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Le Tour on tv, which to watch?

xscreamsukxscreamsuk Posts: 318
edited June 2012 in Pro race
Should I be tuning to Eurosport or ITV4 for the best commentary of the Tour? Have enjoyed the stuff I've watched on Eurosport so far, might tape the live stuff from Esport and the highlight thing from ITV4?

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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    Eurosport commentary will be far better

    ITV will have higher production values
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,290
    Eurosport has the better commentary, but once the stage is over it is worth switching over to ITV4 who are usually better for interviews and post-stage chit-chat.

    ITV are best for evening highlights.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • lemon63lemon63 Posts: 253
    ITV are best for evening highlights.

    as long as you're prepared to put up with 20 mins of adverts within an hours program :evil:
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,701 Lives Here
    lemon63 wrote:
    ITV are best for evening highlights.

    as long as you're prepared to put up with 20 mins of adverts within an hours program :evil:

    They're still better.
  • flasherflasher Posts: 1,694
    lemon63 wrote:
    ITV are best for evening highlights.

    as long as you're prepared to put up with 20 mins of adverts within an hours program :evil:

    Rather the adverts than no Tour on terrestrial TV!
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,290
    lemon63 wrote:
    ITV are best for evening highlights.

    as long as you're prepared to put up with 20 mins of adverts within an hours program :evil:

    The adverts are better as well. No boiled Sidis and Malaysia Truly Asia nonsense on ITV.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    lemon63 wrote:
    ITV are best for evening highlights.

    as long as you're prepared to put up with 20 mins of adverts within an hours program :evil:

    Record the highlights and start watching at 20 past 7 instead of 7pm.

    But I agree with the live = Eurosport, highlights = ITV4 consensus.

    Worth mentioning the difference between British Eurosport and Eurosport HD, too. BES has lots of studio guff before and after the stage, while ES HD is a lot more "on location" with pre-stage interviews and chat with the riders.
  • dsoutardsoutar Posts: 1,746
    Worth mentioning the difference between British Eurosport and Eurosport HD, too. BES has lots of studio guff before and after the stage, while ES HD is a lot more "on location" with pre-stage interviews and chat with the riders.

    Oh - I thought it was only the picture quality that was different. I didn't realise the content differed too
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    Hopefully no womens tennis to disrupt the scheduling on Eurosport.
  • simona75simona75 Posts: 336
    xscreamsuk wrote:
    Should I be tuning to Eurosport or ITV4 for the best commentary of the Tour? Have enjoyed the stuff I've watched on Eurosport so far, might tape the live stuff from Esport and the highlight thing from ITV4?

    Be careful taping anything off Eurosport via your Sky+ box, they're scheduling on the tv guide is notional at best so on occasion the recording will cut out before the stage has finished. I always record the programme afterwards to be safe (I'm now an aficionado on Hungarian Budgie racing :-) )
  • ms_treems_tree Posts: 1,405
    My Tivo actually says 'this is live do you want to extend the timing' and gives you several options.
    'Google can bring back a hundred thousand answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.'
    Neil Gaiman
  • ms_treems_tree Posts: 1,405
    afx237vi wrote:
    Worth mentioning the difference between British Eurosport and Eurosport HD, too. BES has lots of studio guff before and after the stage, while ES HD is a lot more "on location" with pre-stage interviews and chat with the riders.
    Thank afx I've got HD now and will be happy to be spared all that 'this might happen or that mightn't' stuff in the studio. Of course it will mean missing Tony Gibb (sigh) but if it means more interviews and stuff then I can forgo that.
    'Google can bring back a hundred thousand answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.'
    Neil Gaiman
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