Husband is a football (American) fan...

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People,

Happy Saturday.

My husband is a HUGE football fan (go Eagles) and with the regular season underway he's missing it a bit too much. Any suggestions on how he can indulge in watching his 2nd favorite sport (after soccer)? He's planning to signing up for NFL Direct through the internet but would love to be able to watch it on our TV (whenever we buy it).So please help the technically challenged with some questions below:

1. What speed internet do you recommend from AirTel broadband so that he and I can surf in peace (and quickly) and download large documents (job-related)? 2mbps with 4gb or 15gb?

2. Is there any way we can connect the internet to our TV and watch the NFL Direct games through that? What will be need for that?

3. If nothing else, is there a pub/bar where he can watch the games?

Thanks,
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What is your current location? You looking for football in California?

If in India, do you have Hard Rock Cafe in your city?
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Originally Posted by rbbm View Post People,

Happy Saturday.

My husband is a HUGE football fan (go Eagles) and with the regular season underway he's missing it a bit too much. Any suggestions on how he can indulge in watching his 2nd favorite sport (after soccer)? He's planning to signing up for NFL Direct through the internet but would love to be able to watch it on our TV (whenever we buy it).So please help the technically challenged with some questions below:

1. What speed internet do you recommend from AirTel broadband so that he and I can surf in peace (and quickly) and download large documents (job-related)? 2mbps with 4gb or 15gb?

2. Is there any way we can connect the internet to our TV and watch the NFL Direct games through that? What will be need for that?

3. If nothing else, is there a pub/bar where he can watch the games?

Thanks,
N
1. I don't really understand your 1st question after the bit about surfing in peace.

2. The only way you can connect your internet to your TV is if you buy one of the new Sony Bravia LCD tv's and also buy a Bravia I-Link. Do keep in mind this is not economical.

What you should do intead is, get NFL direct and connect your computer to your TV via an s-video cable, vga/rgb cable, or an hdmi cable (highest quality possible).

3. NFL is not very popular in India, and even if a pub/bar were to broadcast it, it would most probably be the day after the game takes place here in the U.S.

Atleast that's how it was last year while I was trying to watch the Laker games in hyderabad, all the games were 1 day behind, so pretty much pointless in watching them since I already knew who won.
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Zsonia-my husband and I've just recently moved to Chennai (from California) for a year or two long project (his).

He's having football withdrawls
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Ignite-thanks-I'll look into your recommendation.
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Cool... hope u manage to find a bar meanwhile
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rbbm - they show some online, so you might have to get hooked up the way my brother does for me when I visit India; I can still watch movies on netflix that way + TV shows from the U.S. Perhaps you can catch football online and hook it up to your TV. I don't know any details just that it can be made to happen.

Interestingly my American hubby and I have the opposite problem in the U.S. We are both soccer fans & our son recently got a full soccer scholarship, yay! We're pretty die-hard soccer fans and end up watching it online most of the time. In recent yrs it has become easier but other than World Cup, we're watching it on non-US outlets most of the time. So there has to be a way for you, I'll ask my brother for you though no guarantee it won't all go over my head!
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is this the game where people on steroids and full body armour go about flouncing to bad music?

Not that "real" european rugby where people actually have some contact when playing?

*calls upon the AllBlacks for defense here.
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I was just wondering the same.

I was just sitting watching the New York Jets and New England Patriots game when i wondered how I would watch football in India. In regards to hooking up the internet to the T.V Ignite is wrong because I have a 32 Inch Vizio in which I have hooked up online (In which I am currently posting this message) Just run the RGB cable to the TV nothing special. This T.V I have the Picture in picture in which I have the internet on one side and the other side t.v. if I choose to.
As far as watching it at a pub such as the hard rock Cafe such as someone suggested in India I can not answer that question however being that there is a major time difference the pub would have to be open in India time from 10:00 P.M until Monday morning until around 8:00 A.M if you watch the later games.
In this predicament your husband would best look into seeing if there is a t.v subscription in India with Tape delays....If not he can watch online ..here is an example.....
http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?...ericanfootball
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Not that "real" european rugby where people actually have some contact when playing?
No contact in North American football? Get in the fast lane grandma, the bingo games ready to roll:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrXNwwOlZ30&NR=1
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Originally Posted by 50cal View Post I was just sitting watching the New York Jets and New England Patriots game when i wondered how I would watch football in India. In regards to hooking up the internet to the T.V Ignite is wrong because I have a 32 Inch Vizio in which I have hooked up online (In which I am currently posting this message) Just run the RGB cable to the TV nothing special. This T.V I have the Picture in picture in which I have the internet on one side and the other side t.v. if I choose to.
As far as watching it at a pub such as the hard rock Cafe such as someone suggested in India I can not answer that question however being that there is a major time difference the pub would have to be open in India time from 10:00 P.M until Monday morning until around 8:00 A.M if you watch the later games.
In this predicament your husband would best look into seeing if there is a t.v subscription in India with Tape delays....If not he can watch online ..here is an example.....
http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?...ericanfootball
You connected your PC to your t.v. Not your internet, meaning that your t.v. acts as a monitor, not as a modem.

Two very different things.

And if you look at my post & look at point #2, you will notice I mentioned the rgb method.
Last edited by Ignite; Sep 21st, 2009 at 15:17.. Reason: spelling.... :p
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Thanks folks for your collective input.

I'll update you all once we're American footballing.
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if you have people back in the US who can help out, I suggest checking out the sling box http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slingbox
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For the last 3-4 days late at night I have been watching on ESPN what is known as college football. One or two games were even live. Apparently there was a huge upset that USC got beaten by California. It's interesting to watch and I understand most of it until one of the gazillion umpires on the ground throws yellow hanky on the ground and play stops. Then I don't know what the hell is going on, but hey they show hot cheerleaders in between. What else do you need in a sport, testosterone driven males bumping helmets with each other and hot cheerleaders cheering them. That's nirvana right there. Of course Champions Trophy Cricket is starting today so all this is irrelevant to me now.
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Originally Posted by rushie82 View Post What else do you need in a sport, testosterone driven males bumping helmets with each other and hot cheerleaders cheering them. That's nirvana right there.
The atmosphere & electricity at a sports venue is almost as important as the competition itself. Brass bands, bouncing babes, women crying, drunks singing - it's all part of the show. Cricket needs to pull up it's socks slightly in that 'value-added' department.

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