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TV feeds are now 30-40 seconds behind the streaming feeds. This has been a problem for the last few weeks (at least).
For example - If I watch NFL Red Zone on stream it's about 8 seconds ahead of watching NFL Red Zone on TV. Last season the TV feed was 20-30 seconds ahead.
What the heck is going on? Power cycling the system doesn't work. Restarting the system doesn't work. Doing a system refresh doesn't work. This is a clearly widespread issue (see the other posts here). There's really no point to stay on cable if we are now even behind streaming services.
Another update: "After discussing this further with our video engineers, we believe the issue you're experiencing is due to the way live sporting events are broadcast and the encoding that occurs on the Cox side before the feed is transmitted to customers. Cox no longer broadcasts in the MPEG-2 format; MPEG-4 encoding is now used. Cox has been transitioning from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 in all Cox markets over the past year. MPEG-4 compresses the signal more than MPEG-2 while maintaining signal quality, thus freeing up bandwidth. This encoding change can cause a delay between the TV broadcast and online streaming feeds."It looks like we have an answer. I think it was mentioned by another user in here as well.
Waffle... I 100% agree with you whether you're a noob or not! I am an admin for a sports commentators YouTube page and during the dallas cowboys games he's been 30-45 seconds ahead of me all season long, nothing worse then finding out what's happened in the game from YouTuber then my own hardwired line. It's bs and needs to be fixed immediately before cable loses another customer.
this delay, frankly, is garbage. The delay advantage that linear TV has over streaming in sports is one of the last reasons to keep paying for cable. 40 seconds of delay is comical for broadcast-grade transcoding.
Bro.....I have been trying to figure what is going on for the past three weeks. I am watching the baseball game right now and its literally 4 pitches behind. I am getting updates on my phone faster than "live tv". Looks like I am dumping Cox.
I'm having the same issue and it is infuriating. I get ESPN alerts to my phone before the play happens on my TV. Is this a permanent thing with Cox or are they addressing it?