Streaming at the circuit

Streaming at the circuit

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Rs2oo

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2,145 posts

144 months

Monday 8th October 2018
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Hi all. I have unlimited data on my phone and would like to stream Eurosport and plug my mobile into a portable TV. Is this just some crazy dream or is it possible ? if so how do I do this please ... can I get and watch British Eurosport via the internet or do I have to stream from another source ? Ta

//j17

3,296 posts

169 months

Monday 8th October 2018
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Rs2oo said:
Hi all. I have unlimited data on my phone and would like to stream Eurosport and plug my mobile into a portable TV. Is this just some crazy dream or is it possible?
As an idea it's sound. Your problem is you're not the only person to have it so you're trying to share the limited mobile network capacity at the circuit with 250,000 other people.

The reality is around the start/end of the race you're waiting for the WEC app to update with static data so don't have a hope in hell of streaming anything. You might get something working outside peak times when you're back at your tent...but then that's when everyne else is also back at their tents trying to stream coverage on their phones/tablets.

ukcobra

211 posts

184 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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As stated before, the sharing of data with 250,000 other people really starts to show from Friday , as more people arrive it gets harder to get a reliable data stream.

Also, you do need to consider that most Carriers limit the bandwidth to Roaming partners, for example Three have roaming agreements that only ever give you 3G overseas, you will not get any 4G signal until you get back to the UK. This has now been confirmed by Three on their Twitter stream.

Even before they did this, I did a test in a few countries and compared data speeds with a local SIM to my overseas one, and in each and every case, the Local Sim got better speeds.

We plan to try again by getting a Mobile Broadband data sim from a French Network when we get to Le Mans in 2019.

The only reliable way to get a picture on a TV is to get a Dish and use German Eurosport and Radio Le Mans.

Rs2oo

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2,145 posts

144 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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B u g g e r

E36GUY

5,856 posts

164 months

Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Data hardly worked at all last year. Far worse than I've known it before.

Very annoying watching the locals streaming away but the visitors just had the spinny wheel

Trackdayguy

336 posts

17 months

Thursday 18th October 2018
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Travel Destinations have a wi-fi in the camp site, never tried in in 2017 but will give it a go in 2019.

Great Dane

2,272 posts

112 months

Saturday 3rd November 2018
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The members of ACO get get free wifi at the hospitality units... one hour at a time....

joema

2,339 posts

125 months

Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Yeah non existent for periods of the race last year. Much worse than before.

Also who knows what will happen to our free data next year after brexst.

Nigel_O

1,686 posts

165 months

Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Both of my lads were getting very good 4g connections on their iPhones this year - I had naff-all on my Android, so the lads set up a hot-spot, which I used whenever I needed access to emails and the like

Streaming was iffy all weekend though

Trackdayguy

336 posts

17 months

Saturday 17th November 2018
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We have several of these, including one in my travel bag. Plug it into the TV and as long as your on the same Wi Fi, bingo its on the TV.

https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/tablets-a...

or try this

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/8-Pin-Lightning-to-HDMI-Di...

Edited by Trackdayguy on Saturday 17th November 04:47


Edited by Trackdayguy on Saturday 17th November 04:48

Rs2oo

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2,145 posts

144 months

Monday 26th November 2018
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Trackdayguy said:
We have several of these, including one in my travel bag. Plug it into the TV and as long as your on the same Wi Fi, bingo its on the TV.

https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/tablets-a...

or try this

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/8-Pin-Lightning-to-HDMI-Di...
]
But you still need a good wi-fi connection right ?


Rs2oo

Original Poster:

2,145 posts

144 months

Monday 26th November 2018
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Trackdayguy said:
We have several of these, including one in my travel bag. Plug it into the TV and as long as your on the same Wi Fi, bingo its on the TV.

https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/tablets-a...

or try this

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/8-Pin-Lightning-to-HDMI-Di...
]
But you still need a good wi-fi connection right ?


Trackdayguy

336 posts

17 months

Tuesday 27th November 2018
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We use a Chromecast at home they are brilliant.