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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Boston_bill, Jan 4, 2011.
Tell me what was poor about the video quality in that Youtube link?
The PQ from MLBTV is not wretched or even poor.
It's slightly above average. It pales in Comparison though to the EI PQ.
Nothing wrong though with subbing to which ever one fits best for the respective fan.
I sub to both. Enjoy the various offerings and specific advantages afforded by both.
That said the PQ is decidedly in favor of EI via DirecTV.
Have you watched it through a PS3? Even the guy in the video said the PQ on his computer stinks
I have been an MLBTV sub for a couple of seasons been an MLBEI sub since it's inception.
Back to the original Question I have indeed watched MLBTV via PS3,
Roku Box and my PC.
Some venues are slightly better than others in terms of PQ.
PS3 isn't bad at all, that said anyone trying to imply that PS3 provides the same PQ of the EI package is either sadly mistaken or has an axe to grind with DirecTv or is a shill for MLBTV/PS3.
Not trying to diss MLBTV /PS
or anyone that uses it. They are fine products.
I just want to provide some perspective from someone who has both and is happy with the products delivered by both.
PQ of EI is vastly superior to that of all the MLBTV providers including PS3.
I am not saying it is the same as EI. I even stated several times that EI is slightly better. I am just saying it is not crap like many on here are indicating, or directly saying.
Agreed with the following caveat, the word slightly should be replaced by markedly(IMO).
That depends on the size of ones TV. I have a 42 inch so the PQ differences are not as pronounced as one using a larger TV
Any other deals floating around from Direct TV to lower the price of this?
Newbie here to the site and I am facing this MLB.tv vs MLB Ei choice for the 1st time myself. So all of your imputs have been helpful. only major question I have is , does the MLB Ei get ALL the games for Each team like the MLB.tv does?
I am a Jays fan and had a Canadian Satelitte Dish for years but had to give it up and the end of last years season. So now its either one of these.
PS - I dont have a ps3 only a computer , but that ps3 you tube video was pretty cool.
I was offered $140 for the season to keep my subscription
EI on Direct is by far the best of any cable or satellite provider. Most games are carried in HD, including both feeds.
I dot have HD so that doesnt bother me. I am more interested in the Number of Jays Games and if the MLB.tv on a computer is like watching it on tv.
As far as I can recall, just about all Jays games were on EI. Now MLB.TV does carry more.
Since you do not have HD, then the PQ on MLB.TV will be better than that on EI SD
anyone else want to comment on this ? Even though I have never tried either service yet ( MLB.TV or MLB Ei ) , I find it hard to believe that Internet high speed would have better PQ than Satellite tv.
ALSO , would like your opinions on ROKU box , PS3 and Samsung Blue Ray Players that offer MLB.TV options.
I only have a computer and Directv on SD. So please let me know based on these options and that you have personally used.
I just called to cancel saying that I can get it for a lot cheaper than $200 through MLB.tv. She said that $203 was the best offer she could do, so I had her cancel it.
Still plenty of time before the season starts to try and get it cheaper, but even if I don't I am not paying $200 for the package.
Edited to add that I called back because I forgot to cancel HBO off of my account and I talked to the guy about the MLB package and he was able to offer me $10 off a month for 6 months, but I still declined (for now).
Having used the ROKU and PS3 last season, I would prefer the PS3 over the ROKU. I don't have a capable BluRay player, but my TV has the app and it works quite well also.
As for PQ...The best is DirecTV HD. MLB.TV is definitely better than SD satellite PQ. So..if HD isn't in the equation, MLB.TV would be the best option. This is also assuming you have a decent connection to then internet (at least a 5 Mbps connection).
WOW , that really surprises me on the internet beating satellite but will take your word for it. My connecting speed is a little over 3185 kbps , but for non hd the requirements are like 768 kbps for standard video. ( also it says 3000 kbps for hd ) I do have an old celron processor but since I swtiched to Chrome as my web browser it is like a new machine. any thoughts on this being a problem ?
SD on Satellite stinks. Cable SD has a better PQ than satellite. What you stream over the internet in high bandwidth is much better than SD.
I have been with EI on Direct for many years and it is the only premium package of any sort to which I have ever subbed. The guy I talked to desperately wanted to keep me with EI.
I bet if you were to talk to a different CSR you would get a different offer
well , I just re-tested my speed and tonight it came up 1.5 so with the speed of the internet changing like that, and maybe my processor not being the best , I better go with Directv. I have never experienced hd before so I am sure it will be fine for me in SD. Just hope I can get a better deal than the $209 price with this being my first time.