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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 2008-01-12, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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NHL Centre Ice Free Preview

Just noticed this morning that NHL Centre Ice is free until January 16th. Tons of free games to watch tonight:

Pittsburgh-Atlanta (Crosby vs Kovalchuk)
New Jersey-Buffalo
Tampa Bay-Florida(available in HD on channel 866)

And Montreal-New York will be in HD on 804. Unlike past weeks where the channel guide would say the game is either in HD or widescreen SD, the guide for tonight says the game is in HD. So three HD games on HNIC tonight (Detroit-Ottawa, Montreal-Rangers, and Toronto-San Jose in game 2).
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 2008-01-12, 06:15 PM
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A little more info...

The NHL Centre Ice mid-season sports package will now begin January 10, 2008 instead of January 24, 2008 offering clients an early viewing of all NHL hockey games, every night with up to 40 games per week. This package is priced at $169.00 (billed in 4 installments of $42.25).

In addition, to kick-off the new year, ExpressVu is offering a FREE Preview of ALL NHL Centre Ice channels, including MultiVu and HD channels, from January 10th - 16th, 2008.

* With NHL Centre Ice MultiVu, you have the ability to:
* watch 6 games simultaneously,
* receive real-time alerts for Power Plays, Goals and Hat Tricks,
* scroll over each game to hear audio play-by-play commentary, and
* quickly tune into the game of choice with the touch of a button.

Location of NHL games: NHL Centre Ice with MultiVu - 425; SD Games - Channels 426 - 435; HD Games - Channels 866-869

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 2008-01-12, 07:13 PM
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804 is a copy of 802 Detroit/Ottawa right now.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 2008-01-12, 07:48 PM
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804 is now the Montreal/NYR game in HD. How did they manage that? They must have brought in the HD truck from the West. I wonder if the Leafs/Sharks game will be in HD.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 2008-01-12, 08:30 PM
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Is it just my 9200, or is the playback of the game on 804 "jerky" for others as well?
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 2008-01-12, 09:28 PM
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Are others seeing some "streking/blocking" during movements on the Detroit/Ottawa game on 802. It almost appears that CBCHD on 802 is starting to suffer from compression again. Mainly it looks good, but I am getting some blocking/streaking on movement. Watching on a 58" 1080p plasma.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 2008-01-12, 11:14 PM
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so I just watched the Buffalo v NJ game and decided to tune into channel 399 for more info (i think it was 299). I highlighted NHL Centre Ice and hit OK on my remote. I then received a screen saying thanks for subscribing... WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? I can't even order a PPV as my receiver isn't hooked up to a phone line and I'm automatically signed up for Centre Ice?? I would have expected to get a message asking me to confirm my purchase.

Anyone else run into a problem like this??
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 2008-01-13, 01:00 PM
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I did the exact same thing. I called them shortly after I did, the guy said that there was nothing added to my account, but on the confirmation screen it said it may take 24 hours to process the order or show up on the bill or something, I don't remember exactly what it said. I'm going to call them back tomorrow and see if there is anything on there, and if so tell them to cancel it.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 2008-01-13, 02:06 PM
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No streaking/blocking on either 802 or 804 for me last night. Just two really good HD transmissions (and two good games).
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 2008-01-13, 03:44 PM
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169 for a mid-season price?
i think i pay 199 for the full season

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