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MLB Extra Innings 2011 ??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Boston_bill, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Mar 9, 2011 #181 of 317
    DodgerKing

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    MLB's version of EI. Cable companies usually carry the InDemand broadcast for their MLB premium package. DirecTVs EI is somewhat unique as they just remap the feeds on their own RSN feed to the EI channels. This is why you can watch the games on both the EI channels and the corresponding RSN and why they can give you both feeds of just about every game in HD. Cable companies cannot do this as RSN broadcast are strictly local and not carried nationally. They use InDemand to broadcast the out of market games.
     
  2. Mar 9, 2011 #182 of 317
    JoeTheDragon

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    they used to be viewer choice.

    In Canada the cable system feed in the NBA, NHL, MLB games on there own and have more HD then InDemand.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2011 #183 of 317
    keenan

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    The cable company version of MLBEI is a joke, typically it's 4, at most 6, games per day and you have no choice of selection, what ever they decide to air is what you get. Dish Network doesn't have MLBEI.

    The only option to DIRECTV's MLBEI, which has all the games, is the MLB.TV version, which given the cost difference is a very attractive choice.
     
  4. jwt0001

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    Indemand also has minimal HD (or did in the past$.
     
  5. JoeTheDragon

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    also NHL CI uses the same channels so MLB gets pushed back to make way for the NHL playoffs.
     
  6. la24philly

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    some areas finally got 4 indemand hd channels, i heard comcast and other cable provdiers are freeing up space to offer more HD sports package channels.

    but your right, D version is the best but until CSN philly is on D its not an option.

    but yea the mlb on indemand basically you get the rest of the nhl CI games for free.

    or if someone has NHL CI they will get free mlb ei until june when the nhl codes are deleted.
     
  7. jwt0001

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    Watching through Apple TV right now. Yankees game is in HD and I am very impressed with the picture!
     
  8. abcward

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    Ive had MLB EI for 5 years now. I called today making noise about switching to mlb.tv and received $10 off per month. Not as much as some others have gotten, but better than nothing.
     
  9. jays1fan

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    I have had Directv since 2000 , but never EI. But I tired the "Cancel" route everyone has used to get the $10 off ... but they said they couldnt do it for me. Maybe because I have never had it before. But after a few minutes on the phone and getting to a Supervisor , I at least got them to make the 1st of the 6 , $34.99 payments. So I am happy.
    Even though I dont have HD Service or HD TV for that matter , I am sure I will be happier with EI than taking the chance on MLB.TV on the internet when my AT&T high speed doesnt deliver the "High" speed at nights.
     
  10. jwt0001

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    Called to cancel. They tried to convince me that it was worth it, but didn't offer me any deals so I just went ahead and canceled.
     
  11. abcward

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    Thats one tip that everyone should know: I never talk to first level CSRs. Every time I call, I get connected with Retention. That way I speak with the people who understand the value of giving discounts to keep customers. Many first level CSRs dont understand this.
     
  12. Boston_bill

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    As I said in another thread, I havent called yet only because I think Im maxed out on credits. Ill give it a shot in the next couple of days but I always call Retention whenever I have an issue.
     
  13. willis3

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    How do we get retention?
     
  14. TribeFanInNE

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    Say something like "cancel MLB Extra Innings" at the prompt.
     
  15. willis3

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    No luck for me.. girl told me to feel free to explore other options for MLB games.
    I have had D for over 6 years. Never been late with a payment.. MLB package for 6 years.. My bill with MLB is now over $150 a month.. explore other options ticks me off
     
  16. DMRI2006

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    Same here. As I wrote in the other thread I had to pay something like $93 for the entire season a year ago (if paid in full) when I went to cancel. This year they barely offered me a thing, so I canceled as well. Not worth the $ for me anymore.
     
  17. willis3

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    I wonder why they are giving discounts as much as in the pasts? Is it just simply economics?
     
  18. jays1fan

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    I know this is a little off topic , but was wondering with all the baseball fans here , do any of you guys collect "Game Used" Baseball Memorabilia. Always nice to find other collectors like myself. I collect Blue Jays Game Used Memorabilia. Feel free to check out my web site at www.jays1fan.com and if you know of any other cool sites for baseball memorabilia , let me know.
     
  19. Avder

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    I'm on the fence as to if I'm going to keep MLB EI this year or not. On the one hand, I could probably pay for it pretty easily, and I like having the option of watching whatever game I want.

    On the other hand, last year I found myself watching mostly just the Twins every night, and occasionally a late night west coast broadcast. I found I often went several days without watching a game without even trying.

    One thing thats nice about NHL games is they compress well once theyre DVR'd. I can sit down and watch a whole NHL game generally in about 90 minutes by skipping commercials and intermission breaks. With baseball not so much. Skipping commercials gets me a half hour saved over watching it live, without taking any extra innings into account. And there were a few rare times last year where the usual hour and a half buffer I give games wasnt enough because the game went really, really long.

    So the issue for me is am I going to use this? Of course I want to see games that affect my Twins playoff hopes, but the issue is how do I effectively cram 2-3 games a night into my viewing schedule without wearing out my couch cushions?

    Someone sell me on this, cause I want to keep it, but I need to justify it to myself.
     
  20. MurrayW

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    I find that for about 1/2 of the pitchers, the 30 second skip button works well to zoom through the dead time in between pitches. But you get some fast workers that you can't do that with.
     

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