Amazon Prime - Leicester City

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by R4E, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    I shall be trying out the Prime stream for tonight's match rather than the usual less official stream I would otherwise be using.

    Did anyone try it for either of last night's matches? If so, what was the stream quality like? HD (unlike BT's Champions League YouTube effort)? Smooth or buffer-tastic?
  2. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    I watched it on my phone and found the quality to be excellent. Next to zero buffering and far better picture than BT or SkySports. Interestingly, there's an option to turn commentary off but keep crowd noise.

    The decision to have a 730 KO and an 815 KO is a masterstroke for the neutral spectator as you don't have to listen to any half time waffle, just switch to the other game.

    Well played Amazon. You might dodge tax, but you got this one right.
  3. BeersThen

    BeersThen Academy Graduate

    Watched Palace match on the laptop, was quite impressive - good quality, occasional moments of very little buffer. Friend watched on the telly, was less impressed.
  4. Crezzy95

    Crezzy95 Academy Graduate

    Watched it on the box at first then switched over to the laptop.

    Quality was better on the laptop. Too stuttery on the TV for me.
  5. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Quality was great, didn't stop and buffer for me at all. Really like the fact that every match has a full hour of buildup, the replays queued up were a nice addition. Didn't see the option about only listening to the stadium noise (aka no commentary) until after last nights matches but will definitely be trying that out tonight so I can instead listen to the boos rather than Savage/Owen or whichever odious ***** we get insulting us.
  6. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    I watched about 5 minutes of the Palace game for research ahead of 'the big one' tonight. HD picture quality was excellent and the option to mute the commentary and just have stadium noise coming through (thereby losing the inane babble of Clive Tyldsley, Andy Townsend, Glen Hoddle etc) heightened my viewing pleasure no end.
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  7. Tried it on my 10" tablet and was pretty good. Going on the 55" TV tonight so will see how well it works on that.

    Should be a good game. Reckon a pretty open and entertaining match with couple of goals for both teams and a marginal away win, and Jose should get a welcome reception from both sets of fans.
  8. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Watched it on the lap top, went fuzzy for a couple of seconds, but no buffering.
  9. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn Reservist

    I understand it runs 1 minute behind real time (probably to ensure buffering has taken place before broadcast) which is exactly like our team! :)
  10. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Yeah, worked perfectly fine through the xbox, same quality as Sky player. Decent that you can switch between games and not have to listen to the muppets chat rubbish at half time. Think we get an hour build up as well if you're into listening to three blokes talk nonsense.

    Amazon is the future!
  11. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    The great thing about Amazon is they're quite willing to refund your money if the viewing experience was substandard.

    That policy might come in handy given our recent performances.
  12. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Stable, no buffering, but woeful quality for what was supposedly a 4K HDR steam.
    Some weird artifacting and the camera work was shakey for the studio stuff. For the actual football the quality was better. but still not a patch on the Sky stuff and Sky isn't HDR.

    I've watched other prime 4K HDR stuff and it was far better, and flicking back to that the quality also seemed down so got a feeling they were suffering bandwidth issues. Hopefully just teething problems but there's more simultaneous matches on to night and arguable more interesting ones (not us) so got a feeling there may be a bit of a struggle.

    I shall compare tonight with my inbuilt 4K TV app and my HD fire stick to see if the stick is better. It shouldn't be as it's wifi and lower quality compared to wired and UHD.

    Overall I was a bit disappointed compared to my first 4K viewing on Amazon - the Martian which was quite frankly stunning quality.
  13. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    Thanks for this. Just signed up & got 30 days free trial. Might come in handy all over Xmas.
  14. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    On TV it had what I would call a slightly stuttery feel. Might move over to the tablet if that was better for people?
  15. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Actually I noticed this as well - in particular Peps beard looked to be glowing in the interview after the game. The camera work on Jenas before the first game was horrific, he was gesturing and moving from side to side (probably to keep warm) and the camera followed his movements, made me feel a bit sick!
  16. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    We got Ian Darke and Craig Burley on commentary and Owen Hargreaves and Graeme Le Saux as studio analysts - at least that’s what the article in the paper said!
  17. reids

    reids Squad Player

    I think I'll still listen to the stadium atmosphere instead. Although tbf I think most commentators and pundits are *****.
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  18. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Well varying levels of lipsync issues and it's crapped out due to slow network already. I've a solid 36Mb plus do it's not me.
    Pasty pictures last night and everyone is orange tonight.

    Not impressed so far
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2019
  19. lendal

    lendal Reservist

    On my BT box...syncing okay now...just crap format- same old same old...reckon they’re using BTs pad

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  20. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    Watching it crystal clear & stutter free on a chrome browser/Windows machine with 5Mb connection.
  21. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Amazon has been streaming NFL games for a while over here, so it’s a surprise if they haven’t got the infrastructure in place to deliver a seamless stream.
  22. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    The usual suspects with their great insight. Savage for example. I suspect there will be goals tonight......
  23. So keep off the betting apps and shoutbox and hide your phone in case anyone messages you the goals... unless you don't mind knowing about a goal before it goes in! Happens all the time on streams where you fall behind!
  24. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Just logged into Amazon on my phone and clicked the game. Got a message saying that "live events can sometimes have an adult theme". Good of them to warn me about the dicking we're about to get...
  25. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Jenas last night before Palace/Muff said "I reckon both sides will want to win tonight". No ****.
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  26. Davidmsawyer

    Davidmsawyer Statto Statto Statto

    I think I prefer Sky. I haven’t heard anything at all about Liverpool yet. I always like a good long talk about Liverpool before a game they aren’t involved in.
  27. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    He's as sharp as a tac, our Jermaine.
  28. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    Keeps slowing down when we have the ball, then speeding up when we don't.
  29. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Contrast pretty crap but streaming perfectly here.
  30. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Worked better on laptop than tv
  31. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    The only good thing to come out of tonight was Stadium FX.

    Sooner Sky catchup the better.
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  32. Davidmsawyer

    Davidmsawyer Statto Statto Statto

    I had a nice chicken Kiev whilst watching the game so for me that was also a plus
  33. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Was a bit dissapointed by the lack of quality. Not sure why they cant do a lot better. As if they'd not tried or rehearsed. Stream was great though.
  34. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Owned by the richest person on the planet, so you would have thought so, wouldn't you!
  35. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    To summarise for me things improved and it was very watchable, but was definitely a stream. Lip sync was still a bit off, studio & interview camera work was sub par and there were weird compression artifacts on soem images.

    For me there's no point compressing the hell out of a 4K HDR stream to fit it into limited bandwidth. I've seen better quality HD. The image was over sharpened to an extent that it looked too focussed and objects almost had halos round them to compensate for the high compression. Just all looked a bit weird and nothing like the silky goodness of SKY Q UHD which isn't in HDR and isn't running a the full UHD specs the Amazon stream was meant to be. Other Amazon UHD stuff doesn't suffer from these issues so I can only assume they've bitten off a little more than they can chew at the moment.

    Don't get me wrong, it was acceptable and probably the best live football steaming quality I've seen but the minute or so delay was unworkable. A good trial but needs work.

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