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#1 OFFLINE   trh

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:40 PM

April 5-11. Channels 720-749.


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#2 OFFLINE   KNPKH2ster

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 01:04 PM

thanks for letting us know

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:30 AM

I'm moving this to the Programming forum.
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:37 AM

That link does not take me to MLB information.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 03:36 PM

Well, it's NOT free at my house. All the channels are telling me to shove off because I'm not a subscriber.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:23 PM

Got the message via ths system last week. Definitely checkling it out.
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 06:03 PM

Well, it's NOT free at my house. All the channels are telling me to shove off because I'm not a subscriber.


I don't get them either. Channel not purchased (721)

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 06:30 PM

On the game mix channel I cannot switch audio. When I turn on the mix channel it says to use the arrow keys to select with game audio you get. All that happens for me is the arrow buttons do the same function they normally do.
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 06:57 PM

On the game mix channel I cannot switch audio. When I turn on the mix channel it says to use the arrow keys to select with game audio you get. All that happens for me is the arrow buttons do the same function they normally do.


Ya this has been a problem all day on the HD channel, they've had various issues all day actually. Hopefully they fix it soon.

In the mean time if you choose YELLOW > Audio Options you can actually pick the different audio feeds that way if you'd like.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:14 PM

Well, it's NOT free at my house. All the channels are telling me to shove off because I'm not a subscriber.


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Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:18 PM

I don't get them either. Channel not purchased (721)


There's only 1 game on right now and it's on 209, ESPN 2.
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:45 PM

All free at my house, all day long. And I very much enjoyed it :D

Not worth paying for though, IMO. Between my local RSN, TBS, the ESPN's, FOX, and MLB Net I get plenty of baseball. Glad I live in my home teams market or I would have to pay up! Go Tigers!

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:51 PM

There's only 1 game on right now and it's on 209, ESPN 2.


The guide showed the Tigers/Royals game, but apparently it was already over.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:38 PM

All free at my house, all day long. And I very much enjoyed it :D

Not worth paying for though, IMO. Between my local RSN, TBS, the ESPN's, FOX, and MLB Net I get plenty of baseball. Glad I live in my home teams market or I would have to pay up! Go Tigers!


Obviously MLBEI is not meant for those of you who root for your home team. It is meant for those of us who root for out of market teams. Consider yourself lucky the home team is your fav team.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:05 PM

Obviously MLBEI is not meant for those of you who root for your home team. It is meant for those of us who root for out of market teams. Consider yourself lucky the home team is your fav team.


Extremely obvious, yes. Thats why I referred to the fact that Id be paying up if I didn't live in my home teams market. Thanks for reiterating the obviousness though.:rolleyes:

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:28 PM

How much more will it be after this week and are there any special discounts like many of us have gotten for NFLST? I did get NHL Center Ice for FREE this year and paid for NBA league pass.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:34 PM

I hope they plan on doing a better job of organizing the games in the guide. Last year seemed nearly flawless that the games were listed in chronological order. Tomorrow's games are a mess.

MLB.TV was terrible today. Not only did they drop the ball with ROKU, their servers could not keep up with demand. Constant stuttering and dropping. It also would take over a minute for the system to verify your location on an iPhone before starting up.

At the end of the day, I loved day 1. Especially the part about the Dodgers losing and the Giants winning. Magic number - 161 :)

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:11 AM

Yeah, yesterday was a bit of a mess. I don't need any notices, I've come to take it for granted that MLB EI and the Mix Channel are free the first week of the season. The problem was, neither was available at first, then it was, then only the SD version of MIX and none of the games, then finally the HD version and a few of the games were available. It seems these past few years it's been a case of Russian Roulette as far as blackouts. I can't remember the last time ESPN opening day games were NOT blacked out. All of yesterday were and none were in my market except Cubs-Braves.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:54 AM

MLB.TV was terrible today. Not only did they drop the ball with ROKU, their servers could not keep up with demand. Constant stuttering and dropping. It also would take over a minute for the system to verify your location on an iPhone before starting up.


And today, every archived game is saying I am within one of the teams' geographic blackout range so I can't watch it. Nevermind that that is obviously wrong but also that archived games are supposed to be available to all 90 minutes after the game.

One cool thing on the iPhone app, though. They added a popup box for control, stats, getting scores and changing games while watching a game. You used to have to exit the video for that.
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 07:39 AM

Ya this has been a problem all day on the HD channel, they've had various issues all day actually. Hopefully they fix it soon.


Isn't the point of a free trial entice us to purchase MLB EI. The problems that I've had (and that I see others have had) certainly don't make me want to pay $200 for this.
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:23 PM

Was a little disappointed that they didnt let the free trial go through the whole day on 4/11. I would have expected that by 4/12 it would be turned off not in the middle of the day. :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 11:23 PM

I had canceled this a few weeks ago because we're trying to save money. But, after the free preview I'm reminded that I LOVE baseball. So I called tonight just minutes for before the midnight deadline (east coast). I told the CSR my story (briefly) and stated that we'd like to get it but don't want to fork over a ton of money. She had nothing to offer so I politely thanked her...

She then told me to hold on for a second... She signed me on for the 4 months at $49.99 but then gave us a 6 month discount off our D*Tv service at $20 per month. So if you break it down, I pay $200 for the Extra Innings package, but then get back a discount of $120. So it essence, it costs me $80 (plus tax)... I'm VERY pleased...

We've been a loyal custom for over 2 years, pay our bill on time (autopay) and have ordered a number of sports packages in the past. I know that some people complain about D*Tv but I have nothing but positives with them and the fact they were willing to listen and provide a deal meant a lot to us...

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 11:27 AM

And today, every archived game is saying I am within one of the teams' geographic blackout range so I can't watch it. Nevermind that that is obviously wrong but also that archived games are supposed to be available to all 90 minutes after the game.

One cool thing on the iPhone app, though. They added a popup box for control, stats, getting scores and changing games while watching a game. You used to have to exit the video for that.


I tried listening to the Mets game Saturday afternoon and the audio was lagging behind the Game Day screen. I understand the delay in hitting the satellite but it still was annoying.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:49 AM

I had canceled this a few weeks ago because we're trying to save money. But, after the free preview I'm reminded that I LOVE baseball. So I called tonight just minutes for before the midnight deadline (east coast). I told the CSR my story (briefly) and stated that we'd like to get it but don't want to fork over a ton of money. She had nothing to offer so I politely thanked her...

She then told me to hold on for a second... She signed me on for the 4 months at $49.99 but then gave us a 6 month discount off our D*Tv service at $20 per month. So if you break it down, I pay $200 for the Extra Innings package, but then get back a discount of $120. So it essence, it costs me $80 (plus tax)... I'm VERY pleased...

We've been a loyal custom for over 2 years, pay our bill on time (autopay) and have ordered a number of sports packages in the past. I know that some people complain about D*Tv but I have nothing but positives with them and the fact they were willing to listen and provide a deal meant a lot to us...



I took your advice and called yesterday to try and get some kind of deal. Wouldn't offer me anything. Kept trying and trying and the rep just kept repeating they can't offer any deals with sports packages. I have been with DirecTV for over 10 years and I can't get some kind of deal?? Errrrrr.
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:08 AM

Try this.....

888-814-7419

Call this number and tell them you received a call regarding the MLB promo. Seems to be free for the year. You get Choice Xtra/Starz/Showtime/MLB for $59.99 for 3 months and then you get Choice Xtra/MLB for $63.99 (after you call to cancel Starz and Showtime). Seems to be an outbound sales call but I've heard of many people calling the number and getting the deal.
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