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  #2219524 17-Apr-2019 07:31
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networkn:

 

This is my issue with the streaming type solutions, that pretty much it gives streaming providers a get out of jail free card. Stream isn't perfect? Well looks fine at our end, must be your a) Internet b) Wireless c) Something on your network interfering d) you have a faulty device, app interfering, TV issue and the list goes on and on. 

 

 

You stream, so its fine. Mine's fine too. Yes, there is a gap with people that don't stream or rarely stream. Spark has something to bridge that. I'm sure that will be a pain for some, I'm sure you and me will get a call to hook it up and fix any issues. Post that, they are sorted, a forced upgrade to new streaming opportunities

 

I'm not trying to be rose coloured, but my F1 needs have not been bashed about at the end of that day. The current minor inconveniences should disappear, and now I can easily use my 9.7 iPad or my 12.9 "VOD" iPad Pro as well. Thats darn good


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  #2219543 17-Apr-2019 08:01
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It is highly unlikely that either myself or my family would stay up to watch a live stream between 11pm and 2am. We would record and watch in the morning before school or work with the ability to skip fast forward add breaks or long stoppages.

I’m not sure if there will be on demand functionality enabling fast forward or add skipping with the spark service...

Also given the free to air AB games and possible coverage of England games through ITV or Beeb it’s probably more likely that we could get recordable content elsewhere.

Whilst I am in favour of streaming I think the time aspect won’t work for us on this occasion.

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  #2219552 17-Apr-2019 08:11
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robbon44: It is highly unlikely that either myself or my family would stay up to watch a live stream between 11pm and 2am. We would record and watch in the morning before school or work with the ability to skip fast forward add breaks or long stoppages.

I’m not sure if there will be on demand functionality enabling fast forward or add skipping with the spark service...

Also given the free to air AB games and possible coverage of England games through ITV or Beeb it’s probably more likely that we could get recordable content elsewhere.

Whilst I am in favour of streaming I think the time aspect won’t work for us on this occasion.

 

There is OD, always has been. Like any streaming service you can pause, FF, RW




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  #2219569 17-Apr-2019 08:34
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I hope that the guys at Spark Sport take a look at what Rugby Pass are doing, they have most of this stuff reasonably down pat.

 

 

Of note:

 

No spoilers on their app (they need to fix their website though, unless you go to exactly the right page)

 

If you start watching a game that is in progress, it asks you if you want to go straight to live, or start from the beginning

 

If you restart a game, it allows you to resume from where you were.

 

You can control the bitrate, or set it to automatic. (useful when you're on mobile data and don't want to burn through your plan)

 

When you go in to watch a game later on, it gives you the option of watching the full game or condensed game.

 

 

These are all basic things, but not always implemented by the providers. TSN and a few others around here are prime examples of what not to do.

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  #2219572 17-Apr-2019 08:42
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allstarnz: I hope that the guys at Spark Sport take a look at what Rugby Pass are doing, they have most of this stuff reasonably down pat. Of note: No spoilers on their app (they need to fix their website though, unless you go to exactly the right page) If you start watching a game that is in progress, it asks you if you want to go straight to live, or start from the beginning If you restart a game, it allows you to resume from where you were. You can control the bitrate, or set it to automatic. (useful when you're on mobile data and don't want to burn through your plan) When you go in to watch a game later on, it gives you the option of watching the full game or condensed game. These are all basic things, but not always implemented by the providers. TSN and a few others around here are prime examples of what not to do.

 

You can start a livestream live or from start

 

It has resume

 

Bitrate control is there or coming I believe, as well as auto

 

Full or Condensed, I'm unsure of highlights


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  #2219575 17-Apr-2019 08:48
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networkn:

 

This is my issue with the streaming type solutions, that pretty much it gives streaming providers a get out of jail free card. Stream isn't perfect? Well looks fine at our end, must be your a) Internet b) Wireless c) Something on your network interfering d) you have a faulty device, app interfering, TV issue and the list goes on and on. 

 

 

You stream, so its fine. Mine's fine too. Yes, there is a gap with people that don't stream or rarely stream. Spark has something to bridge that. I'm sure that will be a pain for some, I'm sure you and me will get a call to hook it up and fix any issues. Post that, they are sorted, a forced upgrade to new streaming opportunities

 

I'm not trying to be rose coloured, but my F1 needs have not been bashed about at the end of that day. The current minor inconveniences should disappear, and now I can easily use my 9.7 iPad or my 12.9 "VOD" iPad Pro as well. Thats darn good

 

 

I am unaware of what Spark has to "bridge that"? 

 

I think there will be pain for many. Even many who have ok infrastructure. Time will tell, but by the time tells it will be too late and the experience will have been reduced or destroyed for lots of people. 

 

I have top of the line everything and my Spark Sports experience has been ok at best so far. I haven't been following the other thread so I am unaware if the Chromecast issues are resolved as yet and since my trial expired, I can't really test it myself any longer. 

 

In my view, whilst "beta" testing Spark should have made the trial much longer for free. This is how you get numbers on your platform to get a better idea of loads and the types of issues. 

 

 

 

 


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  #2219626 17-Apr-2019 09:13
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I am unaware of what Spark has to "bridge that"? 

 

I think there will be pain for many. Even many who have ok infrastructure. Time will tell, but by the time tells it will be too late and the experience will have been reduced or destroyed for lots of people. 

 

I have top of the line everything and my Spark Sports experience has been ok at best so far. I haven't been following the other thread so I am unaware if the Chromecast issues are resolved as yet and since my trial expired, I can't really test it myself any longer. 

 

In my view, whilst "beta" testing Spark should have made the trial much longer for free. This is how you get numbers on your platform to get a better idea of loads and the types of issues. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge that = Customer education as they have announced

 

Pain for Many. Read this, its over a year old but the numbers are there. It's now mainstream, which means probably over 500,000 households wont have an issue, and there is a huge level of knowledge for Uncle and Aunties and Granddads to get updated by their relatives.

 

Not sure about CC issues, its more about non supported devices and browsers on slow PC's from what I see. There will be 9 apps before launch, including 4 TV's. if thats correct, every opportunity for a remote control experience, plus your tablet anywhere you like

 

Loads. Spark doesn't carry any of this. Its not relying on Sparks network. As I said on my other post I do 700 GB a month, that wont change with RWC. I cant watch Star Trek and RWC at the same time, so my usage, and thus my congestion won't change

 

EDIT Forgot this   https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11981312

 

 

 

 




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  #2219628 17-Apr-2019 09:16
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You can start a livestream live or from start

 

It has resume

 

Bitrate control is there or coming I believe, as well as auto

 

Full or Condensed, I'm unsure of highlights

 

 

well, that's a good start then. I don't (and can't) have SS, so I was just noting features I found were good on a similar platform

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  #2220003 17-Apr-2019 16:05
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The SS launch site here says

 

Spark Sport is available on: 

 

  • Web (via popular browsers, Chrome, Firefox, Safari) on laptops and desktops 
  • Spark Sport app for iPad and iPhone  
  • Spark Sport app for Android 

Over the next few months, Spark Sport will be available on:  

 

  • Apple TV 
  • Samsung TV  
  • Panasonic Smart TV 
  • LG Smart TV  
  • Sony Smart TV 
  • + further content platforms still to be announced 




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  #2220004 17-Apr-2019 16:10
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They say by release, when is the official release? Has it been announced?

 

 


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They say by release, when is the official release? Has it been announced?

 

 

 

 

no


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kharris:

 

The SS launch site here says

 

  • Apple TV 
  • Samsung TV  
  • Panasonic Smart TV 
  • LG Smart TV  
  • Sony Smart TV 
  • + further content platforms still to be announced 

 

hmmm, no Android TV support, no 4k support, really sad


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  #2220109 17-Apr-2019 18:53
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01EG:

 

kharris:

 

The SS launch site here says

 

  • Apple TV 
  • Samsung TV  
  • Panasonic Smart TV 
  • LG Smart TV  
  • Sony Smart TV 
  • + further content platforms still to be announced 

 

hmmm, no Android TV support, no 4k support, really sad

 

 

Im sure I read Android TV, but also there is no 4K for now.


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tdgeek:

 

Im sure I read Android TV, but also there is no 4K for now.

 

 

Lets hope they will make it


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01EG:

 

hmmm, no Android TV support, no 4k support, really sad

 

 

is the tournament even being filmed in 4K? I know Japan are leaders in this sort of tech, but I can't find a source noting anything about 4K filming.

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