Posts Tagged ‘frustration’

We’re two days into the Olympics, and so far I have experienced more frustration than enjoyment. This frustration has nothing to do with Michael Phelps missing the podium in the 400-meter individual medley, Jordyn Wieber failing to qualify for the all-around finals in gymnastics, or the men’s swimming 4×100-meter freestyle relay team settling for silver, though. Nope. This frustration comes from not being able to watch any of those events live.

See, NBC isn’t showing any of the major events (swimming, gymnastics, track, etc.) in real time. They’re showing them on tape delay in primetime, because that way they make more money. If you want to watch those events live, you have to watch them online on NBC’s Live Extra. It sounds like an OK enough idea in theory, but the problem is that the online feed has been awful. It’s choppy, it cuts in and out, and it sometimes freezes for minutes on end. And I have Verizon Fios, so it’s not like I’m stuck in the days of dial-up or anything. (more…)