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  #2198363 15-Mar-2019 07:29
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Jaxson: Yes sad news with the passing of Charlie Whiting. He’d been a very sincere guy, a rock of reason in a sport that at times was going a bit crazy.

Yes bring on Sunday, where we finally get to see what’s what. One of only 3 or 4 races on at ‘nice’ hours here in NZ.

Keen to see how Spark Sport works via chrome cast to the Sony TV. Have always found casting like this a bit ‘digital’ jumpy, with micro stutters like it was a different frame rate to the source material etc hopefully that’s not an issue here.

 

I love my Chromecast Ultra! Still getting the hang of it. What I found with internal testing, is that it works best on a supported app. Currently, our browser CC support is tab casting. The goal I believe, is to allow casting from the media player that we use inside the Chrome Browser

 

My best experiences are

 

iPads (Air 1 and Pro latest) to Chromecast

 

Macbook directly (watch on Macbook)

 

I don't use Android, I imagine ts similar

 

 

 

I haven't found Apple Airplay that good. Its never been that great, it's ok for static TV shows where the movement is slow. My setup isn't an issue, Fibre 100, i7 AC wifi at TX usually around 700-800Mbit, 4 metres range.


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  #2198364 15-Mar-2019 07:31
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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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Zippity:

 

Will Chromecast work from my PC?

 

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

 

 

 

😁

 

 

At the moment the best ways to Chromecast are from the Android or IOS apps (iPhone/iPad). You can technically chromecast the tab from Chome, but that's a less elegant method and I haven't always seen the best results doing it that way.

 

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  #2198379 15-Mar-2019 08:21
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Talkiet:

 

Zippity:

 

Will Chromecast work from my PC?

 

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

 

 

 

😁

 

 

At the moment the best ways to Chromecast are from the Android or IOS apps (iPhone/iPad). You can technically chromecast the tab from Chome, but that's a less elegant method and I haven't always seen the best results doing it that way.

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

The only reason I ask, is that I don't want to get caught short should the battery go flat on my mobile πŸ˜…


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  #2198389 15-Mar-2019 08:52
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@Zippity:

 

Will Chromecast work from my PC?

 

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

 

 

Please create a topic for this as it's not a F1 related question.

 

Please use this existing topic to discuss Spark Sport.





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  #2198525 15-Mar-2019 12:27
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Probably a bit late to ask, but do we know who will be providing the live F1 coverage on Spark?

 

Will it be UK SkyTV and who will the commentators be?

 

 

 

Please not some ignorant Yank :( 


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Zippity:

 

Probably a bit late to ask, but do we know who will be providing the live F1 coverage on Spark?

 

Will it be UK SkyTV and who will the commentators be?

 

 

 

Please not some ignorant Yank :( 

 

 

Covered above in this thread, it's the UK commentators





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  #2198531 15-Mar-2019 12:30
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Zippity:

 

Probably a bit late to ask, but do we know who will be providing the live F1 coverage on Spark?

 

Will it be UK SkyTV and who will the commentators be?

 

Please not some ignorant Yank :( 

 

 

From what I have heard it will be the UK team!  https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/11646703/sky-sports-f1-gears-up-for-start-of-formula-1-2019

 

Including three F1 world champions, the Sky Sports F1 line-up in full will comprise:

 

Rachel Brookes

 

Martin Brundle

 

Jenson Button

 

Karun Chandhok

 

David Croft

 

Anthony Davidson

 

Paul Di Resta

 

Johnny Herbert

 

Damon Hill

 

Ted Kravitz

 

Simon Lazenby

 

Natalie Pinkham

 

Nico Rosberg


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ResponseMediaNZ:

 

Zippity:

 

Probably a bit late to ask, but do we know who will be providing the live F1 coverage on Spark?

 

Will it be UK SkyTV and who will the commentators be?

 

Please not some ignorant Yank :( 

 

 

From what I have heard it will be the UK team!  https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/11646703/sky-sports-f1-gears-up-for-start-of-formula-1-2019

 

Including three F1 world champions, the Sky Sports F1 line-up in full will comprise:

 

Rachel Brookes

 

Martin Brundle

 

Jenson Button

 

Karun Chandhok

 

David Croft

 

Anthony Davidson

 

Paul Di Resta

 

Johnny Herbert

 

Damon Hill

 

Ted Kravitz

 

Simon Lazenby

 

Natalie Pinkham

 

Nico Rosberg

 

 

 

 

That, I can live with πŸ˜„ πŸ˜„


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  #2198534 15-Mar-2019 12:41
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Also a reminder FP1 is live from 1:30 on spark today! first big test for alot of these drivers and the gear


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  #2198544 15-Mar-2019 12:57
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Also a reminder FP1 is live from 1:30 on spark today! first big test for alot of these drivers and the gear

 

 

Yep just unplugged my 12.9 iPad, 100% charged and green flag waving here


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FP1 has started 8 mins in now, watching on SparkSport via Firefox, what a fail - there is no commentary from Sky Sport F1  its missing, engine noises only

 

 

 

will use alternatives to watch it properly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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dan:

 

FP1 has started 8 mins in now, watching on SparkSport via Firefox, what a fail - there is no commentary from Sky Sport F1  its missing, engine noises only

 

 

 

will use alternatives to watch it properly

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odd thing is commentary is available on the tvnz on demand stream

 

 


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Watching FP1 via tvnz.co.nz on demand, commentary working fine.


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I was watching the Brazil Grand Prix yesterday to try out spark sport...and couldn't get over how jacked up the rears looked.  Seemed to be about double the height of the front.

 

And then looking at these cars on the live stream today they look quite a bit lower and much more parallel.

 

Is that track differences or rule changes for 2019?

 

 

 

BTW, loving the lack of commentary, just engine noises, I mean how much babbling can they do in a practice.

 

 





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