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  Reply # 2198370 15-Mar-2019 07:48
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Benoire:

 

@Jase2985 - not had any need to respond yet.  Haven't activated the trial as I'm doing so tomorrow and then will see how well it works casting to my Shield TVs, but until then I've got nothing to add.

 

For spark sport people - are we likely to see an Android TV agnostic app released at some point or are you sticking only to Sony TVs even though their android hardware is underpowered?  

 

 

 

 

Your correct! The Sony TVs are well under-powered. They just about play 4k content on youtube, but sometimes turning the TV on from standby and getting a responsive experience is very slow and lags.

 

 





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  Reply # 2198378 15-Mar-2019 08:18
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Roll on 1:30pm for the first (public) live test.

 

The response since beta launch has been relatively good here - despite a few people still finding any and all reason to be negative... It's not as bad as I saw in one FB group though which ended in what I thought was a funny fashion, with this snarky comment..

 

"I swear, spark could have sent coke and hookers to your house in between practise 1 and 2 and you'd complain about the purity."

 

Just for clarity, even as a promotional offer for new customers, we're sending neither coke nor hookers to anyone's house. Even if we were (and we're not!), the purity would likely be best efforts and not guaranteed.

 

Cheers - N


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2198388 15-Mar-2019 08:44
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Talkiet:

 

Just for clarity, even as a promotional offer for new customers, we're sending neither coke nor hookers to anyone's house. Even if we were (and we're not!), the purity would likely be best efforts and not guaranteed.

 

Cheers - N

 

 

Damn, why the hell was I being nice than 😅

 

It occurred to me that this is one of the few occasions where the same event is going to be covered by three streaming services; TVNZ OnDemand, Spark Sport and Sky will have the V8 sessions on Sky Go. Hell of a weekend for your first hit-out. 


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  Reply # 2198391 15-Mar-2019 08:55
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It will be interesting. I will switch between TVNZ OD and SS to see how they compare. Can do that as I have two iPads, but not same sizes. Duke can play on Sky then change HDMI to SS via casted app to compare also


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  Reply # 2198396 15-Mar-2019 09:08
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It will be interesting to see how TVNZ OD casted to the TV is...





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  Reply # 2198402 15-Mar-2019 09:14
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Shindig:

 

It will be interesting to see how TVNZ OD casted to the TV is...

 

 

Try to cast from a tablet or phone if you can. I.e. from the Android or iOS app, rather than the browser (until the player within the browser is supported) currently its tab casting only

 

 


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  Reply # 2198403 15-Mar-2019 09:17
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tdgeek:

 

Shindig:

 

It will be interesting to see how TVNZ OD casted to the TV is...

 

 

Try to cast from a tablet or phone if you can. I.e. from the Android or iOS app, rather than the browser (until the player within the browser is supported) currently its tab casting only

 

 

 

 

 

 

that is what i was doing yesterday mate. 

 

Shame about the slight judder





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  Reply # 2198406 15-Mar-2019 09:20
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Talkiet:

 

Just for clarity, even as a promotional offer for new customers, we're sending neither coke nor hookers to anyone's house.

 

 

 

 

Diet Coke for me, please.


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  Reply # 2198408 15-Mar-2019 09:22
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Shindig:

 

tdgeek:

 

Shindig:

 

It will be interesting to see how TVNZ OD casted to the TV is...

 

 

Try to cast from a tablet or phone if you can. I.e. from the Android or iOS app, rather than the browser (until the player within the browser is supported) currently its tab casting only

 

 

 

 

 

 

that is what i was doing yesterday mate. 

 

Shame about the slight judder

 

 

That's odd as the app should be better than the browser. What RSP?


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  Reply # 2198410 15-Mar-2019 09:24
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Will Chromecast work from my PC?

 

 

 

Could someone please point me in the direction of a Chromecast "How to"?


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  Reply # 2198411 15-Mar-2019 09:31
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What do you mean by RSP @tdgeek 

 

 

 

TV - Sony (2016) KD-55X930D (wired connection)

 

Phone - Samsung Note4

 

 

 

I reckon its the TV!





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  Reply # 2198413 15-Mar-2019 09:32
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RSP == ISP

 

 


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  Reply # 2198419 15-Mar-2019 09:37
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la bigPipe 

 

Gigabit

 

Grandstream router goodness

 

Its the TV, it will do the same on TVNZ OD!





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  Reply # 2198420 15-Mar-2019 09:37
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Shindig:

 

What do you mean by RSP @tdgeek 

 

 

 

TV - Sony (2016) KD-55X930D (wired connection)

 

Phone - Samsung Note4

 

 

 

I reckon its the TV!

 

 

Someone said Sony's are underpowered, I guess that's possible. Your provider needs to be setup with Akamai as you get the feed from Akamai not Spark, so just worth noting who your provider is (ISP or RSP) so that can be checked in case it is an issue


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  Reply # 2198421 15-Mar-2019 09:40
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The feed is sweet on laptop and android phone. 

 

No worries... i'll sort it. 

 

I have a mini pc running 24/7, I can move it and hook up to the TV with a wireless keyboard and mouse. 

 

Easy! Always a way...





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