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Old 02-09-07, 08:40 AM
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Satellite TV owners chime in please! Spring Classics!

On a related note from the Versus thread,

I am organizing an event at a sports bar to watch Paris Roubaix, and other subsequent spring classics as a group. I'm checking out the sports bars in town and securing a venue. Versus pre-taped cyclysm coverage at 5pm, while a valiant effort in glitzy football like coverage doesn't instill the same fever when most have already read the outcome on the velonews ticker.

Anyway, I don't have satellite so I'm totally clueless when it comes to it.
For those who have satellite TV, I have a few quick questions about the airing:

It usually starts around 11am, and is 6+ hours long, so on Eastern Time in North America, it would start "live" at about 5am and finish around 11am.... would this be correct?

Secondly, I have heard that most Satellite Channels only show the last 2 hours of the race, in your experience, is this true?

Are there channels which show the whole race?

Finally which satellite channels air it either the last 2 hours, or the whole thing?

Thanks all-
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Old 02-09-07, 09:23 AM
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If you want the whole ball of wax think about cycling.tv and premium.
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Find a bar with a good high-speed internet connection, then subscribe to cycling.tv (about $40 CDN for a year--best money you'll ever spend). They showed PR live last year (about 3 hours worth of coverage), the first time I have EVER seen PR live in North America. As long as you have a laptop with video/audio out, and a bar manager who will let you hook up to his tv system, you're good to go.
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Find a bar with a good high-speed internet connection, then subscribe to cycling.tv (about $40 CDN for a year--best money you'll ever spend). They showed PR live last year (about 3 hours worth of coverage), the first time I have EVER seen PR live in North America. As long as you have a laptop with video/audio out, and a bar manager who will let you hook up to his tv system, you're good to go.

Thanks for the tip, except streaming video, when magnified by a big screen tv, is a bit hard to watch. At times it's quite hard to figure out what is going on, who's who etc...

I want to make it a mini-event with good satellite and all to have some impetus for roadies and trackies alike to come out for it.

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If your internet connection is good, T1 or T3 (1200-1800 kbs), the picture quality on cycling.tv is very good and should scale quite nicely to a large tv.
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