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JCIN
05-25-2011, 03:08 AM
I'm still cleaning up from the whirlwind that was Vegas 2011 but I wanted to write a thank you post to everyone who made the last two weeks some of the best in TAR history.

Most important are all of the people who supported us by purchasing the pay per views. All of us involved with TAR are extremely grateful for the tremendous support you showed. The event was a success on all fronts for us and it is because of the viewers. Thank you so much. I know there are some residual PPV issues like multiple payments and I am working on getting everything squared away in the next day or so. Thanks to everyone for their patience and support dealing with the pains of streaming live events.

We had the strongest crew ever in Vegas and they should be proud of all the hard work they put in to bring our production to a new level. Nathan and Dave from Run Out Media, Andrew Cleary, Vincent Rochefort, Raphael Dabreo, and Samm Diep all worked their asses off for no where near what they deserved. I want to thank each of them personally for their hard work, great attitudes and most important their friendship.

One person really was the catalyst for the whole thing as far as TAR is concerned. Mark Griffin wanted to do something special this year with streaming for the pro event. He put his money, time and effort 100% behind it and made it happen. This was not a cheap undertaking. From the two giant projection screens to the in room live feed it all took many weeks of meetings, discussions and more than a few dollars. Most people would have just dropped it after looking at the challenges. Mark pulled the trigger and did the work. He takes the heat when things go wrong and he deserves more credit when things go well. Thank you Mark for all of your support.

There were many more people who made the event from the entire CSI Staff who were making the event run smooth to the people who gave us their time to do commentary, to Ric Jones and crew at Bad Boys who do the hardest work of all. David Vandenbergh at CSI gets nowhere near the recognition he deserves for orchestrating the thousands of details an event like this requires. He is the guy you call when you need something done and he saved my ass on numerous occasions over the years. Thank you David. I know I am missing many people as my brain is still half fried but I want to thank all of the people involved with the event. It was a tremendous group effort to create a memorable event for thousands of people.

This was the best event we have ever done and it has a set a new bar for future TAR events that we will strive to achieve and surpass. It was a long hard two weeks but it because of the people involved it will be something I always remember fondly.

Thank you.

Justin Collett

brandoncook26
05-25-2011, 03:33 AM
This years coverage was amazing. It was by far the clearest stream I have seen. It really says something about your dedication and the people you work with that you continue to improve. Thanks for everything you do and for bringing the professional pool experience to us that can't make it everywhere. I know that was your original mission and I believe you have exceeded expectations.

Now go sleep for a few days, wake up, make some calls and get us a TAR 21 :)

-Brandon

Roy Steffensen
05-25-2011, 03:57 AM
It was quite a show TAR put on! Keep up the good work! Runout + TAR = Perfect

Hope to see you stupid guys again soon, had a great time :-D

justadub
05-25-2011, 04:41 AM
Class act, Justin.

Congrats on a great event. Continued success to you and your crew.

Ken_4fun
05-25-2011, 04:43 AM
TAR continues to improve. They are not 100% yet, hell most TV networks arent at 100% either, but it seems that TAR improves a little each time.


I am trying to stay positive and support TAR in spite of its growing pains, but alot of frustration each time they stream.

Just a thought, and take this as a constructive critizism as I appreciate the efforts. Would it be worthwhile to hire some "super duper" group to overcome the continued technical issues?

I have been an Engineering Manager, and I understand sometimes you need to call in for a little help on specific issues.

I wish you and your team continued success.

Ken Strain

MOJOE
05-25-2011, 04:56 AM
I watched for most days and was extremely impressed. Maybe I was lucky but I did not experience ANY technical glitches during any of the times that I watched.

The stream was clear and very high quality. Thanks to all that made it possible!

JoeyK

JCIN
05-25-2011, 04:59 AM
TAR continues to improve. They are not 100% yet, hell most TV networks arent at 100% either, but it seems that TAR improves a little each time.


I am trying to stay positive and support TAR in spite of its growing pains, but alot of frustration each time they stream.

Just a thought, and take this as a constructive critizism as I appreciate the efforts. Would it be worthwhile to hire some "super duper" group to overcome the continued technical issues?

I have been an Engineering Manager, and I understand sometimes you need to call in for a little help on specific issues.

I wish you and your team continued success.

Ken Strain
I'm not sure what you mean by technical issues regarding this stream.

We didnt have any technical issues on our end for this stream. There were two stretches of about 15-20 minutes when a few people reported choppy streams but others said they had no problem. Considering we streamed for over one hundred hours over the course of ten days I think that is pretty good.

The only issues we had were user related and those were either peoples browsers caching old links for the PPV purchase or something on the end users computer or internet connection. The thing about streaming is that we can do everything right and the end user still has problems. Honestly this is about 90% of the problems we encounter. We had a problem during TAR 20 that was a glitch in our PPV provider database but that was an extremely rare occurrence.

I look at my email for tech support and the great majority of the problems could have been handled if the customer would have either read the FAQ or simply refreshed their browser.

I'm quite positive that your "super group" would tell me what I already know: If we had more money we could do more.

I am curious though which technical problems you are referring to regarding TAR specifically not all streamers grouped together.

Thecoats
05-25-2011, 05:10 AM
TAR continues to improve. They are not 100% yet, hell most TV networks arent at 100% either, but it seems that TAR improves a little each time.


I am trying to stay positive and support TAR in spite of its growing pains, but alot of frustration each time they stream.

Just a thought, and take this as a constructive critizism as I appreciate the efforts. Would it be worthwhile to hire some "super duper" group to overcome the continued technical issues?

I have been an Engineering Manager, and I understand sometimes you need to call in for a little help on specific issues.

I wish you and your team continued success.

Ken Strain

I am with Justin here Ken, what types of technical issues did you experience? I was at home recovering from a surgery, so I watched all of the one pocket and 10 ball streams and zero issues during the event. I did try to help a few people in the chat room with clearing their cache so they could get the correct purchase link for that particular day.

I am one of the lucky ones that has purchased every Tar event produced (even a few I attended in person) and I believe this was the best one ever with the fewest stream related issues.

Thanks Justin and everyone involved, when I started playing pool in 1980 I never would have imagined we could get world class events and matches delevered to our homes for 10.00

Thanks Again
-don

"CaliRed".
05-25-2011, 05:11 AM
Thanks TAR, RunoutMedia and CSI for a memorable week!

The feed was outstanding! Having Billy Incardona in the booth made it the best you can possibly get. Billy, Scott and Corey made a very good team.

Thanks for giving us people stuck in Bumf$&k Nowhere, the chance to "be there" at these big events.

The onepocket made my week! Please don't ever forget about us onepocket fans. We rarely get to see great players in races to 4 or 5.

You guys are the best!!!!

Now I had one more question... and please don't tell me that this isn't in your plans.... but if I had one request, I would want you to stream this event. It is really important to me and I think you could get the biggest audience yet. Thanks in advance!:D
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tjk1566
05-25-2011, 05:30 AM
Hey to All involved for the live streaming ,
What a great job !!Didn't get to watch as much as I wanted but when I did WOW great quality stream .For me just to be able to see EFREN was worth it.Forget about all the other great matches . Look forward to all the tourneys in the future !
TYVM

Tim

cleary
05-25-2011, 05:55 AM
Was just glad to be there and help how I could. Had a great time on and off the stream. It's only getting better.

Kickin' Chicken
05-25-2011, 06:47 AM
Here's one I noticed:

During a 1p match, Richard Harris was having a tough go of it, and just after making a bad shot, one of the cameras went in real tight on Richard capturing not only the frustration on his face in amazing detail, but I actually saw some ear hair. :yikes: What kind of cameras did you say those were? :thumbup:

I will echo the sentiments of all those who said they thought this was the best yet from TAR.

The added dimension that the Runout Media guys provided really kicked it up quite a few notches. It was terrific that they not only added some great hardware into the mix but the intuitive switching and angles we got made the viewing that much more enjoyable. :thumbup:

The commentating overall was extremely enjoyable, too.

Listening to team Justin/Cleary gives you a feeling like you are one of their buds, sitting along side them on a couch, taking in the event with their humorous slant on things. Very funny guys!

Anything that includes Billy I is a real treat. When he and Scott get together it's guaranteed to be informative and hilarious. Very enjoyable.

I also really enjoyed listening to JoeyA alongside Billy. I thought they were a brilliant team, complimenting each other perfectly.

All kidding aside regarding any tech glitches, I watched a fair amount of the one pocket and the last day of 10 ball and everything was silky smooth here.

TAR, Runout Media, & CSI seem to have a pretty good grasp on things.

Everyone involved in this epic production should be very proud of themselves. :cool: :thumbup: :cool:

Thanks for making it so I could enjoy it from the comfort of my home.

Best,
Brian kc

jay helfert
05-25-2011, 07:57 AM
I'm still cleaning up from the whirlwind that was Vegas 2011 but I wanted to write a thank you post to everyone who made the last two weeks some of the best in TAR history.

Most important are all of the people who supported us by purchasing the pay per views. All of us involved with TAR are extremely grateful for the tremendous support you showed. The event was a success on all fronts for us and it is because of the viewers. Thank you so much. I know there are some residual PPV issues like multiple payments and I am working on getting everything squared away in the next day or so. Thanks to everyone for their patience and support dealing with the pains of streaming live events.

We had the strongest crew ever in Vegas and they should be proud of all the hard work they put in to bring our production to a new level. Nathan and Dave from Run Out Media, Andrew Cleary, Vincent Rochefort, Raphael Dabreo, and Samm Diep all worked their asses off for no where near what they deserved. I want to thank each of them personally for their hard work, great attitudes and most important their friendship.

One person really was the catalyst for the whole thing as far as TAR is concerned. Mark Griffin wanted to do something special this year with streaming for the pro event. He put his money, time and effort 100% behind it and made it happen. This was not a cheap undertaking. From the two giant projection screens to the in room live feed it all took many weeks of meetings, discussions and more than a few dollars. Most people would have just dropped it after looking at the challenges. Mark pulled the trigger and did the work. He takes the heat when things go wrong and he deserves more credit when things go well. Thank you Mark for all of your support.

There were many more people who made the event from the entire CSI Staff who were making the event run smooth to the people who gave us their time to do commentary, to Ric Jones and crew at Bad Boys who do the hardest work of all. David Vandenbergh at CSI gets nowhere near the recognition he deserves for orchestrating the thousands of details an event like this requires. He is the guy you call when you need something done and he saved my ass on numerous occasions over the years. Thank you David. I know I am missing many people as my brain is still half fried but I want to thank all of the people involved with the event. It was a tremendous group effort to create a memorable event for thousands of people.

This was the best event we have ever done and it has a set a new bar for future TAR events that we will strive to achieve and surpass. It was a long hard two weeks but it because of the people involved it will be something I always remember fondly.

Thank you.

Justin Collett

Good job by the Tar Bear! :grin:

watchez
05-25-2011, 08:47 AM
Great work again Justin - if anyone was there and could just see the wires coming out of the control panel they use, you would get a feel for just one small part of what TAR goes thru to set something like this up.

Now that I am home, I wish I would have spent more time over there then just one afternoon but too many distractions for me in Vega$.

Now if you can find the file of the Lou F. - Richard Harris match, then I could get these St Louis guys off my back. :)

cleary
05-25-2011, 09:54 AM
Great work again Justin - if anyone was there and could just see the wires coming out of the control panel they use, you would get a feel for just one small part of what TAR goes thru to set something like this up.

Now that I am home, I wish I would have spent more time over there then just one afternoon but too many distractions for me in Vega$.

Now if you can find the file of the Lou F. - Richard Harris match, then I could get these St Louis guys off my back. :)

Yea I missed ya! Have to double up on my drink next year.

"CaliRed".
05-25-2011, 11:33 AM
The stream looked good, thanks all!
Will this air on any TV networks like it did in the past?

well, that's a helluva compliment for TAR!:)

DID you get that network deal signed yet, JCIN?

Joe_Jaguar
05-25-2011, 12:46 PM
I'm still cleaning up from the whirlwind that was Vegas 2011 but I wanted to write a thank you post to everyone who made the last two weeks some of the best in TAR history.

Most important are all of the people who supported us by purchasing the pay per views. All of us involved with TAR are extremely grateful for the tremendous support you showed. The event was a success on all fronts for us and it is because of the viewers. Thank you so much. I know there are some residual PPV issues like multiple payments and I am working on getting everything squared away in the next day or so. Thanks to everyone for their patience and support dealing with the pains of streaming live events.

We had the strongest crew ever in Vegas and they should be proud of all the hard work they put in to bring our production to a new level. Nathan and Dave from Run Out Media, Andrew Cleary, Vincent Rochefort, Raphael Dabreo, and Samm Diep all worked their asses off for no where near what they deserved. I want to thank each of them personally for their hard work, great attitudes and most important their friendship.

One person really was the catalyst for the whole thing as far as TAR is concerned. Mark Griffin wanted to do something special this year with streaming for the pro event. He put his money, time and effort 100% behind it and made it happen. This was not a cheap undertaking. From the two giant projection screens to the in room live feed it all took many weeks of meetings, discussions and more than a few dollars. Most people would have just dropped it after looking at the challenges. Mark pulled the trigger and did the work. He takes the heat when things go wrong and he deserves more credit when things go well. Thank you Mark for all of your support.

There were many more people who made the event from the entire CSI Staff who were making the event run smooth to the people who gave us their time to do commentary, to Ric Jones and crew at Bad Boys who do the hardest work of all. David Vandenbergh at CSI gets nowhere near the recognition he deserves for orchestrating the thousands of details an event like this requires. He is the guy you call when you need something done and he saved my ass on numerous occasions over the years. Thank you David. I know I am missing many people as my brain is still half fried but I want to thank all of the people involved with the event. It was a tremendous group effort to create a memorable event for thousands of people.

This was the best event we have ever done and it has a set a new bar for future TAR events that we will strive to achieve and surpass. It was a long hard two weeks but it because of the people involved it will be something I always remember fondly.

Thank you.

Justin Collett


It was great stream for both events. Ever tried packaging off the semis/finals together for delayed broadcast like the Seminoles did last year for the Mizerak event on the regional sports networks? That would be a great way to show off the quality of your production and the pool being played. Of course I guess you would probably have to give the rights away to them. Just curious.

SpinDoctor
05-25-2011, 01:23 PM
The biggest problem that I had with the TAR feed was that it really made me kick myself for not going to Vegas for the event. A crystal clear view of everything that I was missing....

Kamuitipsdotcom
05-25-2011, 01:59 PM
I'm still cleaning up from the whirlwind that was Vegas 2011 but I wanted to write a thank you post to everyone who made the last two weeks some of the best in TAR history.

Most important are all of the people who supported us by purchasing the pay per views. All of us involved with TAR are extremely grateful for the tremendous support you showed. The event was a success on all fronts for us and it is because of the viewers. Thank you so much. I know there are some residual PPV issues like multiple payments and I am working on getting everything squared away in the next day or so. Thanks to everyone for their patience and support dealing with the pains of streaming live events.

We had the strongest crew ever in Vegas and they should be proud of all the hard work they put in to bring our production to a new level. Nathan and Dave from Run Out Media, Andrew Cleary, Vincent Rochefort, Raphael Dabreo, and Samm Diep all worked their asses off for no where near what they deserved. I want to thank each of them personally for their hard work, great attitudes and most important their friendship.

One person really was the catalyst for the whole thing as far as TAR is concerned. Mark Griffin wanted to do something special this year with streaming for the pro event. He put his money, time and effort 100% behind it and made it happen. This was not a cheap undertaking. From the two giant projection screens to the in room live feed it all took many weeks of meetings, discussions and more than a few dollars. Most people would have just dropped it after looking at the challenges. Mark pulled the trigger and did the work. He takes the heat when things go wrong and he deserves more credit when things go well. Thank you Mark for all of your support.

There were many more people who made the event from the entire CSI Staff who were making the event run smooth to the people who gave us their time to do commentary, to Ric Jones and crew at Bad Boys who do the hardest work of all. David Vandenbergh at CSI gets nowhere near the recognition he deserves for orchestrating the thousands of details an event like this requires. He is the guy you call when you need something done and he saved my ass on numerous occasions over the years. Thank you David. I know I am missing many people as my brain is still half fried but I want to thank all of the people involved with the event. It was a tremendous group effort to create a memorable event for thousands of people.

This was the best event we have ever done and it has a set a new bar for future TAR events that we will strive to achieve and surpass. It was a long hard two weeks but it because of the people involved it will be something I always remember fondly.

Thank you.

Justin Collett

Justin,
You did an amazing job... I hope you slept well after all this... I saw you worked very hard and very late to make this stream great. YOU ROCK!

ga9ball
05-25-2011, 02:25 PM
Just like to thank Tar for some of the best live stream to date. I must admit I did not accomplish much by watching so much pool, but really enjoyed it. Thank you to Mark Griffin for his undaunted energy and funds to make this happen. Great commentary all the way, and congrats to "THE MAGICIAN" best pool player to ever raise a cue, and big congrats to SVB, who made 10 ball look soooooo easy. Justin you are the Man- keep up the good work for the love of our game!

Ken_4fun
05-25-2011, 03:06 PM
I'm not sure what you mean by technical issues regarding this stream.

We didnt have any technical issues on our end for this stream. There were two stretches of about 15-20 minutes when a few people reported choppy streams but others said they had no problem. Considering we streamed for over one hundred hours over the course of ten days I think that is pretty good.

The only issues we had were user related and those were either peoples browsers caching old links for the PPV purchase or something on the end users computer or internet connection. The thing about streaming is that we can do everything right and the end user still has problems. Honestly this is about 90% of the problems we encounter. We had a problem during TAR 20 that was a glitch in our PPV provider database but that was an extremely rare occurrence.

I look at my email for tech support and the great majority of the problems could have been handled if the customer would have either read the FAQ or simply refreshed their browser.

I'm quite positive that your "super group" would tell me what I already know: If we had more money we could do more.

I am curious though which technical problems you are referring to regarding TAR specifically not all streamers grouped together.

I have (2) problems.

The first was handled by you was my PPV and I selected somehow that my paypal would pay you in 2-3 days instead of immediately. You gave me a work around but there has to be a way to handle it without your involvement. Again, there is a need to make it idiot proof (or Ken proof - probably the same thing.)

Secondly, Id like to have almost full screen with the ability to chat as well. I could do either but not both.

The picture quality was much improved, and I thought the commentary was okay but not accu-stat quality.

It sounds like I am negative, but Im really not and that isnt my intent.

Thanks for all you do,

Ken

BigCat
05-25-2011, 03:11 PM
I have (2) problems.

The first was handled by you was my PPV and I selected somehow that my paypal would pay you in 2-3 days instead of immediately. You gave me a work around but there has to be a way to handle it without your involvement. Again, there is a need to make it idiot proof (or Ken proof - probably the same thing.)

Secondly, Id like to have almost full screen with the ability to chat as well. I could do either but not both.

The picture quality was much improved, and I thought the commentary was okay but not accu-stat quality.

It sounds like I am negative, but Im really not and that isnt my intent.

Thanks for all you do,

Ken

Your second "issue" is not a technical difficulty/issue, it's a feature request (I'm also in engineering... software arch/dev). If you are an engineering manager, then you should know there is a huge difference between the two. This is not a glitch, bug, or issue... you would simply like it to be added to the stream as a new feature.

To call this a "continued technical difficulty" is incorrect in my opinion and misrepresents what an outstanding job TAR did on this event.

Ray

RoadHustler
05-25-2011, 03:16 PM
Thank you guys it was awesome. The whole family spent the week on the couch. We learned allot great commentary Thank you :thumbup:

Hungarian
05-25-2011, 03:21 PM
justin,
you did an amazing job... I hope you slept well after all this... I saw you worked very hard and very late to make this stream great. You rock!

J-Rock !!!!!!!!!

Joe_Jaguar
05-25-2011, 03:36 PM
Secondly, Id like to have almost full screen with the ability to chat as well. I could do either but not both.

Ken

This is my one issue too, that the PPV video viewer is locked to one size or expand full screen as the only two options. I am also not going to play around with 5 different web browsers to workaround it. I was under the impression from an early discussion with Accu-Stats that I think uses the same PPV provider that this could be unlocked. Regardless, I used this easy workaround from Cali that worked great for the whole PPV stream to have what you are trying to do:
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=231597

Ken_4fun
05-25-2011, 03:37 PM
Your second "issue" is not a technical difficulty/issue, it's a feature request (I'm also in engineering... software arch/dev). If you are an engineering manager, then you should know there is a huge difference between the two. This is not a glitch, bug, or issue... you would simply like it to be added to the stream as a new feature.

To call this a "continued technical difficulty" is incorrect in my opinion and misrepresents what an outstanding job TAR did on this event.

Ray


In my opinion, you are a nit.

I am trying to help these guys. The state of pool, is poor and we need to be better than everyone else.

Obviously, I think these guys are improving and some "enhancements" or issues identified can be corrected or improved.

I try to buy all TAR presentations and streams, I also try to buy all books, movies and whatever in efforts to support the sport. I buy a couple cues from cuemakers each year.

I would ask what you do to support, but frankly I just dont care.

Ken

"CaliRed".
05-25-2011, 03:51 PM
I have (2) problems.

The first was handled by you was my PPV and I selected somehow that my paypal would pay you in 2-3 days instead of immediately. You gave me a work around but there has to be a way to handle it without your involvement. Again, there is a need to make it idiot proof (or Ken proof - probably the same thing.)

Secondly, Id like to have almost full screen with the ability to chat as well. I could do either but not both.

The picture quality was much improved, and I thought the commentary was okay but not accu-stat quality.

It sounds like I am negative, but Im really not and that isnt my intent.

Thanks for all you do,

Ken

on the first point.. it would be nice to not to have to involve anyone.. but it was a accident on your part, and paypal only did what you told it to do.. they can't really override paypal...

2nd - as Joe noted below.. I came up with a easy workaround for the fixed size window that allows you to resize it however you want it for the most part. I didn't get much response to it, even with a subject like this:)
Tip on how to resize TAR PPV's so you can chat and see video
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showpost.php?p=3013606&postcount=1

3rd... you just have to realize that it's not like these guys get paid to commentate. We had some great people in the booth. The hands down best in the business Billy Incardona enlightened us for several days in the onepocket. The guys been hurting from back surgery too. Throw in Corey Deuel, Scott Frost, Jeremy Jones, Ken Schuman, Jay Helfert, the debut of Artie Bodendorfer, Larry Schwartz and who could leave out laid back Justin and Cleary.

Everyone has their own preference in commentators, so if those don't do it for you, nobody can necessarily rag on you about it. But we got lots of pro players in there, that were donating their time (as far as I know)

Hopefully you had a good time!

Hungarian
05-25-2011, 04:08 PM
TAR continues to improve. They are not 100% yet, hell most TV networks aren't at 100% either, but it seems that TAR improves a little each time.


I am trying to stay positive and support TAR in spite of its growing pains, but a lot of frustration each time they stream.

Just a thought, and take this as a constructive criticism as I appreciate the efforts. Would it be worthwhile to hire some "super duper" group to overcome the continued technical issues?

I have been an Engineering Manager, and I understand sometimes you need to call in for a little help on specific issues.

I wish you and your team continued success.

Ken Strain


Dear Engineering Mgr,
You sound just like the Engineering Managers I deal with. Call for help instead of being the Engineer and figuring it out. This may be why you can't properly use your computer.
Cheers,
Salesman Mark

PS> OK, I am sorry. I deal with Engineering Mgrs every day of my life and so this feels real good to lash out. Sorry if this is too hurtful but your slams bother me simply by the way you worded them. If I am the Salesman of record for your Engineering Firm I apologize in advance and I truly hope your Lead Project Engineers continue to call for simple support. Who'd you say you work for? Oh Lord. I'm in trouble

Hungarian
05-25-2011, 04:16 PM
OK Ken, Based on your latest post I retract my apology. You shouldn't call people nits when you write stupid posts because you don't know how to properly use your PC.

I screwed up on the last day of the stream bc I did not follow the simple instructions. I ended up buying May 20th twice. But I was trying to buy May 21st. Justin fixed the problem in less then 10 minutes.

I all most red repped you but I honestly don't think you realize how your comments come across.
Regards,
Hungarian

paksat
05-25-2011, 05:01 PM
In my opinion, you are a nit.

I am trying to help these guys. The state of pool, is poor and we need to be better than everyone else.

Obviously, I think these guys are improving and some "enhancements" or issues identified can be corrected or improved.

I try to buy all TAR presentations and streams, I also try to buy all books, movies and whatever in efforts to support the sport. I buy a couple cues from cuemakers each year.

I would ask what you do to support, but frankly I just dont care.

Ken

He just told you the truth... this isn't a technical difficulty..

What in the world did you bring that tone in for?

JCIN
05-25-2011, 11:34 PM
I have (2) problems.

The first was handled by you was my PPV and I selected somehow that my paypal would pay you in 2-3 days instead of immediately. You gave me a work around but there has to be a way to handle it without your involvement. Again, there is a need to make it idiot proof (or Ken proof - probably the same thing.)

Secondly, Id like to have almost full screen with the ability to chat as well. I could do either but not both.

The picture quality was much improved, and I thought the commentary was okay but not accu-stat quality.

It sounds like I am negative, but Im really not and that isnt my intent.

Thanks for all you do,

Ken

The PayPal issue is one that is completely out of my control. I can not decide what type of payment you send me. I try to keep an eye on the E-Checks and send out new log ins as soon as I see one. If I am busy with something else then it can take longer.

As for the video window and resizing it is something I will talk to AudioVideoweb about but it just hasn't been a priority. I understand the end user wanting the ability to drag and resize the window. The fact that we have reached a point where that is one of the biggest points of interest is IMO a good thing.

The commentary is a subjective topic so thats all up to each individual to take or leave as they like. I like a wide variety of commentators instead of a week of the same two or three guys. Different strokes for different folks. We'll just keep doing the best we can.

I appreciate your input and your support. I hope we can make some improvements in the future that keep you coming back.

Johnnyt
05-26-2011, 03:27 AM
Most of the TV stations in Tampa, FL (5) stream things like big court cases, presidents and others speaches, shuttle takeoffs and landings, anything that would take up all day or hours of TV air time. I'm sure most all stations around the country are doing it or will be soon. They have a murder trial on now and I see no difference in quality of stream between the news channels and TAR. In fact I believe TAR is clearer. It can only help people get used to watching streams. Getting the TAR website out to more pool players would help sales a lot IMO, but I have no idea how to make that happen. Johnnyt

brandoncook26
05-26-2011, 06:15 AM
There is such a disconnect between amateur players and the professional scene. I went to the pool room Tuesday. There was a guy there who plays in nearly every tournament, 5+ days a week. He is a threat to cash, probably a mid B player. I was talking about TAR and the stream last week (specifically how good Shane was playing). He didn't have any idea who Shane VanBoening was, the best American player, let alone what TAR was.

These are the guys who need to be reached to get Justin some monster viewership. Maybe when Justin gets the next match set up, TAR 21, he can design a simple flyer that I can print and take to the pool room. If everyone does that, it may bring some new exposure.

I'll talk with the room owner about purchasing the stream and maybe setting it up on the biggest tv behind the bar as well. That way, people can see it first without having to take a chance on buying it.

justadub
05-26-2011, 07:26 AM
There is such a disconnect between amateur players and the professional scene. I went to the pool room Tuesday. There was a guy there who plays in nearly every tournament, 5+ days a week. He is a threat to cash, probably a mid B player. I was talking about TAR and the stream last week (specifically how good Shane was playing). He didn't have any idea who Shane VanBoening was, the best American player, let alone what TAR was.

These are the guys who need to be reached to get Justin some monster viewership. Maybe when Justin gets the next match set up, TAR 21, he can design a simple flyer that I can print and take to the pool room. If everyone does that, it may bring some new exposure.

I'll talk with the room owner about purchasing the stream and maybe setting it up on the biggest tv behind the bar as well. That way, people can see it first without having to take a chance on buying it.

+1

I believe this is very important. I've posted on this subject before, very regular players who have no idea who the best players in their own sport are! I talk to people all the time with the same results.

I, too, would like a simple, easy-to-print (PFD would be aces!) flyer for the bigger events, so that we can post them in our pool halls, leave them on tables, maybe some league operators might be persuaded to including them in their mailings... It might not make a huge impact right away, but perhaps it can begin to turn more people onto the cool things that already happen in pool. And maybe make it easier for even more cool stuff to take place.

3RAILKICK
05-26-2011, 01:28 PM
There is such a disconnect between amateur players and the professional scene. I went to the pool room Tuesday. There was a guy there who plays in nearly every tournament, 5+ days a week. He is a threat to cash, probably a mid B player. I was talking about TAR and the stream last week (specifically how good Shane was playing). He didn't have any idea who Shane VanBoening was, the best American player, let alone what TAR was.

These are the guys who need to be reached to get Justin some monster viewership. Maybe when Justin gets the next match set up, TAR 21, he can design a simple flyer that I can print and take to the pool room. If everyone does that, it may bring some new exposure.

I'll talk with the room owner about purchasing the stream and maybe setting it up on the biggest tv behind the bar as well. That way, people can see it first without having to take a chance on buying it.

Justin-

Do you get many room owner PPV purchasers currently? Are there any differences in purchasing the stream by an individual vs a room owner?

Not talking about a room charging customers to view, just making it available to view on their big screen/ projection TV's by patrons and poolplayers.

Maybe the exposure would generate more PPV sales to individuals??

Just curious-a possible win-win. Another sale, and increased exposure to potential customers.

Hungarian
05-26-2011, 04:06 PM
There is such a disconnect between amateur players and the professional scene. I went to the pool room Tuesday. There was a guy there who plays in nearly every tournament, 5+ days a week. He is a threat to cash, probably a mid B player. I was talking about TAR and the stream last week (specifically how good Shane was playing). He didn't have any idea who Shane VanBoening was, the best American player, let alone what TAR was.

These are the guys who need to be reached to get Justin some monster viewership. Maybe when Justin gets the next match set up, TAR 21, he can design a simple flyer that I can print and take to the pool room. If everyone does that, it may bring some new exposure.

I'll talk with the room owner about purchasing the stream and maybe setting it up on the biggest tv behind the bar as well. That way, people can see it first without having to take a chance on buying it.

Great post Brandon regards to a grass roots effort.

Green Rep for that Sir

Jay021
05-26-2011, 04:26 PM
I'm still cleaning up from the whirlwind that was Vegas 2011 but I wanted to write a thank you post to everyone who made the last two weeks some of the best in TAR history.

Most important are all of the people who supported us by purchasing the pay per views. All of us involved with TAR are extremely grateful for the tremendous support you showed. The event was a success on all fronts for us and it is because of the viewers. Thank you so much. I know there are some residual PPV issues like multiple payments and I am working on getting everything squared away in the next day or so. Thanks to everyone for their patience and support dealing with the pains of streaming live events.

We had the strongest crew ever in Vegas and they should be proud of all the hard work they put in to bring our production to a new level. Nathan and Dave from Run Out Media, Andrew Cleary, Vincent Rochefort, Raphael Dabreo, and Samm Diep all worked their asses off for no where near what they deserved. I want to thank each of them personally for their hard work, great attitudes and most important their friendship.

One person really was the catalyst for the whole thing as far as TAR is concerned. Mark Griffin wanted to do something special this year with streaming for the pro event. He put his money, time and effort 100% behind it and made it happen. This was not a cheap undertaking. From the two giant projection screens to the in room live feed it all took many weeks of meetings, discussions and more than a few dollars. Most people would have just dropped it after looking at the challenges. Mark pulled the trigger and did the work. He takes the heat when things go wrong and he deserves more credit when things go well. Thank you Mark for all of your support.

There were many more people who made the event from the entire CSI Staff who were making the event run smooth to the people who gave us their time to do commentary, to Ric Jones and crew at Bad Boys who do the hardest work of all. David Vandenbergh at CSI gets nowhere near the recognition he deserves for orchestrating the thousands of details an event like this requires. He is the guy you call when you need something done and he saved my ass on numerous occasions over the years. Thank you David. I know I am missing many people as my brain is still half fried but I want to thank all of the people involved with the event. It was a tremendous group effort to create a memorable event for thousands of people.

This was the best event we have ever done and it has a set a new bar for future TAR events that we will strive to achieve and surpass. It was a long hard two weeks but it because of the people involved it will be something I always remember fondly.

Thank you.

Justin Collett

I didn't get to watch as much of the stream as i would like, but what I did watch I thought was great. I really hate this thread is becoming negative because a few people want to bicker back and forth and take away form Justin's original post thanking everyone for the great job they did. I don't personally know Justin, but I did have the pleasure of speaking to him at the Derby this year. He was as good of a guy in person as he comes across in this thread. Now to the original purpose of my reply since I have been rambling. In the original post there are about 6 paragraphs about how great of job everyone did. I am not saying the people in the OP didn't do a great job, because I think they did, but what is missing from the OP? Justin, thats what. I guarantee he sacrificed as much or more than anyone and put in the hours and effort that everyone did, but he is to humble to mention himself and what he went through to get this done. Lets not forget that his ideas is what brought us TAR in the first place. He has donated numerous hours and numerous dollars to the original TAR project and it is becoming more and more sucessful everyday. I can tell he is not the type of person who wants to take credit for things, as he rather pass the credit to others, but i want to say thank you for all you do and it is greatly appreciated by all the fans.

JohnInNH
05-26-2011, 04:29 PM
TAR has a lot to be proud of the one pocket coverage was awesome it seems like I couldn't wait to see who or what was coming up next, some of the most incredible video that I have seen on my computer, I didn't get a chance to watch any of the 10 ball but I'm sure that it turned out great also, kudos to you and your associates.

Can't wait for the next major event.

John:)

jimmy-leggs
05-26-2011, 07:27 PM
Did you buy a beer ON ME?Like I told you.Awesome streaming like always.

Price Bogart
05-26-2011, 08:04 PM
I'm still cleaning up from the whirlwind that was Vegas 2011 but I wanted to write a thank you post to everyone who made the last two weeks some of the best in TAR history.

Most important are all of the people who supported us by purchasing the pay per views. All of us involved with TAR are extremely grateful for the tremendous support you showed. The event was a success on all fronts for us and it is because of the viewers. Thank you so much. I know there are some residual PPV issues like multiple payments and I am working on getting everything squared away in the next day or so. Thanks to everyone for their patience and support dealing with the pains of streaming live events.

We had the strongest crew ever in Vegas and they should be proud of all the hard work they put in to bring our production to a new level. Nathan and Dave from Run Out Media, Andrew Cleary, Vincent Rochefort, Raphael Dabreo, and Samm Diep all worked their asses off for no where near what they deserved. I want to thank each of them personally for their hard work, great attitudes and most important their friendship.

One person really was the catalyst for the whole thing as far as TAR is concerned. Mark Griffin wanted to do something special this year with streaming for the pro event. He put his money, time and effort 100% behind it and made it happen. This was not a cheap undertaking. From the two giant projection screens to the in room live feed it all took many weeks of meetings, discussions and more than a few dollars. Most people would have just dropped it after looking at the challenges. Mark pulled the trigger and did the work. He takes the heat when things go wrong and he deserves more credit when things go well. Thank you Mark for all of your support.

There were many more people who made the event from the entire CSI Staff who were making the event run smooth to the people who gave us their time to do commentary, to Ric Jones and crew at Bad Boys who do the hardest work of all. David Vandenbergh at CSI gets nowhere near the recognition he deserves for orchestrating the thousands of details an event like this requires. He is the guy you call when you need something done and he saved my ass on numerous occasions over the years. Thank you David. I know I am missing many people as my brain is still half fried but I want to thank all of the people involved with the event. It was a tremendous group effort to create a memorable event for thousands of people.

This was the best event we have ever done and it has a set a new bar for future TAR events that we will strive to achieve and surpass. It was a long hard two weeks but it because of the people involved it will be something I always remember fondly.

Thank you.

Justin Collett

The whole event was the nuts!!! I went to Vegas and watched the one pocket. I came home and watched the stream for the rest of days. Good stuff!!!!! Keep up the good work.

Presio