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chathamracefan1
May 15, 2018 at 09:46:40 PM
Joined: 08/03/2008
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If you have a smart tv get the TV cast app on your phone and tv.  I use it.  Can stream wirelessly for free



egras
May 17, 2018 at 07:49:56 AM
Joined: 08/16/2009
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Posted By: P15B on May 15 2018 at 05:00:37 PM

Ok...what's the setup?  You open Dirtvision via Safari on your phone and can send it via Chromecast to your tv?



Sorry----I think it's called a Chrome Stick?  Plug it in the USB or HDMI port in the TV.  Then, in any device with Google Chrome, you select "CAST" in the menu.  It will seek out and find the Chrome Stick.  It is actually pretty slick.  

I can't remember but I think it was $35?



StanM
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May 17, 2018 at 12:20:03 PM
Joined: 11/07/2006
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I use a laptop with HDMI out and plug it into the tv.  I tried casting and got it to work with other sites but Dirtvision won't cast.  I purposely got a laptop with HDMI for this reason and in my experience a hardware solution is more stable than casting.  

On a side note casting worked great for some Stormy Daniels research.  I found out things that I can't unsee.  wink


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HoldenCaulfield
May 17, 2018 at 01:40:40 PM
Joined: 03/22/2008
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Posted By: egras on May 17 2018 at 07:49:56 AM

Sorry----I think it's called a Chrome Stick?  Plug it in the USB or HDMI port in the TV.  Then, in any device with Google Chrome, you select "CAST" in the menu.  It will seek out and find the Chrome Stick.  It is actually pretty slick.  

I can't remember but I think it was $35?



Chromecast. Some sprint car ppv's have worked via chromecast/laptop while some others only gave sound and no picture. Can't remember if dirtvision worked or not. If I remember correctly it didn't, and I had to watch on my lapstop screen. HDMI cable didn't work either. Haven't tried this year though.



egras
May 17, 2018 at 06:03:39 PM
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Posted By: HoldenCaulfield on May 17 2018 at 01:40:40 PM

Chromecast. Some sprint car ppv's have worked via chromecast/laptop while some others only gave sound and no picture. Can't remember if dirtvision worked or not. If I remember correctly it didn't, and I had to watch on my lapstop screen. HDMI cable didn't work either. Haven't tried this year though.



In my case, the Chromecast in conjunction with Dirtvision has been working perfectly.



SprintFan16
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May 17, 2018 at 06:36:45 PM
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Coverage has been overall fantastic, but I do have a few very minor gripes.

Number one is the overuse of the trackside or "speed" cams. It seemed every race at Haubstadt it was used on the starts and restarts going into Turn 1 and it just isn't quality enough of a shot - you can't see anything, especially in the heat races. The shot is just too dark. 

Number two is just camera shots in general. Most streaming services do it but it seems a lot of the time the shot will drift away from a great battle for a transfer or top five spot to watch the leader take the checkers when they're ahead by a ton. Or like with the Peck/Haud thing the other night, not sure why we're watching the back of the field.

If you'd had told me the two complaints I had were this three months ago when this was announced, I'd have called you crazy. I am undoubtedly pleased with the service - it has been extremely solid, to be honest I can't recall having any buffering issues since it's started and I have watched almost every race I believe. 



HoldenCaulfield
May 17, 2018 at 08:01:20 PM
Joined: 03/22/2008
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I think in general live streamed dirt track races are much better than they were just a couple years ago. Very few issues. I agree about them showing the best battles on the track instead of the leader when he's way out in front.



blazer00
May 17, 2018 at 09:01:12 PM
Joined: 06/10/2015
Posts: 2311
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Posted By: SprintFan16 on May 17 2018 at 06:36:45 PM

Coverage has been overall fantastic, but I do have a few very minor gripes.

Number one is the overuse of the trackside or "speed" cams. It seemed every race at Haubstadt it was used on the starts and restarts going into Turn 1 and it just isn't quality enough of a shot - you can't see anything, especially in the heat races. The shot is just too dark. 

Number two is just camera shots in general. Most streaming services do it but it seems a lot of the time the shot will drift away from a great battle for a transfer or top five spot to watch the leader take the checkers when they're ahead by a ton. Or like with the Peck/Haud thing the other night, not sure why we're watching the back of the field.

If you'd had told me the two complaints I had were this three months ago when this was announced, I'd have called you crazy. I am undoubtedly pleased with the service - it has been extremely solid, to be honest I can't recall having any buffering issues since it's started and I have watched almost every race I believe. 



I've yiped and yiped about those same exact camera issues for four years. Leader out front by a mile and that's where the camera is.....I've suggested a spotter shadowing the camera man and was told "he has an audio feed from Johnny Gibson".....so my question was "then why the heck doesn't he follow Johnny's call" .....they didn't seem to have an answer for that. I've been loyal to DV for several years and that has been a problem from day one.....and not only with DV. Seems all the providers have the mindset to follow the leader to the checkers no matter what. The right camera angle preset could show a panoramic shot of the start/finish and all the way back to turn three. The oppsite preset could cover end of the front stretch through turn two for green flags and such. I've seen both of those views a few times and they show a lot of action at key times of a race. Kudos again for DV and the quality provided this year. Thanks DV!



laudarevsonhunt
May 17, 2018 at 10:58:03 PM
Joined: 12/02/2004
Posts: 1025
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They usually do follow the battle for the transfer spot up until the last lap where they then focus on the leader, then keep the camera on the checkered flag instead of panning back to the action.





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