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    Default Espn 360

    Tomorrow nights game appears to be on ESPN 360. You have to have a compatible ISP in order to get it, and I know that mine isn't. Therefore, this thread is about finding ways to get around this for everyone in the same situation. I did some searching today before the game trying to find ways to watch ESPNU and found this site that seems to work for ESPN 360, but it just appears to show highlights, so I'm not sure if this is actually what ESPN 360 is or not.

    The site is http://www.channelchooser.com/ and if you click on sports on the left hand side it will expand. You then click on ESPN 360 and it will pop up in a new window. Not sure if this will work but if we all look around and try things hopefully we can all watch the game tomorrow night.

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    Great post ZM!! Clear as a bell ! Amazing what the net has. Again...thanx....everyone should try it.

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    After watching the quality of play by both TT and the Zags, I really hope ESPN is smart enough to switch to broadcasting this game on one of their various cable networks.
    Go Zags!!! Just Foo'in around.

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    I have Verizon DSL, and it carries ESPN 360..lucky for me

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    Default A 360 Degree Bad Idea

    I'm not in a habit of posting here anymore but I really feel that I had to say something about ESPN360 and why I think this is a very bad idea. If it is successful it could change much of what we like about the internet.

    What ESPN is attempting to do is apply a cable TV business model to the internet. They are in essence trying to turn ISPs into content specific providers. In other words, they would like to see a world where Internet Service Providers offer access to certain websites such as their own ESPN360. The end user (you) would not have control over what websites you can and cannot get to or can or cannot subscribe.

    While it's not completely clear what ESPN is demanding from ISPs--such as Verizon that choose to play along--it's a pretty safe bet that they paying ESPN a fee per Verizon subscriber. What this means is that Verizon is passing that cost down to you. If you couldn't give a darn about ever viewing anything on ESPN360 too bad because you are going to subsidize those who do.

    If ESPN is successful consider the fallout. What would stop a company such as Google from doing the same thing? They certainly would have a lot more clout because an ISP that doesn't offer access to Google would not be around for very long.

    If you love your cable or satellite company and enjoy dealing with the packages they offer then call your ISP and beg them to sign on with ESPN. If not you might consider letting them and ESPN know what you think about this plan.

    It's also interesting to note from where the majority of the games ESPN is covering this holiday weekend are originating: Anaheim and Orlando. From that you should be able to guess who ESPN's parent company is and why they would have little interest in covering GAS.

    Go Zags!

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    Yeah the Anaheim and Orlando tournaments are major conflicts of interest for ESPN, and after I found out who runs those tournaments I understood why the GAS is getting the shaft, tv-wise. It's a real shame and I am not sure what the future of the GAS will be if it stays this poorly televised in the future.

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    Nice post, ZDaddy. I agree and am worried.

    We pay for cable, pay for high speed internet, and then pay again for select content on those media while the advertising is still wall to wall. Increasing layers of cost structure being added (and past on to you and me) whilst demand is fanned like flames. ESPN / Disney knows what it's doing. Let's hope that 360 never starts to generate big dollars, or the precedent you're forecasting could metastasize.
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    is radio still an option? if so, what was the address again?

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    Default 360 quality?

    i was able to install and access the espn360 but it is not 'like watching tv' at least for my system. Alot of starts/stops and sputters. I think it may be very frustrating to watch live.

    I wonder if anyone else had the same problems and suggestions to fix?

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    What are the minimum system requirements needed to watch ESPN360.com videos?
    We recommend the following for the best experience:


    PC
    Processor Speed: 1.5 Ghz
    Memory: 512 MB of RAM
    Operating System:Windows XP
    Browsers: Internet Explorer 6+ and Mozilla Firefox 2.0+
    Plugins: Adobe Flash Player 8+
    Screen Resolution: 1024x768 or higher with 32-bit color
    Connection Speed: 768 Kbps


    Mac
    Processor Speed: 1.5 Ghz
    Memory: 512 MB of RAM
    Operating System:OSX
    Browsers: Mozilla Firefox 2.0+, Safari 2.0
    Plugins: Adobe Flash Player 8+
    Screen Resolution: 1024x768 or higher with 32-bit color
    Connection Speed: 768 Kbps
    Go Zags!!! Just Foo'in around.

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    I got espn360 to run pretty smoothly....I'm gonna use a cable to directly connect to my router as opposed to using my wireless connection to prevent any other possible snags tonight.

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    I pulled this from a Georgetowbn board...


    I'm not an authority by any means, but it seems that the ESPN360 site (portal, really) requires the user to have a Verizon IP address, or it blocks the stream.

    Fortunately, ESPN uses a fairly simple address to stream the video via .asx (this is the media stream that is embedded within the ESPN360 portal). At least through last season, a few of us were able to ferret out the stream addresses for available games by trial-and-error and post them in the chatroom. I don't know if this will still be the case this season. However, I suspect that so long as there is someone with Verizon ISP in the chatroom, we should be able to post a working link to the game (but no promises).



    Anyone on here with Verizon know how to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagMania View Post
    Tomorrow nights game appears to be on ESPN 360. You have to have a compatible ISP in order to get it, and I know that mine isn't. Therefore, this thread is about finding ways to get around this for everyone in the same situation. I did some searching today before the game trying to find ways to watch ESPNU and found this site that seems to work for ESPN 360, but it just appears to show highlights, so I'm not sure if this is actually what ESPN 360 is or not.

    The site is http://www.channelchooser.com/ and if you click on sports on the left hand side it will expand. You then click on ESPN 360 and it will pop up in a new window. Not sure if this will work but if we all look around and try things hopefully we can all watch the game tomorrow night.
    Will this work for people who aren't in the ESPN360 isp network.
    I've got comcast but am at work right now...anybody with comcast having anylook with channelchooser.com?

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    Default As far as radio goes ...

    Go to http://www.1510kga.com/ and click "listen Live" about a 2 minute delay, but better than nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhettman View Post
    Go to http://www.1510kga.com/ and click "listen Live" about a 2 minute delay, but better than nothing
    thanks Rhettman

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    The only way I can get the game is through my verizon wireless card on the mobile computer. Dang! Good diea but Z Daddy's words to ring true. The public owns the airwaves. This is a budding attempt to control our air. Write to your reps guys. The doesn't have to be the future but you must stand up and complain and do it NOW!. Abe ps "fight the power"!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDABE80 View Post
    ps "fight the power"!!!!
    Down with the man.
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    btw guys, I don't think the channelchooser site is really streaming espn360. There's no listing of live events anywhere in that window, and if you click preferences in the video window and then "product information", you will get a message that says "You don't have access to espn 360."

    The real way we should be able to get access is listed above, we need the internet stream address from someone who has access.

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    Default this is insanity

    If a Zag opponent falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

    I can't think of another web site that has to be "ISP compatible." I really have no idea why ESPN/Comcast/Verizon/et al. would want to restrict the use of ESPN360 by limiting its availability. Ah, never mind. I just thought of the answer: $$$

    I'm starting to understand why so many teams pulled out of the GAS at the last moment. The coverage absolutely SUCKS. It's too bad TV has such sway in these things, but the fact that GU had to play on a network that isn't even available in its home market, and then gets stuck playing an Internet-only game, and a limited one at that, is pathetic. I think -- or hope -- Roth has seen the light and won't be signing the Zags up for any more of these "tournaments" that provide almost no opportunity to be seen by either a home audience or potential recruits.

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    It's also interesting to note from where the majority of the games ESPN is covering this holiday weekend are originating: Anaheim and Orlando. From that you should be able to guess who ESPN's parent company is and why they would have little interest in covering GAS.
    ZagDaddy is dead-on here. The Anaheim and Orlando tourneys are a joke. Disney's logo is plattered all over the screen and from what I could tell, these riveting games drew all of 500 people each. Count me among the P.O.-ed dwarves.
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    Well said Fuman.

    Luckily my father-in-law has direct TV and we watch the WKU game. You would think the opening games would have been espn360 and the semis/final espnu. I think this is a conspiracy I tell ya! What ever happen to pay-per view???? Someone just take my money!!!!! The fact that we have NO options is rediculous. I'd love to see GU due their own TV deal ala Notre Dame and tell ESPN to go pack sand...fox network is the way to go.

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    nevermind
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    Default Espn 360

    As of right now (12:10 pm pst) the instructions in the first message of the following link work for me (a comcast subscriber) to get into the ESPN 360 live feeds. I am using Mozilla if it matters.

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19372964-

    Go Bulldogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75Zag View Post
    As of right now (12:10 pm pst) the instructions in the first message of the following link work for me (a comcast subscriber) to get into the ESPN 360 live feeds. I am using Mozilla if it matters.

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19372964-

    Go Bulldogs
    You're my hero
    Go Zags!!! Just Foo'in around.

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    75 zag you'd the man!!!!!!! IT works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default I Am Getting ESPN360 Via Qwest!!!!!!!!!!

    Firstly, thanks 75Zag for doing all the research! I know that previously it said that Qwest in not one of the parties that provides 360. I figured, what the heck, I would go to that link that you provided. When I did, voila, the page said:
    Congratulations: Your high speed internet service provider carries ESPN360.com.

    It surprised the heck out of me. It was a simple download and before I knew it, I was watching all sorts of live stuff. Watching it on my tv as well as the internet! Was watching the Delaware State football game to test it. Not a bad picture at all. Kind of neat!

    Also, I am a Mac user and I use Safari. I hope this good fortune holds out the rest of the day. Again, as of now it works with Qwest, on a Mac and with Safari. Thanks again 75Zag. You quite possibly made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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