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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby johng » August 27th, 2018, 2:23 pm

johng wrote:
johng wrote:
arsebiscuits1 wrote:
Eir have all sports channels for €1 p/m for 3 months with sky. €27 p/m thereafter.

I know nothing about it as I don't have Sky. Just saw the deal there

johng wrote:That now makes it cheaper to get it for 9 months and cancel for the summer. 6 x 27.50 + 3 x 1


Just pasting this in here for posterity.

Can't see this deal any more. Has it ended?

Apparently the deal ended at the end of July. Before it was even spotted. They ran the add well into August.
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby El Diablo » August 28th, 2018, 5:03 pm

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El Diablo wrote:I have cancelled my Sky Sports as they have lost the rights to the HC. I am a Virgin customer but they dont have access to EIR, BT or Premier Sports. So from reading the above the simplest option to access Pro14 & HC is to switch my TV provider to Sky but it is going to be expensive to add Eir & BT I presume. I dont want to use any of the dodgy streaming sites.

If you are out of contract with Virgin. The best option is probably Eir for broadband and Sky for tv. You get Eir Sports and Bt sports as part of the package. (Providing you live near a fibre enabled Eir cabinet) Eir allow you to put the sports channels on your Sky box as part of the package.

You are stuck at 100MB broadband but that shouldn't be a problem for the vast majority.

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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby Grumpy Old Man » August 28th, 2018, 5:11 pm

Does anyone know if you can stream the eir sports app (from eir mobile) using Apple TV? Apparently its not Chromecast enabled from the mobile app.
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby johng » August 28th, 2018, 7:18 pm

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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby johng » August 28th, 2018, 7:36 pm

johng wrote:Downside is I think Eir TV is a distant 3rd behind Sky and Virgin from a quality/reliability pov. (Only from hearsay as I have only ever had the other 2)

Anyone who actually has Eir tv want to weigh in with some first hand experience?
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby IanD » August 28th, 2018, 8:06 pm

johng wrote:
johng wrote:Downside is I think Eir TV is a distant 3rd behind Sky and Virgin from a quality/reliability pov. (Only from hearsay as I have only ever had the other 2)

Anyone who actually has Eir tv want to weigh in with some first hand experience?


Parents have it in the house about 2 - 3 years. Remote control is crap. So bad in fact I would never consider it for my house.

Box is slow to change channels but picture is good. But the remote.

My Mum likes it but it is her first recording tv device but agrees Sky in my sisters houses is better. She hates the remote too.

I would rate my free to air (humax) box and Sky far ahead of it. I have no experience of Virgin.

The obvious fly in the ointment is the remote. I can't believe I didn't mention it. It is small with fiddley buttons that feels cheap and plasticy and has to be pointed at the box to work. Won't work in the general direction but really needs to be pointed at the box.

All in all I would avoid. My Dad would too but it is the sitting room and he watches telly in a spare bedroom. He would never have it in there.
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby johng » August 29th, 2018, 7:49 am

So what does your Da use in the spare room? Soreview?
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby IanD » August 29th, 2018, 9:16 am

johng wrote:So what does your Da use in the spare room? Soreview?


He has a recording Soarview box but rarely uses it. More about quality of stations and content than the box.

Also has a Humax Free to Air box for UK stations.

I may be wrong but I think they get Eir Tv for less than €10 a month so it doesn't break the bank.
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby johng » August 29th, 2018, 9:22 am

And free eir sports. You might be calling round more.... :D
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby blockhead » August 29th, 2018, 1:00 pm

TG4 Pro14 fixture details 2018/19

Round 1:

Friday 31 August: Cardiff Blues v Leinster, 7.35pm
Saturday 1 September: Connacht v Glasgow Warriors, 3pm

Round 2:

Saturday 8 September: Connacht v Zebre, 5.15pm
Saturday 8 September: Scarlets v Leinster, 7.35pm

Round 3:

Friday 14 September: Munster v Ospreys, 7.35pm
Saturday 15 September: Leinster v Dragons, 5.15pm

Round 4:

Friday 21 September: Cardiff Blues v Munster, 7.35pm
Saturday 22 September: Connacht v Scarlets, 5.15pm

Round 5:

Saturday 29 September: Connacht v Leinster, 5.15pm

Round 8:

Saturday 3 November Connacht v Dragons, 5.15pm

Round 9:

Friday 23 November: Leinster v Ospreys, 7.35pm

Round 10:

Saturday 1 December: Dragons v Leinster, 5.15pm

Round 12:

Friday 28 December: Connacht v Ulster, 7.35pm

Round 13:

Saturday 5 January: Connacht v Munster, 7.35pm

Round 14:

Friday 25 January: Leinster v Scarlets, 7.35pm
Saturday 26 January: Dragons v Munster, 3pm
Saturday 26 January: Cardiff Blues v Connacht, 5.15pm

Round 15:

Saturday 16 February: Connacht v Toyota Cheetahs, 5.30pm

Round 16:

Friday 22 February: Ospreys v Munster, 7.35pm

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Saturday 2 March: Scarlets v Munster, 5pm

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Friday 22 March or Saturday 23 March: Connacht v Benetton Rugby
Friday 22 March or Saturday 23 March : Munster v Zebre

Round 19:

Friday 5 April or Saturday 6 April: Leinster v Benetton Rugby
Friday 5 April or Saturday 6 April: Munster v Cardiff Blues

Round 20:

Friday 12 April or Saturday 13 April: Connacht v Cardiff Blues

Final:

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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby tomthefan » August 29th, 2018, 2:28 pm

There doesn't seem to be an option to buy an online subscription to view eirsport in a browesr?

So if you don't have sky and you don't have eircom broadband then you can't get eirsport.
Plus you can't get premier sport because they don't sell into Ireland.

Does that sum it up?
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby Grumpy Old Man » August 29th, 2018, 3:54 pm

tomthefan wrote:There doesn't seem to be an option to buy an online subscription to view eirsport in a browesr?

So if you don't have sky and you don't have eircom broadband then you can't get eirsport.
Plus you can't get premier sport because they don't sell into Ireland.

Does that sum it up?


That's the situation as i see it. You can't get Eir sports legally on your TV unless you change your broadband to Eir or have a Sky dish. I'm surprised that it doesn't break anti-competitive practice rules as Eir appear to be offering a package to Sky that they wont offer to Virgin. If it is VM that are holding things up why don't Eir simply sell it as an online package?
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby tomthefan » August 29th, 2018, 7:04 pm

Grumpy Old Man wrote:
tomthefan wrote:There doesn't seem to be an option to buy an online subscription to view eirsport in a browesr?

So if you don't have sky and you don't have eircom broadband then you can't get eirsport.
Plus you can't get premier sport because they don't sell into Ireland.

Does that sum it up?


That's the situation as i see it. You can't get Eir sports legally on your TV unless you change your broadband to Eir or have a Sky dish. I'm surprised that it doesn't break anti-competitive practice rules as Eir appear to be offering a package to Sky that they wont offer to Virgin. If it is VM that are holding things up why don't Eir simply sell it as an online package?


Thanks, it's hard to understand why they wouldn't just do that, but then it is eircom.
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby Oldschool » August 29th, 2018, 8:08 pm

johng wrote:So what does your Da use in the spare room? Soreview?

Has a kit kat and takes a break if he's anything like me.
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby rooster » August 29th, 2018, 10:13 pm

Have you contacted Premier to see if they will sell the online version to Ireland ?
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby Grumpy Old Man » August 29th, 2018, 11:09 pm

rooster wrote:Have you contacted Premier to see if they will sell the online version to Ireland ?


I checked their website - “Content is only available to view in the United Kingdom”
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby rooster » August 29th, 2018, 11:16 pm

Grumpy Old Man wrote:
rooster wrote:Have you contacted Premier to see if they will sell the online version to Ireland ?


I checked their website - “Content is only available to view in the United Kingdom”
Ah well now, since I wrote that diesel was required so did a wee experiment en route and the premier player app streamed perfectly on Vodafone IE and also connected through wifi at the filling station
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby tomthefan » August 30th, 2018, 12:02 am

rooster wrote:
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rooster wrote:Have you contacted Premier to see if they will sell the online version to Ireland ?


I checked their website - “Content is only available to view in the United Kingdom”
Ah well now, since I wrote that diesel was required so did a wee experiment en route and the premier player app streamed perfectly on Vodafone IE and also connected through wifi at the filling station


Nice spot, might be worth a tenner to try this out, they don't seem to ask for an address either in the sign up part
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby Grumpy Old Man » August 30th, 2018, 7:06 am

rooster wrote:
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rooster wrote:Have you contacted Premier to see if they will sell the online version to Ireland ?


I checked their website - “Content is only available to view in the United Kingdom”
Ah well now, since I wrote that diesel was required so did a wee experiment en route and the premier player app streamed perfectly on Vodafone IE and also connected through wifi at the filling station


Interesting...
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Re: Broadband and Sports packages.

Postby rooster » August 30th, 2018, 9:43 am

Sent you a PM Grumpy to try out the system, only problem I foresee is will it show the matches live for you or will you have to depend on the replays as it might just show our Ulster matches live ?
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