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  Reply # 1966338 1-Mar-2018 09:43
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davidcole:

 

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Irrelevant unless we want to VPN ... SkyTV won't share.  I'll stick to watching a VHS tape the next evening sent via courier from a friend.

 



I've watched a few via Sky Go and can confirm that's about the same quality via that method as well.

 

 

Really? I watch Sky Go on my iPad, cricket, not F1. It used to get the odd streaming error, the feed started of VERY grainy, then after 3 seconds was good. Good as in a borderline ok 720p, but on a small screen it was more than adequate. What I have noticed lately is that the feed is very good, it has definitely improved. From past threads the iPad app seems the best result, I can't comment on what its like via the webpage interface

 

 

Dogs bollocks.  Seems really low quality.  Especially pushed to a 46" screen (it's not the computer as plex, other sites via browser are much nice looking).

 

Something in the press release from sky yesterday reveals their thinking on 2nd screens.

 

"People might be willing to pay $15 or $20 to watch Sky Sports on their mobile phone," he said. 

 

But to provide such a service, Sky would have to make sure "it can't be thrown to a big 64-inch screen", he said. "

 

This probably goes for the browser experience as well. 

 

 

 

 

Dogs bollocks, come on. Am I making it up??

 

I have noticed a definite improvement in the video quality on Sky Go. I'm not making that up, I have noticed a change. I also note that the few seconds of grainy before it clicks to normal doesn't happen anymore, or if it does its very quick. That's my iPad experience, cannot comment on PC or browser

 

 


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  Reply # 1966354 1-Mar-2018 09:55
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tdgeek:

 

davidcole:

 

tdgeek:

 

Jaxson:

 

Talkiet:

 

Irrelevant unless we want to VPN ... SkyTV won't share.  I'll stick to watching a VHS tape the next evening sent via courier from a friend.

 



I've watched a few via Sky Go and can confirm that's about the same quality via that method as well.

 

 

Really? I watch Sky Go on my iPad, cricket, not F1. It used to get the odd streaming error, the feed started of VERY grainy, then after 3 seconds was good. Good as in a borderline ok 720p, but on a small screen it was more than adequate. What I have noticed lately is that the feed is very good, it has definitely improved. From past threads the iPad app seems the best result, I can't comment on what its like via the webpage interface

 

 

Dogs bollocks.  Seems really low quality.  Especially pushed to a 46" screen (it's not the computer as plex, other sites via browser are much nice looking).

 

Something in the press release from sky yesterday reveals their thinking on 2nd screens.

 

"People might be willing to pay $15 or $20 to watch Sky Sports on their mobile phone," he said. 

 

But to provide such a service, Sky would have to make sure "it can't be thrown to a big 64-inch screen", he said. "

 

This probably goes for the browser experience as well. 

 

 

 

 

Dogs bollocks, come on. Am I making it up??

 

I have noticed a definite improvement in the video quality on Sky Go. I'm not making that up, I have noticed a change. I also note that the few seconds of grainy before it clicks to normal doesn't happen anymore, or if it does its very quick. That's my iPad experience, cannot comment on PC or browser

 

 

Sorry I meant the quality was dogs bollocks via on pc browser, not your comment.  I agree on ipad it looks great.





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Skygo has improved quite a bit over the last 12-18 months...

 

Two years ago:  Crashed every time a large event happened

 

12 months ago:  Crashed occasionally, Video quality about 480P

 

Now:  Rarely crashes, can go HOURS without a skip. Video quality substantially worse than 720P. It's maybe 540P on a good day.

 

 

 

Of course, watching non-HD material in 25(ish)FPS when F1 is broadcast in 4K in many developed regions is laughable.

 

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Sorry I meant the quality was dogs bollocks via on pc browser, not your comment.  I agree on ipad it looks great.

 

 

 

 

All good, I'll stand down my dog turd in flammable paper bag for letterbox bomb!


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  Reply # 1966383 1-Mar-2018 10:11
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Skygo has improved quite a bit over the last 12-18 months...

 

Two years ago:  Crashed every time a large event happened

 

12 months ago:  Crashed occasionally, Video quality about 480P

 

Now:  Rarely crashes, can go HOURS without a skip. Video quality substantially worse than 720P. It's maybe 540P on a good day.

 

 

 

Of course, watching non-HD material in 25(ish)FPS when F1 is broadcast in 4K in many developed regions is laughable.

 

Cheers -N

 

 

540p on a 9.7 inch screen is pretty good at my end. Unsure when Liberty Media's streaming service will get here, but you would expect that will be 4k. But tablet platform and tv apps will be last to appear, which is a bit hopeless


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Seems really low quality.  Especially pushed to a 46" screen

 



This.  It's the frame rate/motion lag that gets me, like jerky movements compared to the broadcast TV equivalent.


Side note re the mention of the Sony Android TV App, but this has been an issue.

 

I (naively) thought that I'd be set with a native Android TV, but nearly all the relevant apps are not available in the Play Store, mostly because the TV doesn't present as having a touchscreen interface.

I have a wireless keyboard/trackpad that works fine, but I've had to sideload the likes of Sky Go to get it on the device, and it's understandably flaky at times.

 

Huge disappointment really, and I genuinely can't see any benefits to it being Android based at all now.  (Especially given the base model I have doesn't have a voice remote control option).

 

 

 

So I'm back to requiring a native custom app to be developed for my specific brand of TV, despite it supposedly running on an open OS.
Better as always to have a standalone media unit handling that, and using the TV as a monitor only, or adopting chromecast support in an iPad app for example also.


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Jaxson:

 

davidcole:

 

Seems really low quality.  Especially pushed to a 46" screen

 



This.  It's the frame rate/motion lag that gets me, like jerky movements compared to the broadcast TV equivalent.


Side note re the mention of the Sony Android TV App, but this has been an issue.

 

I (naively) thought that I'd be set with a native Android TV, but nearly all the relevant apps are not available in the Play Store, mostly because the TV doesn't present as having a touchscreen interface.

I have a wireless keyboard/trackpad that works fine, but I've had to sideload the likes of Sky Go to get it on the device, and it's understandably flaky at times.

 

Huge disappointment really, and I genuinely can't see any benefits to it being Android based at all now.  (Especially given the base model I have doesn't have a voice remote control option).

 

 

 

So I'm back to requiring a native custom app to be developed for my specific brand of TV, despite it supposedly running on an open OS.
Better as always to have a standalone media unit handling that, and using the TV as a monitor only, or adopting chromecast support in an iPad app for example also.

 

 

 

 

This app that you desire is fanpass.  As they would rather you buy a subscription which gives you a decoder.  Fanpass is the only app they support which is designed for large tvs (as opposed to tablets, phones) for high quality viewing.  And of course they screwed up the pricing of that last year.





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  Reply # 1966505 1-Mar-2018 13:58
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This app that you desire is fanpass.  As they would rather you buy a subscription which gives you a decoder.  Fanpass is the only app they support which is designed for large tvs (as opposed to tablets, phones) for high quality viewing.  And of course they screwed up the pricing of that last year.

 



The app I desire is an F1 streaming app dedicated to a Sony Android TV.

 

 

 

But agree, in terms of getting Sky streamed (I don't desire Sky) yes, Fanpass was the best.  We had that and did use it on a number of occasions, until Sky priced it out of contention and then said NZrs clearly didn't want it?!
Go figure.  


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davidcole:

 

 

 

This app that you desire is fanpass.  As they would rather you buy a subscription which gives you a decoder.  Fanpass is the only app they support which is designed for large tvs (as opposed to tablets, phones) for high quality viewing.  And of course they screwed up the pricing of that last year.

 



The app I desire is an F1 streaming app dedicated to a Sony Android TV.

 

 

 

But agree, in terms of getting Sky streamed (I don't desire Sky) yes, Fanpass was the best.  We had that and did use it on a number of occasions, until Sky priced it out of contention and then said NZrs clearly didn't want it?!
Go figure.  

 

 

The problem with Fanpass is that it created churn. Cancel Sky Sports save $100, get Fanpass for the odd daily or weekly. It was meant to get back revenue from those that left but they got it back to front., it helped people leave


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