Paid 3 bucks to watch this game on bigtennetwork.com and the feed is awful. Laggy, skipping around, etc. Anyone else having an issue, or is it on my end?
Hoops vs Wayne State feed
As I said in the hockey streaming feed (which was thread jacked to basketball), the BTN doesn't promise HD. I find that closing all your other applications tends to make it work a ton better. Supposedly it automatically adjusts its quality based on your bandwidth. From my experience, it also assumes that your virtual memory is totally open for it's use.
That's lame. They make you pay money to watch it online? I was under the impression that it was on BTN actually on TV, not just online. I'm not paying to watch that but hopefully I catch some highlights at some point.
I sent an email to BTN.
Good choice. They are pretty good about responding. They definitely take input well.
I bought the game and it isn't even really watchable. The longest I went without it skipping is maybe 5 seconds. I've watched several things live on ESPN360 with no problems, so I know it's not my connection. This is seriously pissing me off.
Edit: I switched from Firefox to IE and the lag/skipping stopped considerably, but the quality is now horrible, almost impossible to tell who's who.
All other applications were closed, and it was totally unwatchable for me. Like the other poster said, I was unable to get the feed for more than 5 seconds without it lagging to a stop. 360, netflix, etc run some high quality video just fine on this machine so I feel that it is not an issue on my end. I am trying to send an email to the btnnet.com support, but that doesnt seem to work worth a damn either.
I was really looking forward to watching Michigan Basketball on-line (since we don't get BTN down here in FL), but this stream is AWFUL! I highly discourage anyone from paying the $2.99 to watch a really bad stream. Way to go BTN, you never cease to disappoint me.
You can't get it with a dish?? That's strange.
I was excited all day because I thought it was on TV. Came home and did my husband house stuff quickly to be ready...and they're showing friggin replays of old games!
Or is there seriously no scoreboard/clock?
There is not a scoreboard or clock, but I could deal with that if not for the awful stream quality. With it jumping around like a mother, it makes a clock and scoreboard even more essential than normal because you don't know what happened in the 30 seconds you just missed.
Negative. The streams are slotted to be overflow and games no one really cares about in the future, including student announcers (not sure who's doing this one). It's going to be a low level way to see games that aren't even worth being on TV, like this one.
Sorry guys, my feed is fine, so it's definitely not a universal problem.
Mine is just terrible.
You guys are making me happy I didn't partake in this ripoff. Paying money to be continually frustrated, sounds like me and golf.
That makes two of us. I wouldn't pay money to watch the exhibition game regardless of the stream quality, though. I don't know why they didn't put it on BTN, all they have on is a "BTN greatest games" of Michigan vs. Purdue. They then have the Minnesota exhibition game on after that. Lame.
I recommend the gametracker on mgoblue's website. It's what I am using to atleast see what is happening.
but I can't get the gametracker up at all. How did you get it up.
EDIT: Nevermind after I asked I found it the next second. Had to click on live stats.
Stats look good for the first half. Morris with a couple of assists, and 16 pts for Manny. Should be a fun season!
Who Started, looking at mgoblue stats I would guess Stu came off the bench
Thank you, very interesting, not what I expected.
I'm not sure if Tim is going to do his UFR-ish posts (Iowa for example) for basketball this year, much less for this game. I'm hoping yes.
Harris with a couple quick baskets in the 2nd to get to 20pts on the night. Wish I could see video of this...
I mean this is Wayne State, but wow. Manny came to play. I hope he puts up these kinds of numbers every game. Looks like the team is shooting well, too.
Darius Morris with his first points. I like the fact that he's 1-1 for the game thus far. That seems to imply that he's doing a good job of dishing (3 assists) and not trying to force things.
but I did see that he had a couple turnovers.
Well crap, my feed just went away completely and now says "The selected item is not currently available."
This officially blows.
Might be for everyone? I also just got this a minute ago. I want my money back. I don't have cable TV and the only reason I would get it is to watch Michigan games, but I figured I could watch all or most of them through BTN online or ESPN360. Now I might have to give into Comcast...
Edit: Back up now.
4-7 on 3's overall and Manny with 23.
He's made some great hustle plays too that you don't see in the stats. I hope he has a great season - it definitely looks like he's put in a lot of work on his game.
Zack and Manny are not shy about hoisting up those 3's. I am sure Manny and Deshawn are familiar with many of the players on Wayne State
getting out rebounded by 7 right now.
Plus only 6 turnovers.
You have to learn to expect that sort of thing from a Beilein team. That's how his teams play. Can't be too upset about that.
I am surprised that only 8 players have got in with just 3 to go in the game
I don't think that's right. I'm pretty sure I saw Vogrich, Douglass, Cronin, and Gibson all in the first half.
my bad, I did not notice the scroll down on the box score
in about 3 minutes of action so far.
Correction 4 points.
There are thing's they need to work on, but a performance I was hoping for.
Agreed. It's nice to have 3 (what should be) warmup games before heading down to face Creighton. I'm really hoping we have a good showing in that tourney.
What is even better is being able to watch UM on Thanksgiving day instead of having to suffer through another abomination from the Lions.
I am being forced to go to thanksgiving game with 2 packer fans, they are trying to coerce me into wearing a cheesehead
Here's the summary from MGoBlue.com:
Just got BTN here a few months ago (Connecticut). Thankfully. Now if they would add ESPNU.
Not surprised the feed is choppy - seems nervy to ask $3/game for it - it is not going to be consistently smooth anytime soon and they know that. Last year CBS was streaming NCAA tournament games for free. BTN is overreaching.