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Old 01-01-2022, 20:29   #751
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You’ve hit the nail on the head, Raider. It is the sports viewer who has been adversely affected by the move to streaming. There’s a lot more yet to be done to make this the feasible alternative that they want it to be.
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Old 01-01-2022, 21:47   #752
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You’ve hit the nail on the head, Raider. It is the sports viewer who has been adversely affected by the move to streaming. There’s a lot more yet to be done to make this the feasible alternative that they want it to be.
Hmm well last night iplayer was over a minute behind terrestial on the New years fireworks, i tested by watching it on both.
Streaming will get there in time but atm it isn't there.
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Old 01-01-2022, 22:28   #753
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BBC One itself (on my Sky Box) was a good 4 or 5 seconds slow.
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The digital delay on my Freesat box was 7 seconds last night (measured against my iPad at the stroke of midnight). Still considerably better than the 90 seconds or thereabouts that we were experiencing on the iPlayer earlier in the evening. Actually although we started watching BBC1 on the iPlayer because the STB was powered down, we switched over precisely because I knew that the BBC’s countdown to the bells would be pointless if viewed via streaming.
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You’ve hit the nail on the head, Raider. It is the sports viewer who has been adversely affected by the move to streaming. There’s a lot more yet to be done to make this the feasible alternative that they want it to be.
The streamer I assume, and not the end user?
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Hmm well last night iplayer was over a minute behind terrestial on the New years fireworks, i tested by watching it on both.
Streaming will get there in time but atm it isn't there.
Digital Terrestrial Standard Definition is often behind VM HD here. Whatever is is being done to encode/decode to provide VM is very fast these days. It used to be that VM HD was significantly behind DTT SD here.
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Digital Terrestrial Standard Definition is often behind VM HD here. Whatever is is being done to encode/decode to provide VM is very fast these days. It used to be that VM HD was significantly behind DTT SD here.
VM are strange here they're in the houses either side of this block of flats but not in the block lol, they got permission and everything too but for some reason decided not to bother.
The block itself is low rise too with just 5 flats in.
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You’ve hit the nail on the head, Raider. It is the sports viewer who has been adversely affected by the move to streaming. There’s a lot more yet to be done to make this the feasible alternative that they want it to be.
OB - do I sense a shift on the end date for linear TV
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OB - do I sense a shift on the end date for linear TV
Still on target for 2045.
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OB - do I sense a shift on the end date for linear TV
No, I’ve been clear throughout that I am talking about the future, not the present. I have no reason to doubt that latency issues will be resolved, but there’s plenty of water to flow under the bridge first.

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2035.

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The streamer I assume, and not the end user?
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The UK has hit peak Netflix.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...scriber-growth

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Well, it was always going to happen, there are only so many households to be accessed.

Netflix is a real success story and it seems to have captured the imagination of the British people.

There are, of course, still those who refuse to pay for their TV, as well as those who do not have broadband and those who think it is just to difficult to go about it. Progression into these homes is bound to go much more slowly.

As far as the older age groups are concerned, those who were in their 50s in 2010 are now in their 60s. Soon, even the elderly will be confident enough to use Netflix.
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Online Bingo is booming mate, why would they bother with TV?
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Well, it was always going to happen, there are only so many households to be accessed.

Netflix is a real success story and it seems to have captured the imagination of the British people.

There are, of course, still those who refuse to pay for their TV, as well as those who do not have broadband and those who think it is just to difficult to go about it. Progression into these homes is bound to go much more slowly.

As far as the older age groups are concerned, those who were in their 50s in 2010 are now in their 60s. Soon, even the elderly will be confident enough to use Netflix.
Thanks for that , love Netflix and in my 70's but what you say is true the one supplier l am confident with
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Well, it was always going to happen, there are only so many households to be accessed.

Netflix is a real success story and it seems to have captured the imagination of the British people.

There are, of course, still those who refuse to pay for their TV, as well as those who do not have broadband and those who think it is just to difficult to go about it. Progression into these homes is bound to go much more slowly.

As far as the older age groups are concerned, those who were in their 50s in 2010 are now in their 60s. Soon, even the elderly will be confident enough to use Netflix.
Interesting choice of language OB.

As you well know, not purchasing a product or service is a legitimate consumer choice. I’ve been telling you for some years OB that these streaming services have an upper limit of subscribers - the idea that somehow the gap is simply the elderly have a confidence issue is laughable.

Captured the imagination of the British people . It’s only television, OB.
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