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#501 OFFLINE   Eksynyt

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:38 PM

Is anybody else not getting the HD feeds of the Nationals-Padres game?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:44 PM

Is anybody else not getting the HD feeds of the Nationals-Padres game?


Watching both feeds fine.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

I've got both HD feeds here.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

How bout the Braves SportSouth HD feed? I'm not getting that one.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

Are you getting SD version or KCAL?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

How bout the Braves SportSouth HD feed? I'm not getting that one.


Been working fine here.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

You would think as an Oriole fan they would let me have EI for next to nothing :lol:


of course i was just kidding:D

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:10 AM

It looks like today's game is one of four that are not broadcast on TV at all for the DBacks, all of them in the month of April. Seems odd in today's sports TV environment.

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And it looks like the Phillies are on TCN?

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The Reds don't televise the 12:30 pm home games and you have to watch the other teams broadcast. Todays is the Giants which is fine by me. I like their announcers better anyway. There is usually one or two Reds games a year that isn't televised buy either team. Usually its when they play the Pirates or Astros.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

Restart your receiver. When I had something similar happen a couple of years ago, a reboot took care of the problem.


I'm having the same problem as the above poster. If by resetting you mean pushing the red button, I have done that numerous times for a particular receiver, and it doesn't fix the problem. I have other receivers where this isn't the case, just the one where I have my decent hdtv.

I recorded 6 hrs of the Brewers-Astros yesterday with the dtv logo. It happened to me last Friday night as well. When I turn to the rsn, 669-1 it has logo as well.

Receiver problem? I've had so much enjoyment and reliability from mlb.tv on the ps3 that I wish I wouldn't have ordered EI. Does anyone think they'll give me my money back?

This same problem happened periodically last year as well for this one receiver. No amount of resetting, switching to rsn, seems to help. Just can't watch on my preferred tv.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

So none of the Extra Innings HD feeds are working for me at all...what's going on? The RSN feeds are fine but the 720-1 - 749-1 feeds aren't working at all.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

So none of the Extra Innings HD feeds are working for me at all...what's going on? The RSN feeds are fine but the 720-1 - 749-1 feeds aren't working at all.


It's a long shot, but re run satellite setup. Is this on all your boxes?
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

It's a long shot, but re run satellite setup. Is this on all your boxes?


I only have 1 HD receiver. So I can't tell. The SD feeds work fine.

Edit: now all the -1 HD feeds are working...it's so weird, it takes an extra hour or so but they do come on eventually. However, this shouldn't be happening.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:57 PM

I love tonight as I get all 3 of tonight's games without Extra Innings as I am in the Orioles and Nationals markets and the Red Sox/White Sox game is on WGN and MLB Network. (in house or NESN?)

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

Yesterday I did get a call back from someone in the VP of CS's office. She said that they did not have capacity to air the Rangers vs Tigers game and that is why it was not on for D* customers. I took it as semi BS and more so that someone wasnt really aware and didnt make sure room was available to air that game. I doubt an executive decision was made to skip the best pitcher in baseball against the best team in baseball right now.


I received an email with the final explanation on why the Rangers game was not aired Saturday night. See below.


I spoke with our Sports Programming group regarding the Rangers – Tigers makeup game, which was rescheduled for 4/21. It was confirmed the reason we didn’t broadcast that particular game was indeed due to capacity constraints. It’s a challenge unique to baseball, due to the sheer number of games broadcast on a daily basis coupled with the number of rescheduled games (weather or other causes). Our Sports Programming group is certainly very aware of the constantly-changing schedule, including makeup games, and works to broadcast every possible game. However, there will be instances where the current capacity doesn’t allow the ability to broadcast all available games for a number of reasons.



I would agree that the Rangers – Tigers matchup would be a more appealing game to the average baseball fan but the appeal of a game isn’t a factor when making final broadcast determinations.



In most cases (I’ll go so far as to say 99.9%), there is a logical reason why a certain game will not be broadcast. There is a unique challenge to provide up-to-the-minute information regarding sports broadcasts changes as some of these changes are made literally minutes before air time.



Our Sports Programming group certainly works all hours of the day and week, but they do not have the capacity to field inbound calls from customers. Most sports-related issues can be easily answered by our Customer Care team but there are certainly one-off situations where the complexity and timing of an issue isn’t easily disseminated to Customer Care. I’m a huge sports fan myself and I can appreciate the frustration when someone less knowledgeable in sports-related issues can’t fully explain an issue. If there is an erroneous blackout issue, it’s usually corrected within a few moments. Otherwise, it’s most likely a logical reason why a game isn’t being broadcast.



On a side note, the Astros / Rangers games are no longer available in zip codes 88400-88499 ONLY.





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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

That makes no sense. The game was on an RSN. Are they saying they pulled the RSN during the game because of "capacity issues?" Are they trying to tell me that the people in the home market of that RSN was SOL because D* decided to pull the plug on the channel for 3 hours that night?

I don't get it. If the game were only on a regional OTA it would make sense, but the game was carried by a channel that D* already carries full time (it wasn't a part time sub channel).

Tell me what I am not getting here. :confused:

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

Was the Fox Sports Detroit feed open with EI for those not in Rangers territory but outside Tigers territory? I was in Tigers territory when I watched it so it was on FSD (but not in the guide). I see how those in Rangers territory got hosed, but not those outside it.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

Thought I'd throw in my two cents about MLB.TV vs EI (I had EI last year; got MLB.TV this year when I dropped DirecTV for FiOS).

Is the picture quality on MLB.TV as good as DirecTV? No. I would rate it about 90% on my PS3 and slightly less than that on my Roku. Still highly watchable, though, with my 35/35 internet connection and a 55" Sony TV.

Features? Big edge for MLB.TV. I can easily watch archived games in HD, and a timeline shows me when scoring plays occur. If I tune into a game late, I can watch it from the beginning if I choose. I can also access game recaps, player statistics, standings, etc with a press of the remote. Plus I can access MLB.TV on my PS3, Roku, iPad, iPhone or computer.

Price? About a hundred bucks less for MLB.TV. A lot better value than EI.

To sum up: if the best possible PQ is the primary consideration, I would get EI on DirecTV. If you can live with a slightly poorer picture, MLB.TV offers a lot more features for a lot cheaper price.

I have no regrets switching to MLB.TV.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

I'm sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere, but why is the Strike Zone channel behind? I was watching it just now, they switched from a game I wanted to see to one tied in the 9th and I turned to Game Mix and see the game they switched to a few seconds ago was over.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

That makes no sense. The game was on an RSN. Are they saying they pulled the RSN during the game because of "capacity issues?" Are they trying to tell me that the people in the home market of that RSN was SOL because D* decided to pull the plug on the channel for 3 hours that night?

I don't get it. If the game were only on a regional OTA it would make sense, but the game was carried by a channel that D* already carries full time (it wasn't a part time sub channel).

Tell me what I am not getting here. :confused:


It was on a part time RSN. The game should of aired on 675-1 which on Friday nights is opened for TXA21 to air the game. The game was made up on Saturday but the feed was never opened up. I wasn't home to know the difference and don't sub to MLB EI.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:32 AM

I'm sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere, but why is the Strike Zone channel behind? I was watching it just now, they switched from a game I wanted to see to one tied in the 9th and I turned to Game Mix and see the game they switched to a few seconds ago was over.


MLB Network just chooses to show footage that has already aired instead of live action. It's not delayed by very long. Not too big of a deal.
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