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  # 2185496 22-Feb-2019 16:35
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Oh that's interesting.  I have thought you "cast" content from your tablet/phone to the dongle/device.  You're saying it's more that you instruct it to pick up the content?


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  # 2185498 22-Feb-2019 16:40
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smidon:

 

It's OK ... you gotta get the hang of the controller buttons (what does what) but there's predictive text and it's not hard at all.

 

The thing from my POV re Spark Sport is, if I'm not mistaken (please correct me if I am), casting (e.g. to Apple TV) from a mobile device means being on wifi.  The PS's I have are on Cat 06 WAN from Spark Fibre then HDMI to TV.  Quality is the thing here, not speed of typing a web address.

 

 

Right i see.

 

 

 

I'll see if we can't get some sort of a response for you.
I suspect it will be a case of if it works all good if not, that support wont be at launch at the least.

 

 

 

much like a smart tv using browser... it could work, but does it actually work?





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  # 2185501 22-Feb-2019 16:52
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hio77:

 

much like a smart tv using browser... it could work, but does it actually work?

 

 

Yes ... exactly


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  # 2185506 22-Feb-2019 17:00
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smidon:

 

Oh that's interesting.  I have thought you "cast" content from your tablet/phone to the dongle/device.  You're saying it's more that you instruct it to pick up the content?

 

 

Yes, when you use a Chromecast, the CC itself does the streaming. The phone or PC simply acts as a remote control (e.g. pause the stream, rewind/ff). You can turn your phone or PC off, and the cast will continue. The obvious exception is screen mirroring (Android) or tab-browser mirroring (Chrome browser).


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  # 2185509 22-Feb-2019 17:04
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Thank for that ... I wonder if AppleTV is the same?  I have one of them in the mix, plus the two PS's as mentioned above.

 

EDIT ... I'm being stupid ... it must be the same, you use it's own remote ... doh


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  # 2185537 22-Feb-2019 19:04
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smidon:

Thank for that ... I wonder if AppleTV is the same?  I have one of them in the mix, plus the two PS's as mentioned above.


EDIT ... I'm being stupid ... it must be the same, you use it's own remote ... doh



Apple TV AirPlay is a mix of playing the stream like a chrome cast, or pulling from the device doing the casting. Chromecast is a better model, but airplay if great for self recorded photos and videos if you have apple devices.

The other advantage of an Apple TV 4 is that the apps have a fair bit of cross over with iPhones so can be devoloped ralatvely quickly. Chromecast is even quicker I believe.




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  # 2185647 22-Feb-2019 23:14
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What will be the max res for streaming the RWC? 1080p and 60fps?




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  # 2185649 22-Feb-2019 23:21
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Damager ... have a look at post # 2184422 20-Feb-2019 15:52 on page 6 of this thread


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  # 2185655 22-Feb-2019 23:55
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Damager: What will be the max res for streaming the RWC? 1080p and 60fps?

 

1080P has been confirmed, framerate though hasnt been at this stage.

 

 

 

That's anyones guess.





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  # 2185931 23-Feb-2019 17:27
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davidcole:
smidon:

 

Thank for that ... I wonder if AppleTV is the same?  I have one of them in the mix, plus the two PS's as mentioned above.

 

 

 

EDIT ... I'm being stupid ... it must be the same, you use it's own remote ... doh

 



Apple TV AirPlay is a mix of playing the stream like a chrome cast, or pulling from the device doing the casting. Chromecast is a better model, but airplay if great for self recorded photos and videos if you have apple devices.

The other advantage of an Apple TV 4 is that the apps have a fair bit of cross over with iPhones so can be devoloped ralatvely quickly. Chromecast is even quicker I believe.

 

I am an Apple user. I find Airplay for video pretty average. I was watching F1 testing via VLC, excellent on my rMBP. Airplayed to my Airport Extreme via AC, 4 metres, its not great. Not smooth.Its "fine" but its not smooth. My AC blows away my fibre 100/20 speed. I bought a CC Ultra, ill try that 


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  # 2185933 23-Feb-2019 17:29
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hio77:

 

Damager: What will be the max res for streaming the RWC? 1080p and 60fps?

 

1080P has been confirmed, framerate though hasnt been at this stage.

 

 

 

That's anyones guess.

 

 

On the basis that some may feel "Spark can do better",  I believe its a case of what does the Japan producer decide.


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  # 2185942 23-Feb-2019 17:44
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tdgeek:

davidcole:
smidon:


Thank for that ... I wonder if AppleTV is the same?  I have one of them in the mix, plus the two PS's as mentioned above.


 


EDIT ... I'm being stupid ... it must be the same, you use it's own remote ... doh




Apple TV AirPlay is a mix of playing the stream like a chrome cast, or pulling from the device doing the casting. Chromecast is a better model, but airplay if great for self recorded photos and videos if you have apple devices.

The other advantage of an Apple TV 4 is that the apps have a fair bit of cross over with iPhones so can be devoloped ralatvely quickly. Chromecast is even quicker I believe.


I am an Apple user. I find Airplay for video pretty average. I was watching F1 testing via VLC, excellent on my rMBP. Airplayed to my Airport Extreme via AC, 4 metres, its not great. Not smooth.Its "fine" but its not smooth. My AC blows away my fibre 100/20 speed. I bought a CC Ultra, ill try that 



Sorry, it’s great for getting personal videos off your phones, but it’s pretty crap as a media solution...chromecast is much bettter. Both pale to using a dedicated app on a proper media player.




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  # 2186247 24-Feb-2019 11:46
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tdgeek:

 

hio77:

 

Damager: What will be the max res for streaming the RWC? 1080p and 60fps?

 

1080P has been confirmed, framerate though hasnt been at this stage.

 

 

 

That's anyones guess.

 

 

On the basis that some may feel "Spark can do better",  I believe its a case of what does the Japan producer decide.

 

 

I am sure that there was articles indicating the Japanese Broadcasters were in 4K. I'll have to look to find them.


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  # 2188650 28-Feb-2019 10:03
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Do we see registration for SS open tomorrow??? 1st of March... unsure why I'm quite excited by the service. Maybe its the 1080p F1 SlySports coverage.

 

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  # 2188713 28-Feb-2019 11:20
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Talkiet:

 

No, it won't be tomorrow. ;-)

 

 

 

N.

 

 

 

 

Please? Pretty Please?


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