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# 255722 26-Aug-2019 09:47
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I have been a Sky Sport watcher for 20 years.

 

Moved to VodafoneTV once I had got Fibre in my area (hated RAIN FADE)

 

But the few quirks of Vtv annoye me (one for the 30-60 odd seconds of delay from normal broadcasts is one)

 

But since It is mainly just Sports I watch. Shall I just dump Vtv and use the Sky Sports Now app? (at least then I can watch the cricket at work)

 

Has anyone actually compared Sky Satelittle/Sky Sports App/Sky Go/Vodafone TV?


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  # 2306030 26-Aug-2019 11:13
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You'll still have the large delay (always will with streamed sport)

 

It's usually 30-40 seconds behind





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  # 2306098 26-Aug-2019 12:06
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They really need to fix this. HA


 
 
 
 


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  # 2306110 26-Aug-2019 12:30
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AKLGUY79:

They really need to fix this. HA


Just the reality of internet streaming unfortunately. A delay is unavoidable

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  # 2306119 26-Aug-2019 12:42
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Even DVB distribution ends up delayed due to processing; local content is probably seconds behind but international live events where up to 30s behind the actual live point.




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  # 2306150 26-Aug-2019 13:17
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It is more Vtv's feed is they are getting their footage from sky via satelitte, so there is an extended delay again


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  # 2306153 26-Aug-2019 13:23
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Feed from Sky to Voda is unlikely to be via satellite, more likely a fibre circuit.


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  # 2306650 27-Aug-2019 11:00
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From the tv truck to the Sky decoder is 8 seconds, just to give you a head start on it. Ive personally seen it in Invercargill.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2306659 27-Aug-2019 11:10
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AKLGUY79:

 

 

 

Has anyone actually compared Sky Satelittle/Sky Sports App/Sky Go/Vodafone TV?

 

 

Sky Satellite is best

 

SSN has some judder, not bad, but noticeable, motion blur on balls is annoying. The image itself is crisp. Ive seen artifacts when panning to grass as in golf

 

Sky Go is a good enough image, at tablet level, SSN is crisper

 

 

 

 

 

SSN the pause seems flakey, there is no RW/FF on the app, just browser. Replays are few and far between, so it hardly covers the recording function in Satellite


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  # 2306667 27-Aug-2019 11:21
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Also kayo has been pretty solid since the start, 1080p streams too, the rugby ball doemsejt get blurry which is nice.

I must agree that the sat image is pretty good,

It's about time sport is delivered in 4k60 though.




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  # 2306675 27-Aug-2019 11:36
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sdavisnz: Also kayo has been pretty solid since the start, 1080p streams too, the rugby ball doemsejt get blurry which is nice.

I must agree that the sat image is pretty good,

It's about time sport is delivered in 4k60 though.

 

Sky satellite is apparently 1980's old tech and stupid. Why cant online do it at least as that good all the time? Netflix is fine as is Lightbox etc. If live sport streaming was truly live, no buffering, all on the fly, I can get that, but its not. It gets recorded (as any content would be), it gets processed, then it gets sent online, where the content should buffer at the CPE, so that it plays off that memory buffer, just as piraters played off the HDD. I can only assume that to cater for time, cost, and many different devices, it gets diluted from the recorded original.


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