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02-03-2012, 01:26 PM
Just curious if anyone has experience with this product? If so could you let me know if it is worth it or not, I would greatly appreciate it.
its run by russians..............................................
02-03-2012, 01:37 PM
I can say that I am told it's not legal and probably won't be around long.
02-03-2012, 02:01 PM
I have used it to watch the major network stations. The picture quality is just so so. I watched an NFL game when I was traveling in Europe. It works both on my PC and my Roku.
When the Fox station Dish provides in the USVI didn't carry the ALC series and the World Series I tried watching the games on USTVNOW but they just didn't have the bandwidth to meet the demand.
The channel is marketed as only being available to US Citizens outside the United States. The US Virgin Islands meets this definition.
I beleive the company that provides this service also offers on demand PPV services to small CATV operators. The service of offering US TV to expatriates seems to be one of the things in the "grey area". Some people seem to think it is illegal, but no one can site the chapter and verse it is violating. USTVNOW has been around for at least a couple years so if it was illegal you would think the networks and copy right police would have put an end to it.
02-03-2012, 02:01 PM
I have noticed it has been around for a couple of years. Just trying to get a heads up. I have a Roku use Playon, Netflix. Hulu Plus, Directv. Any suggestions to consoidate these or use other means?
02-03-2012, 06:25 PM
I've used the free stations (major networks out of Philie) quite a few times on my roku the last couple years . Decent picture , but unreliable steam . Might get over 2 hours of viewing sometimes , others a few minutes and it clicks off , over & over . Still worth having for networks back up , has helped me out more than once .
02-03-2012, 07:26 PM
Works great with Roku. I subscribe to the basic USTVNOW service. The images are low resolution, but never any problems with buffering or loosing connection.
To subscribe, you cannot be on a US IP.
02-03-2012, 09:10 PM
Low res video beats nothing. But I would not pay for the service. I get just the local channels which come from Harrisburg PA right now. It is absolutely NOT legal (violates copyright law) so it could be shut down any time without notice.
02-04-2012, 08:06 AM
USTVNOW does the best they can to provide service. When you subscribe to the basic off air channels for free they don't have a lot of money to pay for bandwidth but they are trying.
Here is an e-mail that I received from them last night.
We invite you to watch the Super Bowl with us this Sunday on NBC! Watch The New York Giants versus The New England Patriots live from Indianapolis. See Madonna perform at half time. The game starts at 6 PM EST and the pregame at 1 PM. We have taken steps to insure you will have an uninterrupted, smooth streaming experience.
To start watching, go to http://www.ustvnow.com/login.php (http://www.ustvnow.com/mt.php?hop=706KNTJC/r/cGNkdXRoaWVAZ21haWwuY29t/l/aHR0cDovL3d3dy51c3R2bm93LmNvbS9sb2dpbi5waHA)
If you have any feedback on our service or have any issues please do not reply to this email but instead open a ticket (http://www.ustvnow.com/mt.php?hop=706KNTJC/r/cGNkdXRoaWVAZ21haWwuY29t/l/aHR0cDovL3d3dy51c3R2bm93LmNvbS9vYy9oZWxwZGVzay5waHA_YT1uZXc).
02-04-2012, 03:06 PM
I love being able to watch Weather World every evening on their PBS ch. Signal rather reliable. Stations from Southeastern PA.