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ESPN3 on Roku

Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:48 am

I think I read somewhere that ESPN3 (formerly ESPN360) is coming to the PS3. This is a great channel I use all the time on my computer...watching the US soccer match right now on it. Any news on this coming to the Roku?
 
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:26 am

PS3? Are you sure it wasn't XBOX360?

http://blog.streamingmedia.com/the_busi ... mbers.html

The thing to keep in mind regarding ESPN3 is that your internet service provider must be an "ESPN3 affiliated service provider" in order for you to have access. And this applies to access through XBOX as well.

List of ESPN3.com Participating Providers: http://espn.go.com/espn3/affList

Unfortunately for people like me, my ISP is not on the list. Hopefully the addition of ESPN3 to additional platforms will encourage more ISPs to join, or ESPN to drop the requirement.
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:48 am

Another thing to consider is that the ESPN3 deal is an XBox exclusive. Of course the the exclusivity time period is unknown. Hopefully it is a relative short period of time and we will see ESPN3 move to other platforms before too long.
 
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:14 am

One other thing to consider as well. ESPN3 is available via PlayOn which means it can be streamed to a DLNA compliant device on your network. I am able to view this on my DLNA devices (DirecTV receiver, PS3, and LG Blu-ray player).

I know it's been mentioned before, but it would be great if the Roku were DLNA compliant.
 
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:20 am

ESPN3 maybe only exclusive to other game systems.
 
Bob Coxner
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:54 am

Notice that except for AT&T, these are all podunk ISPs. No Comcast, no Time Warner.
 
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:02 am

You're right it was the Xbox 360. I get ESPN3 access through my comcast account.
 
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:04 am

Bob Coxner wrote:
Notice that except for AT&T, these are all podunk ISPs. No Comcast, no Time Warner.


Comcast is on the list. In addition, Verizon (DSL and FIOS ) is also on the list.
 
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:08 am

My ISP Charter also provides ESPN3. You must have gotten wrong info.
 
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:53 am

Cox has it too.
 
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:23 pm

The only big ones not on that list are Cablevision, Time-Warner, and Qwest.
 
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:37 pm

I'd rather have my ISP cost not go up, than to have a sports channel. Its what made cable tv's cost keep going up, we don't need that to happen to ISPs too.
 
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:04 pm

I'd rather pay the extra dollar a month they may pass on to me for having access to ESPN360 instead of the 45 I would need to pay each month to get access to ESPN / ESPN2 on cable to watch the occasional sporting event I might otherwise miss.
 
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:25 pm

I have ESPN3 on my computer and on my VuNow through PlayOn. I have been watching the World Cup mainly on the computer on a HD TV and I have to say that the quality is really poor. ESPN3 seems incapable of maintaining a decent quality stream for more than a couple on minutes on any of their archived games. It is better than nothing but not by much.

If ESPN3 was brought to the Roku with the low quality I am seeing it would give Roku a VERY bad image in the sports watching world.
 
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Re: ESPN3 on Roku

Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:01 am

Gilgamesh wrote:
I have ESPN3 on my computer and on my VuNow through PlayOn. I have been watching the World Cup mainly on the computer on a HD TV and I have to say that the quality is really poor. ESPN3 seems incapable of maintaining a decent quality stream for more than a couple on minutes on any of their archived games. It is better than nothing but not by much.

If ESPN3 was brought to the Roku with the low quality I am seeing it would give Roku a VERY bad image in the sports watching world.



The quality might be suspect but I find, in general, the video quality far exceeds that of my other option for live access to sporting events.....the radio.

With no cable TV, I actually listen to a lot of games on the radio, unless they are on ESPN3 or OTA.....so yeah, it's not the greatest video, but it's better then the radio.
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