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Ian Wallis

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #90 on: September 05, 2021, 09:42:49 PM »
I can't get BUZZR over the air where I live.  I tried going to BUZZR's website but I couldn't get it to load and the online stream wasn't working.  A couple of people I've traded with lately have also said they've been having issues lately and a lot of the time it hasn't worked.  The last time I got it to work was when they aired the syndicated Tattletales some time back - the few times I've tried it since then it hasn't loaded.

Tried going to PlutoTV but can't find BUZZR - can only see about 8 channels there and the search doesn't bring it up.

Frustrating, as I was looking forward to seeing this.  Hopefully the channel will get their stream working so I can maybe see some of the daily episodes.

I've enjoyed the clips they've put on youtube (and it's surprising how close to air they taped the initial episodes) I hope some of the full episodes will be posted online soon!
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #91 on: September 05, 2021, 09:53:59 PM »
While I don't disagree with Adam's assessment, what positive gain is there by selecting 5-$20 in that situation, unless you know you earned $x80 or $x90, where that $20 equates to an extra second at the Gauntlet?  If a contestant hits a block at level 6 while earning that extra Andrew Jackson, that player can't win the round.  Risk vs. reward.  And all that's not taking into consideration that 5-$20 could be a block...

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #92 on: September 05, 2021, 10:31:23 PM »
Weird seeing a contestant forget to move up to the next level.

There was one round where Andrea solved a blooper on Level 5, then called for another amount on the same level, and they played it out.  Needless to say, despite that, she got up to and completed Level 6 just in time.
 

“Forget” or “padded her money”? Remember,  your time in the Gauntlet is based on how much money you make in the main game. If you have enough charging time left, why not answer an extra blooper and pump up your money a little?

Was it the rule that you could solve more than one blooper per level if desired? I wondered if she called "Level 5, 20" out of nerves, not realizing she already solved one blooper in the same level.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #93 on: September 05, 2021, 11:23:27 PM »
I can't get BUZZR over the air where I live.  I tried going to BUZZR's website but I couldn't get it to load and the online stream wasn't working.  A couple of people I've traded with lately have also said they've been having issues lately and a lot of the time it hasn't worked.  The last time I got it to work was when they aired the syndicated Tattletales some time back - the few times I've tried it since then it hasn't loaded.

Tried going to PlutoTV but can't find BUZZR - can only see about 8 channels there and the search doesn't bring it up.

Frustrating, as I was looking forward to seeing this.  Hopefully the channel will get their stream working so I can maybe see some of the daily episodes.

I've enjoyed the clips they've put on youtube (and it's surprising how close to air they taped the initial episodes) I hope some of the full episodes will be posted online soon!

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #94 on: September 06, 2021, 12:02:50 AM »
Thanks so much!
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chargeradiocom

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #95 on: September 06, 2021, 01:16:34 AM »
I can't get BUZZR over the air where I live.  I tried going to BUZZR's website but I couldn't get it to load and the online stream wasn't working.  A couple of people I've traded with lately have also said they've been having issues lately and a lot of the time it hasn't worked.  The last time I got it to work was when they aired the syndicated Tattletales some time back - the few times I've tried it since then it hasn't loaded.

Tried going to PlutoTV but can't find BUZZR - can only see about 8 channels there and the search doesn't bring it up.

Frustrating, as I was looking forward to seeing this.  Hopefully the channel will get their stream working so I can maybe see some of the daily episodes.

I've enjoyed the clips they've put on youtube (and it's surprising how close to air they taped the initial episodes) I hope some of the full episodes will be posted online soon!

Not sure how you’re trying to stream it exactly but here are a few direct links that might help get you there:

Pluto TV: https://www.pluto.tv/en/live-tv/buzzr

Roku Channel (you don’t need a Roku device if you’re streaming on your computer or mobile): https://therokuchannel.roku.com/watch/5b602e2bf2b9502ba0a6e715f540da56/buzzr

Distro TV: https://www.distro.tv/live/buzzr

Hopefully one of these will help.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #96 on: September 06, 2021, 01:54:25 AM »
I can't get BUZZR over the air where I live.  I tried going to BUZZR's website but I couldn't get it to load and the online stream wasn't working.  A couple of people I've traded with lately have also said they've been having issues lately and a lot of the time it hasn't worked.  The last time I got it to work was when they aired the syndicated Tattletales some time back - the few times I've tried it since then it hasn't loaded.

Tried going to PlutoTV but can't find BUZZR - can only see about 8 channels there and the search doesn't bring it up.

Frustrating, as I was looking forward to seeing this.  Hopefully the channel will get their stream working so I can maybe see some of the daily episodes.

I've enjoyed the clips they've put on youtube (and it's surprising how close to air they taped the initial episodes) I hope some of the full episodes will be posted online soon!

Not sure how you’re trying to stream it exactly but here are a few direct links that might help get you there:

Pluto TV: https://www.pluto.tv/en/live-tv/buzzr

Roku Channel (you don’t need a Roku device if you’re streaming on your computer or mobile): https://therokuchannel.roku.com/watch/5b602e2bf2b9502ba0a6e715f540da56/buzzr

Distro TV: https://www.distro.tv/live/buzzr

Hopefully one of these will help.
IIRC, Ian is in Canada, so that's the main problem. I think Buzzr is geo-blocking the stream on their website and it's not on Pluto TV in Canada either. Not sure about the other two sites you suggested and whether they work in Canada.
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #97 on: September 06, 2021, 02:24:38 AM »
I can't get BUZZR over the air where I live.  I tried going to BUZZR's website but I couldn't get it to load and the online stream wasn't working.  A couple of people I've traded with lately have also said they've been having issues lately and a lot of the time it hasn't worked.  The last time I got it to work was when they aired the syndicated Tattletales some time back - the few times I've tried it since then it hasn't loaded.

Tried going to PlutoTV but can't find BUZZR - can only see about 8 channels there and the search doesn't bring it up.

Frustrating, as I was looking forward to seeing this.  Hopefully the channel will get their stream working so I can maybe see some of the daily episodes.

I've enjoyed the clips they've put on youtube (and it's surprising how close to air they taped the initial episodes) I hope some of the full episodes will be posted online soon!

Not sure how you’re trying to stream it exactly but here are a few direct links that might help get you there:

Pluto TV: https://www.pluto.tv/en/live-tv/buzzr

Roku Channel (you don’t need a Roku device if you’re streaming on your computer or mobile): https://therokuchannel.roku.com/watch/5b602e2bf2b9502ba0a6e715f540da56/buzzr

Distro TV: https://www.distro.tv/live/buzzr

Hopefully one of these will help.
IIRC, Ian is in Canada, so that's the main problem. I think Buzzr is geo-blocking the stream on their website and it's not on Pluto TV in Canada either. Not sure about the other two sites you suggested and whether they work in Canada.
I wasn’t realizing that. Yeah, geoblocking could definitely be the issue. I imagine Roku Channel has similar geographical restrictions to Pluto. No idea about Distro, though; it might be worth a shot.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #98 on: September 06, 2021, 07:28:24 AM »
Watching them again just served to remind that Tom was the perfect host for Whew. His energy level fit the pace.

Not to mention the ability to keep the game on the rails when the wrong bloopers were flipped on the board or the wrong sound effect was played.
It was quite amazing how many production errors there were early on... they played the "Times Up!" sounder a time or two, complete with the win music after a longshot was called. And after one of the bonus rounds they started to play a different music cue. ISTR most of the shows BITD seemed to not want to edit unless the game play was affected, even if it makes things appear sloppy.

Ian Wallis

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #99 on: September 06, 2021, 07:41:46 AM »
It was quite amazing how many production errors there were early on... they played the "Times Up!" sounder a time or two, complete with the win music after a longshot was called. And after one of the bonus rounds they started to play a different music cue. ISTR most of the shows BITD seemed to not want to edit unless the game play was affected, even if it makes things appear sloppy.

I noticed that too - it seemed to take a few shows to get some of the kinks worked out.  I'd imagine this was a complicated show to produce.  It must have been kind of a rush job getting that board reloaded after every round - and most of it went unrevealed.  In looking at the slates posted on youtube, it appears they taped the first episode on 4/21 and the rest of the first week on 4/22.  Strange that they'd only do one episode the first day - maybe they had a lot of production issues and it took a while figuring everything out.
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Ian Wallis

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #100 on: September 06, 2021, 07:49:57 AM »
IIRC, Ian is in Canada, so that's the main problem. I think Buzzr is geo-blocking the stream on their website and it's not on Pluto TV in Canada either. Not sure about the other two sites you suggested and whether they work in Canada.

I'm in the Toronto area and I've been able to stream the site before, but that was a few months ago.  Now, whenever I try to go the site it just spins and spins and says the site can't be reached.  Strange that they'd even block the site from loading.  Even if streams don't work, the sites always load.  Something must have changed on their end.

None of those other links work.  Is it still possible to setup some sort of proxy server?  I'm not a big tech guy - unless it's intuitive I usually struggle figuring these things out.

There is a digital channel in Buffalo (about 60 miles away as the crow flies) that carries BUZZR, but it's a weak station and I think I'm just outside of their range.

Just out of curiosity, since I can't even load their site, does anyone have an e-mail contact address for them - maybe I could inquire?

I guess I'll have to hope that some of these episodes will find their way online (thanks Jamie for the earlier post - it worked fine).

Sucks.
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #101 on: September 06, 2021, 08:10:24 AM »
Just out of curiosity, since I can't even load their site, does anyone have an e-mail contact address for them - maybe I could inquire?
The "contact us" e-mail address on their web site is askbuzzr@buzzrtv.com although since you are having issues reaching the site, I don't know if that will work for you.  Their e-mail newsletter comes from askbuzzr@buzzrplay.com although I suspects that one forwards to the other.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #102 on: September 06, 2021, 09:20:03 AM »
I've used ExpressVPN, and whenever I'm connected to another country the BUZZR stream fails. Perhaps the inverse would work for you, Ian. If you're up to using a VPN, give it a shot and connect to one based in the US.
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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #103 on: September 06, 2021, 09:53:06 AM »
I got error messages yesterday too, and I'm not in Canada. All three browsers had the message "The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported." (I watched it on Pluto TV.) Today I cleared my cache, and two of the three browsers now work--although I'm still getting the same message on Firefox, my primary browser. Strange.

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Re: Close calls....narrow escapes.....
« Reply #104 on: September 06, 2021, 09:55:32 AM »
I got "the media could not be loaded", refreshed, and it was fine.

Could we game show fans have overloaded their poor servers?
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