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PaulZA

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#119127 21-May-2013 19:01
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Hi there.


I didn't know that Sky (Isky) had a live streaming function for a selection of channels.

Reason why I'm posting, is that Sky should've advertised it more. I knew about remote record, but not about they actually stream a handful (maybe a bit more then that) of live channels. I didn't know, god knows how long this has been going on for.



Sky should've been more vocal about it, I only found out about it by going to the Juice TV Facebook page, and I noticed something.

TVNZ, and TV3 should do something like this, it will be amazing.



Thanks

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vexxxboy
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  #823107 21-May-2013 19:04
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its been there for a couple of years or so, my father uses it because he dosent have sky and he likes watching the sport. i just give him access.




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  #823109 21-May-2013 19:09
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They probably don't want to promote it because if more people knew about it they would sell fewer multi room subscriptions.

Also, it's pretty terrible quality (picture is ok, although no hd, but very unreliable stream) I think officially its still in beta, after about 3 years. Quite embarrassing really.

 
 
 
 


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  #823111 21-May-2013 19:12
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With the amount of advertising that has been done promoting iSky both by Sky and ISP's I suspect you'd be among a small minority of Sky users that didn't know of it's existance.

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  #823113 21-May-2013 19:15
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This has been advertised lots

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  #823136 21-May-2013 19:53
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NonprayingMantis: 
Also, it's pretty terrible quality (picture is ok, although no hd, but very unreliable stream) I think officially its still in beta, after about 3 years. Quite embarrassing really.



i guess that might be somewhat related to how crap your ISP is?  I've watched a few live streams lately - while the wife has watched something else on the big tv - and i've had flawless performance.   I'm using Callplus for my ISP on a ADSL connection with 7mbps down.




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  #823144 21-May-2013 20:11
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Just reading on their site they are going to a new CDN and unmetered content will no longer be offered.

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  #823372 22-May-2013 09:14
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Regs:
NonprayingMantis: 
Also, it's pretty terrible quality (picture is ok, although no hd, but very unreliable stream) I think officially its still in beta, after about 3 years. Quite embarrassing really.



i guess that might be somewhat related to how crap your ISP is?  I've watched a few live streams lately - while the wife has watched something else on the big tv - and i've had flawless performance.   I'm using Callplus for my ISP on a ADSL connection with 7mbps down.


Try watching it on a big TV and it won't look so good especially sport..




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  #823400 22-May-2013 09:58
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Try watching it on a big TV and it won't look so good especially sport..


You are correct, but I'm pretty sure Regs was talking about reliability of the stream rather than the PQ.

it's not really made for a big screen, but more for mobile / laptop viewing when you are not at home, or someone else is watching the sky already.

I've used it to have the cricket on all day at work, on a 22 inch monitor, and it was decent enough (not a lot of quick movement compared to football / rugby though.

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