whereisnetflix wrote:So, now that we're a way into the season - what do folks who have it think of the NHL Gamecenter stuff on Roku? Is it stable? buggy? sluggish? reliable? good value/rip-off?
We 'cut the cable" with our cable company within days of getting our first roku. We haven't looked back except for hockey. If not for the blackouts we'd probably have signed up already, but I'm wondering what others think of the service. For those who have it and don't have cable, how are you dealing with the blackouts?
Looks like their half-year price is out but it's almost as much as the whole season price for last year. Not sure how they think that will fly...most folks I know have less to spend this year than they did last year.
I am very happy withe the NHL GameCenter performance on the Roku so far this season. It is not perfect (but what is?) and works with no issues for me 99% of the time. One way to judge how well it is working is the lack of threads in this forum of people complaining as was the case with MLB.tv this past season.
I watch the vast majority of the NHL games on the Roku, I find the picture quality better and more stable then the PS3 although an occasional archived game will show up on the PS3 a few hours before the Roku. Head to head I would take the Roku for the NHL GameCenter games.
Can't tell you how to get around the blackouts with the Roku but on the computer you can if you are a little tech savvy and can set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) or do a google search for "Open VPN". Another alternative would be devices like the "Iron Key" which comes with a built in firefox browser over a VPN that can place your IP out of the blackout area.
40" Hisense Roku TV, Roku2 XS #13A164000326, R3 #1GJ36A038993 wired to Netgear WND 3700 router, 300 mb TWC broadband, Samsung 50" 720p plasma tv, (Subscriber- 2015 MLB.TV, 2015-16 NHL GameCenter, Hulu+, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sirius XM)