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Old 01-21-16, 01:22 PM
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I catch him making mistakes sometimes, but after 40 plus years, he's allowed.....and covering it year after year, he does indeed know a treasure trove of information.....
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Old 01-21-16, 01:40 PM
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Sometimes? He makes them every segment, ok probably not and I admit, he seemed better this past year at the tour, but those of you who like him, have you listened to the Eurosport announcers? They've covered races all over and have race in the pro peleton themselves, IMO they are heads and shoulders above anyone on NBC/Universal except Paul, Paul is right up there.
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Old 01-21-16, 04:07 PM
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I like the commentary by Sean Kelly. He really knows what is going on and what is going to happen next.

Phil and Paul are decent, I like their voices and if you're paying attention, you'll usually catch the mistakes anyway.

After all, they are sitting in a box watching the same TV feed that you are. Sure, they are listening to race radio and have the start list with rider numbers handy, and they have a wealth of experience including familiar with the routes, but as far as following what is going on at the moment, you don't really need the commentators.
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Old 01-21-16, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jyl View Post
After all, they are sitting in a box watching the same TV feed that you are.
and my impression is, the screen they are watching isn't that big - you may have a better view on a bigger screen
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Old 01-21-16, 06:44 PM
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Yeah, but their screen isn't pixelated, freezing, and serving them malware . . .
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Old 01-21-16, 08:27 PM
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I've been watching the Tour Down Under on Universal HD ch#569 on DirecTV. Although, it is part of an HD package upgrade.

They also have World Cup track cycling and the world cyclocross championships on this weekend.
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Old 01-21-16, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
I've been watching the Tour Down Under on Universal HD ch#569 on DirecTV. Although, it is part of an HD package upgrade.

They also have World Cup track cycling and the world cyclocross championships on this weekend.
Wow thanks for the heads up. I didn't realize it was on. Just updated my DVR
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Old 01-21-16, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by texbiker View Post
I enjoy Paul and Phil commentary. They know than I do and considering they are doing this live the mistakes are minimal.
I do as well. I pull for American riders and they do a great job covering from an American fan standpoint.
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Old 01-23-16, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by superdex View Post
There is no Universal HD. These events will be going to NBCSN and NBC Live Extra now. The latter's good, but unfortunately they don't leave their stuff up as long as USN used to, so you have to catch it relatively quickly. Kind of defeats the purpose of an online platform, to me.
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Old 01-23-16, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by cafzali View Post
There is no Universal HD.
I can not fathom what you think you're talking about. Universal HD
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Old 01-23-16, 05:53 PM
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I have Universal HD but I encountered an issue when I set the DVR to record the Tour Down Under. The recording cut out after about 30 minutes. It happened twice so I have no idea what's going on but it is frustrating.
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Old 01-24-16, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by asgelle View Post
I can not fathom what you think you're talking about. Universal HD
I've honestly never heard of that. It must be yet another channel that only satellite operators carry. USN was hard enough to find.
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Old 01-24-16, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by cafzali View Post
I've honestly never heard of that. It must be yet another channel that only satellite operators carry. USN was hard enough to find.
Incorrect - I have it on Time Warner Cable
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Old 01-24-16, 09:53 PM
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Universal HD is only available on Directv. I found this out after searching and searching and searching some more. Apparently its not available to DISH users like myself...
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Old 01-24-16, 10:18 PM
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Universal HD is also available on some cable providers. I get it from Comcast in Houston. Ironically, I don't get Universal Sports, so I had to pay for it on SlingTV to watch a lot of cycling last year. So I should actually save some money since this year I should be able to watch more cycling on UHD and NBCSN.

I just wish the NBC Sports Live app had an option to 'cast' to a TV (or a Roku channel). Watching TV on a tablet sucks IMHO.
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Old 01-25-16, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by spec84 View Post
Universal HD is only available on Directv. I found this out after searching and searching and searching some more. Apparently its not available to DISH users like myself...
Universal HD is available on Dish as part of the "Dish Movie Pack."
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Old 01-25-16, 08:25 AM
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I use Chrome on my Windows laptop and then cast to my Chromecast from the NBCSports website.
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Old 01-25-16, 08:44 AM
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for some of those things that I can only get on the phone or tablet, I just use a Lightning-HDMI adapter cable to connect to the tv
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Roku's are amazing.
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Originally Posted by jsk View Post
Universal HD is also available on some cable providers. I get it from Comcast in Houston. Ironically, I don't get Universal Sports, so I had to pay for it on SlingTV to watch a lot of cycling last year. So I should actually save some money since this year I should be able to watch more cycling on UHD and NBCSN.

I just wish the NBC Sports Live app had an option to 'cast' to a TV (or a Roku channel). Watching TV on a tablet sucks IMHO.
Apple TV will do that for you.
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