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Topic # 154323 24-Oct-2014 11:32
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Hey, just wondering if anyone knew about any streaming services out there that offer sports content. With the Cricket World Cup 2015 around the corner, I would like to watch the matches that ain't here in Christchurch.
I don't want Sky any subscriptions as I have left them for some time due to their prices. It would cost me nearly $100 a month for just wanting to watch some cricket. So if anyone knows any subscription services online that offer cricket content, please send me that direction. thanks

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  Reply # 1161292 24-Oct-2014 11:49
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I have a Roku 3 DishWorld app but DishWorld has app on iPad and Windows 7/8 desktop app as well. I have the HindiMega package which includes Willow Cricket in HD for free as part of the base plan and I get all the Indian, Australian, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Englans ODI and Tests. I am sure they will buy the rights for the Cricket World Cup as well.

You can buy the Sports package on it's own for $10/month but you will need to use a DNS service. I use Getflix which works with DishWorld. Unblock-US works too.

Edit - The channel is actually in HD. No kidding (3.7MB/s bitrate). Looks really good.

http://dishworld.com/packages/sports








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  Reply # 1161342 24-Oct-2014 13:07
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billgates: I have a Roku 3 DishWorld app but DishWorld has app on iPad and Windows 7/8 desktop app as well. I have the HindiMega package which includes Willow Cricket in HD for free as part of the base plan and I get all the Indian, Australian, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Englans ODI and Tests. I am sure they will buy the rights for the Cricket World Cup as well.

You can buy the Sports package on it's own for $10/month but you will need to use a DNS service. I use Getflix which works with DishWorld. Unblock-US works too.

Edit - The channel is actually in HD. No kidding (3.7MB/s bitrate). Looks really good.

http://dishworld.com/packages/sports


Hey BillGates just stumbled upon this post, sorry to interrupt OP and go a bit off topic.  Would you recommend DishWorld?  Which channels do you ge tin mega pack and any hardware required.  I wish they did like a 3 day trial or something. 

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  Reply # 1161439 24-Oct-2014 15:13
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Does dishworld have apps for atv or smart tv ?

edit: found out on there website they support smart tvs

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  Reply # 1161451 24-Oct-2014 15:18
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Yes it appears to have Apps. Wonder if you can AirPlay from iPad to Apple TV?

http://dishworld.com/getapp

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  Reply # 1161452 24-Oct-2014 15:19
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Found the answer no to AirPlay

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  Reply # 1161517 24-Oct-2014 16:40
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Crichd is where I go. Low quality but it mostly works.

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  Reply # 1161546 24-Oct-2014 16:51
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quebec:
Hey BillGates just stumbled upon this post, sorry to interrupt OP and go a bit off topic.  Would you recommend DishWorld?  Which channels do you ge tin mega pack and any hardware required.  I wish they did like a 3 day trial or something. 


I totally recommend DishWorld. Way more channels than Vision Asia. Sony, Colours, Sony Sat Max, Willow Cricket, Star Plus, Zee are all HD running at 3.6MB/s bitrate. SD channels like MTV etc run at 2MB/s. Full list of channels is below. They have a promo right now where you can get 3 months service for USD$45 for Hindi Mega package which is usually USD$45/month. I have been using it for just over 12 months on Snap UFB (100/50) and have my brother and cousin setup in their houses with Snap's VDSL service and using Getflix for DNS geo location service as they are only 1 of 3 DNS providers that support DishWorld. I also use the Roku for 3 for Netflix amongst other things. I pay USD$55/month but that includes Dishworld service running concurrently on 3 x Roku 3's at same time (USD$45/month for Hindi Mega package + USD$10 for 2 x extra streams).

If you are in Hamilton, feel free to come over and check out my setup/quality of the service.

http://dishworld.com/hindi#language-channels




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  Reply # 1161701 24-Oct-2014 19:49
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I'm looking at the FreePreview they have which lasts 48 hours. The quality options in the Windows application are; low 500kbps, medium 800kbps, high 1500kbps and no limit. Having it on no limit reaches 1600kbps. Looks to be at 480 or 576 res quality as well. Getting a feeling that I would need that Roku device to watch in HD.

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  Reply # 1161712 24-Oct-2014 20:04
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It looks like it is your internet connection speed. I have used their Windows desktop application and have reached 3.6MB/s for their HD channels. Which DNS provider are you using. What type is your internet connection? (ADSL, VDSL, UFB)? Which ISP?




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  Reply # 1161717 24-Oct-2014 20:14
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Not using a DNS proxy. UnBlock-US didn't work and neither does the DNS proxy I currently used. Switched to another US VPN server and got 2000kbps on most channels. I found 1 channel that had HD in the title and did get the 3700kbps bitrate. I assumed all channels were in HD, that's my fault.

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  Reply # 1162099 25-Oct-2014 18:45
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billgates:
quebec:
Hey BillGates just stumbled upon this post, sorry to interrupt OP and go a bit off topic.  Would you recommend DishWorld?  Which channels do you ge tin mega pack and any hardware required.  I wish they did like a 3 day trial or something. 


I totally recommend DishWorld. Way more channels than Vision Asia. Sony, Colours, Sony Sat Max, Willow Cricket, Star Plus, Zee are all HD running at 3.6MB/s bitrate. SD channels like MTV etc run at 2MB/s. Full list of channels is below. They have a promo right now where you can get 3 months service for USD$45 for Hindi Mega package which is usually USD$45/month. I have been using it for just over 12 months on Snap UFB (100/50) and have my brother and cousin setup in their houses with Snap's VDSL service and using Getflix for DNS geo location service as they are only 1 of 3 DNS providers that support DishWorld. I also use the Roku for 3 for Netflix amongst other things. I pay USD$55/month but that includes Dishworld service running concurrently on 3 x Roku 3's at same time (USD$45/month for Hindi Mega package + USD$10 for 2 x extra streams).

If you are in Hamilton, feel free to come over and check out my setup/quality of the service.

http://dishworld.com/hindi#language-channels

Thanks for replying.  For some reason I can't get dishworld to work using getflix. Works with some free vpn services but video quality is very bad.  What's your quality like on Hindi Channels and what settings do I need for getflix so it works? Thanks

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quebec:
http://dishworld.com/hindi#language-channels
Thanks for replying.  For some reason I can't get dishworld to work using getflix. Works with some free vpn services but video quality is very bad.  What's your quality like on Hindi Channels and what settings do I need for getflix so it works? Thanks


We primarily watch Sony, Set Max, Star Plus, Willow, Zee, MTV, Colours and NDTV. MTV, Colours and NDTV are SD @ 2MB/s (quality is still good). Rest are all HD. There are way more channels than this but we don't really watch them. The best feature in DishWorld is their 7 day archiving features of all channels. You can watch any show/channels that you have missed on demand as they store all of this on their servers. 

Getflix works fine. When you go to Getflix's website, did you run the DNS check and did it pass or fail? Did you update your modem/router's DNS fields as well?




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  Reply # 1162135 25-Oct-2014 19:44
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Willow don't appear to have the NZ series....




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  Reply # 1162165 25-Oct-2014 21:30
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mentalinc: Willow don't appear to have the NZ series....

Yeah, Sky doesn't like giving their broadcasts out to anyone else. Surely they will have the World Cup though. Currently watching Australia vs Pakistan test match and looks great.

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  Reply # 1162167 25-Oct-2014 21:36
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quebec:
http://dishworld.com/hindi#language-channels
Thanks for replying.  For some reason I can't get dishworld to work using getflix. Works with some free vpn services but video quality is very bad.  What's your quality like on Hindi Channels and what settings do I need for getflix so it works? Thanks


We primarily watch Sony, Set Max, Star Plus, Willow, Zee, MTV, Colours and NDTV. MTV, Colours and NDTV are SD @ 2MB/s (quality is still good). Rest are all HD. There are way more channels than this but we don't really watch them. The best feature in DishWorld is their 7 day archiving features of all channels. You can watch any show/channels that you have missed on demand as they store all of this on their servers. 

Getflix works fine. When you go to Getflix's website, did you run the DNS check and did it pass or fail? Did you update your modem/router's DNS fields as well?


I updated DNS settings on my PC only and the DNS check passes but still not working.  Do I have to update DNS settings on modem too?

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