For Live events, you get fixed stream of 650k in pop-up and enhanced mode.
For "Rewind", you get 650k chunked HTTP bits. This is less CPU intensive than streaming. If you are having issues rendering 650k, we swtich to lower bit rate chunks of 300k. You will see a message on the screen if this happens.
For "Encore" (from TV and certain highlight reels), you get a variing range of bit rates depeding on the health of your PC and downstream bandwidth (like I noted in the video). This switching happens seemlessly i.e. no flicker or "stream" switch. You will
notice the video quality imporve or degrade dynamically depending on your situation. We will have more to talk about this as we get through the event.
Sounds like you are hungry for some full screen content The implmentation of the NBC Silverlight player has a mode called Enhanced, that will take you into a fuller 16:9 screen. We don't go true full screen for a few reasons, one of which we don't want
to stretch the video. The resolution you see in most cases is native aspect and size of the source encode - thus it looks super clean, no blocking, etc.
Also in enhanced mode you can do PIP and live commentary - enjoy!