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  # 1366436 14-Aug-2015 15:19
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Jaxson: 
I'm the other way around, in that I want to see if it gets broke easy...


Sure. But lets do the load testing AFTER* the ABs game, not during :-)



*Actually, I hope Sky have done this before. But history does not fill me with hope.



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  # 1366451 14-Aug-2015 15:27
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Ironically, just commenting on quality, this is on a par with Prime, or maybe even better (assuming 720p stutter free and able to buffer sufficiently etc)
So really it's better than nothing.

For me personally I'd like to be able to buy satellite HD on this type of charging, eg per day, per week, per season pass etc.
Whilst I expect I've got enough VDSL speed to handle this easily, satellite inherently doesn't suffer from the overloading issues that internet streaming can.
Add to that better than 720 and I'd opt for that for sure.

Will see how this pans out...

 
 
 
 


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  # 1366457 14-Aug-2015 15:33
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Jaxson: Ironically, just commenting on quality, this is on a par with Prime, or maybe even better (assuming 720p stutter free and able to buffer sufficiently etc)
So really it's better than nothing.


Indeed. And even if I did have Sky Sports (gave it up years ago, due to the cost), it is highly doubtful I'd have the HD ticket as well.


For me personally I'd like to be able to buy satellite HD on this type of charging, eg per day, per week, per season pass etc.


Me too, and I told Sky as much. They said they'd pass the feedback on, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Also, Fan Pass is still attractive to me, as it'll allow me to buy passes to ABs games once we've finally ditched our Sky sub entirely.

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  # 1366464 14-Aug-2015 15:44
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dclegg: once we've finally ditched our Sky sub entirely.


Why do you still have sky now, even without sports?



I'd envisage you'd buy a decoder (HD capable) and it wouldn't do anything unless you activated the subscription.  Assume the setup to mimic the PPV setup of Sky now?
Maybe the decoder is free, maybe you supply your own, I don't know as this is just speculating.

Or they up their streaming offering to 1080P

With 4k TV's taking off, this isn't as far fetched as it once was, given you can stream 4k on youtube now etc.
It's not here yet obviously, but 1080p streaming isn't as mental an idea as it has been in the past.
Or give us this via satellite, I'm not picky, anything that ditches the rip off that is the sky base package you need before you can get access to the sports, and that stupid/rude HD ticket in todays world...

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  # 1366468 14-Aug-2015 15:52
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Jaxson:
dclegg: once we've finally ditched our Sky sub entirely.


Why do you still have sky now, even without sports?


Two reasons

1) My wife was having a hard time envisioning life without it
2) We don't have a Freeview aerial wired down to our lounge yet.

Pretty sure I've solved no. 1 now. Most of our TV watching is now via Netflix, Sky, HBO or Lightbox. We still require FTA for some local content though (such as the news).

Once no. 2 has been solved, we can drop Sky like a hot potato. 

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  # 1366470 14-Aug-2015 15:56
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dclegg:
Jaxson:
dclegg: once we've finally ditched our Sky sub entirely.


Why do you still have sky now, even without sports?


Two reasons

1) My wife was having a hard time envisioning life without it
2) We don't have a Freeview aerial wired down to our lounge yet.

Pretty sure I've solved no. 1 now. Most of our TV watching is now via Netflix, Sky, HBO or Lightbox. We still require FTA for some local content though (such as the news).

Once no. 2 has been solved, we can drop Sky like a hot potato. 


Isn't say 2 months of Sky the cost of getting the aerial done?
Or even a crappy FTA sat freeview box from the warehouse etc.


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  # 1366471 14-Aug-2015 15:58
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Jaxson: 

Isn't say 2 months of Sky the cost of getting the aerial done?
Or even a crappy FTA sat freeview box from the warehouse etc.



It's not a cost issue, its a "find the time to ring the sparky and remind him he still needs to come round to do the job" issue :-)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1366525 14-Aug-2015 18:18
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Currently trying to stream the Tasman v Waikato game, awful quality, buffering ,very much struggling here. iPad app running and air playing across to Apple TV. Broadband is working fine on everything else

Don't expect too much tommorow all blacks fans

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pugsy33: Currently trying to stream the Tasman v Waikato game, awful quality, buffering ,very much struggling here. iPad app running and air playing across to Apple TV. Broadband is working fine on everything else

Don't expect too much tommorow all blacks fans


I've always been a huge skeptic of Sky's online video solutions to date - but I'm going to give them some credit here (so far, based on offpeak viewing)

I started up the game as well and it went straight to 720P (in about 2 seconds) and has stayed there. It's smooth, no stutters, AV is synced, no pauses, no buffering. The actual picture quality is not great. I think it's probably 720p technically, but I'm 100% sure there could be some better video processing applied before or after encoding.

Totally watchable right now. Would even be ok on my big projector if there was a beer or 2 involved!

But I'll reserve judgement until after the match tomorrow night - If it's going to break, it will be then.

Traffic looks like it's coming off my local Akamai server as well.

Cheers - N





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  # 1366527 14-Aug-2015 18:26
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dclegg:
Jaxson:
dclegg: once we've finally ditched our Sky sub entirely.


Why do you still have sky now, even without sports?


Two reasons

1) My wife was having a hard time envisioning life without it
2) We don't have a Freeview aerial wired down to our lounge yet.

Pretty sure I've solved no. 1 now. Most of our TV watching is now via Netflix, Sky, HBO or Lightbox. We still require FTA for some local content though (such as the news).

Once no. 2 has been solved, we can drop Sky like a hot potato. 


I'm pretty sure you can AirPlay the news to an AppleTV. I think I've done it by mistake once....

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  # 1366533 14-Aug-2015 18:39
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Can someone post same sample of the highest quality?

 

screenshots are fine

 

 

Also what bit rate is the audio?




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  # 1366549 14-Aug-2015 19:37
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Interesting that the comments range from bad to good. It can't be both. I'm sure it will evolve

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  # 1366553 14-Aug-2015 19:50
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Ok, so I may have jumped the gun, when I turned my wifi off and ran my iPad through 3G coverage the picture on FanPass was clear,crisp and stable. Looked good.

But when I turned my wifi back on , unstable ,pixelated etc. not sure what's going on as we normally stream high quality Netflix without the issues I encountered tonight on FanPass.

I can't afford to watch my fav sports on 3G coverage though.

Anyone else's thoughts?

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  # 1366555 14-Aug-2015 20:01
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pugsy33: Ok, so I may have jumped the gun, when I turned my wifi off and ran my iPad through 3G coverage the picture on FanPass was clear,crisp and stable. Looked good.

But when I turned my wifi back on , unstable ,pixelated etc. not sure what's going on as we normally stream high quality Netflix without the issues I encountered tonight on FanPass.

I can't afford to watch my fav sports on 3G coverage though.

Anyone else's thoughts?


Was the wifi unused at the time. Nobody downloading any secret "Linux ISO's" ?

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  # 1366559 14-Aug-2015 20:07
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pugsy33: Ok, so I may have jumped the gun, when I turned my wifi off and ran my iPad through 3G coverage the picture on FanPass was clear,crisp and stable. Looked good.

But when I turned my wifi back on , unstable ,pixelated etc. not sure what's going on as we normally stream high quality Netflix without the issues I encountered tonight on FanPass.

I can't afford to watch my fav sports on 3G coverage though.

Anyone else's thoughts?
What DNS are you using? ISP-provided or dns4me etc?

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