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  # 879322 16-Aug-2013 10:05
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How are they ensuring that only one user uses EPL. Is it one login at a time or more, as surely with so many teams , many users will watch theor own using a mates login?

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  # 879331 16-Aug-2013 10:11
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Also, with the delayed games on Sky note that it's in a 3 hour programme block and includes all the extra stuff, so for a game shown at 1pm Sunday for instance the actual game probably doesn't start until closer to 2 after the build up and interviews etc.

 
 
 
 


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  # 879332 16-Aug-2013 10:11
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tdgeek: How are they ensuring that only one user uses EPL. Is it one login at a time or more, as surely with so many teams , many users will watch theor own using a mates login?


Apparently no concurrent session/login.  But it allows you to have PIP to watch several games (Max 4 matches ) at a time

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  # 879370 16-Aug-2013 10:57
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kipkip:
tdgeek: How are they ensuring that only one user uses EPL. Is it one login at a time or more, as surely with so many teams , many users will watch theor own using a mates login?


Apparently no concurrent session/login.  But it allows you to have PIP to watch several games (Max 4 matches ) at a time


Yeah only one login at a time. Just tested using chrome and safari. logged into chrome, then safari and then tried to watch on chrome and had to log in again so I did, then tried to watch on safari and had to log back in.

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  # 879376 16-Aug-2013 11:05
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Anyone got an opinion on the best browser to use? or will it depend on PC specs?

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  # 879380 16-Aug-2013 11:11
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schmichael: Anyone got an opinion on the best browser to use? or will it depend on PC specs?


I had a pixelation issue when in full screen on chrome. But I googled it and if you disable the built in chrome flash plugin and just use the universal one it's better.

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  # 879381 16-Aug-2013 11:11
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gunnerpc:
walt12: Confirmation of the Ars at 1pm Sunday on Sky in HD seals it for me.

Tonight I also finally hooked up the laptop via HDMI to the TV (laptop was gigabit ethernet to my home network so no issues there, TV 37" plasma 720p).  I watched the demo clip, Man City vs Sunderland.  While the definition was possibly slightly better than I expected, it was clearly dropping frames.  I can only describe the viewing experience as "tiring" on the eyes.  Certainly no way I could sit and watch for 90 mins through that.  And of course there is the ease of use issue.  I have a toddler in the house and my laptop next to the TV is just an invitation for trouble.

I will revisit this again if PLP introduce higher bitrate streams, for now I am happy with delayed Ars on Sky and Monday night highlights on TV One.



Yeah, I got a headache from it.
The second I heard of sky getting the EPL delayed coverage, I reconsidered PLP, having previously cancelled sky sport. With only a couple of days to go, I am 90% sure I will watch it delayed on sky instead of PLP. Being accustomed to HD, I don't know how anyone could consider that inferior PLP internet service.
After watching it for 10 minutes I got a headache from the jittery picture a lag in stream.

I have been streaming it wirelessly to my tablet, the delay in stream was hopeless, they would be about to shoot, next thing you know its down the other end of the field.
Some may say, well its the wireless, but I disagree, the stream I watch from Arsenal TV on the same tablet, doesn't lag like the PLP one. The two qualities are comparable.

I don't think PLP will last the season. Bring back HD.

But I do feel I owe PLP some gratitude, because now, for the first time we have some choice and more football than ever before, including a lot of cup games we never used to have.
So thanks PLP (and Sommett). But HD is the decider for me.  


Tim Martin on the NZ Tech Podcast said they want to have HD and 5.1 sound 'Hopefully in our first season', and then went to talk about how expensive the additional cost is to them for HD. My guess is they won't head down that track until they hit a certain number of subscribers.

However it could be a bit of a 'chicken and egg' scenario. More people would sign on the dotted line straight away if they announced HD.

I fortunately received a free pass from Telecom yesterday, as I hadnt intended to sign up. It's the HD thing that gets me too...


 
 
 
 


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  # 879385 16-Aug-2013 11:20
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For anyone worried about thier internet cutting out. or watching one half then the other half later etc.

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  # 879389 16-Aug-2013 11:23
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Well the lack of quality bitrate and now confirmation that it won't happen early on has just moved me to Al Jazeera. Higher bitrates, live and on demand content, far more leagues and other sports for a similar price to the PLP basic package.

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  # 879391 16-Aug-2013 11:25
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Benoire: Well the lack of quality bitrate and now confirmation that it won't happen early on has just moved me to Al Jazeera. Higher bitrates, live and on demand content, far more leagues and other sports for a similar price to the PLP basic package.


Do they have a demo of their HD stream Benoire?

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  # 879392 16-Aug-2013 11:27
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No, it appears that the HD channels are blocked... However my colleague is an Iraqi so will be signing up shortly with the smart dns... He will allow me to view the HD channels so I will attempt to record some of the stream when I get it.

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  # 879409 16-Aug-2013 11:41
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JarrodM:




For anyone worried about thier internet cutting out. or watching one half then the other half later etc.


Does this mean you can start on-demand half way through a live game, or will it join the live game?? Confused?...you will be?!

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  # 879415 16-Aug-2013 11:45
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BermudaBlues: Does this mean you can start on-demand half way through a live game, or will it join the live game?? Confused?...you will be?!


they have said you can start watching on-demand when the game is still on. You'll also be able to join a game live I assume.  

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  # 879416 16-Aug-2013 11:48
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. Really surprised Sky didn't go for Liverpool over Man City.


Surprised over this too, pretty sure United and Liverpool would be the two most supported teams in NZ.

Anyway, still in two minds to get PLP or not.

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  # 879422 16-Aug-2013 11:50
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I really hope PLP are reading this thread regularly and understanding how crucial HD/higher bitrate is for people nowadays.

Especially those of us with large screen TVs (50"+)

I've signed up for the $149 option purely because I HAVE to watch Liverpool live. I have way too many mates that watch and there is no way I can go a day without finding out the result. But if the quality isn't watchable then I will have no qualms cancelling my subscription and going to another service and paying again.

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