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Old 06-12-2021, 19:45   #676
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Have just watched Wolves v Burnley from last week's Prime round.

Now watching Leeds v Brentford from early morning showing of yesterday's game on Sky PL.

The difference in PQ is staggering (Leeds game is better standard of football as well)

Whilst it is nice to have all the games available Sky is currently winning hands down over Prime - watching one after the other makes me appreciate how poor the PQ is on Prime.
l watched the Merseyside derby the other night on Prime and the PQ was pretty rubbish.
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Watching the Arsenal game on a (legitimately purchased) foreign TV provider and only 30 seconds behind a popular betting app.

PQ acceptable for the price, HD but not as good as linear Sky Sports HD on the V6. Probably not as good as the Now TV (with Boost) stream either although watching on a different TV. Martin Tyler commentating too.
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Old 06-12-2021, 23:30   #678
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Or in practice a combination for all users who feel far less strongly than you do and want a quality experience.
I donít feel strongly about it, I just think this is the way itís all going. Digital TV had its problems in the early days with stuttering, blocking, etc, but look at it now.
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Old 07-12-2021, 05:57   #679
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The commentator is a major drawback.

Recently I compare the BT Sport live broadcast to a stream of the same match and found BT was about 20 seconds behind. I asked my wife to check the match clocks to confirm I wasn't wrong.

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Starzplay is available on Prime at £1.99 a month for 6 months.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/of...50202:loc-4076
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Starzplay is available on Prime at £1.99 a month for 6 months.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/of...50202:loc-4076
Also via starzplay direct if you don't have Scamazon prime. https://www.starz.com/gb/en/
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I donít feel strongly about it, I just think this is the way itís all going. Digital TV had its problems in the early days with stuttering, blocking, etc, but look at it now.
You clearly feel very strongly about it hence the very large number of threads and posts in absolute terms about the subject.
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You clearly feel very strongly about it hence the very large number of threads and posts in absolute terms about the subject.
No, just saying that itís what I think the future will look like. If people stopped arguing and accepted that thatís what I believe will happen, this thread would be a lot shorter!
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it's only a few days ago that Virgin TV had a 'bit of an issue'

Luckily, those with a TV aerial were still able to watch something.
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No, just saying that itís what I think the future will look like. If people stopped arguing and accepted that thatís what I believe will happen, this thread would be a lot shorter!
I donít think anyone disputes you believe it, OB. Thereís simply a recognition of multiple technological and economic challenges that you appear to either not consider or dismiss prematurely.

Iíd expect very few users to post opinions even they donít believe. Probably a couple around but not many.
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I donít think anyone disputes you believe it, OB. Thereís simply a recognition of multiple technological and economic challenges that you appear to either not consider or dismiss prematurely.

Iíd expect very few users to post opinions even they donít believe. Probably a couple around but not many.
The reason I think streaming will take over is simply that TV broadcasts via aerials will transition to IPTV, and Sky is already transitioning to that method of broadcasting. The bandwidth used for aerial broadcasts will be used for other purposes.

As you have said many times, itís just another way of watching the same content. But the TV audience will notice the difference due to the way that content is accessed. As you know, I believe that existing channels are most likely to be abolished, although the names of TV providers will be preserved (for example all the ITV channels will just end up as ITV, indexed by category and on demand). Linear schedules as we have them now will almost certainly cease, although start and end times will be provided in advance for live events and streamed (as they are now).

You may think otherwise, and thatís fine. You can just state that and we can move on. Links to support your view would be good. But instead you just have to argue.

In the meantime, streaming becomes ever more popular.

https://advanced-television.com/2021...his-christmas/

By the way, we all know that this is the point at which you denigrate the news content provider.

Doesnít mean itís not true, though.
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It’s no real surprise that if you give people more time off work they’ll watch more television. The same goes for any means of watching it so the blog doesn’t particularly offer that much insight into the massive switch in consumer behaviour that would be necessary to facilitate the much prophesied end of linear television.
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You appear to be conflating "using a different method of delivery" with "transitioning".

It’s not an either/or, it’s "here’s a choice if you don’t want a dish".
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Hang on I just read that advanced television article. It has some gems.

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Nevertheless, whilst the appetite for content over Christmas is strong, almost one in five (18 per cent) report that they can’t afford to sign up to every streaming service to access all the festive content they’d like to watch.
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As a result, many young adults appear to have planned ahead and have saved free trials of streaming services ready to unwrap this Christmas,
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However, one in five (19 per cent) plan to cancel some of their services immediately after the holidays, rising to a quarter (24 per cent) of 18-34 year olds
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Moreover, one in five (21 per cent) Brits (rising to 24 per cent of 18-34 year olds) are planning to make the most of free streaming services to expand their library of festive content without having to fork out for more subscriptions.
Read: piracy.

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This comes as a similar number (16 per cent) of 18-34 year olds call on streaming services to introduce advertisements over the Christmas period to allow access to their content for free.
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Streaming platforms should consider it their New Year’s resolution to offer hybrid subscriptions, where some content is free and some is ad-supported, ensuring that everyone can fill up on the TV they want,
I’m not sure all of this is indicative of the low cost, ad free streaming service we were all promised by the Ghost of Christmas Past. It’s giving off heavy vibes of the Ghost of Christmas Future and a miserly time ahead.
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I thought the best bit was the unbiased advice from Phil Duffield.

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“As the countdown to Christmas approaches, it’s clear that streaming is fast becoming the new digital fireplace in most households” commented Phil Duffield, VP UK at The Trade Desk. “This is a testament to the premium content now available on a plethora of streaming platforms, with creativity to be found in spades.”

“Every consumer deserves access to the same wealth of content, and advertising can make this possible. There is a clear appetite for this – particularly among the younger generations who are more likely to miss out. Streaming platforms should consider it their New Year’s resolution to offer hybrid subscriptions, where some content is free and some is ad-supported, ensuring that everyone can fill up on the TV they want.
The Trade Desk is a "technology company that empowers buyers of advertising around the world."

Nothing says unbiased like someone from a company that sells advertising advising streamers to insert ads in their output…
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