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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #120 on: July 23, 2018, 03:56:56 PM »
A while ago on TSN radio they were taking calls about what the Leafs should give out in the dressing to the player of the game. The consensus best recommendation were thick Dubas style glasses. I think it would be hilarious.

I think it should be this:


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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #121 on: July 26, 2018, 10:55:24 AM »
Any Leaf fans "cut the cord" in the Ontario region and are still able to watch ALL Leafs games? I have fantastic internet now and I want to save money on TV. I want a high quality stream and I am willing to pay.

I think my options are TSN Direct (26 games) combined with SN Now (56 games) at $24.99 each.

Rogers NHL Live only offered 40 games last year. I guess there is a way to monkey with the VPN to bypass the blackout but that sounds high maintenance and techy? Is that hard to do? I feel like Rogers will figure out away to stop it.

I am done with Bell, I pay $115 for tv a month for PVR rentals and programing (no movies).

I like my Blue Jays and my highlights so I am thinking 12 months of SN Now per year and 6 months of TSN Direct (Oct-Mar) for their Leaf games. Throw on premium Netflix at $13.99 per month for the rest of my TV needs. Total cost $618 per year vs $1,380 I pay now.

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« Reply #122 on: July 26, 2018, 11:21:16 AM »
I used TSN and Sportsnet's streaming services from time to time last season and even though I have pretty good internet speeds I wasn't really that impressed with the quality. Honestly the youtube streams of games you can find on reddit and stuff were pretty much on par unfortunately.

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« Reply #123 on: July 26, 2018, 11:40:19 AM »
I used TSN and Sportsnet's streaming services from time to time last season and even though I have pretty good internet speeds I wasn't really that impressed with the quality. Honestly the youtube streams of games you can find on reddit and stuff were pretty much on par unfortunately.

I used tsn and sportnet  almost exclusively, but once in a while I had trouble, so I flipped to reddit and the quality was much better on the reddit streams. But they would break on me from time to time and tsn and sportsnet didn't do that, not often anyway.

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« Reply #124 on: July 26, 2018, 01:06:11 PM »
I used TSN and Sportsnet's streaming services from time to time last season and even though I have pretty good internet speeds I wasn't really that impressed with the quality. Honestly the youtube streams of games you can find on reddit and stuff were pretty much on par unfortunately.

I used tsn and sportnet  almost exclusively, but once in a while I had trouble, so I flipped to reddit and the quality was much better on the reddit streams. But they would break on me from time to time and tsn and sportsnet didn't do that, not often anyway.

I used Sportsnet and TSN streaming exclusively as well.  The biggest benefit of the Sportsnet Now app is you can pause/rewind the game.  So, often I'd watch the first period and pause it at some point in the 2nd when it was time to put my daughter to bed.. and then resume the game once I was done with that.

TSN app that wasn't possible last season.  However, with their new streaming service I have been able to do that with Tennis matches so I'd expect that to hold up for next season for Leafs and Raptors games.

I found the quality to be very good for an internet stream and I haven't even hard-wired my Apple TV yet. 

Nothing beats the HNIC broadcasts on Saturday nights with the bunny ears though.

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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #125 on: July 26, 2018, 01:14:03 PM »
When do the deals come out for this sort of stuff?  Like August/September?

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« Reply #126 on: July 26, 2018, 01:35:39 PM »
When do the deals come out for this sort of stuff?  Like August/September?

For the TSN and Sportsnet streaming platforms? I really don't think they go on sale. I can only find one instance in the last few years and that was for a students-only deal for Sportsnet Now.

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« Reply #127 on: July 26, 2018, 01:42:41 PM »
When do the deals come out for this sort of stuff?  Like August/September?

For the TSN and Sportsnet streaming platforms? I really don't think they go on sale. I can only find one instance in the last few years and that was for a students-only deal for Sportsnet Now.

Hmm, I guess I thought they put on a deal for the hockey season.

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« Reply #128 on: July 26, 2018, 01:50:13 PM »
Hmm, I guess I thought they put on a deal for the hockey season.

I believe you've confused Bell and Rogers for companies who give a damn.

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« Reply #129 on: July 26, 2018, 02:14:50 PM »
I wouldn't mind paying for streams if they are decent and reliable.  But would I have to use a VPN to access from the States?

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« Reply #130 on: July 26, 2018, 02:17:55 PM »
I used TSN and Sportsnet's streaming services from time to time last season and even though I have pretty good internet speeds I wasn't really that impressed with the quality. Honestly the youtube streams of games you can find on reddit and stuff were pretty much on par unfortunately.

I used tsn and sportnet  almost exclusively, but once in a while I had trouble, so I flipped to reddit and the quality was much better on the reddit streams. But they would break on me from time to time and tsn and sportsnet didn't do that, not often anyway.

I used Sportsnet and TSN streaming exclusively as well.  The biggest benefit of the Sportsnet Now app is you can pause/rewind the game.  So, often I'd watch the first period and pause it at some point in the 2nd when it was time to put my daughter to bed.. and then resume the game once I was done with that.

TSN app that wasn't possible last season.  However, with their new streaming service I have been able to do that with Tennis matches so I'd expect that to hold up for next season for Leafs and Raptors games.

I found the quality to be very good for an internet stream and I haven't even hard-wired my Apple TV yet. 

Nothing beats the HNIC broadcasts on Saturday nights with the bunny ears though.
TSN's streaming platform without a tv subscrition is an new product June 2018? Your already subscribed or were you watching via a tv subscription login?
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« Reply #131 on: July 26, 2018, 02:21:54 PM »
I wouldn't mind paying for streams if they are decent and reliable.  But would I have to use a VPN to access from the States?

I believe you would, yeah. But again, reddit streams are just as good in terms of quality. I can't imagine it'd be worth the hassle.

But for you I'd actually recommend checking out NHL.tv/Gamecentre Live. I get a subscription free with my Rogers mobile account and I'd say the quality is definitely better than what you get from reddit/Sportsnet Now/TSN Go. The regional blackouts are the only crappy thing about it but that wouldn't be a problem for you.

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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #132 on: July 26, 2018, 02:48:37 PM »
For several years I paid for NHL TV or the previous versions and got all games with no blackouts (there was no local TV coverage). Then a UK tv channel decided to get coverage and blacked out games and showed a lot of Leafs.

So last year I stick with the Reddit and saw pretty much every game I wanted to in great quality with no issues. Was even able to stream them to the TV via Chromecast.
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« Reply #133 on: July 26, 2018, 02:54:07 PM »
I used TSN and Sportsnet's streaming services from time to time last season and even though I have pretty good internet speeds I wasn't really that impressed with the quality. Honestly the youtube streams of games you can find on reddit and stuff were pretty much on par unfortunately.

I used tsn and sportnet  almost exclusively, but once in a while I had trouble, so I flipped to reddit and the quality was much better on the reddit streams. But they would break on me from time to time and tsn and sportsnet didn't do that, not often anyway.

I used Sportsnet and TSN streaming exclusively as well.  The biggest benefit of the Sportsnet Now app is you can pause/rewind the game.  So, often I'd watch the first period and pause it at some point in the 2nd when it was time to put my daughter to bed.. and then resume the game once I was done with that.

TSN app that wasn't possible last season.  However, with their new streaming service I have been able to do that with Tennis matches so I'd expect that to hold up for next season for Leafs and Raptors games.

I found the quality to be very good for an internet stream and I haven't even hard-wired my Apple TV yet. 

Nothing beats the HNIC broadcasts on Saturday nights with the bunny ears though.
TSN's streaming platform without a tv subscrition is an new product June 2018? Your already subscribed or were you watching via a tv subscription login?

I watch both with a tv subscription login.

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Re: 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs - General Discussion
« Reply #134 on: July 27, 2018, 10:00:35 AM »

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