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#251 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:46 PM

Looks like we won't be getting Phillies or Blue Jays feeds this year.


Every year we go through this. :rolleyes:

There's a lot going on now with NHL, NBA & The Masters. You can't judge what's coming based on one week.
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#252 OFFLINE   AquiringSat

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

The MLB Mix Channel is AWESOME! (My first year :D)
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#253 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

Every year we go through this. :rolleyes:

There's a lot going on now with NHL, NBA & The Masters. You can't judge what's coming based on one week.


also this year we have more RSN's / part time game feeds. But at very least they can remap WGN A HD to MLB EI but they do not?
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

Just tested MLB.tv through the Samsung Blu ray player and I have to admit it was really good except for the buffering. But then, I turned the same game on EI and the picture absolutely blows MLB.TV away and obviously, no buffering through D*. EI wins.

#255 OFFLINE   bixler

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

Looks like we won't be getting Phillies or Blue Jays feeds this year.


I've always gotten Phillie broadcasts on EI?
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#256 OFFLINE   DodgerKing

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

Just tested MLB.tv through the Samsung Blu ray player and I have to admit it was really good except for the buffering. But then, I turned the same game on EI and the picture absolutely blows MLB.TV away and obviously, no buffering through D*. EI wins.

The device you use and your ISP make a big difference. Watch MLB.TV on a PS3 with a good connection and the difference will not be as noticeable.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

The device you use and your ISP make a big difference. Watch MLB.TV on a PS3 with a good connection and the difference will not be as noticeable.


The connection I have is as good as I can get. Even if I called to up the speed I only get it by Ethernet cable. Can't happen in my house. And that's fine. I'm more old school in how I want to watch anyway.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

The connection I have is as good as I can get. Even if I called to up the speed I only get it by Ethernet cable. Can't happen in my house. And that's fine. I'm more old school in how I want to watch anyway.


My point being is that the PQ is not so much MLB.TV vs EI, it is more setup vs EI.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

I watched mlb.tv on my LG bluray player today and picture quality was fantastic, i'm on a 20/896 Centurylink DSL connection, I would have to that the PQ was better than D at least for today

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

I watched mlb.tv on my LG bluray player today and picture quality was fantastic, i'm on a 20/896 Centurylink DSL connection, I would have to that the PQ was better than D at least for today


The quality on Roku seems better.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

Regardless of device the highest quality stream offered by MLB.TV is 1280x720, ~4.5 Mbps, 29.97 (30) fps, half the framerate you'll get with DirecTV, lower resolution (depending on channels), and lower bitrate. Not going to look as good.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:37 AM

This is the first year for HD and EI for me, should I keep the SD channels in the 700's along side the HD channels?
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:53 AM

This is the first year for HD and EI for me, should I keep the SD channels in the 700's along side the HD channels?


Wouldn't hurt. Should you suffer rain fade during a game HD channels are the first to go. The SD channels will provide a back up.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:30 AM

Regardless of device the highest quality stream offered by MLB.TV is 1280x720, ~4.5 Mbps, 29.97 (30) fps, half the framerate you'll get with DirecTV, lower resolution (depending on channels), and lower bitrate. Not going to look as good.


Perfectly put. MLB.TV is not going to be the PQ winner under any conditions versus Directv. The reason to go MLB.TV is price, portability, replays on demand and very good PQ. The reason to go Extra Innings is excellent PQ.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:11 AM

Sorry, but I need some help here. We have 4 HD TVs. On 3 of them the receivers list all the EI channels including the sub-channels (ie. 721-1). The main receiver, however, hgas dropped all but the SD channels. Can you tell me how I can get them back? Watching in SD isn't too satisfying. I'm guessing it's in my settings but I'm not sure what I need to do.

Thansk for your input.

Edit: Never mind. I went to the website and did a refresh for the receiver and then reset the remote to "Channels I Get". Somehow it had flipped to "Custom 1". All is okay now.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:57 AM

Perfectly put. MLB.TV is not going to be the PQ winner under any conditions versus Directv. The reason to go MLB.TV is price, portability, replays on demand and very good PQ. The reason to go Extra Innings is excellent PQ.


Have both and the PQ on my 55 inch Panasonic plasma is about the same on both MLB.tv and Extra Innings... Currently watching the Phillies game from yesterday and I'm getting a perfect 720p image with no ghosting, buffering or pixelating going on... Watching through the PS3 currently but checked out the Dodgers game last evening through Panasonic Viera connect... Same results..

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:21 AM

This is the first year for HD and EI for me, should I keep the SD channels in the 700's along side the HD channels?


You can't hide the SD EI channels in the 700's. Since each channel has a -1 for the HD broadcast you can't get rid of the SD feeds.
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#268 OFFLINE   la24philly

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:33 AM

mlb game mix looks really good.

EI is looking real good once again. I'm satisfied

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:39 AM

The MLB Mix Channel is AWESOME! (My first year :D)


Yeah it is!!! Enjoy. Love Extra Innings on D*. So happy baseball season has started! :)
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:43 AM

Does anyone know if D* will have the MLB Network Strike Zone channel that Dish is carrying Tues & Fri nights starting April 10? The Game Mix channel is great but I miss Strike Zone.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:11 PM

You can't hide the SD EI channels in the 700's. Since each channel has a -1 for the HD broadcast you can't get rid of the SD feeds.


I believe you can hide the SD channels using custom favorites.

That said, because there is (still) an occasional SD-only game, it is probably better to keep the SD channels in the guide to avoid missing something. If the day ever comes that every feed on EI is HD, then D* will remove the -1 suffixes from the HD channels, allowing the SD feeds to be automatically suppressed if you use that setup option.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

I believe you can hide the SD channels using custom favorites.


What I usually do is create a custom Baseball favorites and add all -1 HD Extra Innings channels to it. No need for sd :D
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

I believe you can hide the SD channels using custom favorites.

That said, because there is (still) an occasional SD-only game, it is probably better to keep the SD channels in the guide to avoid missing something. If the day ever comes that every feed on EI is HD, then D* will remove the -1 suffixes from the HD channels, allowing the SD feeds to be automatically suppressed if you use that setup option.


Ah, yes. Good call. Didn't even think about that. Thanks for the reminder. :)
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

Blackout rules are a joke. I subscribe to the Sports Pack and EI and Im being blacked out of the Diamonbacks pre-game show. STUPID.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

Blackout rules are a joke. I subscribe to the Sports Pack and EI and Im being blacked out of the Diamonbacks pre-game show. STUPID.


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