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Old 15-02-2024, 04:08   #811
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Re: The future of television

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Transmitter faults were a thing back in the good old days
I cant recall ever not being able to watch TV due to a transmitter fault.

There have, however, been times over the years when my Sky has failed (lost signal) due to really heavy rain [only for a few minutes].
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I cant recall ever not being able to watch TV due to a transmitter fault.

There have, however, been times over the years when my Sky has failed (lost signal) due to really heavy rain [only for a few minutes].
Sky Sports has a very bad fault on Tuesday night with a EFL game - even Virgin has poor Picture.

It was that bad Sky has to move game to a other channel.
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Old 15-02-2024, 08:43   #813
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I cant recall ever not being able to watch TV due to a transmitter fault.

There have, however, been times over the years when my Sky has failed (lost signal) due to really heavy rain [only for a few minutes].
I guess it depends on where you are in the country, but was quite common for me. And yes, as for the dish and rain... that was a primary reason I got cable tv in 1991 and had it continually until last year.
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Old 15-02-2024, 10:08   #814
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Re: The future of television

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I cant recall ever not being able to watch TV due to a transmitter fault.

There have, however, been times over the years when my Sky has failed (lost signal) due to really heavy rain [only for a few minutes].
I have vague memories of the odd transmitter fault. I wonder if it was during the time of transfer from VHF to UHF? I'm too old to remember back that far!

I also remember the potters wheel waiting for "Watch with Mother" to start!!!!!

BTW. She never did, always too busy.
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Old 01-04-2024, 15:29   #815
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What's the difference?

You yourself a mere 15 months ago were waxing lyrical about their position in the future over tired, boring, linear channels.

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I simply believe that as on demand viewing becomes prevalent, the broadcasters will choose not to take that route.
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The future beckons…

https://rxtvinfo.com/2024/sky-sports...-satellite-tv/
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Re: The future of television

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They'll have to stop claiming sport is 'live' then. Streamed coverage can be minutes behind the live game. . Try syncing radio coverage of a game with a video stream. You have to pause the radio for ages for the video stream to catch up. They are going backwards really

Of course the best experience is being there. The speed of light is the only delay
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Old 10-05-2024, 20:21   #818
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Sky+ HD subscribers are being offered a free upgrade to Sky Q (a saving of £99). I can't understand why they aren't offering Sky Stream or Sky Glass as the BBC has estimated that Sky will leave satellite in 5 to 10 years time.
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Old 10-05-2024, 20:45   #819
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They'll have to stop claiming sport is 'live' then. Streamed coverage can be minutes behind the live game. . Try syncing radio coverage of a game with a video stream. You have to pause the radio for ages for the video stream to catch up. They are going backwards really

Of course the best experience is being there. The speed of light is the only delay
Imagine the loss in value to betting companies from being unable to bet on events as they happen!
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Old 10-05-2024, 20:52   #820
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Imagine the loss in value to betting companies from being unable to bet on events as they happen!
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Old 10-05-2024, 21:03   #821
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The cheapest social broadband tariffs in the UK at present are £12 a month, for which you get 20Mbps broadband - not nearly enough to stream reliably to even one TV in a house full of bandwidth hungry kids.

There will be no streaming-only future, with or without streamed linear broadcasts, as long as people are expected to pay to receive what they currently can get for free.
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I can't understand why they aren't offering Sky Stream or Sky Glass as the BBC has estimated that Sky will leave satellite in 5 to 10 years time.
Because a lot less people would take it up.
Streaming is not an option for many (still), and for others, the lack of recording ability is a show stopper (its why we refused to move to stream).
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They'll have to stop claiming sport is 'live' then. Streamed coverage can be minutes behind the live game. . Try syncing radio coverage of a game with a video stream. You have to pause the radio for ages for the video stream to catch up. They are going backwards really

Of course the best experience is being there. The speed of light is the only delay
I know that’s frustrating when watching a live event, but the latency issues are being taken seriously. Hopefully, this will be resolved over the next few years.

Of course, Chris is right about the limitations of people who have slow broadband speeds.
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Re: The future of television

Or of course - those that don't want/need broadband at all.

Jeremy Corbin might have advocated for broadband communism with free broadband for all but I doubt this Government, or the next, or the one after that, or the one after that will.
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Re: The future of television

The other day I found my Fotmob pinged as the goal was scored on the live ITV1 match.

I found that the ITV1 broadcast was about 20 seconds behind Radio 5 commentary of the same game - on DTT, D-Sat and cable.

Checking other games since I found there is a big delay on ITV1.

Most people would never know about delays in such things.

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They'll have to stop claiming sport is 'live' then. Streamed coverage can be minutes behind the live game. . Try syncing radio coverage of a game with a video stream. You have to pause the radio for ages for the video stream to catch up. They are going backwards really

Of course the best experience is being there. The speed of light is the only delay
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