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Topic # 27425 25-Oct-2008 17:01
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Hey guys,

I've just recently moved back to New Zealand from Canada, and I'm looking for a way to watch NHL hockey.

Now, I've done some research into satellites and such (I'm still very new to it all and most of it is still all jargon to me) and found that "Star Choice on Anik F1R at 107.3°W" has what I need. Now is there a way to access this satellite (I assume Anik F1R is the name of the satellite) easily? I have searched fairly hard for a broadcaster of the NHL here (Don't want to watch it online, they have download caps here...) and couldn't find anything.

So I'm just looking for some advice, really, from a satellite guru or something.

Thanks in advance!

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  Reply # 173591 25-Oct-2008 18:43
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No way you're going to pick up Anik F1R in NZ, its way out of range. See here for its coverage: http://www.lyngsat-maps.com/anikf1r.html

The square rectangle isnt the coverage area, thats just where the spot beams can be aimed within. The maps will show you that the spot beam is pointed at North America + Canada, and Hawaii.

Sorry, you're going to have to find another solution. I think Sky only does 1 off broadcasting of the NHL every now and then. Free to air definitely doesn't have it, so your only other options would be streaming or telstraclear cable, though i wouldnt expect they would cover it any more than sky.

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  Reply # 173597 25-Oct-2008 19:02
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If you have access to a computer in the States, you can try this: http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keating/voip/streaming-live-tv.asp

I'm thinking of doing the same to get live F1 from Brazil (which is ad-interruption-free during the races).




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  Reply # 173603 25-Oct-2008 19:36
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Dang,

Although dissappointed, I thank you both for your replies.

Guess I'll have to try to get a cap-less internet down here somehow and just stream it.

Thanks again.

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  Reply # 173745 26-Oct-2008 20:27
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well, if you're prepared to pay US$20.99/month (or US$169 for the full season), you can buy Center Ice Online, it's basically the same as the TV version, but online.  Considering the awful quality i've had with some of this in the past, I have managed to get the 1200kb and 700kb version working pretty well on my domestic internet connection.  As for satellite coverage, good luck.

If you go to gamecenter.nhl.com, all the info is there.



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  Reply # 173753 26-Oct-2008 20:41
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So I was thinking today, is there a way to bounce a feed from AnikF1R off of another satellite and into my home? Or do satellites not really work that way?

If so, how would I go about doing that? If I can't talk about it here, could someone send me a PM with a place to ask that question please?

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  Reply # 173771 26-Oct-2008 22:46
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Konanzor: So I was thinking today, is there a way to bounce a feed from AnikF1R off of another satellite and into my home? Or do satellites not really work that way?

Definitely not. Also im pretty sure Star Choice is encrypted anyway so you need a subscription, which you cant get here because it would be useless.



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  Reply # 173822 27-Oct-2008 10:33
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Ok, thanks again for the reply :)

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  Reply # 173849 27-Oct-2008 13:50
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considerng the c band footprint doesn't even hit near here, you're out of luck.

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  Reply # 175705 4-Nov-2008 13:51
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this site is great for free sport it has all the nhl games live , i watch american football live on my pc. you do need to download some software but it is free and no adware and you dont have to register   http://www.myp2p.eu/

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Reply # 176279 6-Nov-2008 11:53
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Konanzor,

Guess that will be the Oilers games your after,

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  Reply # 176296 6-Nov-2008 14:13
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No, no. I want Vancouver! LOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUU!!! (Actually, Burrows is my guy.)

Psh! Edmonton! HA! :)

I pretty much gave up on getting satellite and I'm looking at getting streaming video for 20 bucks a month online. Get to watch the whole NHL too, so it should be okay. Who cares bout the download cap!

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