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  Reply # 870757 2-Aug-2013 14:29
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KipKip, do you have a large (42" or bigger) screen, 1080p screen out of curiosity.

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  Reply # 870767 2-Aug-2013 14:32
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blessant: Thanks - are the premier league review/preview/world shows exclusive to NZ or are they shown all round the world? I'm sure there must be a website that has them available to watch for free...


Highly doubt they're going to be exclusive to NZ. As for the free question, not legally in NZ, or without breaking a load of T&Cs for other websites.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 870773 2-Aug-2013 14:38
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I've chucked them an email as well, haven't tried the PLP stream on my TV yet but wasn't overlly impressed with it on my 24" computer screen..

I have now ditched sky completely (got a really nice web stream of the ashes), but i did have Sports without the HD ticket (i couldn't bring myself to pay for it)

I personally thought the sky picture was better than PLP, but i'm thinking that maybe because it was 5 metres away from my sofa as appose to 60cm as my computer screen is..

Not too worried about getting Sky back, i'd settle for delayed but i'm pretty confident Sunderland won't be the 4th team to be shown on Sky.

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  Reply # 870776 2-Aug-2013 14:45
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Jas777: NonprayingMantis,

May be unscientific survey but where I work and people I know who have SKY, those that are/were thinking of getting PLP prodominately had the HD ticket. It seemed to be the more heavily you were into sports the more likely you were to have HD ticket and most people who would get a package like PLP would be heavily into sports and/or have the money to get HD ticket.


thats the problem with unscientific surveys.  you have no idea if they reflect reality or not.

If I did an unscientific survey of people at work I would find that they all had broadband, and average usage would be >100GB per month, and desired uptake of UFB once available will be close to 100%....


....but that bears no relation to the actual uptake of UFB or data usage in reality

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  Reply # 870777 2-Aug-2013 14:45
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Yes I do have big 1080p screen. The thing for me is that I also watch "crappy" version since SKY is actually limiting (by having the broadcasting rights but not screening them) what I can watch as a sport fan (I am into NBA, F1, Soccer, Tennis), therefore I am more than happy to have something that allows me to stay close even though the quality is not great but watchable. I just spend the money on the videos if they are classics

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  Reply # 870780 2-Aug-2013 14:50
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Ah ok Kipkip. I guess I've had HD in some form since 2006 and I could not go back unless there was no other option as I've got used to the clarity.

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  Reply # 870783 2-Aug-2013 14:56
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so if i were to go with the standard season pass i have the ability to upgrade to a season pass platinum package if i wish further down the line - is there any indication how much this upgrade will cost? i enjoy watching the premier league preview/review/world shows normally but not convinced it's worth the $90 or so more currently & i'm sure i could find these shows available for free on the internet!? i feel to go with the standard season pass for now & potentially upgrade later providing it's not for a silly amount of $?

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  Reply # 870786 2-Aug-2013 15:02
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blessant: so if i were to go with the standard season pass i have the ability to upgrade to a season pass platinum package if i wish further down the line - is there any indication how much this upgrade will cost? i enjoy watching the premier league preview/review/world shows normally but not convinced it's worth the $90 or so more currently & i'm sure i could find these shows available for free on the internet!? i feel to go with the standard season pass for now & potentially upgrade later providing it's not for a silly amount of $?


No idea how much it costs to upgrade, you'll have to contact PLP and ask them.

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I'm going to try the subscription even though the quality isn't the same as my Sky Sports HD.
I support Norwich which isn't one of the big names so rarely did sky show them. For those who supported minor teams the coverage wasn't that extensive. Sky probably showed half if the games being played on any one weekend and even fewer if there were any other sporting evens on esp golf..

Unlike some posters I'm not hoping that thus venture fails because if it does it will discourage other firms from trying to compete with Sky or to bring in services such as Netflix etc.

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  Reply # 870790 2-Aug-2013 15:08
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blessant: so if i were to go with the standard season pass i have the ability to upgrade to a season pass platinum package if i wish further down the line - is there any indication how much this upgrade will cost? i enjoy watching the premier league preview/review/world shows normally but not convinced it's worth the $90 or so more currently & i'm sure i could find these shows available for free on the internet!? i feel to go with the standard season pass for now & potentially upgrade later providing it's not for a silly amount of $?


No idea how much it costs to upgrade, you'll have to contact PLP and ask them.
Cool i've emailed them will let you all know when i've heard back :)

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  Reply # 870792 2-Aug-2013 15:10
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blessant: so if i were to go with the standard season pass i have the ability to upgrade to a season pass platinum package if i wish further down the line - is there any indication how much this upgrade will cost? i enjoy watching the premier league preview/review/world shows normally but not convinced it's worth the $90 or so more currently & i'm sure i could find these shows available for free on the internet!? i feel to go with the standard season pass for now & potentially upgrade later providing it's not for a silly amount of $?


Tis what I will be doing. I'll wait and see what the free to air review will belike on TVNZ first before choosing to upgrade. It certainly won't be less than the difference between regular and premium. So reckon on $100 + whatever PLP decide is a reasonable price for the inconvenience of not buying everything upfront.

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  Reply # 870796 2-Aug-2013 15:20
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afe66: I'm going to try the subscription even though the quality isn't the same as my Sky Sports HD.
I support Norwich which isn't one of the big names so rarely did sky show them. For those who supported minor teams the coverage wasn't that extensive. Sky probably showed half if the games being played on any one weekend and even fewer if there were any other sporting evens on esp golf..

Unlike some posters I'm not hoping that thus venture fails because if it does it will discourage other firms from trying to compete with Sky or to bring in services such as Netflix etc.


Really? I thought SKY had got into the habit of showing every game. Not necessarily live, but every game would be shown and normally not delayed by very much either. Although I can see why someone who supports a smaller team in particular would like this service.
I don't want it to fail either, because over the last day or so we've suddenly seen some genuine competition appear out of nowhere as opposed to a fragmented market and that has to be a good thing. But I do want PLP to learn that they have to find a way to provide a better quality product, because choosing quantity over quality when SKY already did a fairly good job of providing both isn't a great look. Of course, they're not helped by NZ's archaic internet pricing either which will need to change before online streaming can genuinely compete with traditional broadcasting.

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  Reply # 870797 2-Aug-2013 15:21
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Right so I've emailed them asking them to release APIs so that Open Source plugins for popular media centres can be released and to also ask for higher quality streams.

I doubt they'll respond, and certianly not expecting much from the API side of things but you never know.

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  Reply # 870803 2-Aug-2013 15:39
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Weeks could go by without norwich games being shown...

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  Reply # 870868 2-Aug-2013 17:29
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Ok, I emailed them and said I want the streaming in HD. They replied.

Greetings,

Thank you for the Premier League Pass product feedback regarding Smart TV apps.

For the upcoming season, there will not be any native Smart TV apps nor any support for connected devices (i.e. XBox, PS3, Apple TV, Chromecast, etc.)

There is Android and iOS app support - iOS apps do support Airplay from iPad/iPhone to Apple TV.

We've forwarded your note along to the Premier League Pass Product Team; they appreciate all suggestions for platform support emanating directly from user feedback such as this.

Best regards,

Premier League Pass Support

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