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Not sure if someone else has posted anything on this topic?? I was watching the highlights to this years Giro and was horrified at how Sh*t the commentary was. Its some plonker Yank that calls the riders by the wrong names and says alot of aaahhh this and aaah that. A rider will come up to the support car and he will say"rider is at the support car" Hello, unless I am blind, I can see that he is there. He really sucks. It does not come naturally to him. He pauses to think what he wants to say.

 

While I am ranting, what happened to the cycling icon on supersport active on DSTV? Seems cycling is not that important to DSTV anymore!!Angry
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Saturday night 22:30 channel 205 said "Giro Highlights" but there was a triathlon program on WTF??

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watch Ria Italia - on DSTV specialist. Enjoy the racing. If you want commentating - use laptop internet to stream live audio.

 

its sweet!

 

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Thanks Astana, here I was sitting like an idiot waiting for the highlights package on DSTV that never appeared...

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I suspect that's Paddy Agnew. Irish reported based in Italy. he sucks...

 

Try get Eurosport channel.

 

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I suspect that's Paddy Agnew. Irish reported based in Italy. he sucks...

Try get Eurosport channel.

 

Paddy Agnew is actually briliant compared to the new guy.
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I thought that the commentator was Dutch until I heard him say that "Wetlands" won the stage. Maybe he is confusing the "Y" with the "T", those fonts are so bad. It looks as if the video is out of focus, probably an HD broadcast converted to SD. Grrrr!Angry

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I watched highlights again this morning at 6:00 on SS2. But geez, the commentator is bad.

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OMG - Paddy Agnew is a cycling commentating god compared to this plonker. What a joke and it completely spoils the whole experience. He doesn't know any of the cyclists, he hesitates and stutters and he can't read what's in front of him.

 

 

 

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I suspect that's Paddy Agnew. Irish reported based in Italy. he sucks...

 

Try get Eurosport channel.

 

Paddy Agnew is actually briliant compared to the new guy.

 

Ouch

 

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That Yank is a propper pDeadDeads, I think that he is actually a baseball commentator-where nothing happens to quickly.

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You guy's are looking at it the wrong way.....you get to watch a great race and at the same time laugh at the sh#t this guy comes up with.....we canned ouselves last night!! nochain2010-05-11 04:44:44

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 I think Ford Fairlane said it best : Listening to this guys is kind of like mastrubating with a cheese grator ........... Slightly amusing but mostly painfull!!!!

 

Picture is really bad too ......... why did they change it all around. A few years ago you could watch it live with constant highlights!

 

Back to commentators - watched the CPT duathlon last night - the comentator - local lad - quoted " Dancing on the pedals" 3 times in a span of 2 min. Be creative - how about a quote like " punishing the cranks' or 'bringing the noise" or "could make the earth turn with those pedal strokes".  Why is is that all cycling/du & triathlon programs have to have horrid presenters?

 

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I was also suffering through the commentary last night.In the end I just used the mute as the commentator was spoiling everything.Very bad but still beats SABC which reminds me of the Pink Floyd words"I've got 60 channels of sh*t on the TV to choose from"

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Thank Goodness, I thought it was just me. Pay Phil what he wants, he's the best.

 

Also noted the changes at DSTV's interactive do we complain? Where?, or just leave it?

 

By the way, Argus images and fonts were just as bad, I was dissapointed in this day & age of tech & HD.
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