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Old 03-19-2015, 03:55 PM   #26
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NHL Gamecenter - this is the first year that the blackout for Canucks games has been lifted. Before - if your IP was detected to be in BC, you couldn't watch it. Yes you could run a chrome extension, but it didn't always work before.

If you sign up under a Russian IP - it's only $75 for the year, as opposed to $150 for the year.
so no more regional blackouts with gamecenter?
i might just consider that for next year
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Old 03-19-2015, 04:25 PM   #27
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probably a noob question, but what does XBMC give you, ability to stream sports games online? i thought XBMC allows you to play movies/media on a PC or are there other uses?
XBMC is for streaming your own media primarily, although you can connect it to outside sources I haven't seen if it can stream stuff like sports yet. It's got a nice interface that can pull up all the media info on the TV shows, movies, etc on your network and lets you search through it without having to manually configure all that info (for example I can search through all my movies by actor because it pulled the cast for them all). I like it because it's very flexible and
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Old 03-19-2015, 04:41 PM   #28
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sure, cut the cable. the fuckers will only jack up internet prices since we "stream too much".
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so no more regional blackouts with gamecenter?
i might just consider that for next year
I think since Rogers bought the rights - all the regional blackouts in Canada have been lifted AFAIK. My buddy said that he still has blackouts while living in Texas.

for $75 USD for the season, it's worth it for me.
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probably a noob question, but what does XBMC give you, ability to stream sports games online? i thought XBMC allows you to play movies/media on a PC or are there other uses?
Personally, I would use XBMC only to stream local network content.

Streaming live sports sucks. Quality is bad, imo. Streaming movies/TV shows is OK, media is scattered everywhere from different repositories, so it's not convenient and eloquently presented like Netflix. Might be difficult to find what you watch sometimes, especially if the content is dated. However for the latest/newest content, it's not bad, provided that you install the correct addon's and repo's.
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:40 PM   #31
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lol i was thinking the same thing
i'm paying about 120 right now and my fiancee is pushing me to cut cable...but the only reason i have it on right now is because of hockey

im probably just going to deactivate cable services until October when hockey season is done

the Shaw Arris or whatever HD box is such a piece of shit...that thing is always lagging
Why not just NHL Game Centre? If you love hockey, this should be a no brainer, you get way more video and features with game centre.

Just hook a computer up to your TV and win!
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w-t-f mang...i'm paying half that and i still think it's too much

you so ballin http://images.uncyclomedia.co/uncycl...n/9/9e/697.gif
that includes internet if that helps :/
but i don't really have a choice, everyone wants one channel or the other so it adds up

i'd rather just cut everything but the internet, since there are the streaming services and downloads available fml
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Tsn should launch an online paid service which would let you watch sportscenter etc and all the programming. $5/month and goodbye cable
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I have Shaw,

I get Basic + Entertainment1 (Discovery, A&E, History etc) & World & Adventure (HIFI, Radx etc)

I WANT Speed HD, but it's only available in the Sports 1 package. I don't want any other channel in the Sports 1 pack.

I WANT Spike, but it's the only channel out of the whole Sports 2 package I want.

Tell me that the shaw fuckers didn't split up the packages that way on purpose.

Now, If I could pick-n-pay those two channels at $3 a piece I would get them, and therefore Shaw would actually win because they would be getting $6 bucks a month more from me.
But I'm not going to pay a full $20 a month more for both full packages just so I can have two channels.
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I have Shaw,

I get Basic + Entertainment1 (Discovery, A&E, History etc) & World & Adventure (HIFI, Radx etc)

I WANT Speed HD, but it's only available in the Sports 1 package. I don't want any other channel in the Sports 1 pack.

I WANT Spike, but it's the only channel out of the whole Sports 2 package I want.

Tell me that the shaw fuckers didn't split up the packages that way on purpose.

Now, If I could pick-n-pay those two channels at $3 a piece I would get them, and therefore Shaw would actually win because they would be getting $6 bucks a month more from me.
But I'm not going to pay a full $20 a month more for both full packages just so I can have two channels.
$3 per channel? You must be dreaming. If it goes to where user can pick their own channels, popular channels is going to be like $10 each lol.
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Tsn should launch an online paid service which would let you watch sportscenter etc and all the programming. $5/month and goodbye cable
This is why Bell will never make this happen knowing that people will cut their cable.
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Even at $10/channel I might get cable again, I was paying $80/month but only watching 3-5 channels, even $50/month puts me ahead $360/yr.
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$3 per channel? You must be dreaming. If it goes to where user can pick their own channels, popular channels is going to be like $10 each lol.
If they charged $10 for each, I just wouldn't get those channels then which makes it no different than what I have right now.

What i'm saying is, that if they priced it *reasonably* some people might actually pay more.
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This is our current plan with all 3 services. I called to bitch at them for their prices so they gave us a $15 credit

NHL Network 3.00
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Anyone who thinks that their bill would actually decrease due to CRTC's new regulation is naive, and need to look no further than what the CRTC accomplished in the wireless telecommunication sector in the last year or so. By next year, if your cable bill hasn't increased, you should be thankful of the CRTC. The only way our bill will decrease is if there are new players in the game, and I don't see that happening anytime soon.

If you're still watching cable, it will only get more expensive as years to come, as more people are becoming cord cutters, and the cable companies will need to make up for the losses somehow.

Don't even get me started on their abysmal internet service.
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Anyone who thinks that their bill would actually decrease due to CRTC's new regulation is naive, and need to look no further than what the CRTC accomplished in the wireless telecommunication sector in the last year or so. By next year, if your cable bill hasn't increased, you should be thankful of the CRTC. The only way our bill will decrease is if there are new players in the game, and I don't see that happening anytime soon.

If you're still watching cable, it will only get more expensive as years to come, as more people are becoming cord cutters, and the cable companies will need to make up for the losses somehow.
Landlines are turning obsolete due to cellphones. You're not going to see them hike prices up any time soon. However, you're right, revenue will come from somewhere, and it's the cellphone plans. The same will happen when media streaming replaces cable tv. Cable tv likely will stay around the same price, but instead, the price of your broadband connection will likely go up.
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the price of your broadband connection will likely go up.
Which is absolutely ridiculous because the fact is, the cost of internet data delivery has been decreasing yearly in the last 10 years. The actual COST of delivering 1GB to a consumer cost somewhere like 1 cent per GB, and at the same time, the cost of fibre optic cables has come down tremendously as well over the last 10 years. There's absolutely no reason why we should still be utilizing copper-based wires for internet delivery. But because our telecommunication providers and our federal government is too short-sighted and cheap to upgrade our existing infrastructure, and the need for our duopoly to continue to price gouge the consumers that we haven't seen much advancements in internet speeds in Canada over the last 10 years.

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EDIT: 1 cent per GB is with maintenance cost and employee salary taken into consideration.

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