DVB-H versus 3G: DStv Mobile pricing and channels compared

Bluray

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The Africa Magic channel should be replaced by Discovery channel. Hopefully more channels be added sooner than later.
 

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"Nokia 5330, Nokia N96 and ZTE F900" and Drifta?

The Nokia N8 is also usable, with a DVB-H adaptor - similar to having an external aerial to pick up a FM radio signal.
 

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Having 3 SuperSport channels is a winner IMO. It is for those times when you're at a wedding and you need to keep up with the cricket or watch that big rugby game.

Or even, when you're at work and want to watch some Super 14 action on a Friday morning :)
 

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resolution 320x240.
whats the resolution fo SD DSTV broadcasts, about double that?
 

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Having 3 SuperSport channels is a winner IMO. It is for those times when you're at a wedding and you need to keep up with the cricket or watch that big rugby game.

Or even, when you're at work and want to watch some Super 14 action on a Friday morning :)

Yea it's insane how many times I've been stuck at a wedding during a bok game or currie cup final... Do these people do no research before they decide on a date :p

Also what is the resolution for the SuperSport Live Feed on there site?
 

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Maybe this is a stupid question but do you still have to pay for the bandwidth used? and if so how much does it use?
 

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Maybe this is a stupid question but do you still have to pay for the bandwidth used? and if so how much does it use?
DVB-H is broadcast tech, which means no bandwidth charges. 3G DStv Mobile is streaming content to your phone over the Vodacom data network, which is why the 180 minute monthly restriction is there. They may charge you afterwards ...

DVB-H is the way to go - no question.
 

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DVB-H is like a "normal" TV receiver, you don't pay to receive broadcast signals, i.e. radio/normal tv

It's all around you, you just need to tune into it ;)
 

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DVB-H is like a "normal" TV receiver, you don't pay to receive broadcast signals, i.e. radio/normal tv

It's all around you, you just need to tune into it ;)

The drawback ofcourse being that it's far more coverage dependant than 3G. DVB-H is however the clear winner if you're in one of the covered cities.
 

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True but if this was 5 years ago, the same would have been said about 3G :)

Still hoping someone can inform me what the resolution on SuperSport's website is... I stream rugby games from there on a 40" LCD TV, sure it isn't perfect, but it's about 400 megs MAX, which is about R8 a game...

Just to bad SuperSport.CO.ZA doesn't work on local only...
 
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Can I ask your secret for streaming from the Supersport site? It has never worked for me.

My ADSL line syncs at 4mbps (and I'm often able to max out the download speed when downloading). I've tested three different ISP's (Axxess unshaped, Afrihost and MWeb uncapped). I get picture and sound once every 10 seconds if I'm lucky.
 

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Can I ask your secret for streaming from the Supersport site? It has never worked for me.

My ADSL line syncs at 4mbps (and I'm often able to max out the download speed when downloading). I've tested three different ISP's (Axxess unshaped, Afrihost and MWeb uncapped). I get picture and sound once every 10 seconds if I'm lucky.

MOve over to cellc 4G
 

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Resolution doesnt sound great. If you use the Drifta on your laptop or PC with a TV out cable, is it good enough to watch on a TV?
 

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DVB-H is broadcast tech, which means no bandwidth charges. 3G DStv Mobile is streaming content to your phone over the Vodacom data network, which is why the 180 minute monthly restriction is there. They may charge you afterwards ...

DVB-H is the way to go - no question.

Does that mean everyone with a capable device needs a TV Licence ? :D
 

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Having 3 SuperSport channels is a winner IMO. It is for those times when you're at a wedding and you need to keep up with the cricket or watch that big rugby game.

Or even, when you're at work and want to watch some Super 14 action on a Friday morning :)

Agreed. That is a big draw for me!

Hopefully we would get more cellphones supporting DVB-H....
 

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Having 3 SuperSport channels is a winner IMO. It is for those times when you're at a wedding and you need to keep up with the cricket or watch that big rugby game.

Or even, when you're at work and want to watch some Super 14 action on a Friday morning :)

If the wedding is outside one of the covered cities it won't help you much :)
 
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