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#21 OFFLINE   anleva

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:44 PM

? Is there any stream meant for computer or iPad display that looks decent on a large TV monitor?? What do you mean by full screen? Because with differing ratios of the original HD, something has to be chopped off to get to "full screen" on your computer screen, unless it's 16:9. Is it? 

 

The NBC feed looked just fine on my MacBookAir. 

 

Yes, I watch many HD streams that look good on a large TV. They fill the entire display, no black bars. The BBC and CBC HD feeds look so much better than the NBC feed. Not even debatable.


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#22 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:10 PM

"Filling the entire display" is way down the list for many when it comes to PQ. Number of pixels and quality of said pixels are what matter. 


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#23 OFFLINE   anleva

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:50 PM

"Filling the entire display" is way down the list for many when it comes to PQ. Number of pixels and quality of said pixels are what matter. 

 

The BBC, CBC and NBC feeds are all HD, and appear to be of similar resolution. However the CBC and BBC feeds have no black bars and no advertising and at full screen fill up the screen.  I prefer that. It sounds like black bars and advertising is your thing.  To each his own.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:12 AM

Not quite my thing. It's simply that black bars have nothing to do with PQ for many people, and that some others are disturbed by their presence. So, indeed: To each his own. 


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:33 AM

So far the streaming off the website hasn't been too bad on my laptop.  We have that hooked up to the TV via HDMI and it seems to fill the entire screen for us (except for the little blue Olympics bar at the top and a couple of very narrow black bars on the left and right).

 

The only thing I wish NBC would do is put links on the results/schedule page to the replays or the streams.  I keep seeing the results on the various pages when I am trying to find the page that has the links to all the streams.  Hopefully I have the right steam page booked marked now and can avoid that in the future.

 

I still wish NBC would show the stupid events overnight when they are actually taking place.  I'd rather DVR them and then play them back instead of having to hassle with the laptop.  I guess they are making too much money from their various Infomercials to skip them.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 11:29 AM

There is Olympic coverage overnight ... but sports that will be broadcast in prime time are withheld from earlier airing.

Tonight (Monday morning) coverage begins at 3am until 7pm on NBC Sports Network, 5am-8am on USA, 10am-Noon on MSNBC and 5pm-8pm on CNBC. NBC local affiliates have 3pm-5pm then 8pm-4:30am (with a break for news).

Of course, if you're looking for ONE sport (such as curling) you'll have to record hours of coverage and skip other sports. They like to bounce around.
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