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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by Christo » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:19 am

Not that they have any other choice really.

https://www.channel24.co.za/TV/News/mul ... s-20190212
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by Whirly » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:23 am

Christo,

Thanks. Good news for me. Rugby is starting in all earnest this weekend. :D

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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by Roger » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:41 pm

Seems the online offerings are beginning to look very much like their older counterparts both in cost and content changes:
https://www.cnet.com/news/the-cord-cutt ... rice-hike/
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by cage » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:03 pm

Roger wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Seems the online offerings are beginning to look very much like their older counterparts both in cost and content changes:
https://www.cnet.com/news/the-cord-cutt ... rice-hike/
Who actually used youtube TV?
The issue seems to be services that provide access to actual TV channels rather than just content.
I don't see the point in getting away from conventional TV only to subscribe to an actual TV channel, defeats the purpose.
Networks won't give the channels away for free, it just devalues the offering for everyone else.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by Skymaster » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:27 pm

Go to Mobdo.
Find it on Google.
Download it.
It's free.
You will have most USA channels, UK, and OZ.
Plus all the movies you want.
TV series too.
it has over 600 channels
You will need 20 megs of fibre.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:41 am

Skymaster wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:27 pm
Go to Mobdo.
Find it on Google.
Download it.
It's free.
You will have most USA channels, UK, and OZ.
Plus all the movies you want.
TV series too.
it has over 600 channels
You will need 20 megs of fibre.
Mobdro not running happily on my laptop. Fibre was 19.4/1.9
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by paulw » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:20 pm

Ugly Duckling wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:41 am
Skymaster wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:27 pm
Go to Mobdo.
Find it on Google.
Download it.
It's free.
You will have most USA channels, UK, and OZ.
Plus all the movies you want.
TV series too.
it has over 600 channels
You will need 20 megs of fibre.
Mobdro not running happily on my laptop. Fibre was 19.4/1.9
It is like that sometimes. Quality varies
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by cage » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:25 pm

That's what happens when you use systems that illegally share content.
It's just another form of piracy.
Pay for your content and you will have a better experience.
You're just ripping off people's livelihoods, another victimless crime.
You'd be horrified if everyone found ways to avoid avcoms adverts and they went bust as a result.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by paulw » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:44 pm

cage wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:25 pm
That's what happens when you use systems that illegally share content.
It's just another form of piracy.
Pay for your content and you will have a better experience.
Agreed... I stopped using Mobdro due to its bad quality at times. I don't know if they are pirating or not as you can get decoder boxes and watch channels for free as well. Both SA and Ireland. Sure, not all the channels are free and available on the free-to-air services, but a lot are.

At the moment we are just watching DSTV. Still want to get Soarview over here. Its like Openview in SA.

Although my Internet connection is average 35mbps, the streaming via the Android box doesn't work that well. Works much better via laptop and browser. I suppose the slow hardware in the Android box got much to do with it.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by cage » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:57 pm

paulw wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Although my Internet connection is average 35mbps, the streaming via the Android box doesn't work that well. Works much better via laptop and browser. I suppose the slow hardware in the Android box got much to do with it.
it more often has to do with less effective wifi and related drivers in low-cost android hardware, they can be more susceptible to poor signal or indeed be located in a dead spot near the TV.
Had the same issues with the PI, which improved when on a wired connection.

My wifi network has some decent management tools so it is easy to see if a client is having an issue or has accidentally decided to use an AP that is further away (something that seems more common with windows laptops).

Below is a DSTV catchup stream to an Apple TV. Doesn't use much for a reasonable HD stream.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by paulw » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:22 pm

cage wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Had the same issues with the PI, which improved when on a wired connection.

Agreed. I also (re)installed a Pi this week and found the same. Worked better with wired than Wifi. I was going to use it for watching DSTV on Live and Catchup but the built in Chrome browser (I think Chrome) with the standard Raspbian doesn't play DSTV. Keep on coming up with an error. I saw that on the Android too.
Apparently some codec type issue although it works well on the Windows Chrome on my Laptop.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by cage » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:33 pm

paulw wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:22 pm
cage wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Had the same issues with the PI, which improved when on a wired connection.

Agreed. I also (re)installed a Pi this week and found the same. Worked better with wired than Wifi. I was going to use it for watching DSTV on Live and Catchup but the built in Chrome browser (I think Chrome) with the standard Raspbian doesn't play DSTV. Keep on coming up with an error. I saw that on the Android too.
Apparently some codec type issue although it works well on the Windows Chrome on my Laptop.
There were some codecs you needed to license for pi.
Really liked using pi's but for R1000 more I could buy apple tv's and they were just a much better platform especially since I was already using mac/iPhones.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by Christo » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:28 pm

cage wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:57 pm


My wifi network has some decent management tools so it is easy to see if a client is having an issue or has accidentally decided to use an AP that is further away (something that seems more common with windows laptops).

Below is a DSTV catchup stream to an Apple TV. Doesn't use much for a reasonable HD stream.
Screenshot 2019-04-20 at 13.53.03.png
You using Aruba AP's in instant mode? That management looks very much like my Aruba iAP setup.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by cage » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:23 am

Christo wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:28 pm
You using Aruba AP's in instant mode? That management looks very much like my Aruba iAP setup.
Yes, couldn't be arsed to move them to central.
Clientmatch sorts out most connection issues.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by Christo » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:02 am

cage wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:23 am
Christo wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:28 pm
You using Aruba AP's in instant mode? That management looks very much like my Aruba iAP setup.
Yes, couldn't be arsed to move them to central.
Clientmatch sorts out most connection issues.
That's cool. I'm also running 3 Aruba 225's in iAP mode in my house.
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