Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

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    Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by rooneypoo on Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:49 pm

    Gents,

    This year, I've decided to stick it to Rogers. I've always watched all my Sens games via cable, and because I live in the Ottawa market, that means I've been paying $85 a month (almost $900 a year!) to Rogers like a sucker. No more!

    Anyway, my plan is to buy an Apple TV box (~$100, one-time expense), then sign up for NHL Game Centre (~$200 per year), then sign up with Unblock Us (~$50 a year) to mask my IP address to make it look like I'm in Phoenix or wherever.

    Anyone currently do anything like this now? If so, what's the experience been like? Any pro tips?
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by tim1_2 on Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:31 am

    I think your proposed plan should work fine, although I can't speak from experience, as I've never used anything to alter my IP address.

    Quick question for anyone that might know: Once you subscribe to Game Centre, is there any way to cancel your subscription and get some money back?
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by Flo The Action on Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:40 am

    I wouldn't bother with any of that. Just subscribe to a hockey providing streaming site in Europe. You will get NHL, Khl and all other games for something like 100$ a year, my friend did it and it was fine quality. I think that's my plan for next season.
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by Flo The Action on Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:42 am

    http://www6.hockeystreams.com
    Take the 6 months package if you want. Much cheaper.
    I'm serious. This is what people should get.
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by tim1_2 on Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:12 am

    Flo The Action wrote:http://www6.hockeystreams.com
    Take the 6 months package if you want. Much cheaper.
    I'm serious. This is what people should get.

    There's always more risk with less "legit" options...but yeah, I've been intrigued by this site before. I think they even have an app or "channel" for some media devices like the Roku 3.
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:18 am

    Flo The Action wrote:http://www6.hockeystreams.com
    Take the 6 months package if you want. Much cheaper.
    I'm serious. This is what people should get.

    Is this that somewhat legit site run by Natives?
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by LeCaptain on Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:22 am

    I have been with Unblock US and Gamecenter Live for 2 seasons now. No complaints.
    I make 5 payments of $20 US dollar for NHL GCL by the way, not $200. You have to sign up on NHL.com with a US IP address to get that price.
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by LeCaptain on Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:24 am

    tim1_2 wrote:I think your proposed plan should work fine, although I can't speak from experience, as I've never used anything to alter my IP address.

    Quick question for anyone that might know: Once you subscribe to Game Centre, is there any way to cancel your subscription and get some money back?

    Just take the 5 payments of $20 option and you can cancel in between.
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by tim1_2 on Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:25 am

    LeCaptain wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:I think your proposed plan should work fine, although I can't speak from experience, as I've never used anything to alter my IP address.

    Quick question for anyone that might know: Once you subscribe to Game Centre, is there any way to cancel your subscription and get some money back?

    Just take the 5 payments of $20 option and you can cancel in between.

    Interesting. So Game Centre is only $100 for Americans?
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by Ev on Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:25 am

    I think you should go the GameCentre route because MLB Advanced Media has taken over the NHL digital operation and they are pure gold when it comes to digital media/streaming services, apparently.
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:28 am

    tim1_2 wrote:
    LeCaptain wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:I think your proposed plan should work fine, although I can't speak from experience, as I've never used anything to alter my IP address.

    Quick question for anyone that might know: Once you subscribe to Game Centre, is there any way to cancel your subscription and get some money back?

    Just take the 5 payments of $20 option and you can cancel in between.

    Interesting. So Game Centre is only $100 for Americans?

    See: Subway.
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:30 am

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Flo The Action wrote:http://www6.hockeystreams.com
    Take the 6 months package if you want. Much cheaper.
    I'm serious. This is what people should get.

    Is this that somewhat legit site run by Natives?

    I'll look into this myself if no one else knows. I think the access to AHL games makes this attractive as well.
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by tim1_2 on Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:35 am

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:
    LeCaptain wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:I think your proposed plan should work fine, although I can't speak from experience, as I've never used anything to alter my IP address.

    Quick question for anyone that might know: Once you subscribe to Game Centre, is there any way to cancel your subscription and get some money back?

    Just take the 5 payments of $20 option and you can cancel in between.

    Interesting. So Game Centre is only $100 for Americans?

    See: Subway.

    Subway needed to jack up the Canadian prices to feed their ridiculous advertising budget comprised mainly of rendering 3D monkeys.
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by tim1_2 on Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:36 am

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Flo The Action wrote:http://www6.hockeystreams.com
    Take the 6 months package if you want. Much cheaper.
    I'm serious. This is what people should get.

    Is this that somewhat legit site run by Natives?

    I'll look into this myself if no one else knows. I think the access to AHL games makes this attractive as well.

    Yeah, I had no idea myself when I looked at this site last year. Whoever runs it must be something of a legal grey area/technological genius since they've been doing it for a while now.
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    Re: Bypassing Cable; or, FU Rogers

    Post by Ev on Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:39 am

    Subway is awful now. Pita Pit > Subway.

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