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NCAA March Madness On Demand - iPad2

Discussion in 'IPTV Hardware' started by flexoffset1367066122, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. flexoffset1367066122

    flexoffset1367066122 New Member

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    It's hard to complain about free stuff but I am curious what other opinions are on the streaming video quality.
    Maybe I'm just spoiled but this stuff is almost unwatchable. The floor is refreshing in large macroblocks. Sometimes you see the wood tiles on the floor, other times it looks smooth as sand. Players have macroblocking going on all around them, etc.
    I'm using an iPad 2 on a 16mbps wireless n. I expected better.

    Is there a setting I'm missing on the app to improve this?
     
  2. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    No there's no setting you can change for streaming. I'm on a slower connection (6 down but it's really more like 4.5) and I wouldn't say it's "bad", but it's certainly not great. I'm on iPad 1.
     
  3. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    How is your picture when you're looking at a static graphic, or say, a cutaway of a coach standing relatively still? Do those look OK?
     
  4. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Fast action has always been an issue with streaming at lower bandwidths. There are so many factors that can affect PQ especially if you are on a 3G connection on the iPad 2.

    I have the iPad 2 as well and the only time I get a reallly good stream is when I'm on WiFi.
     
  5. flexoffset1367066122

    flexoffset1367066122 New Member

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    Static graphics are fine.
    It's the motion that's killing the video (as would be expected) but I really thought they wouldn't be compressing it as much as they are.
    I guess Netflix has set too high of expectations for streaming.
     
  6. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Yeah as Chris points out, on-the-fly compression for this type of use can be challenging for sure.
     
  7. irock

    irock Cool Member

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    I like free. I am frustrated with how they implemented the "My Brackets" though. Dropping the web page in was the wrong way to go.
     

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