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Old 06-10-2010, 07:42 AM   #46
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I'm sorry but I don't have much sympathy for people complaining about having to watch on crappy you know whats when there are perfectly good quality options for a small price. Don't be such a cheap stake and it really isn't a hassle to watch these fights at the same quality as an 'official' you know what.

Obviously it would be better if everything was on TV but don't make life hard for yourself...
Correct. If you don;t want a crappy stream that cuts out every 5 minutes, it only costs a few quid a year to sort out.

Based purely on the number and quality of fights I personally am able to watch, this is the best time I can remember since I started following boxing.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:58 AM   #47
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in response to TFFP and Gaz

I have all the set up. a shit hot macbook and a super fast wireless connection. when i do watch the fights live there is no problem and i can hook i up to my tv no worries.

my issue is that when its on sky i can record it and watch it when i wake up, not get up at 4am and **** my week up. also if i am downloading a fight the next day it takes a day to become avalible and a day to download no matter how quick your computer and connection is.

I would like to see an in demand replay service offerd by the promoters.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:02 AM   #48
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I know, which is why in my next post I suggested that a company like Primetime working buying the rights off the promoters might be the best bet.

The other (very unlikey IMHO) option is to make the international rights attractive enough for HBO/ Showtime to bid on and make availiable to us.
But primetime have yet to bring us a live show from the 6 major promoters mentioned. i am sure they have reached out to them, so wonder what the issue is.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:02 AM   #49
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If you download an avi it doesn't take that long. Especially if it's a fresh upload and everyone jumps on it.

Yeah, DVDs do take a day or so to download.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:03 AM   #50
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I have all the set up. a shit hot macbook and a super fast wireless connection. when i do watch the fights live there is no problem and i can hook i up to my tv no worries.

my issue is that when its on sky i can record it and watch it when i wake up, not get up at 4am and **** my week up. also if i am downloading a fight the next day it takes a day to become avalible and a day to download no matter how quick your computer and connection is.

I would like to see an in demand replay service offerd by the promoters.
With all due respect I doubt TV industry bigwigs care about your schedule mate.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:05 AM   #51
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I know this is beside the issue but most fights are avalaible to download a couple hours after finishing. I usually start them off Sunday the morning and they are usually done by mid-afternoon. It suits me as I like having a "collection", sad I know!!
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:10 AM   #52
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But primetime have yet to bring us a live show from the 6 major promoters mentioned. i am sure they have reached out to them, so wonder what the issue is.
Whatever the issue is I guess its connected with why the Beeb, ITV etc won't get fully behind these late fights. They just mustn't make much financial sense.

My "wishlist", which I think is realistic, would be for BBC or ITV to sign with a British promoter and do a Friday or Saturday night card every few weeks with maybe the odd 3am fight from America tagged on every now and again.

That would hopefully widen the sport in this country which I think is something that badly needs doing.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:14 AM   #53
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But primetime have yet to bring us a live show from the 6 major promoters mentioned. i am sure they have reached out to them, so wonder what the issue is.
primetimes puerto rico card was better then a lot of the shit the big six put on
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:15 AM   #54
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primetimes puerto rico card was better then a lot of the shit the big six put on

That was the best card I've seen in ages. Great nights, bocing.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:34 AM   #55
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I know this is beside the issue but most fights are avalaible to download a couple hours after finishing. I usually start them off Sunday the morning and they are usually done by mid-afternoon. It suits me as I like having a "collection", sad I know!!
Mate, I'd love to do that, but between my connection speed and file-sharing, it's just a nightmare for me. I'd also like a collection, but there's no valid way for me to do it.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:21 AM   #56
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Mate, I'd love to do that, but between my connection speed and file-sharing, it's just a nightmare for me. I'd also like a collection, but there's no valid way for me to do it.
save up for a decent laptop and connection mates its well worth it.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:22 AM   #57
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My laptop's godly (Intel i7 and such), but the internet capability round my way is pathetic. Can't get cable either.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:24 AM   #58
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My laptop's godly (Intel i7 and such), but the internet capability round my way is pathetic. Can't get cable either.
Where's abouts you from mate? Thought most areas would have decent lines by now.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:30 AM   #59
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My laptop's godly (Intel i7 and such), but the internet capability round my way is pathetic. Can't get cable either.
Sky internet is decent.

I have the highest spec Macbook and decent connection it still takes me a few days to download a fight.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:37 AM   #60
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Where's abouts you from mate? Thought most areas would have decent lines by now.
Falkirk in Scotland. The whole area's factored though, so to install cable is unlikely cause they need something like 70% of the residents to agree. And they're so stupid they throw bricks at firemen when they've come to put out fires.

Rob, I can't bear to give Sky money if I can avoid it.

I'm looking to see if BT can offer a better line. It's either that or move. Which it may come to. I want a bigger back room for all my interests.
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