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Old 09-15-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Problems streaming ESPN3 on my TV

I have a web enabled TV and am trying to get ESPN3 (watchespn) to work on my new LG. It goes to the website but doesn't show any events (nothing happens when you select the hyperlink) or stream anything. Youtube works (on the TV) and I get ESPN3 on my laptop (both TV and laptop are connected to Comcast).

Anyone else have this problem and could you fix it? I Googled all over and couldn't' find anything. I plan on eventually running a monitor cable from the TV to the laptop but it should work directly.

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Old 09-15-2011, 07:44 PM   #2
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Who is you Internet through. If it isn't Comcast then ESPN3 is blocked. I have the same issue and when I called my ISP they told me they don't pay the licensing fees to ESPN and as a result are not able to stream the video. Kind of sucks
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:05 PM   #3
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Who is you Internet through. If it isn't Comcast then ESPN3 is blocked.
As I mentioned above, it is Comcast.

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Old 09-15-2011, 09:23 PM   #4
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Sorry, missed that part.

Wonder if there is some type of driver needed to process the video.

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As I mentioned above, it is Comcast.

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Old 09-16-2011, 02:39 AM   #5
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I had the same problem when I tried to stream ESPN3 with Google TV. Apparently ESPN can detect what hardware you're using.....if it's a PC then no issue. If it's a TV then no programming. I solved the problem by connecting a laptop. Very simple.....I just plugged the laptop to my AV receiver with a HDMI cable. The only tweak required was to go into Control Panel and set it to use the system speakers rather than the laptop speakers.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #6
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Thanks MikeT, I was wondering about that myself. Just couldn't find the answer on the Internet.

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Old 09-16-2011, 10:31 AM   #7
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ESPN3 does a ton of diagnostic tests to get the hardware you are using and your ISP and such. They have pretty stringent rules as to who can/can't stream their programming.

Like was posted above, hook a PC up to the TV and you should be set.
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ESPN3 does a ton of diagnostic tests to get the hardware you are using and your ISP and such. They have pretty stringent rules as to who can/can't stream their programming.

Like was posted above, hook a PC up to the TV and you should be set.
Actually, I already tried that yesterday, no problemo. I may eventually just buy a dedicated laptop for the TV.

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