I think I'm just going to build a kodi box and see where that gets me this year. Centre ice is priced ridiculously, **** cable, and I don't intend on being an early adopter for a new service that may or may not be selling my credit card information to North Koreans
lol, Yep. Especially something named "smoothstreams".
What do you mean build a kodi box? You mean buy one? If you do know how to build one that's pretty awesome.
There are usually enough streams out there and if it gets to playoffs and we're in it, i'll buy a playoff package(in case there are no HD streams out there).
Yep. Even if HD grey market/illegal streams were readily available, if the NHL actually offered a reasonably priced Leaf streaming option, I'd jump all over that.Yeah that's more or less where I'm at with it. If the Leafs are competitive, I'll consider doing what I do with the Jays and just pay for the official online streaming service when they drop rates closer to the end of the year and then buy the playoff package.
I would really like to see the leagues sort their shit out and start offering team specific packages for a reasonable price. I don't need all the games, and I have little desire to pay for all the games. I need all the Leaf games. Ask me to pony up 99 bucks for that and I'd strongly consider it if every game was HD.
Yep. Even if HD grey market/illegal streams were readily available, if the NHL actually offered a reasonably priced Leaf streaming option, I'd jump all over that.
The catch, as always, would be for the NHL to not continue to tell in-market streamers that their options are:
1) Sign up for an expensive, bloated cable TV/Satellite package.
2) Go **** themselves.
I fear that there are too many cable TV providers involved in NHL ownership for this to happen anytime soon, though. They're all still hanging on to the fantasy that they're somehow going to be able to blackmail the cord cutters into signing back on to their obsolete business model.
Nah, just take a desktop computer with an HDMI output and install Kodi on it and use it as a dedicated Kodi machine. To get a decent used or refurb desktop with a HDMI output would run about 200 bucks, 6 bucks for a HDMI cable, plug in a wireless mouse and done.