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Cruyff14

TheBrownDog
Aug 16, 2011
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El Classico was broadcast in UHD on Foxtel this morning via a Bein Sports 4K feed. Looked real nice from what I’ve seen so far
I watched it on BEIN on my iPad and the quality was great.

Looks so much better than Optus Sport.
 

Fwoy

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Mar 4, 2002
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I watched it on BEIN on my iPad and the quality was great.

Looks so much better than Optus Sport.

I think Optus has improved of late. It appears to be 1080p on Apple TV4K although a little bitrate starved. It was definitely better than Paramount+
 

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gaskin

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Aug 19, 2009
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Paramount is absolute shit which is ridiculous considering they have Champions League and other stuff in America. You would expect them to know what the duck they are doing.
 

Cruyff14

TheBrownDog
Aug 16, 2011
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I think Optus has improved of late. It appears to be 1080p on Apple TV4K although a little bitrate starved. It was definitely better than Paramount+
It definitely isn't proper HD on tele.

Very disappointing really in this day and age.
 

Fwoy

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 4, 2002
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Prepare to get angry…Optus price rise, including those with an Optus phone or internet…

$24.99 a month or $199 a year.
$6.99 a month with Optus phone or internet…

One positive is 1080p
One negative is no 4K…

 

The_Todd07

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 8, 2008
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There goes watching the premier league next season
Highly doubt the guy I used to work for who doesn't watch the sport will pay the extra fee and due to past unpleasant experiences with them, zero chance optus is getting a cent from me
 

Cruyff14

TheBrownDog
Aug 16, 2011
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Prepare to get angry…Optus price rise, including those with an Optus phone or internet…

$24.99 a month or $199 a year.
$6.99 a month with Optus phone or internet…

One positive is 1080p
One negative is no 4K…

Apparently phone or internet is also increasing by $7.
 

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SM

Bigfooty Legend
Aug 3, 2008
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Prepare to get angry…Optus price rise, including those with an Optus phone or internet…

$24.99 a month or $199 a year.
$6.99 a month with Optus phone or internet…

One positive is 1080p
One negative is no 4K…


Seems counter intuitive to charge Optus customers since now people will just get cheap phone plans instead if they want to keep Optus Sports.
 

Zidane98

TheBrownDog
Dec 22, 2009
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Prepare to get angry…Optus price rise, including those with an Optus phone or internet…

$24.99 a month or $199 a year.
$6.99 a month with Optus phone or internet…

One positive is 1080p
One negative is no 4K…


$2 a month rise would have been reasonable.


$10 / month bump will just see users likely switching to streams or cancelling altogether.

I thought Optus had learned their lessons from the firsr season which was a disaster for them PR wise but it seems not.
 

chef

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Oct 5, 2007
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Prepare to get angry…Optus price rise, including those with an Optus phone or internet…

$24.99 a month or $199 a year.
$6.99 a month with Optus phone or internet…

One positive is 1080p
One negative is no 4K…

I'm happy to pay $7 dollars a month for the great product they have.
 
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gaskin

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Aug 19, 2009
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Looks like I will be finding other means of watching the PL. No chance in hell I am paying $200 a year just for Liverpool.
 

TheGreatBarryB

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Mar 20, 2007
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I’ll keep no matter what but in these times of high inflation and higher interest rates where people are struggling a bit steep a rise I would think.
 

Zidane98

TheBrownDog
Dec 22, 2009
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I think 25 / month acceptable if packaged with A League & European comps.

The market is too fragmenteded. $50 / month to watch your team playing in PL & Europe is just a joke.

I long for the days when everything was on foxtel in one place.
 

SM

Bigfooty Legend
Aug 3, 2008
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I think 25 / month acceptable if packaged with A League & European comps.

The market is too fragmenteded. $50 / month to watch your team playing in PL & Europe is just a joke.

I long for the days when everything was on foxtel in one place.

You keep saying this but no rational person agrees.

The coverage is so much better these days.

Agree that having one 'football' streaming service would be best but I don't want Foxtel getting it back.
 

FreoRicci

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Sep 22, 2011
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Absolute rort.
If they still had the Champions league rights and even try and buy Football League rights, worth it.
But essentially for one league- 199. Optus are jokers
 

FreoRicci

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 22, 2011
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You keep saying this but no rational person agrees.

The coverage is so much better these days.

Agree that having one 'football' streaming service would be best but I don't want Foxtel getting it back.
Foxtel stuffed their coverage up.
Ideally a football-owned or max streaming service would be phenomenal. Buy all the football rights into one streaming package. But hey competition
 

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