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MLB Extra Innings 2011 ??

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

  1. Jan 27, 2011 #41 of 317
    Boston_bill

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    For me I cant see getting the MLB.tv. I just cant sit at the computer and watch games like that.

    I also have Sirius/XM so between EI and that Im covered.

    PS Last year I did buy the MLB At Bat app for the Ipod touch and it was fantastic. It was less than $15.00

    PPS Most of the spring training games were on the sports pack but the production quality was less than top notch.
    On some of them it looked like I was watching a security video. Especially some of the west coast teams.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2011 #42 of 317
    DodgerKing

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    Most of us won't be watching it on a computer. Although, unlike EI, we can if we want.
    ;)
     
  3. Jan 27, 2011 #43 of 317
    n3ntj

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    D* does not have an exclusive contract with MLB for Extra Innings. Quite a few cable companies also offer the Extra Innings package.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2011 #44 of 317
    bixler

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    This is true but the Comcast version in my area (York County, PA) doesn't show all the games in HD, both home and away feeds, like Direct TV does.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2011 #45 of 317
    tonyd79

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    No one does except for directv. Cable companies share the feeds and have at most two HD feeds at a time.

    As for MLB.tv. Anyone who believes the PQ is watchable on a big screen other than in an emergency is fooling themselves. It is horrible.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2011 #46 of 317
    DodgerKing

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    It depends on the device. I have watched it on my PS3 and it is a pretty decent picture, as good as NetFlix streaming on my PS3
     
  7. Jan 27, 2011 #47 of 317
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    Really, come on. I have a Mac tower hooked to a 42 inch bravia as well as a ps3 and gamecenter looks incredible on both. Not as good as D* of course but then again I don't feel left out of the party if everything I watch does not have the "best" PQ or Sound currently on the market. It seems like many people on this board can stand for nothing short of that "best"... Foxsoccer.tv also looks great I must add and that is SD quality.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2011 #48 of 317
    MikeW

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    Have you seen a game on a Roku or PS3?
     
  9. Jan 27, 2011 #49 of 317
    DodgerKing

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    I have read a lot of complaints about MLB.TV on the Roku. I have read mostly praise about MLB.TV on the PS3. It appears that the device does make a difference.

    I noticed in his sig that he has a Roku. If he was watching it through his Roku, that may explain why he thinks the PQ stinks.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2011 #50 of 317
    DodgerKing

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    Those who are claiming that the PQ is bad, did you subscribe to the premium service or the basic package? To get HD you need the premium package.
     
  11. Jan 27, 2011 #51 of 317
    DodgerKing

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    From Wiki:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MLB.com

    This may explain why some of you think the PQ is bad. It is the device, not MLB.TV
     
  12. Jan 27, 2011 #52 of 317
    sigma1914

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    It's still not good on Windows, IMO. It's ok on a small monitor, but it isn't worth it if pretty much all viewing is on a bigger HDTV with any device. If you enjoy the portability, as you do Dodger, then it's very valuable.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2011 #53 of 317
    DodgerKing

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    Did you have the premium service? I have seen it on Windows and the PQ is pretty good
     
  14. Jan 27, 2011 #54 of 317
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    I have both MLBEI via DirecTV and can also stream MLB TV through my PC, MY PS3 and my Roku Box, the Premium Package.


    Nice to have all the options to watch MLB through, but as TonyD pointed out above ,all the vehicles for watching MLBTV lag far far behind DirecTV in picture Quality.
     
  15. Jan 30, 2011 #55 of 317
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    I subscribed to the premium package. And when I say bad, I don't mean unwatchable. (Though alot of the times on Roku last year mlb.tv was unwatchable, however, that was a Roku problem) But even at its best the picture looked very digitized in my eyes. I am a bit anal about picture quality, so my opinion definitely may not be everyones. But since I do have a place shifting device at my house (Hava), I will probably get Extra Innings this year. That way I can still watch the games through my directv box on my computer via Hava. The downside is the Hava quality is less than mlb.tv, but the upside is the Extra inning quality is higher than mlb.tv. Since I watch most of the time at home it makes sense to get extra innings.

    That being said, I have been able (and heard of many people) who are able to get these packages reduced (even free) in the past. I definitely plan on calling Direct and saying mlb.tv is $100 (?), can you match that price. I have never had them not offer some sort of a discount.
     
  16. Jan 30, 2011 #56 of 317
    sigma1914

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    Yes, premium. It's not God awful, but it's not worth it, IMO. I don't need portability. I'm a Yankees fan, so I'm spoiled by the pristine PQ of YESHD.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2011 #57 of 317
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    $34.99 in 6 payments
    $209.94 in 1 payment
     
  18. Feb 1, 2011 #58 of 317
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTWziUJG0fE

    just found this nice review of the mlb.tv on the ps3(on a 40 inch tv). if i'm going to spend twenty five a month for the premium mlb.tv i guess the thirty for the D* version is not that much more. the ps3 mlb.tv looks to work exactly like nhl gamecenterlive and i can't say anything but kind words about that service. the pq presented in the above review is excellent. you can't possibly tell me it's less then pristine....the options offered are a thing of beauty as well...i'm personally up in the air about the issue. time will tell i guess.
     
  19. Feb 1, 2011 #59 of 317
    DodgerKing

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    This is exactly what I was telling others. I have seen it myself and the PQ is really good. Those that claim it stinks are either using the wrong device, do not have the premium service, or have a poor setup or connection.
     
  20. Feb 1, 2011 #60 of 317
    sigma1914

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    Or have higher standards in PQ.
     

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