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Will Cover
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Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
Coming from Dish Network, I recognize that I am delayed by about 6 to 7 seconds vs. watching an event live.

How would this compare to YouTube TV? Is YT faster than satellite transmission? About the same? Or significantly delayed?

I ask, because watching an LSU game, I often follow Twitter live feeds as well and have noticed that Twitter can be faster than Dish Network and I don't like knowing what happens before I see the play (I know, don't follow Twitter --- and real problems).
This post was edited on 5/19 at 5:07 pm


TU Rob
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
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(I know, don't follow Twitter --- and real problems).




Stay off twitter, TD, Facebook, etc while watching live sports. I also don't check text messages. Especially from my dad.


Will Cover
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
Not disagreeing with you here, however, I do like to follow certain people on Twitter especially for LSU events because of the knowledge and statistics they bring.

I didn't even think about text messages ---- as this could also cause a "dilemma" as well.


SG_Geaux
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
I would expect any streaming service to have an even longer delay due to the processing it takes to stream the game.


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jg8623
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
I streamed part of the super bowl on the Fox app and it was a good 20-30 second delay. Not sure about YouTube tv, but I’d imagine all have significant delays


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tigeralum06
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
About 25 seconds


Korkstand
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
I just loaded up wbrz straight from my hdhomerun to my phone, which I'm assuming has a minimal delay from the antenna, and watched it side by side vs YTTV on my laptop. 35 second delay.

Edit: So that's broadcast vs stream. I would expect another 5-10 seconds on top for live in person vs. broadcast.
This post was edited on 5/19 at 6:34 pm


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WavinWilly
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
Roughly 30 seconds from what I can tell. I just check twitter and the group chat right when it goes to commercial


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TigerinATL
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
I can't speak to YTTV specifically, but in my experience watching Pelicans games, streaming is usually 15-30 seconds behind traditional broadcasts.
This post was edited on 5/19 at 6:35 pm


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jtraylor387
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
I have yttv And the delay on live sports is minimal. I also check twitter during the football games and noticed that I was pretty much caught up with live feed.


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DoubleDown
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
It's about 20-25 seconds with YouTube TV. Hulu with Live TV is close to 30 seconds.

FuboTV I found was the best at about 10-15 seconds. Dunno what they're doing but that's a good service that gets 0 love.


Korkstand
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
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FuboTV I found was the best at about 10-15 seconds. Dunno what they're doing but that's a good service that gets 0 love.
Probably because it's $60 and doesn't have ESPN or SECN.


Texas Weazel
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
For me, it is around ~30 seconds compared to the Over-The-Air feeds for the locals.

Hulu TV was about ~50 seconds when I had them.


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Brian Wilson
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
It really depends on the channel and time I have found.

10-15 seconds is a decent assumption.

Sometimes the ESPN network channels can run 30-45 seconds behind.


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DoubleDown
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
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Probably because it's $60 and doesn't have ESPN or SECN

Fair point. I guess I meant that it's clearly niche and targets more of the Soccer world. IF you don't care about sports, it's a good service. Then again, if you don't care about sports, you also don't care about a delay.

Don't need to worry about a cooking show being 30 seconds or 2 mins behind.


DoubleDown
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
Duplicate. Weird.
Ignore this.
This post was edited on 5/20 at 9:28 am


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Pettifogger
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
The good news is that more and more people are streaming, so you're battling fewer friends/twitter types/etc. who are ahead of you.


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TU Rob
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
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Not disagreeing with you here, however, I do like to follow certain people on Twitter especially for LSU events because of the knowledge and statistics they bring.

I didn't even think about text messages ---- as this could also cause a "dilemma" as well.


Honestly, it was even worse when I had cable/DVR. Especially on a CBS football game. I'd start watching around 3:15 instead of 2:30. Just sit my phone down somewhere until I caught up to live action, which was usually close to halftime. My dad finally caught on, and every now and then I would get a text from him asking if I was live or Memorex, from the old commercials back in the day. He still has cable and DVR and does what I used to do with starting a game later to avoid all the commercial breaks.

Now that I'm watching stuff over the air or on a stream, 30-45 seconds doesn't seem as bad. Yeah I can't pause it to go to the kitchen or bathroom, but it sure beats the $160 cable bill each month when all I really used it for was live sports.


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Korkstand
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
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Don't need to worry about a cooking show being 30 seconds or 2 mins behind.
Speak for yourself, I'm hungry.


DoubleDown
Atlanta United Fan
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re: Approximate YouTube TV delay vs. in-person sporting event?
Kork, how ya doing friend? Hopefully things are well with you and your fam and we can get back to arguing about CFB soon enough!

P.S. Roll Tide!


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