AXX°N N. wrote:You confuse me when you say this because Amazon does offer a live stream. People don't need to wait 24-36 hrs. I think what you're saying is that people might have to wait to watch a quality version, but that depends on how well their internet connection handles the Amazon live stream. I tried out a few different live offerings tonight and the quality was just fine.
It sounds like you're using Roku to live stream from the Showtime website? Because you can't stream directly from Showtime's website; you have to pick some kind of device or service, like Amazon or Roku.
Sorry about any confusion. Yes, it is true that there is a Live TV option with the Amazon Showtime channel. I just wasn't satisfied with the quality--even with a very fast internet connection, I found the Live TV option generally poor and very inconsistent, using both the web interface and the Roku app. Sound and picture, as I was playing FWWM, both kept shifting between fairly mediocre but decent quality and downright crappy. This concerned me!
There's also the fact that the Live TV stream gives you fewer options. I know for sure that I won't want to wait 24-36 hours before my second viewing for example!
So, yes, with the Amazon channel, you'll have immediate access using the Live TV option but you'll have to wait for on-demand access. I would encourage people who are considering Amazon to get the free trial this week and try out the Live TV stream to see if they find it satisfactory, and keep in mind that it will be the only way to see each Part until Monday at best/Wednesday at worst each week.
I decided I don't want to be locked into that scenario--Twin Peaks in too important!