NBC Sports Networks thread

Discussion in 'TV, Satellite & Radio' started by SirFozzie, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Happy to see someone else bothered by this, other than me. :)
     
  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wifi vs wired latency would not be significant.
     
  3. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite BS XXV

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, the antenna feed will always be the most ahead since the signal goes straight from the tower as opposed to wherever the hell it would come from via a subscription service.
     
  4. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder if any of you have a suggestion/solution to this oh-so-convenient streaming issue. It's not specific to Peacock only (other streaming apps have the same problem with pausing)...

    On my iPad (up to date iOS) I was watching the live stream of EFC-LFC which morphed into GoalZone highlights near the end. I had to pause it several times because of other life distractions. If the pause went so long that the iPad did it's normal screensaver thing, then when I re-entered the app I would be chucked out of the stream, back to having to pick EFC-LFC thumbnail again, where it would have no memory of where I was, so that I'd have to rewind to try to find that spot.

    Q1: Is this just normal streamer behavior? (I don't think it's specific to iPad because my Roku seems to do similarly) Why can't the app remember and resume where I left off?? Don't Netflix, Hulu and others do that? Is it different because Peacock was showing me a live stream? I won't harp on it much here, but DVR's a supremely better at this than streamers.

    Then by the time I finally was able to restart watching the highlights, the live stream had ended and there was only a replay, which I didn't bother with because it would force me to watch 3 lengthy ad break spots, just to get to the GoalZone portion, which may or may not have even been there, so I didn't waste the time with this, and gave up.

    Q2: Is it that hard for them to program the app to be kind of sticky? So if I started watching a live stream, let me finish it, even if I pause it for 30-40 mins (this case) or even longer? And even after the live stream has officially ended? As I've said many times, it would be so great and user-friendly if they tried to emulate what was good about DVR's, and this is one of those things.
     
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  5. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite BS XXV

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just in time for the Olympics, here comes a price increase.
    https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/peacock-is-raising-its-subscription-prices-again/

     
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  6. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Still a heck of a deal for people that watch a lot of Premier League (even if they watch nothing else on Peacock, like myself). I spent almost $8 on a large mocha latte this morning after tip.

    If I have a pet peeve its that games on USA should be available on Peacock after the game ends (instead of 24+ hours later).
     
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  7. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've heard a few other BigSoccer users/friends complaining that they can't watch any of the USA games live, only the ones on Peacock or NBC. Because they don't have Cable TV.

    Which got me thinking that they should be able to stream USA somehow economically. I told one guy to look into Fubo TV or Hulu, and maybe just do a free trial to be able to watch the end of the Arsenal season. Looks like Hulu has a 30-day free trial.

    Is there any other free/cheap way that any of you would recommend? Again, the primary goal is to stream USA only.
     
  8. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Lubbock Texas
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Probably the cheapest option is Sling Blue. It's usually an introductory $20 for the first month then $40/mo after that.
     
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  9. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks. Looks like Sling Blue is now $45/mo & $22.50 for first month. And apparently Hulu free-trial does not cover LiveTV. Anyone know of any other free trials that include USA Network channel??
     
  10. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    So, the Man Utd x Arsenal match wasn't available on replay until 2.5 hours after the match ended! Not sure if normal or just a bad day. A bit ridiculous I must say.
     

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