I have had a Fanvision for the past three seasons that I have always used at Michigan Stadium, but it did not work yesterday. For those who don't know what a Fanvision is, it is a small controller with a screen that provides real-time stats as well as replays and streams of games from around the country. I went online and couldn't find anything definitive as to whether or not Fanvision service at the Big House has ended. Did anyone else with a Fanvision have this problem and/or know if the service is over? It really was great to have one.
P.S. The webiste http://www.fanvision.com/ doesn't list football on the website anymore, so I am assuming they ended service, but I still can't find anything that definitively says so.
So, sure, there's a lot to discuss about this game. The Manball in the rain thing that happened that was so awesome that they ended the game early. And being old, I don't remember the last time such a thing happened. Then again, maybe I'm old and don't remember just because I don't remember.
Anyway, I thought I'd comment on FanVision because last year it was great. Particularly because I kind of got a couple for free ("kind of" because it did cost me in other ways). So, prior to rainaggedon today, I carried the device into the stadium expecting much of what I liked last year: being able to watch multiple games, instant replay from multiple angles, etc.
This year, it seemed like the FanVision was an afterthought. The feed from ABC was so slow that I'd watch the play on the field, count to ten, and then it would come on the ABC feed. There seemed to be much less available as far as field views. Then I'd get the commercials delaying the game - last year, I could flip to other ESPN/ABC games. So, they've regressed.
It is a nifty little device and I was hoping they would go another step forward this year. Anybody else disappointed?
Just curious if anyone knows if the FanVisions will be active at the Big Chill. I'm pretty sure that they are football only devices but thought I'd check to see if anyone has heard anything to the contrary.
By the way, for those of you wondering, the FanVision was awesome to use at the football games this year. The ability to instantly watch a replay from any camera angle in the stadium was very impressive.
Just wondering if anyone who has a Fanvision can give some feedback on how you like it (or don't like it) in your experiences at Michigan Stadium.
I work for one of the NFL teams who is launching them in our stadium this year and our marketing department is looking for candid feedback from fans who have used the devices. Our official launch of Fanvision is not until this coming weekend, but our staff are very interested to see what the masses think. Any comments would be appreciated.