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Forum: Broadcasting 20-07-2014, 17:31
Replies: 110
Views: 8,439
Posted By thedoppelganger
Amongst the various error codes I've seen when...

Amongst the various error codes I've seen when trying to access iPlayer via smart TV was "error code wiggins". Not one of my user or real names. Maybe a hacker or someone at the BBC working on fixes ?
Forum: Broadcasting 18-06-2014, 09:31
Replies: 3,781
Views: 322,864
Posted By thedoppelganger
A couple of thoughts based on some latest...

A couple of thoughts based on some latest posts.

The BBC Sport app is available on a lot of devices - I have it both on a Freeview HD recorder and PS3. It's also coming to Roku and Sky's NowTV box....
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 14-06-2014, 14:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,852
Posted By thedoppelganger
You can install the Unsupported App Store as a...

You can install the Unsupported App Store as a channel. ITV Player and a lot more are...
Forum: Broadcasting 11-05-2014, 18:50
Replies: 3,781
Views: 322,864
Posted By thedoppelganger
If you have the BBC Sports app (ie Connected TV)...

If you have the BBC Sports app (ie Connected TV) on your Freeview TV or set top box/recorder, you get 6 streams, including tracker, pits, on board, live BBC channel. It froze 3 times during the race...
Forum: Broadcasting 07-05-2014, 22:12
Replies: 3,781
Views: 322,864
Posted By thedoppelganger
I tend to agree with those who say that Sky's...

I tend to agree with those who say that Sky's coverage is better now. I think both Sky and the BBC have their strong and weak team members, but on balance Sky are now better and the BBC have weakened...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-04-2014, 12:56
Replies: 3,781
Views: 322,864
Posted By thedoppelganger
F1 Masters

Interesting that Bernie is looking at creating a new F1 Masters series

I suggested it many moons ago - sure many others have too.

For me Bernie, the races need to run on a Sunday morning and...
Forum: Broadcasting 13-12-2013, 15:16
Replies: 1,377
Views: 141,527
Posted By thedoppelganger
Thanks. I didn't know a simliar thing had been...

Thanks. I didn't know a simliar thing had been done in the past. Interesting!
Forum: Broadcasting 11-12-2013, 11:38
Replies: 1,377
Views: 141,527
Posted By thedoppelganger
I haven't thought this out very deeply yet so...

I haven't thought this out very deeply yet so don't shoot me down too hard, but I wonder about scoring based purely on penalty. So a win scores zero, second scores minus two, third scores minus 3...
Forum: Broadcasting 10-12-2013, 13:14
Replies: 1,377
Views: 141,527
Posted By thedoppelganger
Double points for last race ? I agree with all...

Double points for last race ?
I agree with all the criticisms so far.
Maybe it's finally time to stop watching the artificial farce that F1 is becoming.
Forum: Broadcasting 05-12-2013, 08:16
Replies: 1,377
Views: 141,527
Posted By thedoppelganger
Sky have removed access to USTV Now on their...

Sky have removed access to USTV Now on their NowTV/Roku box which has upset my American friend who watches the sports including F1 there. But he has Plex, so he's ok until that gets blocked too........
Forum: Broadcasting 20-11-2013, 13:17
Replies: 1,377
Views: 141,527
Posted By thedoppelganger
Poor picture quality in the pre HD days was due...

Poor picture quality in the pre HD days was due to the host broadcasters TV system. (Pre FOM). Brazil, USA, Japan for instance all used NTSC whereas Europe used PAL. NTSC had a lower resolution and...
Forum: Broadcasting 19-11-2013, 13:20
Replies: 1,377
Views: 141,527
Posted By thedoppelganger
And we did. NBC's in race advertising /...

And we did.

NBC's in race advertising / commentary quality is a different subject - picture / stream is the main issue here.

I can report that the picture was high quality - better then Sky's...
Forum: Broadcasting 15-11-2013, 09:54
Replies: 1,377
Views: 141,527
Posted By thedoppelganger
I'm going to watch the USGP live on NBC with an...

I'm going to watch the USGP live on NBC with an American friend who has access via his NowTV box. Lots of adverts no doubt but it's an option.
Forum: Broadcasting 14-11-2013, 08:36
Replies: 1,377
Views: 141,527
Posted By thedoppelganger
Good that others have the thought too. Bernie of...

Good that others have the thought too.

Bernie of course will manage to come out squeaky clean in the legal proceedings when we pursue our commission.:)
Forum: Broadcasting 13-11-2013, 11:24
Replies: 1,377
Views: 141,527
Posted By thedoppelganger
Odd idea maybe, but It's a wonder Bernie isn't...

Odd idea maybe, but It's a wonder Bernie isn't developing an F1 specific Roku box (a Sky NowTV box is an example) for watching over the web. HD can be done too - much better than Sky actually deliver...
Forum: Broadcasting 01-11-2013, 14:24
Replies: 1,377
Views: 141,527
Posted By thedoppelganger
Now TV

Is there anyone out there watching F1 on Sky's NowTV box ? Can you tell us your thoughts on the quality ?
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 01-11-2013, 11:34
Replies: 45
Views: 9,483
Posted By thedoppelganger
Plex presents your downloaded programmes in a...

Plex presents your downloaded programmes in a very pleasant 'Box Set' manner if you name your downloads correclty and know where to find them.....
Forum: Broadcasting 30-07-2013, 18:29
Replies: 3,001
Views: 347,422
Posted By thedoppelganger
I agree. She's OK with the highlights when she...

I agree. She's OK with the highlights when she can go for another take, but she's terrible live. I've finally realised why I'm hot and cold on her performance - and that's the reason.
Forum: Broadcasting 21-05-2013, 08:32
Replies: 3,001
Views: 347,422
Posted By thedoppelganger
OK. Bye children.

OK. Bye children.
Forum: Broadcasting 20-05-2013, 08:43
Replies: 3,001
Views: 347,422
Posted By thedoppelganger
BBC showed 9 of 16 live which increased over the...

BBC showed 9 of 16 live which increased over the years to 1996. Eurosport showed all live.

Yes there was a cost to buying/renting Satellite equipment but there wasn't channel duplication (apart from...
Forum: Broadcasting 19-05-2013, 19:47
Replies: 3,001
Views: 347,422
Posted By thedoppelganger
The F.T.A F1 World Championship

(Free To Air)

As opposed to the the F.I.A. Formula One World Championship.

Currently led by Fernando Alonso after wins in the opening two rounds in China and Spain.

Round 3 is in...
Forum: Broadcasting 19-05-2013, 19:17
Replies: 3,001
Views: 347,422
Posted By thedoppelganger
We watched on Eurosport which was Free To Air....

We watched on Eurosport which was Free To Air. (It wasn't part of the early Sky subscription package which is a common misconception).
Forum: Broadcasting 18-05-2013, 15:46
Replies: 3,001
Views: 347,422
Posted By thedoppelganger
DITTO that in big huge block capitals. I posted...

DITTO that in big huge block capitals.

I posted very similar comments when I couldn't be bothered to watch the Bahrain highlights. I took a few hits for those comments but now it seems I'm far from...
Forum: Broadcasting 16-05-2013, 14:02
Replies: 3,001
Views: 347,422
Posted By thedoppelganger
Watched both Brundle's and DC's Spain grid walks...

Watched both Brundle's and DC's Spain grid walks last night. They were both working their way along the grid at a similar pace, with Brundle appearing in DC's background 2 or 3 times. Brundle's...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-04-2013, 17:46
Replies: 3,001
Views: 347,422
Posted By thedoppelganger
VRS in action.

As I type I don't actually know the final result. I know Vettel was leading a few laps from the end - that's all.

With no live free to air coverage this week and also the fact that it's only a week...
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