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  1. quote:Originally posted by Derosario23

    Which is the best one to download on this site cause ant tv is really slow.

    On the left hand side of myp2p.eu there are links for each of the programs. They should have multiple download links (mirrors). So try a different one if the download is slow.

    quote:Originally posted by Derosario23

    I see to have a black screen most of the time on sopcast. It was working this morning, then nothing. Any suggestions. I think the correct port is open.

    TVants works, but hangs a lot.

    Do you find the signal gets better when the games are on (more viewers)?

    Streams are not 100% reliable as they are run from peoples homes, mostly in china and south asia which a few from other places. Many of the channels will be on Mandarin. Channels marked with a red [EN] will be in English but don't expect any for the gold cup.

    You should install and configure tvants and sopcast and try both about 20 minutes before game time to see if the stream is on. If there is more than one option available, try them all and see what gives you the best picture.

    Since these streams are peer to peer (like torrents) they function better with a larger number of people watching. The quality won't get any better but they will play smooth and the audio will be properly synced. You can expect 275 to 375 kbps at 320x240 for most streams.

  2. Watched the simulcast on GolTV. The timing of the goals could not have been better. I really wanted Sevilla to win the league but they squandered their chance and now need both RM ands Barca to lose.

  3. Who else is going to take them?

    CBC has shown with TFC that they only want weekend games. They would have taken the 'high profile' New York game on Thursday if they wanted to, but they would rather air their regular prime time programming. I expect decent coverage of short running tournaments but random games in on week nights are unlikely to get aired on the main CBC channel.

    TSN shows no interest in the game outside of the Champions League. They could get lots of stuff from ESPN but they chose not to. They even stopping showing classic FA Cup matches on espn classic.

    GolTV did a good job with Canada vs Hungary and I like Lee Godfrey and Paul James as hosts but they have much more limited reach than the other options.

    I'd like to see some sort of split with CBC taking some of the matches that fit their schedule and deserve a higher profile and the friendlies given to GolTV or Sportsnet so we can at least see them.

  4. quote:Originally posted by Daniel

    Beyond the 2004 WCQ schedule fiasco, I'll remind everyone of the 2003 U20 WC, the 2003 Finland blunder (the ticker result) and I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch of stuff.

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    When talking about the men's NT's, Sportsnet has shown over and over that they'll only do the bare minimum, and it's time as supporters to stop accepting that.

    What exactly do you expect them to do? We get Canadian announcers on a channel that most people have and they are showing more NT games than we got before they had the rights.

    Do you think CBC will somehow be immune to human error and scheduling conflicts? They've already been hammered by TFC supporters over the handling of a late running hockey game.

  5. It could certainly be better in terms of availability and choice of commentators but we are still getting all the matches available on standard tv packages. The first was only delayed for 2 hours by a TFC match that ended up giving us an unprecedented prime time double header. It was actually live in Atlantic Canada on the standard channel. Our neighbours to the south need to purchase a special channel just to get their own matches.

    I prefer Godfrey and James for the analysis but the GolTV announcers leave something to be desired so I have to give the nod to Sportsnet in that regard. I really like what CBC is doing with TFC and their successful bid for the rights to all FIFA events indicates that they are serious about the game in Canada but it will take them a while to become our premiere network for soccer. While we won't preempt Ted's team on Ted's network anytime soon Sportsnet have done a lot more than anyone else for the game over the past few years.

    EDIT: I'm watching Mexico vs Hondouras and GolTV has decided to give it to use in Spanish this time but now I can hear the English guys in the next booth over.

  6. GolTV has Keyvan Heydari doing all the matches including our opener against Costa Rica. When he's paired with GoTV regular Phil Schoen he's tolerable but for the opener and yesterdays matches he was with someone else who is just terrible. Together they are downright appalling.

    They are talking over the Spanish feed but that's nothing new for GolTV. I'm somewhat confused as to why GolTV is doing these matches. They don't have the Spanish or English rights in the USA so as far as I know it's just GolTV Canada that is using these matches. If it is only GolTV Canada I wonder why they are paying GolTV usa for the commentators.

    As for the Rogers coverage it's been pretty good. They've got other commitments (Blue Jays, TFC) but have made the matches available to us on their digital feeds. I don't really like Dobson and he seems to have a negative effect on Forrest. I much prefer Craig with Nigel Reed on CBC.

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