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  1. Nrc_02
    (9 comments)
    September 23, 2017 at 2:29 am |

    I think a chromecast feature is really needed and the app seems to be a yearly subscription as opposed to a once off fee as was first advertised.

  2. Heightmeyer's Lemming
    (3 comments)
    September 23, 2017 at 6:03 pm |

    @Nrc_02

    It was never advertised as a once-off fee. There was always an end-date attached to it, which is clearly stated in the FAQ of Stargate Command (I’ve read every page of the website before it disappeared and got replaced with the current setting).

    To be fair, it would be extremely naive to think that you’d be getting lifetime (for however long lifetime might be in regards to the platform’s existence) access for only 20 USD. ;-)

  3. SteeveB
    (2 comments)
    September 23, 2017 at 7:25 pm |

    Will you be reviewing the quality of the video more in-depth? I’d really love to see some side-by-side material between the streams and DVD/Blu-Ray/Amazon HD (SGU Season 2) without any “well it depends on the strength of your WiFi and Chromecast support isn’t quite there yet” that is unrelated to the quality of the stream straight down the pipe to your modem; obviously if you have poor internet, you’re not going to have the best of times anyway, but if you’re nowhere near saturation, quality should be top notch… but is it?
    I did my own side-by-side for one episode (spoiler alert: the DVD is much better quality and isn’t cropped), but that’s far from exhaustive :)

  4. Mimir
    (3 comments)
    September 23, 2017 at 10:12 pm |

    The site is being managed by amateurs plain and simple. Their devs built the website using WebKit or some other framework because someone probably “told” management, or looked at google analytics, that Mobile devices are the fastest growing segment in computing but they neglected to take 1 very big problem into account. The cost for end users to stream the content on mobile, unless you have WiFi access, would deter and/or limit people from streaming those video’s especially in markets where mobile data is expensive and slow. It’s quite odd but each episode is over 300megs at 360p resolution. This would eat anyone’s mobile data plan very fast so WiFi would be required. Nobody offers truly unlimited high speed data on mobile so congratulations on shooting yourselves in the foot right out the gate. Maybe the amateurs simply don’t know how to encode the videos to a much friendlier size while still retaining visual quality and resolution.

    I suspect the management was trying to kill as many birds as possible with their choice to build the site as a mobile first portal that still works on non-mobile devices through a web browser even though its quite clunky. The “Pinterest” style forum has got to be the worse forum I have ever seen in all my years on the net and I used AOL that one time, but in their interested to kill those birds…. they may have just killed Stargate Origins and any other Stargate plans for the next 10 years.

  5. Colin
    (1 comments)
    September 24, 2017 at 8:09 am |

    I think they just killed stargate… because:
    a) There are basically no legal way to stream stargate in most countries via online services,
    b) Their new site just says: ‘We’re sorry, but there are no Series available for your location.’

    Taking the show off Netflix and other platforms around the world is the biggest mistake they could ever make.

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