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    Olympic Streams

    Where are the online streams?



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    Re: Olympic Streams

    I am extremely pleased with NBC's online coverage.


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    Re: Olympic Streams

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I am extremely pleased with NBC's online coverage.
    Can't be worse than their "live" tv coverage.



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    Re: Olympic Streams

    Anywhere to get the Lochte-Phelps replay?



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    Re: Olympic Streams

    I don't have cable, thus no access to the NBC streams. I've been watching this: NBC Won't Stream Olympic Opening Ceremony, But Others Step In



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    Re: Olympic Streams

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    Anywhere to get the Lochte-Phelps replay?
    I'm guessing NBC won't release the replay until after their prime time coverage.



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    Re: Olympic Streams

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    Anywhere to get the Lochte-Phelps replay?

    I watched it live on my phone, pretty sweet.



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    Re: Olympic Streams

    Another blown opportunity to exploit the capabilities of OTA HD. Our local NBC affiliate (76% owned by NBCUniversal) is showing the Olympics on 5.1, urban/contemporary living programming on 5.2, and mirroring 5.1 on 5.3. Why not show a second different Olympics stream on 5.3? It's already up and running in 16x9 HD. What's the point of mirroring 5.1?

    I don't have cable TV, so I can't get the Internet streams, even though I fork over a bundle to TimeWarner for high speed Internet.


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    Re: Olympic Streams

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Another blown opportunity to exploit the capabilities of OTA HD. Our local NBC affiliate (76% owned by NBCUniversal) is showing the Olympics on 5.1, urban/contemporary living programming on 5.2, and mirroring 5.1 on 5.3. Why not show a second different Olympics stream on 5.3? It's already up and running in 16x9 HD. What's the point of mirroring 5.1?
    It's a bandwidth issue. There is only one physical Olympic stream and both 5.1 and 5.3 are showing it. Do they normally have something else on 5.3? My guess is that during the Olympics they dropped that in order to improve the HD picture. If they drop the 5.3 subchannel completely some tuners may need to do a rescan to see it again when the Olympics are over. This way when the Olympics are over they put whatever used to be on 5.3 back and everybody still works.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ricochet View Post
    It's a bandwidth issue. There is only one physical Olympic stream and both 5.1 and 5.3 are showing it. Do they normally have something else on 5.3? My guess is that during the Olympics they dropped that in order to improve the HD picture. If they drop the 5.3 subchannel completely some tuners may need to do a rescan to see it again when the Olympics are over. This way when the Olympics are over they put whatever used to be on 5.3 back and everybody still works.
    Bandwidth certainly plays a part, but so do programming choices. What I would like to see NBC do is use 720p HD (which uses a little less bandwith than 1080i and can be compressed better) on the primary channel, compress the primary channel a bit more to free up a little bandwidth, and then put a 16:9 SD Olympic stream on the subchannel. The urban/contemporary living channel has a few shows that get rerun over and over again. I don't think anybody would really have missed it for two weeks.


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    Re: Olympic Streams

    NBC is 1080i on the network level. They probably can't just flip a switch and have 720p work.



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    Re: Olympic Streams

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    NBC is 1080i on the network level. They probably can't just flip a switch and have 720p work.
    The format can be changed at the station level, even if the network doesn't switch to 720p. For example, WFAA, the local ABC affiliate in DFW, for whatever reason broadcasts in 1080i, even though ABC is 720p.


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    Re: Olympic Streams

    I also don't have cable, so I used these instructions: Proxies and Ethical Concerns - How to Watch the Olympics Online Without Cable | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

    I watched streams from the BBC today and it worked great. The proxy plugin described in PC Mag works on Firefox, Chrome, and IE. I can vouch for its working in Firefox and Chrome, but I haven't tried IE.


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