metro D.C. are (where I've been, with a few interruptions, for the better part of thirty years) and to the warm confines of central Texas.

I'm trying to figure out what to do for the season--so I'm interested in further thoughts. My main concern with either GCL or hockeystreams is my awful internet--if I'm lucky, I get 15 mps d/l and 1.5 mps upload--but most nights its closer to 5 mps. This is a fraction of what I'm accustomed to.

I'm not opposed to paying for a subscription, but I don't want to do so only to find that my internet can't sustain a decent quality image. If that's the case, I'll just hunt for free streams and rely on NBC sports (I don't get the NHL Network either, unfortunately).

Anyway, I'd welcome any thoughts / advice--expert or otherwise.
I'm down in Central Texas as well - College Station. I have Direct TV, but previously had DISH. I just get the Center Ice package every year.

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I'm down in Central Texas as well - College Station. I have Direct TV, but previously had DISH. I just get the Center Ice package every year.
Yeah--I probably should have gone with Direct TV, but I was scared off by the two-year contract, as I'll likely only be at this address for a year.

Suddenlink, the nation's worst cable company, doesn't offer Center Ice or NHL network as options. (Understandable, perhaps, given the limited popularity of the sport here--but they also don't offer the Longhorn Network in northern suburbs of Austin. Seriously, I never thought that I would miss Comcast, but this is awful).

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Center Ice on Directv is great except when some of the Flyers games are aired in SD, WTF? I paid for HD hockey games. Prime example of that tonight's game against the Leafs.

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I'm getting DirecTV installed tomorrow, I'm not sure what plan will be from there.

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Yeah--I probably should have gone with Direct TV, but I was scared off by the two-year contract, as I'll likely only be at this address for a year.

Suddenlink, the nation's worst cable company, doesn't offer Center Ice or NHL network as options. (Understandable, perhaps, given the limited popularity of the sport here--but they also don't offer the Longhorn Network in northern suburbs of Austin. Seriously, I never thought that I would miss Comcast, but this is awful).
Yeah, next time just go with Direct TV and get Center Ice, especially if you have a nice TV. It just seems to be so much more convenient. As far as I know, the prices for the streaming sites aren't that much cheaper than CI (I paid 169.99 broken up over four bills with Verizon Fios). Someone else can probably provide more insight on that though.

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Yeah, next time just go with Direct TV and get Center Ice, especially if you have a nice TV. It just seems to be so much more convenient. As far as I know, the prices for the streaming sites aren't that much cheaper than CI (I paid 169.99 broken up over four bills with Verizon Fios). Someone else can probably provide more insight on that though.
DirecTV still has a two-year minimum contract for high-end service though, right?

I may only be here for a year--that's why I wasn't willing to risk the early cancellation fee.

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