fasttrack85 wrote:I am tired of seeing all these grainy looking footage all over the internet. Even the live feeds are pretty pathetic. Ah suh tings bad?
Complaining that a pirated feed is not in HD quality. Now that’s pathetic
The free live feed that most of you guys were watching was a pirated feed. The right holders got wind of the “pirated” feed and that is why you saw a couple messages on the bottom of the screen to that effect.
I paid for the actual feed and the quality was slightly better. Also, I didn’t get any feed hiccups or frozen screens. A few who watched the pirated feed “complained” the feed froze or got cut just before the mens 100m.
There has been high quality broadcasts out of Jamaica before. Last year, when Sportsmax broadcasted the 2012 Boys and Girls champs, the live internet feed was in HD quality(720P) and it was beautiful. I even attached my laptop to my TV and it was like watching a regular TV channel.
Sportsmax is a large company(our Caribbean version of ESPN) and they have huge financial resources to get the right equipment to show HD feeds as well having enough bandwidth to satisfy whenever hundreds of thousands of people log on. This is not an easy task and it costs a lot of money as well and that is why most of these broadcasts are subscription based.
Be happy you got to watch a “pirated” feed for free. You may not be that lucky when it comes around to the Jamaica trials next month.