I went with the full package and have access to all the Big Ten teams
games this year. Initially I was having A LOT of issues with streaming
service. The screen would freeze but the audio would keep going or the
whole thing would pause for no reason. I was using Firefox when this
was happening so I switched to IE and all was resolved. This could be
because of a few add-ons I have for FF but my guess is that it's just
the way the page is coded. Frustrating but not really a big deal.
The actual quality of the game was OK. Not great, not horrible,
just OK. I was expecting a little better than what the quality
actually was because of the web sites claim of "games with a clarity
that is comparable to high definition". The archived games have a
little better quality but still not getting into the realm of
comparable to high definition.
Commercials and breaks in the game when they go to the big ten
studios are a little weird. During would-be commercials the screen
changes to a message about the game returning after the break. They put
a clock on the page and show the seconds counting which seems like not
a big deal but actually is because the counting indicates that the
stream is still going and your feed hasn't frozen. This isn't too bad
except for half time. No half time show at all just the message and the
clock. I would have at least like to see the band or something. The
in-game breaks to show other game highlights aren't shown either. The
feed just stays on the game and pans the audience. I realize that this
is because the feed is from the game and not the actual TV channel but
other highlights would be nice.
The archived games are nice but not complete at all. There is no
UofM/ND game or UofM/Iowa and speaking of Iowa, they only have 1 game
for viewing. I'm sure this has something to do with the TV contracts,
but i figured all of the conference games would be available no matter
what network it was shown on.
Overall I would say that service is worth it and hopefully will only get better over time.
If anyone has questions about it, let me know.