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Old 01-29-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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I can't seem to find any reviews online for this service which amazes me. The idea of the service is great! Who wouldn't want to watch their favorite team on their mobile devices, right? Behold, the service is complete crap!!! The video/audio is choppy on all of my devices (PS3, iPad, and iPhone). I can't even watch more than 10 minutes of a live game on my PS3 before it kicks me off. And in case you want to call their customer service, don't hold your breath. The average wait time I've experienced is about 30 minutes or more. Fortunately, the service was only $50 this year due to the short season. There is no way in hell I'd pay the full $150 or whatever it is the charge for a full season. This service is pure crap and it just goes to show that the NHL couldn't give a **** about their fans/customers.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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I just got it last week and so far on my droid it works instantly and clear unlike the MLB app. I usually watch games on my computer and then stream from the computer to my TV via a hdmi cable and HD Hockey on my 42in TV which is considered small nowadays. I love it so far no problems via the computer or android Motorola electrify
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:01 PM
 
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I've been happy with the service so far. My biggest annoyance is that their blackout rules are a little silly. For some reason I can't watch Avalanche games in Idaho, despite the fact that they have no TV presence here. The picture quality is decent, but definitely not HD and it also seems to be a lower frame rate than SD TV. But for watching teams with little/no TV presence in your market, I personally think it's a good value. Like the previous poster, I use a Windows machine and a HDMI client to put the game on the TV.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I bought it this year to follow the Avs and in my area watching on the Iphone so far is awesome! I've had very few glitches so far.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Niagara Region
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Another vote for it. I was really skeptical but the cost is great and the quality has been superb. No longer will we need to subscribe to 100 tv channels just to be able to buy the Sports package from the cable company. No more cable. Netflix and GCL suits all our needs. We use the TV and occasionally our desktops.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Another vote for it. I was really skeptical but the cost is great and the quality has been superb. No longer will we need to subscribe to 100 tv channels just to be able to buy the Sports package from the cable company. No more cable. Netflix and GCL suits all our needs. We use the TV and occasionally our desktops.
That's basically what I do, I buy the MLB.TV and NHL Gamecenter and I have netflix and that's pretty much all I need at least. $130 for MLB.TV and $150 for NHL Gamecenter= $280. Now if I were to get Directv or cable it's $1,000 a year and you don't get all baseball and NHL games!

MLB.TV does a really great job and great quality and so does the NHL. I am very happy with my two annual purchases of these packages. My computer is hooked up to my TV so I just watch it on my TV, just great!

BTW, I looked into getting AHL Live, that ended when I saw the package is $300-350 bucks a year!!!! Why would anyone get AHL Live for 300 or 350 when the NHL is 150 or payments of $19.

Is the AHL that far behind that they have to charge that much to make a profit?

AHL-Live-Packages
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Sunnyside
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I have question on the games that you can watch with GCL.

Can you watch all games that are not broadcast in your area or how does it work? I live in NYC and am from Detroit so I'd want to watch the Detroit games, but they're going to be in the area a lot playing Pit, Phi, NJ, NYR, NYI, and Was. Would I not be able to watch any of those games? But every game that isn't against those teams I would be able to watch?
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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I've been happy with the service so far. My biggest annoyance is that their blackout rules are a little silly. For some reason I can't watch Avalanche games in Idaho, despite the fact that they have no TV presence here. The picture quality is decent, but definitely not HD and it also seems to be a lower frame rate than SD TV. But for watching teams with little/no TV presence in your market, I personally think it's a good value. Like the previous poster, I use a Windows machine and a HDMI client to put the game on the TV.
There is no "their" black out rule. They have to follow the rules setup by the NHL, which are negotiated as part of the TV contracts. Like the MLB and the NBA, teams sell territorial rights to their games to networks, and the networks own those rights that often cover a very large geographic region. It has nothing to do with whether the game is available in that area or not. It all has to do with the contract. Don't like it? Complain to the cable company. Are they going to care? No, because the black out is likely doing exactly what it is suppose to do, which is keep you paying for cable.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I have question on the games that you can watch with GCL.

Can you watch all games that are not broadcast in your area or how does it work? I live in NYC and am from Detroit so I'd want to watch the Detroit games, but they're going to be in the area a lot playing Pit, Phi, NJ, NYR, NYI, and Was. Would I not be able to watch any of those games? But every game that isn't against those teams I would be able to watch?
I think the NJ, NYR and NYI games against Detroit would be blacked out. I'm not sure. The first time Colorado plays Chicago (my area's team) I'll see if it is available.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I think the NJ, NYR and NYI games against Detroit would be blacked out. I'm not sure. The first time Colorado plays Chicago (my area's team) I'll see if it is available.
This is correct. I'm a Caps fan and anytime they play the local teams here in NY (Devils/Isles/Rangers), it is blacked out on GCL - on tv only. If you subscribe to a VPN that uses an outside-area IP address then you can get around the blackouts. Of course you could always just turn on the tv too.
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