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MLB EI not receving games

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by JBOD666, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. JBOD666

    JBOD666 New Member

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    Today 3/28/12 is the first day of the regular season in MLB.
    I tried to watch RTNW (687) I should be receiving Seattle at Oakland in Tokyo but get message "Program not available in my area".
    DTV is not open until 8 A.M. local time. Thanks DTV for not giving programming that has been paid in full.
     
  2. AquiringSat

    AquiringSat AllStar

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    I'm with ya buddy! I stayed up all night cooking a Feast for a 3am game, got all excited, and then got blacked out :mad:

    MLB Network is replaying the game at the top of the hour, but for some reason, I'm blacked out of a Braves/Mets replay on there right now., hopefully that will be lifted before the M's and A's are on... Ya pay $215, and THIS is what we get. I don't know if it's MLB or DirecTV to blame here, but Something has Got to Change!
     
  3. John Strk

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    It's not considered the first day of the regular season until April 5 according to D*. I called D* yesterday and was considering canceling EI and they said I have until next week. April 5 is the official MLB Opening Day and should be a national holiday :D

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/important_dates.jsp
     
  4. jappleboy

    jappleboy AllStar

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    He is right, All spring games are not showed,:grin: an that is dumb I live in KC and like to watch the Cards but it is blacked out. Now once the season starts and I do have the MLB Pack I can get 90% of the games and 99% in HD
     
  5. MarkG21

    MarkG21 AllStar

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    The A's were not even broadcasted in the Bay Area live. How pitfull. Not DirecTV's fault but MLB.

    Why would MLB network show a spring training game that has already been played instead of a live real MLB game?
     
  6. John Strk

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    Some guy on a XM news radio talkshow this morning was also complaining about this saying well Directv boasts about carrying every MLB game and he could not get this game. I was like not during the month of March buddy. Considering that D* already started charging us for MLB EI last month, we should have every game available even spring games. And don't get me started on the stupid MLB blackouts!!! :nono2:
     
  7. oakwcj

    oakwcj Lower Echelon

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    I expected channel 687 to be unblocked for MLBEI subscribers, because DirecTV's online schedule shows the two Tokyo games as EI games. Look at:

    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/sports/mlb_schedules. Games in black are supposed to be available, but these two games show the channel as TBA.
     
  8. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Blame MLB... The game wasn't on any MLB EI provider.
     
  9. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    The next game will be live on MLB Network.
     
  10. the future is now

    the future is now AllStar

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    Baseball is back, so excited and apparently some clubs are worth more than 2 billion. :roundandr
     
  11. adkinsjm

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    It's much easier to blame a company that has no control over blackouts.
     

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