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Blogs Live TV On Your iPhone

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Cutter McJ1b, 8 Dec 2009.

  1. Cutter McJ1b

    Cutter McJ1b Home-cut jibs at discount Prices

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  2. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    It is a great service, I don't have an iPhone though so I can't try mobile streaming.
     
  3. thefriscokid

    thefriscokid why s**t so crazy?

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    Someone at my work was watching the world cup draw on their iphone (not sure what program they were using) and the quality was crystal clear. It certainly come a long way since It was offered on my n70 a few years ago.
     
  4. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    TV Catchup wouldn't happen to work outside of the UK, would it?

    For some reason nearly all streamservices tend to think buffering is bad...it would help you on a flaky connection, but bad or slow connections don't exist in marketing dreams ;-)
     
  5. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Would eat through your bandwidth* though...


    *200mb fair useage on O2 apparently
     
  6. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I was going to say, mobile provider advertise "unlimited" downloads, but their definition of unlimited is even more ridiculous than ADSL providers. Less than 1Gb a month last time I looked.
    How many episodes of Top Gear would that get you?
     
  7. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    One hour of streaming on the PC is about 350MB on TV Catchup apparently. Not sure what size the iPhone stream is yet but even if it's a third of that you're usage is going to skyrocket if you use it a lot.
     
  8. Skiddywinks

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    I assume watching live TV requires you to own a TV license then, especially watching the Beeb's programmes?
     
  9. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    I assume so too although how they'd trace you over a 3G connection I have no idea. Maybe they'll be waiting for me at the next station or something when I'm next on the train! Unfortunately I have a licence but if they did that I'd be very impressed!
     
  10. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    That would be easy. They would simply have to look for people staring at their iPhones, whilst walking into a lampost, all with a guilty look on their faces for hogging all O2's 3G network bandwidth. See you in Guantanamo:D
     
  11. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    IIRC the TV licence is only required if you are watching 'live' TV broadcasts (ie top gear at its normal time slot of 8pm).

    I would imagine this catchup service is more like Iplayer whereby you don't need a tv licence as the shoes only appear after they have been shown on tv.

    Although the TV licence thing is quite a grey area.

    Does this service work on a I pod touch (via Wifi)?
     
  12. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    It is actually live streaming. I watch top gear when it's on ie 9pm on a Sunday night.
     
  13. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    This is awesome. Was watching E4 whilst waiting for the wife at the station yesterday.
     
  14. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Interesting, I stand corrected. In that case the TV licence question would be even more murky.
     
  15. Highland3r

    Highland3r New Member

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    Nice app! Quite often stream live tele via iPlayer on my HTC (WiMo) using a web browser, it's really nice to be able to do it!
    Shame 3G coverage is a bit crap on the move up this way!
     
  16. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Thanks to a bit of lateral thinking by Sifter3000, I just ran it for 6 mins having reset my iPhone's usage history. It went up by 20MB meaning your downloading 3.33MB/min or 200MB/hr...
     
  17. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    200MB/hr. Better check your *fair usage policy*, quickly.
     
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    I'm not having much success, it doesn't even work on the computer for me. Probably my slow connection.
     
  19. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    That's quite incredible, when it works. Just caught a bit of snooker on BBC2, although Fiver refused to play.
     
  20. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    That's very cool - I've just been trying it out on my iPod Touch... The site doesn't appear to be compatible with my phone (HTC Touch Diamond), but... My phone does have a mobile wifi router app, and having just tested this, I can use my phone's connection on my iPod over wifi - and it works with this site. Very cool.

    Yes, I know, an iPhone would be far easier... However I'm mid-way through a contract, so can't upgrade for nearly a year yet...
     
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