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10-01-2010, 08:45 PM
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NHL gamecenter online?

anyone here using this service ???

looking at my options to watch teh Flyers all season, comparing services from my local cable provider and a online sevice like this one..

https://gamecenter.nhl.com/nhlgc/sec...&nav-video-gcl

before i go any farther i just wanted to make sure i will be able to watch EVERY Flyers game they play with the exception to when they come to Vancouver in Dec.(cuz ill be going to it live)

thx in advance for any thoughts or info..

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10-02-2010, 08:40 AM
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Yes, I got gamecenter recently. you will be able to watch every single Flyers game except for when it's nationally or locally televised (i.e., VS., NHLnetwork)

Every game is in HD and you can watch up to 4 games at once.

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I was also thinking about getting this. Would it be better to go with hockeystreams?

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I'm going to do this this year because I mvoed back to CT, and should be able to see quite a few games.

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I was also thinking about getting this. Would it be better to go with hockeystreams?
Have it and have watched a few preseason games so far. Best things about it.. stream is consistent quality and doesnt skip, you can pick which teams feed you want to listen to, they have something called the vault which is an archive of games (everything from the BSB vs red army to the entire playoffs last year), and i just run an hdmi cable to the tv which costs me like 4 dollars

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Have it and have watched a few preseason games so far. Best things about it.. stream is consistent quality and doesnt skip, you can pick which teams feed you want to listen to, they have something called the vault which is an archive of games (everything from the BSB vs red army to the entire playoffs last year), and i just run an hdmi cable to the tv which costs me like 4 dollars
aren;t hdmi cables like 75 bucks each?

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10-02-2010, 01:47 PM
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I really wish they would just give this service to people in the UK. It's ****ing rediculous that we don't have something like that

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If you live in Philly, you will never get to watch any Flyers games.

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aren;t hdmi cables like 75 bucks each?
just go on amazon or newegg and you will find them for ~2.50. I just bought 3 of them (cheap so just in case) although I know many people who have bought these and they are working. And if you have a mac, the mini displayport to hdmi converter is $4.

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I was giving some thought to doing this instead of the NHL Center ice TV package, just in case I am travling for work so I could just watch online in the hotels. How is the picture? Is It actually HD if I hook it up to my TV?

I'm also afraid that the hotel's internet connection is going to be too slow to run a streaming video well.

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10-03-2010, 08:19 PM
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well after tonites fiasco of hunting for feeds, i've decided to just buy the NHL center ice package..

no way i have the patience to risk missing games this season based on out of market feeds and garbage shaky cam feeds..

even thou tonites game was a stinker by all accounts i would still rather have watched, then missed out.. im a fan for life win or loss..

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10-04-2010, 02:02 AM
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I really wish they would just give this service to people in the UK. It's ****ing rediculous that we don't have something like that
https://www.espnplayer.com/espnplayer/console

70. They used to included playoffs with that but now it's an extra 20. Service has existed, under several brands, for 4 or 5 years.

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10-04-2010, 03:25 AM
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70. They used to included playoffs with that but now it's an extra 20. Service has existed, under several brands, for 4 or 5 years.
I had espn 360 for the past two years. Not including playoffs pissed me off so much I signed up and paid marginally more for gamecenter.

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aren;t hdmi cables like 75 bucks each?
Only at Best Buy.

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70. They used to included playoffs with that but now it's an extra 20. Service has existed, under several brands, for 4 or 5 years.
I never went for it due to the complaints that it recieved over the last 5 years. It's been horrendous

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Anyone here using this service know if it has a chatroom during the game ?

Be cool to see some hfboard members in there (if there is one) to rally the Flyer colors

Looking forward to Thursday nite, and getting to hear/see the Flyers while also getting to hear the Philly announcers call the game

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I never went for it due to the complaints that it recieved over the last 5 years. It's been horrendous
Yeah, I've had bad experiences with it too, personally. Was living in Vancouver last year so didn't have it, obviously.

I am informed that it was much improved for the last season, but I'm still not sure I trust it enough to even invest the reasonable price they charge.

Two seasons ago, I probably spent more time on illegal feeds while complaining to their customer service than I did actually using the product I paid for.

I won't try to dissuade anyone because going legal is a good idea, and I've heard that improvements have been made, but ESPN360 was unreliable in live stream and archive, and even breached the terms of service at the sale without notice or option to refund.

Season pass is available up until a few weeks after the season, get reviews from the forums before you buy, and picking up an overpriced day pass as a test might be prudent.

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I had espn 360 for the past two years. Not including playoffs pissed me off so much I signed up and paid marginally more for gamecenter.
Did you have espn360 in Europe? I wasn't aware that gamecenter(re) was available outside NA.

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Do any of these services have games on demand immediately? I'm looking for a way to not have to get Center Ice with my roommate (Pens fan who works nights - needs to DVR games).

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ok signed up tonite..

hopefully i'll see some of you crazy fans in the chatroom tomorow..

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Trying this instead of Centre Ice this year so I'm not limited to my own house. Hopefully it's worth it.

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Stupid thing is, i would be quite willing to shell out 70 on centre ice in the UK.

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Did you have espn360 in Europe? I wasn't aware that gamecenter(re) was available outside NA.
I had it in espn 360 in Switzerland and I could not sign up for gamecenter there, now I live near Monaco and I could sign up for either. I am hoping gamecenter is faster uploading the archived games. Getting up at 1am is a bit exhausting. I would prefer to be able to watch a slight delay at 6am. Espn 360 took 24 hour or so.

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Getting up at 1am is a bit exhausting.
No. In Finland I'm getting up at 2am and it is fantastic! The game just feels different in 2am-5am...

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Anyone here using this service know if it has a chatroom during the game ?

Be cool to see some hfboard members in there (if there is one) to rally the Flyer colors

Looking forward to Thursday nite, and getting to hear/see the Flyers while also getting to hear the Philly announcers call the game
Yeah, there was actually a chat in Gamecenter last year.

Not sure about this year, but I don't see why they'd take it out this year.

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