As a long time hockey fan I am extremely dissatisfied with the NHL GameCenter channel this season.
Performance has been spotty, today's Ranger-Islander game live had audio/video off by about 5 seconds, I was forced to listen to the game instead of watching. I tried exiting the channel and entering again. I tried rebooting the Roku. I tried standing on one leg while holding my nose closed and facing east. Stream still was crappy.
Now I log on to watch 2 games I missed and the NHL in its infinite illogical logic has decided to tell me in advance of watching those games that they both went into extended play.
Kings at Flyers - Final OT
Jersey at Nashville - Final SO
4 other games from Saturday also tell you in advance if the game went into overtime or a shoot-out.
It's hard to enjoy the season so far with the frustrations.
Other problems that have been going on since opening day that remain unresolved are "ALL" (as in EVERY) archived games have the feeds reversed. Every freaking game in the archives has the home team feed on the away selection and the away team feed on the home team selection. Live feeds are ok if you can deal with the choppy often un-smooth stream. And if you are lucky the audio and video will be in sync.
Wait for a commercial break or intermission for a real treat. You get to hear the worst music ever recorded played at an insanely loud volume. It will rattle your brain and scramble any eggs in your refrigerator.
Writing to NHL customer service is a joke. No response to my multiple emails and I see many other Roku users having the same result in contacting the NHL. The NHL fan forum is also full of users on Roku and other platforms that are not happy with the performance this season.
And if you think watching the NHL on Roku is a problem try the PS3. A lot worse. A hockey game on the ps3 this season is like watching Wheel of Fortune as all I seem to get is that stupid reloading spinning wheel.
As I am typing this I notice that the King-Flyer archive (Kings feed) keeps reloading and the audio and video are out of sync. And yes, the feeds are reversed.
Re-loads continuing, maybe the channel likes me and is actually blinking at me. <sarcastic grin>
Not a happy camper here at 4:00 AM. Can't wait for 4:20 this morning, may even move the clock up manually.
Last edited by DaBronx
on Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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