Help Best way to watch TdF on Computer?

fredstaple

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Nov 1, 2009
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Does anyone have any good tricks for watching the TdF on the web. I do not have a TV so I need to watch via the computer. Last year I had minimal success using cyclingfans.con and steephilltv.com. Seemed like the English language sites either did not work well or were spotty and would drop. Sometimes I could get a foriegn language feed and then use the audio from a English audio only coverage. Was not an exact match, but it worked better than no TdF at all.

Used this approach during the Giro this Spring and it worked a lot better than with the Tour last year.

Versus TV covers it in the states and allows one to subscribe to a webcast, but the Japanese URL is blocked due to copyright.

If anyone has a suggestion for trying to get better English language coverage, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

Mike

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Sep 24, 2007
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Yamabushi, thanks for the link. It's a great site. I prefer the ITV coverage to anything else and they have it there....great stuff.
 
Sep 2, 2009
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I agree with Pete; I download it and watch it the next day, and am spending the month ignoring Facebook etc, so I don't get any spoilers.

thebox.bz has them in English too.
 

Yamabushi

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Jun 1, 2010
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Yeah, I have a 60" Pioneer plasma, so I want TDF in glorious 720p with English commentary, and I can watch it on my schedule. The only downside is possible spoilers. I hope everyone here will be considerate! :D
 
Sep 2, 2009
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Yeah, I have a 60" Pioneer plasma, so I want TDF in glorious 720p with English commentary, and I can watch it on my schedule. The only downside is possible spoilers. I hope everyone here will be considerate! :D
60" ! Wicked. I am slumming it with a 40" Sharp Aquos. It is in an 8 tatami room though, so it feels about right.

(Obviously I already have Sofmap open on another tab and am looking at massive new TVs).

I will not be spoiling anything for those who download and watch the next day; I am doing the same.
 

Gunjira

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Oct 2, 2009
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My system this year is to download the itv highlights of last nights stage from cyclingtorrents and watch before leaving for work. Cannot cycle to work currently, so that makes a good substitution to start the day excitingly.