There have been a few recent threads about NHL Center Ice and two big issues: 1) horrible picture quality, and 2) no access to NHL-TV which is supposed to come with Center Ice.
These posts keep disappearing. Rather than deal with the problems, Spectrum chooses to censor complaints.
Solve the problem by not subscribing to NHL Center Ice and just watch the games on NHL.tv - formerly NHL GameCetner - where you can pay-by-the-month and cancel if you are not satisfied. (It was $24.99 per month when I last subscribed). You can use a Roku to watch on your big TV. You are guaranteed to view HD feeds. HD is not guaranteed with cable, as it is likely not possible for them to dedicate the badwidth for all the HD feeds of all games on any given day.
This is how I subscribed when I was out-of-market for 2+ years.
Thanks for responding. I tried NHL.TV, but due to the location of my TV and router, it was not that good for me. I wish it was.
The Center Ice broadcasts were perfect for the first half of last season, then something changed. I believe the issue is more expense management than bandwidth availability, but of course I have no proof. A Spectrum rep told me that they are aware of the problem as is the NHL, but they point fingers at each other.
NHL Center Ice advertises crystal-clear HD, and free access to NHL-TV games. I get neither.
WARNING!!! Do not sign-up for NHL Center Ice unless you are confident that you will be staying with Spectrum the entire season. I switched cable providers less than one month into the season and they will not refund my first payment and they are continuing to charge me for the next 3 months. So even though I cannot watch any of the games (since I no longer have cable with them)., I still need to pay the full $160. This seems illegal (paying for service I am not getting), but regardless, this is the way it is with Spectrum.
just buy a roku and stream it that way as ewade stated if you decide to jump ship then you can still watch it on your roku and it will more than likely be true full HD unlike with cable. yea cable uses fiber optic cables but they only run em to the nodes and after that it's coax!!! personly i have the roku ultra wich i love because i can hardwire it into a cat 6 cable directly into the modem. if it was me i would never buy a big package like that off any provider id'e go directly to the source and get it