Foxtel's A-League Coverage

Discussion in 'Australian Football' started by Scotty, Sep 24, 2018.


  1. Insertnamehere

    Insertnamehere Well-Known Member

    The nerds on whirlpool were generally more positive about the resolution than that of Now. Being a beta it can only get better. I’ll wait till it’s out of beta. YouTube and a VPN provides HAL at 720 for now.
     
  2. MagpieMariner

    MagpieMariner Well-Known Member

    I'm connected via Foxtel Now to my daughter's account. Best of both worlds for me, I watch the footy and she pays for it. :p
     
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  3. Scotty

    Scotty Active Member

    I have created a comparison between Kayo and Foxtel Now in terms of image quality.

    Compare the two images below:

    Kayo - https://www.dropbox.com/s/i3n8b9p91e3xmwc/Kayo.jpg?dl=0

    Foxtel Now - https://www.dropbox.com/s/d71ksc76ga8d3p9/FoxtelNow.jpg?dl=0

    The images were taken while playing back an on demand A-league match on Chrome (Windows). I paused the video at the same point in the match and took a screen shot.

    The difference is remarkable. Kayo is far superior.

    Be aware that this is an on demand stream. With Live TV streams, the difference is less so, but still in Kayo's favour.

    Well done Kayo!
     
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  4. priorpeter

    priorpeter Well-Known Member

    iOS (iPhone/iPad/Apple TV4) and Android apps are now available for Kayo. Good time to jump on board a free trial at least.
    Resolution is up to 1080, obviously depending on your connection speed. 7.5Mbps should be enough to get you 1080p. 4Mbps should still get you 720p.
     
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  5. Capn Gus Bloodbeard

    Capn Gus Bloodbeard Well-Known Member

    it's not just image quality - Foxtel Now is really just watching Foxtel, online. Kayo is a new online platform they've built from the ground up.
    Jump in live or watch the game from the start. Key events like goals are bookmarked in the timeline that you can see. You can also have multiple 'channels' on the screen at once - watch the HAL and the cricket at the same time and switch audio when something interesting happens.

    It's much more progressive than I expected from Foxtel.
     
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  6. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Well-Known Member

    Just started Kayo through Apple TV. Pissed off FOX, Netflix and Stan. All Fox sports channels $25/month and in HD rather than the shit quality I had before.
    Add in Freeview, SBS on demand, ABC Iview, I have all the tv I can handle without getting ripped off for crap.
     
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  7. Insertnamehere

    Insertnamehere Well-Known Member

    Yeah it's defs a winner. I've continued to pay after the trial.
     
  8. JoyfulPenguin

    JoyfulPenguin Well-Known Member

    Kayo is great, finally Fox realising that people just want the sport not their product.
     
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  9. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Well-Known Member

    Now all that is needed is for them to get rid of Speed and Harper from commentating.
     
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