siskue2005 wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:39 pm
Mogster wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:57 am
Will FOM ever sort something out for UK Sky F1 subscribers?
The UK SKY f1 is very very very expensive
What I do is I use VPN to put USA as my location and have taken a F1 TV subscription.
I have a sony android tv, so I can run VPN on it and F1 TV app on it
There is no quality loss, its exactly the same. There is a 50 sec delay, but I dial back the live timings to match the TV.
All these only costs 1/3rd of the Sky F1 Uk subscription
Yes, but sky f1 broadcast is in 4k and will work 99.99% of time, something that can not be said about f1tv, though it did work almost flawlessly this year, even with viewer numbers on considerably up compared to last year, so maybe it's now a problem of the past.
Sky also has that red button thingy where you can watch onboard streams in crisp 1080p50 @ 15 mb/s (same ones used for world feed) instead of muddy 720p50 @ 3500 mb/s on f1tv. And then there's "onboard mix" channel with integrated speedo, throttle, brake, gear and rpm (another thing missing in f1tv, most likely on purpose).
Basically if you're a die hard f1 nutcase then sky is worth it, otherwise obviously not so much. Personally I'd probably have both sky and f1tv if were in UK