mbviking

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About mbviking

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    Midshipmen-Petoskey, MI
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Madison Scouts
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    1981 Madison Scouts
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    Male
  1. Usually, I check on speedtest.net prior to each show just to see what I'm getting so I have an idea of what to expect. Last night, prior to logging in for DeKalb, I was getting 43 Mbps with a wireless connection from my router.
  2. Ah, excellent point. I don't use the app either, just the website and use HDMI from my laptop to TV. No issues.
  3. I guess I don't know what to tell you then. All I know is that my streaming was flawless last night. Additionally, I also started with the DeKalb show and then switched to DATR and had no issues after switching, unlike what some others have mentioned. I just have a hard time thinking this is a Flo issue, otherwise everyone would be experiencing the same, or at least very similar, experiences. Considering all the negative comments about FloMarching coming into the season, I've been very satisfied with the streams-other than the less than stellar camera angle switches with muliti-cam.
  4. Well, to be honest, I think you've pretty much defined the problem. If you're on DSL and trying to run through your phone to another device, you can't be getting more than about 3 or 4 Mbps download speed (just guessing) and that would be nowhere near enough to be able to stream this without buffering. I would venture to say you'd need to be downloading at a speed of at least 15 to 20 Mbps to get a reliable stream. I used to be in the same boat with the old Fan Network until I got a new cable connection that gave me 60 Mbps. Since then, I've never had any streaming issues.
  5. All I can say is that I've now watched 3 separate events and have had ZERO buffering issues. I use a laptop on a wireless connection connected to my TV with HDMI cable and a connection speed typically around 40Mbps. If you're getting buffering, it's either your browser's cache, your connection speed, or an issue with your ISP. If the issue were with Flo, then everyone would be having the issue.
  6. I have to admit that I still have some mixed feelings about this show. After my first viewing, I was feeling kind of, 'meh' about it, but after the Minnesota viewing, I was much more impressed, however, I'll admit I'm not exactly enamored with the music choices. The closer, however, still leaves me with a bit of the 'meh' feeling though. Not to sound like I'm trolling, but I am curious as to how tesmusic is viewing this year's production. He has been one of the Scouts most ardent supporters and defenders on this forum, yet has remained virtually silent over this year's show. I would be interested in his honest assessment of what is going on here. I'm a long-time fan and follower of the Scouts and would love to see them contend for a title once more, but I'm not sure this direction is necessarily going to get them there. We can only wait and see.
  7. Exactly! Unfortunately, much of the music being performed now is intended for the judges and those with a far more extensive musical background than the average fan. I realize the competitive element has pushed the activity more to the visual and away from the music, but it continues to get worse. It seems the music has become more of a background soundtrack while the guard has become the "show."
  8. Unfortunately, that sounds rather ominous.
  9. Ah, I think I saw that as well. Thanks.
  10. Just curious if anyone knows any of the tech specs required for the Flomarching streaming. Just got a new LG smart TV not too long ago and wondered if I'd be able to stream using the browser, or if I'll still need to hook up my laptop to the TV.
  11. True, I like 91 as well; just prefer the use of Funny as the closer in 92. Both were very entertaining.
  12. No problem. Glad to help. I love the entire collection and watch them often. Funny you would ask about the 92 show...while I've watched and listened to it from time to time, recently it has become one of my favorite Madison shows.
  13. Go to madisongear.com. You can by DVDs for years 74-80, 81-87, and 88-94.
  14. Record for Indy maybe, but not all time. I believe 1982 in Montreal is the record with Finals attendance of nearly 40,000.
  15. Why? To be honest, the number of shows offered and number of outstanding shows by the corps this year, as far as I'm concerned it was $99 well spent. Would I have liked on demand playback....sure. But I'd like a million $$$$$ too, but I'm not going to get that either. Some people just can't be satisfied with anything.