Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

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    Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

    Post by tim1_2 on Thu May 11, 2017 10:40 am

    So I have a significant dilemma.  I'm camping May 19 to 22 in the States, meaning I'll be there for two of the Sens ECF games.  Diddle me.

    Ok, the campsite is just south of Potsdam, NY: Higley Flow State Park.  I've never brought my antenna there to see what channels I can pick up on TV.  Ideally, I'd get CBC and everything would be fine, but I found the following coverage map on CBC's website:

    http://www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/_files/cbcrc/documents/dtv-maps/tn-0015-tve-on.pdf

    The campground is due south of Cornwall, and according to this map, Cornwall doesn't even get coverage..?  SSF?  You live there, don't you?

    I also found this OTA coverage map for the closest large town (Potsdam): https://nocable.org/availability-report/zip/13699-potsdam-ny

    NBC's OTA seems to be non-existent in this area, which would've helped at least for the Sunday afternoon game.

    Alternatively, I can either pay a bunch for a data plan and find a way to stream games, or I can abandon my family for hours at a time and find a bar showing the game.
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    Re: Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

    Post by Oglethorpe on Thu May 11, 2017 11:48 am

    Always choose the bar over family.  Always.
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    Re: Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

    Post by Ev on Thu May 11, 2017 11:52 am

    What carrier are you with? With Fido I only paid $5 per day to use my phone data in the states the same as I do in Canada
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    Re: Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

    Post by wprager on Thu May 11, 2017 12:02 pm

    Here's the TVFool report for the state park itself:

    http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de6a47a230e2717

    Although CBC transmitter is 83 miles away, you could pick it up. Just climb a tree. Maybe bring a signal amplifier.

    Another possibility is to buy a prepaid sim card with data. Probably a lot cheaper than roaming with your Canadian plan.


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    Re: Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

    Post by tim1_2 on Thu May 11, 2017 12:22 pm

    So I get a GB on my plan or can buy a SIM and some data for tons of $$$. Watching a game could be a GB or two depending on length. I think I'm gonna try the antenna route with the bar as a backup plan.
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    Re: Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

    Post by wprager on Thu May 11, 2017 4:20 pm

    Roammobility charges $10 for the sun card and $5 per day for unlimited talk, text, data. US prices.


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    Re: Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

    Post by Hoff-Machine on Thu May 11, 2017 4:28 pm

    I'd get the internet service and just go to reddit, and you'll find a link to a youtube stream over there in the GDT (there's quite a few links there)

    https://www.reddit.com/r/NHLStreams/
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    Re: Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

    Post by tim1_2 on Thu May 11, 2017 7:50 pm

    wprager wrote:Roammobility charges $10 for the sun card and $5 per day for unlimited talk, text, data. US prices.

    Absolutely no coverage where I'll be.
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    Post by Hoff-Machine on Thu May 11, 2017 8:54 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:
    wprager wrote:Roammobility charges $10 for the sun card and $5 per day for unlimited talk, text, data. US prices.

    Absolutely no coverage where I'll be.

    Satellite radio?
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    Post by wprager on Thu May 11, 2017 10:07 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:
    wprager wrote:Roammobility charges $10 for the sun card and $5 per day for unlimited talk, text, data. US prices.

    Absolutely no coverage where I'll be.

    You mean roammobility specifically? Then go with whoever has coverage the.


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    Post by wprager on Thu May 11, 2017 10:08 pm

    Hoff-Machine wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:
    wprager wrote:Roammobility charges $10 for the sun card and $5 per day for unlimited talk, text, data. US prices.

    Absolutely no coverage where I'll be.

    Satellite radio?

    Satellite radio? He's trying to get data to stream the game.


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    Re: Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

    Post by spader on Thu May 11, 2017 11:07 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:
    wprager wrote:Roammobility charges $10 for the sun card and $5 per day for unlimited talk, text, data. US prices.

    Absolutely no coverage where I'll be.

    Bar.
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    Re: Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

    Post by wprager on Fri May 12, 2017 9:02 am

    Good luck finding a bar in upstate NY to watch hockey when NBA, MLB, MLS, Ten Pin, Dodge Ball and Competitive Beer Pong are all on.


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    Re: Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

    Post by wprager on Fri May 12, 2017 9:12 am

    Actually ...




    This is a photo from the website for Between the Buns, in Potsdam (6 Elm Street). Looks like Sabres country. They just might have the game on and they just might hate the Penguins.

    You can call and ask: 315-265-8888




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    Re: Best way to watch Sens ECF in the States?

    Post by tim1_2 on Fri May 12, 2017 10:08 am

    Yeah, I've found a couple bars in Potsdam that look promising.  There may be hope yet.  Thanks for the help folks.  

    It's depressing that it's still a pain to worry about data/streaming when travelling to a different country.

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