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#51 OFFLINE   Devo1237

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:12 PM

There are many set top boxes that you can view it on as well. I can view it thru my Boxee Box, PS3, Samsung BluRay Player or my Roku.

I went with it last year for $119(this included both team's feeds, while $99 will get you only the home team's feed). I was so happy I did it. It saved me a bundle and I felt I had more features. Picking up a game in progress allows me to start at the beginning or right to the live action. Plus I can jump fro inning to inning to see what I missed. I just looked at the box score, saw where the scoring was and jumped right to that inning.

The video was excellent. I can't say it was as good as HD thru Directv's system, but it was surprisingly close. For the money I saved, I couldn't be happier with it.

To Devo1237...

There are no commercials. You just get a MLB Logo on the screen and nothing else till the telecast comes back on. However, early in the season, for a while, they did drop in some Buick(if I remember right) car commercial screenshots(static screenshots only) during normal commercial time.


Yeah, I know you can stream through set top boxes, something just struck me as funny when he said he wanted to be able to watch in motel rooms. Maybe I just have an odd sense of humor.

I'm also aware there aren't any ads, I just like to start an hour late and be able to ff through the breaks to catch up without seeing the score. When I watched on my computer I could skip to any half inning, which was awesome, but doing so showed you exactly how many runs were scored, which bugged me.

How's the streaming through your Samsung BD player? I know the ps3 looks nice.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:03 PM

How's the streaming through your Samsung BD player? I know the ps3 looks nice.


It was ok, but the issue with the Samsung was that there was no way to specify a fixed quality setting. So what would happen is if the stream got bad for any reason, it pops up a dialog telling you that it's adjusting the quality.

That can REALLY REALLY get annoying if the stream isn't great. I couldn't find a way to prevent the dialog from coming up.

I use a Boxee Box now and that is much better. Early in the year, they added the ability to jump to an inning and be able to move around in the game better, so it is great.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:49 PM

I called in this AM and politely suggested that I would appreciate a discount on MLB EI for the coming year. I was offered $5/month for 6 months ($30). When I suggested that this was rather low, she explained that since I was getting $10/month off for HD Access, that was the best that she could do. But then she told me to call back in a month - closer to the date that they would actually start billing, and hinted that they might do better at that time.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:09 AM

mlb.tv cheaper, 720p (just like all FSN broadcasts) and I can watch it on my pc or my toshiba thrive in a motel room. Plus gameday audio anywhere the video is blacked out


also 150 spring training games

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:19 AM

FWIW...

Tried to switch to NHL Gamecenter and MLB tv instead of Directv subscriptions using Roku. Gamecenter falls short, but MLB.TV does not! This is especially true in the summer when you are mobile on vacations. I do not miss Extra innings on Directv. I have three baseball RSNs plus MBL channel along with Roku. FIOS gives a great picture and Ipad, iPhone and Mac platforms are awesome to boot when on the road or at office!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:51 PM

I called a couple days ago to cancel EI.. I've had it and paid the full price each of the last three years. I did the cancel and cancel on the phone prompts and reached a CSR. The CSR seemed a bit unsure of himself but told me that I was already getting MLB EI for free for this upcoming season due to being a "valued customer." After telling me this, he put me on hold stating he wanted to make sure and check his resources. When he came back, he again said it looks like I have it for free. Obviously, there is no need to cancel it if it's free so I thanked him for his time and appreciated their service. Since I had no prior knowledge of receiving EI for free this year I plan on checking my March statement to see if there's a charge or not. If there is a charge, I'll just call back and try canceling again!

Anyone else experience this?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:04 AM

I called a couple days ago to cancel EI.. I've had it and paid the full price each of the last three years. I did the cancel and cancel on the phone prompts and reached a CSR. The CSR seemed a bit unsure of himself but told me that I was already getting MLB EI for free for this upcoming season due to being a "valued customer." After telling me this, he put me on hold stating he wanted to make sure and check his resources. When he came back, he again said it looks like I have it for free. Obviously, there is no need to cancel it if it's free so I thanked him for his time and appreciated their service. Since I had no prior knowledge of receiving EI for free this year I plan on checking my March statement to see if there's a charge or not. If there is a charge, I'll just call back and try canceling again!

Anyone else experience this?


No offense but I truly cannot believe you got it for free. Congrats though. I hope you got the CSR name and documented the time of the call.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:00 AM

FWIW...

Tried to switch to NHL Gamecenter and MLB tv instead of Directv subscriptions using Roku. Gamecenter falls short, but MLB.TV does not! This is especially true in the summer when you are mobile on vacations. I do not miss Extra innings on Directv. I have three baseball RSNs plus MBL channel along with Roku. FIOS gives a great picture and Ipad, iPhone and Mac platforms are awesome to boot when on the road or at office!


When I tried watching free games on MLB.tv via Roku I thought the quality was significantly worse. Quality was good/near HD when there was no action, but the second something happened.....was that just because it was the free-game of the day? (Pitcher's arm was pixelated, blurry when the ball was put into play, etc.) Did you notice that at all (My connection speed is 10mbps/sec so it is more than enough).

I do like how they give you MLB Network with EI (I am on the Family plan, so I wouldn't normally get it.)

If they were giving away Sunday Ticket to people in the Fall, I would hope that they could offer a significant savings for EI.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:39 AM

When I tried watching free games on MLB.tv via Roku I thought the quality was significantly worse. Quality was good/near HD when there was no action, but the second something happened.....was that just because it was the free-game of the day? (Pitcher's arm was pixelated, blurry when the ball was put into play, etc.) Did you notice that at all (My connection speed is 10mbps/sec so it is more than enough).

I do like how they give you MLB Network with EI (I am on the Family plan, so I wouldn't normally get it.)

If they were giving away Sunday Ticket to people in the Fall, I would hope that they could offer a significant savings for EI.


Maybe it is your ISP speed, but I did not have similar issues. I have premier, therefore MLB Network is included. The mobility is huge for me. Watching a game on vacation or at a picnic and such is huge.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:00 AM

also 150 spring training games

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule


So... DTV MLB EI is still SOL for spring training?

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:19 AM

I just got off the phone with directv trying to get EI the first person said 215.94 but I called back to retention dept. we talked for 15 minutes she offered me 10 off per month for 6 months and I almost said yes but she told me to hold on and came backand said since you have a credit of over 500 dollars that she could do 10 off for a year so I got EI for $95.94 I love directv

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:57 PM

No offense but I truly cannot believe you got it for free. Congrats though. I hope you got the CSR name and documented the time of the call.


Yeah, like I said.. I wasn't quite certain he knew what he was looking. I just called back rather than waiting on the statement and was told that there is nothing showing that I'm going to receive MLB EI for free this year (not surprised). So I went ahead and canceled it as I was originally intending. No attempts or offers were made to prevent me from canceling it by the CSR.

Figured it was too good to be true!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:05 PM

Yeah, like I said.. I wasn't quite certain he knew what he was looking. I just called back rather than waiting on the statement and was told that there is nothing showing that I'm going to receive MLB EI for free this year (not surprised). So I went ahead and canceled it as I was originally intending. No attempts or offers were made to prevent me from canceling it by the CSR.

Figured it was too good to be true!


He was probably looking at the line that says MLB Extra Innings - $0.00 which is what billing does before the season. Not sure why it happens that way, but you see it for a couple of months before the season starts. Happens with all sports packages..

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:06 AM

He was probably looking at the line that says MLB Extra Innings - $0.00 which is what billing does before the season. Not sure why it happens that way, but you see it for a couple of months before the season starts. Happens with all sports packages..


they do that to give the person a chance to cancel. they do it for 2 months and then they start charging. this happens with all sports not just EI

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:35 AM

The big problem with MLB.tv on Roku is changing between games. It takes Forever!! You have to exit out of the game that you're watching, click on the other one, wait for it to load, and repeat 14 more times just to keep up with everything! I'm new to DirecTV, so I paid the $215, but i took it out of my tax refund, so screw it! I have a slingbox so I can still watch at work, and I have the HR34 so I can record 4 other games while I'm watching a Live one. After 3 years of MLB.tv, I'll be glad to watch the games on normal TV again! I will miss the archives tho:disk:

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:34 AM

mlb.tv cheaper, 720p (just like all FSN broadcasts) and I can watch it on my pc or my toshiba thrive in a motel room. Plus gameday audio anywhere the video is blacked out


I was surprised(and happy) to see this..New for 2012: At Bat 12 is now included with purchase of an MLB.TV Premium Subscription (a $14.99 value) -

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:42 AM

I'm tired of all you guys always trying to get something for nothing. I have had MLB EI for 16 years with no special deals. All those "cheaper" deals you are seeking still have to be paid for. I am paying for it!

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:13 AM

When I tried watching free games on MLB.tv via Roku I thought the quality was significantly worse. Quality was good/near HD when there was no action, but the second something happened.....was that just because it was the free-game of the day? (Pitcher's arm was pixelated, blurry when the ball was put into play, etc.) Did you notice that at all (My connection speed is 10mbps/sec so it is more than enough).

I do like how they give you MLB Network with EI (I am on the Family plan, so I wouldn't normally get it.)

If they were giving away Sunday Ticket to people in the Fall, I would hope that they could offer a significant savings for EI.


The quality on MLB.TV is not going to be as good as what you get with EI. However, it is close but on the fast action sequences you may see minor degredation, but it should not be as significant as what it sounds like you are seeing.

With that said, I don't know why, but to me, the games on my Roku just don't look as crisp as what I get from my other devices like my Boxee Boxes or PS3.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:17 AM

The big problem with MLB.tv on Roku is changing between games. It takes Forever!! You have to exit out of the game that you're watching, click on the other one, wait for it to load, and repeat 14 more times just to keep up with everything! I'm new to DirecTV, so I paid the $215, but i took it out of my tax refund, so screw it! I have a slingbox so I can still watch at work, and I have the HR34 so I can record 4 other games while I'm watching a Live one. After 3 years of MLB.tv, I'll be glad to watch the games on normal TV again! I will miss the archives tho:disk:


That was one of my biggest issues with it too, because it worked similarly on my AppleTV. Pain in the but quite frankly. And since the Mets and Tigers are my two favorite teams - and I live in the NYC area - I couldn't watch Mets games through MLB.TV. So I had to switch inputs too. I liked having the ability to watch on the iPhone or iPad, but didn't do it nearly enough and would frequently find myself listening to the radio calls instead - which is what I'll do with the At Bat app this year.

I do wish that MLB would get with the times and bundle MLB.TV access for those paying (and in most cases, paying much more) for MLB EI. Just seems like the right thing to do.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:17 AM

I'm tired of all you guys always trying to get something for nothing. I have had MLB EI for 16 years with no special deals. All those "cheaper" deals you are seeking still have to be paid for. I am paying for it!


Thank you good sir..

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:34 AM

Since the Mets and Tigers are my two favorite teams - and I live in the NYC area - I couldn't watch Mets games through MLB.TV. So I had to switch inputs too. I liked having the ability to watch on the iPhone or iPad, but didn't do it nearly enough and would frequently find myself listening to the radio calls instead - which is what I'll do with the At Bat app this year.

I do wish that MLB would get with the times and bundle MLB.TV access for those paying (and in most cases, paying much more) for MLB EI. Just seems like the right thing to do.



Yeah, They lack a lot of common sense when it comes to these out of market packages. It seems so simple to me, $215.94 should be enough to watch Every Single Game (Including those Fox Saturday Games that our local station isn't showing) and on Any Device!

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

I'm tired of all you guys always trying to get something for nothing. I have had MLB EI for 16 years with no special deals. All those "cheaper" deals you are seeking still have to be paid for. I am paying for it!


The market sets the price. You are not paying any more because someone else negotiated a lower price.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:14 PM

I'm tired of all you guys always trying to get something for nothing. I have had MLB EI for 16 years with no special deals. All those "cheaper" deals you are seeking still have to be paid for. I am paying for it!



DEAN, why in the world would you pay more if you don't have to.

you have had it for 16 years and got nothing, did you ever call? I'm willing to bet you can get deals.

Alot of us are going though tough times, so getting deals and money off stuff we want to see is greatly appreciated.

The sports packages each year keep rising. Don't pitty everyone who got deals and you chose not to try and get a deal. You choose to pay full price, the funny thing is Alot of us will be watching the same MLB EI, without paying full price.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:28 PM

DEAN, why in the world would you pay more if you don't have to.

you have had it for 16 years and got nothing, did you ever call? I'm willing to bet you can get deals.

Alot of us are going though tough times, so getting deals and money off stuff we want to see is greatly appreciated.

The sports packages each year keep rising. Don't pitty everyone who got deals and you chose not to try and get a deal. You choose to pay full price, the funny thing is Alot of us will be watching the same MLB EI, without paying full price.


Good Example from me. I have had CI,EI,& ST all 5 years since I've been with D*. This year one kid in college, one next year also. Really looking at cuts in the budget, I mean every where. I called the phone company, the security company etc. Groceries way back. Called to cancel ST last fall they gave me a deal I couldn't pass up. So instead of getting nothing from me, they got $84. Didn't sign up for CI, but EI I'm waiting to see if I can get something shaved off. If not, I may just live off the Marlin & Rays, MLBN, WGN, ESPN and FOX and not pay out another dime. In business, when the customer is happy and the business is happy, it was a good deal. D* isn't going to give me anything they don't want to, and I'm not buying what I can't afford. I always try for deals...sometimes the answer is no.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

but you try, you atleast make an attempt at getting something off what they charge is.

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