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Can I Watch The Olympics Online?

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by Daaah, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Anyone know? I don't get NBC over the air for some reason and nbcolympcs.com or whatever it is seems to be requiring me to have a cable TV subscription. Help.
     
  2. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    If you had Comcast you could. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Moved from Pub.

    Olympic stuff needs to be posted in this forum.

    Did you miss the "Announcement" post at the top of the forums, Daaah?
     
  4. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I do have comcast but just their internet service.
     
  5. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    must have missed it. oops
     
  6. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Oh, it's actually quite impressive you can watch every event live or later just for being a xfinity subscriber. Did you have a comcast email account? That is where they sent me an email with a link that took me to the nbc page with all of the content.
     
  7. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    It requires a xfinity tv subscription. I just have a higher speed internet service through them.
     
  8. Matt

    Matt Nerd Drone Pilot Club Member

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    NBC really screwed up. They website keeps crashing under load. You are not missing anything.
     
  9. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    No - I was raging about this last night. You will have to find an illegal stream somewhere - like the Wizwig forums
     
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    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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  11. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    In the comments they had one called v.............. .i.............. p.......... b.............. o........ x, seems to work. Very much like f........... i......... r......... s....... .t ...... r......... o....... w...... s..... p........ o.......... r........ .t........... s
     
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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Typical comcast bs.

    I call to find out how I can watch the olympics. They tell me I need to sign up for TV. I do. They say I can go pick up the box across town and say I will need a splitter. I drive over there, pick up the box and splitter. I install everything and call the customer service # to activate the cable box. After waiting on hold for 10 minutes, I get the cable box activated. But the internet no longer works. They say they need to transfer me to the internet division and I say ok. So I get transferred and then wait another 10 minutes on hold. The girl on the other end tries various things and then asks if I am using a splitter. Yes, because they specifically told me I have to. She tells me that a splitter won't work but that she can call a technician to come install another outlet. I say, I rent and can't install another outlet. She tells me that oh, ok, we can probably just get another splitter and it might work for two months. ??? So I have an appointment scheduled for Monday to get the splitter replaced. Who knows if it will work.

    However, that's not it. Presumably since my internet is back up and I now have cable service (although I am unable to use both at the same time due to the splitter issue) I should be able watch the games on my xbox. I try to log in and get an error. I'm now on hold again "with an estimated wait time of greater than 10 minutes."

    ****ing hell.
     
  13. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm shocked!
     
  14. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Still on hold.
     
  15. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    I must be in the minority but I have never had a problem with comcast and we have had it since the switch from TCI (1999) to at&t(2002) to comcast.
     
  16. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Still on hold. I'm up to 3.5 hours wasted today.
     
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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Finally got through with someone and it is working but despite what they said, I CANNOT watch the games through my xbox and can only do it on xfinity.net or something or with a hand held device. Hah!
     
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    ****. On hold again. All this trouble just to give them money.
     

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    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Try looking in your email inbox for the link. I had to sign into xfinity.com to get the access.
     
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    i'm sure this has been mentioned before, but how is NBC in 2012 not broadcasting the good events live?! i missed the 400m swimming race between phelps/lochte and whoever else...to get to see women's bball, women's soccer, or tennis on tv? jeezus!
     
  21. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Because NBC sucks. Don't forget this is the same network that still thinks ND football is a big draw on national TV every time they're at home.
     

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