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NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby TSUCookieMonster » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:23 pm

For those of you not boycotting, this sounds like a great deal for $50. Anyone had any experiene with GameCenter? I'm thinking of running it through Roku... seems like a good deal to me.

http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/blog/eye-on-hockey/21555400/nhl-gamecenter-live-will-cost-you-4999-for-the-season
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby cprice12 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:48 pm

It's a good deal. I think normally a half season is $120. 8)

I heard Center Ice is also $50.
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby dmiles2186 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:34 am

No word on Center Ice yet? I don't expect it will be free at this point, but wondering what kind of price we're looking at there.
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby cprice12 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:59 am

dmiles2186 wrote:No word on Center Ice yet? I don't expect it will be free at this point, but wondering what kind of price we're looking at there.


I heard Center Ice is also $50 for everyone except DirecTV, which will be $60.
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby abc789987 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:15 am

Well, so much for my boycott... lol
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby goldglovechipper » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:52 am

Yep, both packages will be $49.99 for the '13 season.

I get FSMW on my DirecTV package, but my brother who lives in Texas obviously doesn't. So last year we got GameCenter and it was pretty good. I ran mine through the PS3 and had a pretty good picture quality most games (depends on internet speeds). My brother ran his through a Roku box and also had some nice results.

I've also been a subscriber to MLB.TV since it came out (like 8 years ago) and have enjoyed that too, so I'm a big believer in streaming games to the TV.
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby theohall » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:16 pm

TSUCookieMonster wrote:For those of you not boycotting, this sounds like a great deal for $50. Anyone had any experiene with GameCenter? I'm thinking of running it through Roku... seems like a good deal to me.

http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/blog/eye-on-hockey/21555400/nhl-gamecenter-live-will-cost-you-4999-for-the-season


It works great running it through the Roku. The only blackouts on the Roku are when the game is live on NHLN, NBC, NBCSN, or a local network. Even then, as soon as the game ends, it becomes available via the Roku.

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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby Krigloch the Furious » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:19 pm

would be all over it if I was able to actually watch the Blues...
Looks like I'll be streaming a 4" x 3" shitty video of the game. If it's even on firstrowsports.eu
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby Kreegz2 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:06 pm

A few questions to anyone who has used Gamecenter before: How great is the picture quality compared to watching it on TV in HD, and is it choppy or relatively smooth? Does anybody have any experience with streaming it through an Xbox360? My current internet connection is 30 Mbits down/10 Mbits up, Do you think I would be able to acceptably stream the games in HD? I am strongly considering getting it this year since the cable provider I have here on base (Charter) doesn't offer the Center Ice Package to my area. Apparently eastern Carolina "Doesn't have enough hockey interest to justify offering it to our customers located there" which is the biggest pile of shit in the world other than Todd Bertuzzi. So my options are limited to trying out gamecenter. or switching to Charter's only competitor here on base(that I know offers Center Ice because I had them last season before I had to deploy), and then going through the headache of trying to get them out to my room to set up everything by Saturday night.

I wish there was a free trial period of GameCenter like there usually is with Center Ice.
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby Jaykay » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:35 am

Kreegz2 wrote:A few questions to anyone who has used Gamecenter before: How great is the picture quality compared to watching it on TV in HD, and is it choppy or relatively smooth? Does anybody have any experience with streaming it through an Xbox360? My current internet connection is 30 Mbits down/10 Mbits up, Do you think I would be able to acceptably stream the games in HD?


Although I live in Switzerland, I had gamecenter the whole season last year. I used it on my Iphone, via Apple-TV onto my HD-Ready flat-screan.

- Gamecenter did not work only one or two times. Might also have been a network issue and nothing to do with gamecenter itself. Besides that I was able to watch every single game I wanted to watch, and I also watched lots of games with teams with swiss players.

- TV quality is unfortunately bad with gamecenter and iphone/apple tv. quality was way off HD, it looked like a TV with 20 years of age. A friend of mine had gamecenter used over his PS3 and he told me that quality was really close to HD, his picture really was much better (over PS3) than mine (iphone/apple-tv). I do not have any knowledge on streaming on Xbox, but I assume it is similar to PS3. But if you want HD-Quality Iphone/Apple-TV should not be your solution.

- In regard of BW. Also for this in the USA it might be slightly different, but since I work for a telco-provider offering TV over internet i can tell you: a standard televised channel needs about 6MB bandwidth, a HD-Channel needs about 12-14MB of Bandwidth. Altough this might vary in the USA, I'm pretty sure that also in the USA, a HD-Channel won't need 30MB BW.

- Oh and last but not least. I just upgraded my gamecenter. Still had last years app on my iphone, and I just had to update it for the upcoming season --> had to pay only 5 bucks. Not sure if there will be more fee to come, but I don't think so.

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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby goldglovechipper » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:12 pm

Kreegz2 wrote:A few questions to anyone who has used Gamecenter before: How great is the picture quality compared to watching it on TV in HD, and is it choppy or relatively smooth? Does anybody have any experience with streaming it through an Xbox360? My current internet connection is 30 Mbits down/10 Mbits up, Do you think I would be able to acceptably stream the games in HD? I am strongly considering getting it this year since the cable provider I have here on base (Charter) doesn't offer the Center Ice Package to my area. Apparently eastern Carolina "Doesn't have enough hockey interest to justify offering it to our customers located there" which is the biggest pile of shit in the world other than Todd Bertuzzi. So my options are limited to trying out gamecenter. or switching to Charter's only competitor here on base(that I know offers Center Ice because I had them last season before I had to deploy), and then going through the headache of trying to get them out to my room to set up everything by Saturday night.

I wish there was a free trial period of GameCenter like there usually is with Center Ice.


I have it go through my PS3 and it is just slightly worse than a regular HD feed. All things being considered, it's much better than what you may think. Your 30 down internet speed will be just fine. I ran it with 10 down last year and was happy.
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby theohall » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:28 pm

Krigloch the Furious wrote:would be all over it if I was able to actually watch the Blues...
Looks like I'll be streaming a 4" x 3" shitty video of the game. If it's even on firstrowsports.eu


Found a way around blackouts... Cost is 4.99/month

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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby Gaijin Flyer » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:48 pm

According to NHLGamcenter Tech Support, the 2013 Roku app is not ready yet. Will not be able to use until Jan 21. So, I'll be missing the first two Blues games until I can catch up.
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby theohall » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:18 am

Gaijin Flyer wrote:According to NHLGamcenter Tech Support, the 2013 Roku app is not ready yet. Will not be able to use until Jan 21. So, I'll be missing the first two Blues games until I can catch up.


GameCenter Live works on the PC also. If you have it for the Roku, you have it for the PC and vice versa. Same login for both. No double charge.
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby fargoblues » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:20 pm

Well, crap. Guess I'm not boycotting now either. Also, you get 10% off if you use the Discover card. Yay $5.
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby ohio BLUES » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:58 pm

GameCenter is great, I've had it the past 2 years. But, I'm not giving the NHL a dime this season... I'll catch the handful of games on FS Indiana that they air around Pacers coverage.
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby Krigloch the Furious » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:21 am

Bought gamecenter. Going to try Unblockus
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby AlsWoodenStick » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:43 pm

Is this a limited time offer or can it be bought for the whole season? I'm moving into a new apt in 2 weeks so I can't buy it now but I'd hop on it ASAP when I get cable installed there.
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby cprice12 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:02 pm

AlsWoodenStick wrote:Is this a limited time offer or can it be bought for the whole season? I'm moving into a new apt in 2 weeks so I can't buy it now but I'd hop on it ASAP when I get cable installed there.

There is a free trial until the 31st...and then after that, I can't imagine they raise the price. I'd imagine it is at $50 the rest of the season.
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Re: NHL Gamecenter $49.99 (whole season)

Postby AlsWoodenStick » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:41 pm

cprice12 wrote:
AlsWoodenStick wrote:Is this a limited time offer or can it be bought for the whole season? I'm moving into a new apt in 2 weeks so I can't buy it now but I'd hop on it ASAP when I get cable installed there.

There is a free trial until the 31st...and then after that, I can't imagine they raise the price. I'd imagine it is at $50 the rest of the season.

Awesome, thanks. My roommate is a big Bruins fan so we're gonna split it, hard to beat that deal.
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