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Variable Liveness

Live events are broadcast in gradations away from instantaneous
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Walk into a bar and pay as you travel closer and closer to the livest screen. Ahhhhh.... you spent well tonight, the beer-drinking, rubble-rumbling fan of whatever it is of which you are a fan.
daseva, Sep 13 2009


       ...there might even be one monitor that shows extrapolations of the live footage, allowing a glimpse into the one- or two-frame future...
loonquawl, Sep 14 2009

       But if you stand further away from the screen, you already see the action later than someone next to the screen.
hippo, Sep 14 2009

       I've been in a pub before watching football in which one screen was from a digital signal and the other from an analogue one. This resulted in a 10 second lapse, facilitating instantaneous viewer-defined action replay via the rotation of a few degrees of one's head, dependent on your position in the establishment.
theleopard, Sep 14 2009

       Ah, well, my favorite channel is the History Channel anyway. Does this mean my beer would be free?
Jim Bob of Merriam Park, Sep 14 2009

       Hmm, this is actually possible and quite a decent idea. Just need an internet-capable TV with a radio-controlled clock. We could brand it Simulcast.   

       1) Use the local time signal transmitter 2) Digital broadcast encodes a desired transmission time. 3) Buffer the stream until it is time to broadcast   

       Now for a SimulDrink to go with it...
riposte, Sep 15 2009

       If you live your life slowly enough (think "giant tortoise" or "Joshua Tree"), the BBC and Dave do this quite well.
coprocephalous, Sep 15 2009


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