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  Reply # 874485 9-Aug-2013 11:37
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So what do Sommet get to show in regards to Chelsea? All games delayed?  Cup games?

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  Reply # 874486 9-Aug-2013 11:38
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schmichael:
NonprayingMantis:
Benoire: IF Sommet have Man U then I'll have to get PLP as I don't have access to freeview! If Sky have it then I'll not get it as I can cope with delayed matches in HD on my tv easily.


If you can get Sky, then you can get freeview.  Freeview is available on satellite too, all you need is a decoder, which costs $50-100 


Sommet only broadcast on terrestrial freeview. Something about no spare satellite frequencies.


Ah. interesting.  thanks.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 874490 9-Aug-2013 11:40
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Freesat is not freeview. Freeview uses MHEG5 do display the EPG, application data and hide streams. Freesat is simply DVB-S based and uses EIT for EPG data. Freesat is also not HD and there is very little capacity left on Optus D1 either.

If I want sommet, I have to install an aerial on my house and then purchase a DVB-T tuner card for my HTPC.

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  Reply # 874492 9-Aug-2013 11:41
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LFCNZ: So what do Sommet get to show in regards to Chelsea? All games delayed?  Cup games?


All games delayed - similar to the deal Sky have with the other clubs, I expect.

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  Reply # 874691 9-Aug-2013 17:10
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I emailed PLP support, and they responded as below - very quick response, which is good, but of course, maybe they don't have very many members...

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Thank you for contacting PLP Support.

All games will be archived for on demand or replay viewing but some matches will only be avaible until the start of the next round. There will be 250 matches that are available on demand or in replay for the duration of your subscription. The other 130 matches will only be available on demand or on replay until the start of the next round or about a week's time.

We can not confirm which games fall into each category at this time as that will be subject to change do to broadcasting rights.

The highest bitrate offered will be 3000Kbps.
We will be happy to pass along a request to offer a 4500Kbps bitrate stream in the future
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So, it appears we can watch any/every game live or delayed (on-demand), at least until the next round of games.


Thanks for the clarification.
I'm a bit of nut, will try to watch all 380 games. 5 over the weekend, 1 each workday.
Can't wait.

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  Reply # 874707 9-Aug-2013 18:23
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474742: 
I'm a bit of nut, will try to watch all 380 games. 5 over the weekend, 1 each workday.
Can't wait.


Doesn't that mean the 1 each work day will be delayed? Plus some of the weekend ones since you can only watch one at a time and several will be played at the same time. That's fine by me, but remember you are not a "true fan" if you're not watching the game live. ;)

474742:
No, he nailed it. Timing is more important than quality. A true sports fan. Watching live > Knowing the result and watching in HD.


474742: If you think delayed sport is as good as live sport, you aren't a true sports fan. Nothing wrong with that. It's just not your thing.
If you support a team but refuse to watch them on less than 1080p with Dolby surround sound, your not a true fan. You're a casual fan, which is great.
PLP, for true fans only.




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  Reply # 874843 9-Aug-2013 21:19
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A guy on the yellow fever forums is saying that a 4.5 mb/s bitrate is being heavily investigated. Tim will be on their podcast next week I believe.

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  Reply # 874880 9-Aug-2013 22:38
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MarkCerny: A guy on the yellow fever forums is saying that a 4.5 mb/s bitrate is being heavily investigated. Tim will be on their podcast next week I believe.


I didnt hear that, but I heard the latest NZ Tech Podcast this week and they stated that Tim Martin will be on their pod next week...


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  Reply # 874954 10-Aug-2013 08:43
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Well, I signed up for the standard pass and there were no restrictions on the CC registered address.

I've been doing some tests and had similar results and conclusions are similar to StarBlazer's findings.  My old htpc wasn't as smooth to the 42" as was my Dell XPS M1530.  But the picture quality on both was SD+.  A 4.5Mbps option would be really good though if they go with it.

I also had confirmed by CS that they were not enforcing the one time viewing as suggested in their FAQ and so 250 games would be available to watch for the season and the other 130 could be viewed as many times as you like until the next round of games.  CS have been pretty good at responding to the queries I've made.

Graham

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  Reply # 874955 10-Aug-2013 08:55
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invisibleman18:
474742: 
I'm a bit of nut, will try to watch all 380 games. 5 over the weekend, 1 each workday.
Can't wait.


Doesn't that mean the 1 each work day will be delayed? Plus some of the weekend ones since you can only watch one at a time and several will be played at the same time. That's fine by me, but remember you are not a "true fan" if you're not watching the game live. ;)

474742:
No, he nailed it. Timing is more important than quality. A true sports fan. Watching live > Knowing the result and watching in HD.


474742: If you think delayed sport is as good as live sport, you aren't a true sports fan. Nothing wrong with that. It's just not your thing.
If you support a team but refuse to watch them on less than 1080p with Dolby surround sound, your not a true fan. You're a casual fan, which is great.
PLP, for true fans only.





You can do picture in picture with, i think it was 4 games at a time.
So that might help achieve your 380 goal, but I suspect you need to get a 'true' life! :p

I've signed up now btw. Even if sky get my team as their fourth, I'm in the 'needs to be live camp'. When i do settle for delayed due to needing to sleep, I won't wait till 1pm/after work.
Ps. Sky very clever throwing out all this doubt, esp leaving 1 team unannounced.


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  Reply # 875029 10-Aug-2013 11:41
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dougierydal:
MarkCerny: A guy on the yellow fever forums is saying that a 4.5 mb/s bitrate is being heavily investigated. Tim will be on their podcast next week I believe.


I didnt hear that, but I heard the latest NZ Tech Podcast this week and they stated that Tim Martin will be on their pod next week...



patrick478

"Found out last night that a 4500kbps option is being heavily investigate, and will most likely be implemented in the early stages of the season."

On the last page of the Coliseum Sports thread.

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  Reply # 875059 10-Aug-2013 13:37
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Even if Sommett get delayed coverage of Liverpool, if PLP do a 4500 stream then will get it I think.

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  Reply # 875196 10-Aug-2013 19:58
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Doesn't that mean the 1 each work day will be delayed? Plus some of the weekend ones since you can only watch one at a time and several will be played at the same time. That's fine by me, but remember you are not a "true fan" if you're not watching the game live. ;)


Yes, I hate that EPL schedules so many games at the same time. A common reason given is it's done to boost ticket sales. I would much prefer 380 live games. ;)
Watching multiple screens doesn't sound appealing to me, especially if I can only stream the game once, and can't re-watch.

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  Reply # 875211 10-Aug-2013 20:59
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474742:
Watching multiple screens doesn't sound appealing to me, especially if I can only stream the game once, and can't re-watch.


But you can re-watch :) .  Se my post a few above.

Graham

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  Reply # 875224 10-Aug-2013 21:22
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O, right..
Can watch every game at least till the next gameweek. MULTIPLE times. Nice.


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