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Since: 20.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.31
I've gotten rid of my digital cable box, and no longer have an option to order PPV in my house. I do have a cable modem, though. Has anyone else watched one of the wwe.com webcasts recently? How's the quality? Better than Byte This? I really want to watch One Night Stand, but I don't want to spend $35 on poor quality video (worse than ECW television quality) or bad connections. Any advice?



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.59
I ordered Taboo Tuesday on my computer. The video quality was quite good, as I believe WWE upgraded the video quality of the webcasts about a year ago. Not the same quality of TV or anything, but certainly better than Byte This.

I'd still say 35 bucks is a little much for the webcasts, but you get extra matches with it so I guess it evens itself out.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.71
    Originally posted by OMEGA
    I'd still say 35 bucks is a little much for the webcasts, but you get extra matches with it so I guess it evens itself out.


Extra matches ?



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.53
    Originally posted by Kevintripod
      Originally posted by OMEGA
      I'd still say 35 bucks is a little much for the webcasts, but you get extra matches with it so I guess it evens itself out.


    Extra matches ?

ECW Barely Legal, 4/13/97: Eliminators vs. Dudleys
ECW Heatwave, 7/16/00: Tajiri vs. Little Guido vs. Psicosis vs. Whipwreck
ECW Guilty as Charged, 1/7/01: Rhyno vs. Sandman
ECW Guilty as Charged, 1/10/99: Rob Van Dam vs. Lance Storm
ECW November to Remember, 11/01/98: Blue Meanie & Nova vs. Doring & Roadkill
ECW Living Dangerously, 3/21/99: Tazz vs. Sabu
ECW November to Remember, 11/05/00: Corino vs. Lynn vs. Credible vs. Sandman
Every webcast comes with bonus matches and occasionally entire shows.

As for your problem, I'd try calling some of your local bars to see if they're showing the event. There aren't any blast areas on WWE.com (http://www.wwe.com/schedules/blastareas/) for Connecticut. I'm not sure that the only ones WWE.com lists are the only ones that show them. Nearest one listed to you seems to be in Rhode Island...



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.98
I ordered WMXXI on the webcast and it was... so-so. I felt really gimped paying full price to see it on my 17" lcd instead of my 32" tv, epecially since the quality was about equal to tivo's lowest quality (quite watchable, not stuttery, fairly fluid frames per second, but not even close to broadcst quality). But, some things you'll get any way you can.

The extra matches are cool, but not really the deciding factor in my opinion. Really it comes down to "do you want to see the show? do you care more about the show itself than the quality you're watching it in?". If the show is good enough, as most of WMXXI was, you'll forget after awhile that the quality isn't spectacular, and just get into the action.



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Since: 20.1.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.31
I was going to order a match from the WWE Jukebox to test the quality, and came across a pretty major problem: the webcasts offer no Mac support. That's pretty suckerish if you ask me.

I watched one of the first streamed PPVs because it was only $15 back then. While I was underwhelmed, I was definitely able to watch it on my Mac. I wonder what it is about his service that makes it platform specific. I have Windows Media Player 9.0 and everything! Oh well.

Thanks for the advice anyway!



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.90
It WAS worth it when it was just 17 bucks...
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.37
    Originally posted by ShotGunShep
    It WAS worth it when it was just 17 bucks...


MAJOR Ditto on that one Brother!




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Since: 16.1.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01
    Originally posted by Juggalo101

    As for your problem, I'd try calling some of your local bars to see if they're showing the event. There aren't any blast areas on WWE.com (http://www.wwe.com/?schedules/?blastareas/?) for Connecticut. I'm not sure that the only ones WWE.com lists are the only ones that show them. Nearest one listed to you seems to be in Rhode Island...


I wouldn't trust the "official" list of Blast Areas. The bar I watch PPVs at is one, and it ain't on the Pennsylvania list.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.71
I have ordered the webcasts since they first started doing them, and obviously they're a LOT better now than when they started. They just started doing a 500k stream, which is pretty decent. It's not TV of course, but I don't have digital cable so I can't order PPVs.

I would say it's worth it, since I can't order the PPV another way. And now they have the glitches, downtime, etc. issues ironed out, so you won't have to worry about any of that.

Already ordered the ECW PPV, watching the bonus matches as we speak. Unfortunately, they're only offered in 300k, which is kind of crap.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.79
After the PPV is over can you download the show in its entirety?




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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.71
Aaaand the follow-up.

The feed was overall very good tonight. It cut out for me JUST AS SPIKE DUDLEY CAME OUT, and I missed the end of the main event. But I really can't say whether it was WWE's fault, or my bandwidth.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01
    Originally posted by sentonBOMB
    Aaaand the follow-up.

    The feed was overall very good tonight. It cut out for me JUST AS SPIKE DUDLEY CAME OUT, and I missed the end of the main event. But I really can't say whether it was WWE's fault, or my bandwidth.


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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
    Originally posted by sentonBOMB
    Aaaand the follow-up.

    The feed was overall very good tonight. It cut out for me JUST AS SPIKE DUDLEY CAME OUT, and I missed the end of the main event. But I really can't say whether it was WWE's fault, or my bandwidth.
Same thing happened for me, as well.

I also had some problems at the start, but I think those were more due to my wi-fi router. Once I moved the comp next to the cable box and mainlined it, my troubles went away.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.21
Remember the good old days of Cheater Boxes?

Anyhow, yeah I paid for a couple of PPVs when they were 15 bucks, but I'd still say it's not worth it, because of well, computers being computers.

It's getting better, but still not worth full price. And this WWE jute box makes me ill. 1.50 per match? no thanks.



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Since: 15.6.05
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
The price is too high. I would rather spend $35 and watch WWF PPV's in Super Definition at Famous Players



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