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al Furqaan
December 28, 2007, 09:20 PM
I just wanted to know how many BC members used willow tv to watch the series. After all the clamoring and what not, if we don't live up to our word and rather count pennies, then I am afraid, Bangladesh cricket will continue to be ignored by the sports broadcasters.

So if you shelled out the money and bought the series, well done on you. If you didn't because you couldn't, no problems, there is always next time, inshallah. But if you didn't cuz you're cheap, shame on you.

Anways if you watched the series on willow please vote.

Rommel
December 28, 2007, 09:35 PM
I didn't watch the series through Willow TV but I heard that the quality was not good.

Tehsin
December 28, 2007, 09:44 PM
Several bufferings, mainly on the second ODI.

uvaskaves
December 28, 2007, 09:50 PM
I bought it from willow, bit i didn't think the quality was as bad as people had said. It buffered somewhat, but the quality was ok. I also subscribed to boxtvasia to watch the other cricket matches. Their quality for the Ind/Aus test is really good, but not so good for the BD/NZ ODIs.

al Furqaan
December 28, 2007, 10:30 PM
had they charged even 8 or 10 USDs for the series, i would accept with open arms the quality they have provided. as is, what they have provided, i am pleased. there is nothing like watching and hearing stuff live.

but for the price they should have given good quality.

the free link i had, was just as good and much cheaper.

kalpurush
December 28, 2007, 10:42 PM
Several bufferings, mainly on the second ODI.
I bought it during the 2nd ODI...and suffered from several bufferings like Tehsin vai. Not good quality at all for the money. Hope, Willow will improve the quality...for the best interest of their future business.:)

kalpurush
December 28, 2007, 10:44 PM
had they charged even 8 or 10 USDs for the series, i would accept with open arms the quality they have provided. as is, what they have provided, i am pleased. there is nothing like watching and hearing stuff live.

but for the price they should have given good quality.

the free link i had, was just as good and much cheaper.
..ditto :-D

real123
December 28, 2007, 11:30 PM
Quality was not good at all compared to price. I used to have Apnaitv and their quality was much better (at least 400kbs or higher at much lower price). This time Willow is providing streaming at 270kbs.
But I appreciate their effort, as a result I could watch BD match live.

tonoy
December 28, 2007, 11:34 PM
ah free links do the trick for me now.

riad
December 28, 2007, 11:50 PM
the worst buy ever .....
even the free links are better.

Beamer
December 28, 2007, 11:56 PM
Yes. It was actually pretty good. I didn't face any buffering and the picture quality is not bad at all.

Murad
December 28, 2007, 11:59 PM
I don't like Willow TV. They charge too much money. I buy the streams from other websites that doesnt cost lot of money. They also provide good quality streams with 350kbs+ speed. We don't need willow tv to watch BD matches. There ar plenty of websites to broadcasting the matches live(except the matches in Zimbabwe/Kenya).

I'm watching free stream for this series. The stream quality was too good. Crystal Clear. Thanks to Tonoy dada.:)

tonoy
December 29, 2007, 12:41 AM
hey I should see atleast 33 vote "no" on this poll. because i received more than 33 mail about free links. and you all know who you are. shame on you for not admitting it.

Sohel
December 29, 2007, 12:43 AM
A bit off-topic: SAB is a part of Sony Entertainment Television. So surely you guys in the US, Canada, UK and elsewhere can get it through Dish TV or something. They're also known for popular but atrocious Hindi sitcoms, so I'm sure some Indian sites broadcast the stuff. Ask Indians about it ... :)

One World
December 29, 2007, 12:44 AM
hey I should see atleast 33 vote "no" on this poll. because i received more than 33 mail about free links. and you all know who you are. shame on you for not admitting it.

you are funny - yeah I used your link and I did not vote :-D

ononto
December 29, 2007, 12:50 AM
Probably this time willow had some buffering, mainly in second ODI, but the quality provided by willow so far is the best and incomparable to other small websites (Based on my last 4 years of experience with Willow). Willow is a company, not a private broadcaster who make money out of 50-100 people. They purchase the right for a particular zone, and legally broadcast international matches. There's no competitor of Willow based not only on the infrastructure they have but also their capacity of supporting large scale bandwidth consistently. You might find other small websites which are completely illegal streaming at a better quality then willow as they only could support a very small traffic.

Last but not the least; we should support legal entities like Willow to nurture our cricket future and to make way for other competitors to come forward, so the price gets affordable for everyone.

Anher
December 29, 2007, 01:03 AM
Seriously you paisawala guys "bina paisar bhalo jinish beshi taka dia pocha jinish ki dorkar"?

Nocturnal
December 29, 2007, 01:08 AM
thanks to those free links this time!

Dhakablues
December 29, 2007, 01:42 AM
Yeah bought it,, wouldve bought it whereever, cause whereever Bangladesh Circket is,, so are we. Offcourse, I expected the number to be a bit higher than the teens..

Electrequiem
December 29, 2007, 01:56 AM
Why pay when I can watch it free?

kalpurush
December 29, 2007, 02:08 AM
Why pay when I can watch it free?
[বাংলা]কঠিন প্রশ্ন!!!:D[/বাংলা]

bdbazar_com
December 29, 2007, 02:27 AM
I watched it, its not that bad.

RazabQ
December 29, 2007, 02:33 AM
cuz it's legal. Those of us who are allegedly the cream of the crop and have gotten opportunities to come to the West because of it - if we can't avail of the non-corrupt stuff, then what hope for our impoverished country-men? 20 bucks guys - you blow more on your ciggies probably. [বাংলা]যদি কোনো বৈধ ব্যবস্থা না থাকতো, তাহোলে বুঝতাম ...[/বাংলা]

Foozy
December 29, 2007, 02:35 AM
Ekhono student. Taka poisha nijer na, babar! Aro koyek bocchor jak tar por kina kata kora shuru korbo inshallah! Aer aag porjonto aapnara chaliye jan....
Bangladesh zindabad!

tonoy
December 29, 2007, 02:39 AM
cuz it's legal. Those of us who are allegedly the cream of the crop and have gotten opportunities to come to the West because of it - if we can't avail of the non-corrupt stuff, then what hope for our impoverished country-men? 20 bucks guys - you blow more on your ciggies probably. [বাংলা]যদি কোনো বৈধ ব্যবস্থা না থাকতো, তাহোলে বুঝতাম ...[/বাংলা]

understand your cause... but its just too much work to get out the visa from the wallet at the bedroom and then come back to the living room to watch the match when you could've just sit at your desk and click about 2 times to watch the match. Not to mention that you wouldnt have to go to the bank by the end of the month(and we all hate going to the bank and wait).:-D

Nocturnal
December 29, 2007, 02:44 AM
[বাংলা]লিগ্যাল রেডিও লিংকে খেলা শুনছি, এইটা কি কাউন্ট হবে??[/বাংলা]:-p

Omio
December 29, 2007, 05:48 AM
no wollow,

Nafi
December 29, 2007, 06:06 AM
wasnt available to UK members

cric crazy
December 29, 2007, 03:07 PM
whats the website address for boxtvasia?

reyme
December 29, 2007, 03:35 PM
cuz it's legal. Those of us who are allegedly the cream of the crop and have gotten opportunities to come to the West because of it - if we can't avail of the non-corrupt stuff, then what hope for our impoverished country-men? 20 bucks guys - you blow more on your ciggies probably. [বাংলা]যদি কোনো বৈধ ব্যবস্থা না থাকতো, তাহোলে বুঝতাম ...[/বাংলা]


Spot on!

BD Tigers
December 29, 2007, 09:27 PM
i bought it and the stream was fine w/ occasional buffering (very few). quality is ok but i dont complain cause at least i cud see the game. anyway, now Cricket Plus (in Directv) is going to show the 3rd ODI. I hope they broadcasts the tests too. lets see.

zia
December 29, 2007, 09:47 PM
muradnyc bro,
".....I buy the streams from other websites that doesnt cost lot of money......."

What other websites do you buy from? Can you name them, please so that I can add them in my favorites. Thank

Nafis_BD
December 29, 2007, 09:57 PM
No, my dad doesn't allow me to buy anything from the internet so couldn't watch it through Willow TV!!

akabir77
December 29, 2007, 10:31 PM
willow tv quality was very poor. its not worth 20 bucks. but i have bought other series from them and their quality was supper at that time. so i didn't thought twice this time. but they disappointed me...

sadi
December 29, 2007, 10:39 PM
Not sure why many people had so much buffering problem. I watched almost the whole game and I had one or two very rare buffering problem. Once I refreshed the page, it was okay again. Other than that, quality was okay. The only thing I have problem with is they should've included the test series in this price.

scoilaheez
December 30, 2007, 02:06 AM
I didnt buy it this time but inshallah i will next time, problem is that ive got no money

DotBall
December 30, 2007, 02:59 AM
I did and quality was not up to the par. For $20 it should have been better.

reyme
December 30, 2007, 06:00 AM
I did not see any buffering, the quality was okay, could have been better, but I am just happy to see the match live. Umpires ruined the mood, so missed some part of the game.

al Furqaan
December 30, 2007, 02:07 PM
thats pretty good 29 people so far...hopefully this demand will spur willow to not ignore us.

skhondoker
December 30, 2007, 02:33 PM
On Network # 2, the buffering was not at all bad in ODI#1. In ODI#2, there were some buffering but was not that bad.

uss01
December 30, 2007, 02:51 PM
I have Verizon DSL (in the US). Willow TV buffers when I am at home. But when I am at work it doesn't. So I think it's just my own internet connection. Anyone else having problems like this? Any way to get around it?

Moshin
December 30, 2007, 03:27 PM
nope, just watched it through a link.

bangalee
December 30, 2007, 03:34 PM
willow is doing a good job but as already complained 2nd ODI was bit erratic, same as the bd performance

uss01
December 30, 2007, 04:29 PM
what link? Do you mind sending to me?
Thanks a bunch.

nope, just watched it through a link.