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MLB Game Mix Gone?


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#1 OFFLINE   xzi

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 09:50 AM

I assume the MLB Game Mix (720 and 720-1) is gone because of Sunday Ticket today?

This sucks, but I really hope it's only on Sundays otherwise I'll really be upset.

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#2 OFFLINE   colebert

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:10 AM

I thought the SD version was still up. But yes, there was a message at the bottom of the MLB Gamemix that said it wouldn't be available Sunday (today).

edit: The whole channel is now missing.

#3 OFFLINE   DodgerKing

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:31 AM

I noticed this as well. This sucks. I guess bandwidth is an issue after all?

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:33 AM

Ya I was wondering if it's bandwidth as well, but I wonder if maybe they just have a limited number of "servers" or whatever generates the Mix channels so they need to borrow the device vs. the bandwidth...

#5 OFFLINE   DodgerKing

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:38 AM

And since Versus is gone, you you gain their bandwidth. Plus they removed the SD version as well.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 01:49 PM

Called DirecTV and asked to speak with a supervisor to complain about the removal of a channel that I am paying extra for. They are prorating my EI package for the rest of the year. They are removing $69 off of my subscription.

I asked them if this will be an issue every Sunday and they told me it was a technical issue with the server and software and it should be up next Sunday. Has to do with the interactive feature of both mix channels or something like that. They said it was not a bandwidth problem.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 02:41 PM

I asked them if this will be an issue every Sunday and they told me it was a technical issue with the server and software and it should be up next Sunday. Has to do with the interactive feature of both mix channels or something like that. They said it was not a bandwidth problem.

Been tracking this all day. Will post the details in the other thread. Tend to believe the technical issue since bandwidth is available. Will watch next weekend. They took down MLB HD Mix this morning.
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Posted 13 September 2009 - 03:12 PM

One would have to believe MLB Game Mix was taken off today because of the bandwidth needed for NFL Sunday Ticket games. There are only 3 more Sundays to go until regular season baseball is history for the year anyway.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 04:18 PM

First, it's probably more related to the technology infrastructure needed to create a Mix channel, then HD bandwidth. Second, I'd be absolutely mortified to ever call to complain about missing a channel for a few hours on a Sunday, but I know everyone's threshold for acceptance is different. Geez, it's been 30+ HD channels every day for 6 months.
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 04:06 AM

its back on
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#11 OFFLINE   Ken S

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:15 AM

Last year DirecTV did similar when they removed Strike Zone on Sunday afternoons. Because, as everyone knows, the games in September don't mean anything. How about they black out Redzone in December?

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:36 PM

Looks like this Sunday MLB Game Mix HD will be shutdown again. Looking at the guide it's there until 5AM central on Sunday when it changes to Upcoming:MLB HD Game Mix and stays that way until 5AM central on Monday when it goes back to MLB HD Game Mix. Guess it is a bandwidth problem and not a server problem.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 02:07 PM

I think it sucks that they remove a "premium" channel on the last 4 sundays of the season, in order to free up bandwith for NFL:ST.

I paid extra for this package, and while granted I don't watch the mix channel much during the day, it was paid for and advertised as one of the benefits of MLB EI.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 04:45 PM

Not sure why. I check my HR23 through 8pm Sunday and it still showed on channel 720-1.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 05:00 PM

Not sure why. I check my HR23 through 8pm Sunday and it still showed on channel 720-1.


Just checked my HR21-100 and it shows Upcoming for the 12 hours of 5AM to 5PM on Sunday, durning all other times it doesn't say upcoming.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 06:08 PM

I still have trouble buying the bandwidth argument in this day and age. How about dumping the music channels in the 800 series. Does anyone really listen to those stations throught he TV?

Edited by Boston_bill, 19 September 2009 - 06:14 PM.


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Posted 19 September 2009 - 06:33 PM

I still have trouble buying the bandwidth argument in this day and age. How about dumping the music channels in the 800 series. Does anyone really listen to those stations throught he TV?


I work from home, and listen to them 8 hours a day. Through my stereo, not the TV. I love having them. Besides, from what I understand their bandwidth is minimal. I think also DirecTV gets paid to carry them.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 06:38 PM

I paid extra for this package, and while granted I don't watch the mix channel much during the day, it was paid for and advertised as one of the benefits of MLB EI.


Right On. My sentiments exactly. We paid for it!

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:04 AM

I think it sucks that they remove a "premium" channel on the last 4 sundays of the season, in order to free up bandwith for NFL:ST.

I paid extra for this package, and while granted I don't watch the mix channel much during the day, it was paid for and advertised as one of the benefits of MLB EI.


And during the most important month of the seas at that.

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 09:04 AM

Call them and complain, they will credit your account. They did so with me. I got $69 back.




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