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#41 OFFLINE   phatmatt1215

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:35 PM

I don't know if this is a deal or not. I was trying to see what kind of a deal I could get for the MLBEI package. He said he couldn't get me a deal on the MLBEI package, but he did say that he COULD give me FREE HD for 12 months ($10/month). I'm skeptical. I'm gonna watching my bill for the next year and see if I actually get the FREE HD.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:52 PM

I don't know if this is a deal or not. I was trying to see what kind of a deal I could get for the MLBEI package. He said he couldn't get me a deal on the MLBEI package, but he did say that he COULD give me FREE HD for 12 months ($10/month). I'm skeptical. I'm gonna watching my bill for the next year and see if I actually get the FREE HD.


If you have auto-billpay, you can get Free HD for 2 yrs just by asking.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:56 PM

i meant to post this the other day but after seeing this thread i called up...did cancel/cancel and talked to a nice older lady....after looking at my account for 15 mins or so and saying i didnt really have anymore room for credits (i got 20 off a month for ST and have 10 off my regular package and also the 24 month auto pay credit) so she said youve been here a long time so lets see if we can get this for free (as a discretionary credit)

long story short she put it on for a one time payment and then credited the whole amount os MLB EI is free for me this year.

guess it depends on csr roulette

#44 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:18 PM

How does the dvr functionality work? Can you start the game from the beginning and ff thru commercials to catch up without seeing the score pop up? I found that very hard to do on the computer two years ago, and am curious how it works through the ps3 app (although I'd be using it through my Xbox/apple tv/ Samsung BD player.)


Yeah, you can start the game at the beginning if the game us under way, yes you can fast forward and you can pause. All in all its pretty neat. I loved it. Having the option to watch from my iPhone as well made it worth while even if the PQ is a little worse then D*. The PQ is not worth $100 with no way of watching on my iPhone.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:31 PM

i meant to post this the other day but after seeing this thread i called up...did cancel/cancel and talked to a nice older lady....after looking at my account for 15 mins or so and saying i didnt really have anymore room for credits (i got 20 off a month for ST and have 10 off my regular package and also the 24 month auto pay credit) so she said youve been here a long time so lets see if we can get this for free (as a discretionary credit)

long story short she put it on for a one time payment and then credited the whole amount os MLB EI is free for me this year.

guess it depends on csr roulette


Looks like you win the best offer so far....congrats!!

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:03 PM

Yeah, you can start the game at the beginning if the game us under way, yes you can fast forward and you can pause. All in all its pretty neat. I loved it. Having the option to watch from my iPhone as well made it worth while even if the PQ is a little worse then D*. The PQ is not worth $100 with no way of watching on my iPhone.


Good to know. I have a slingbox, so iPhone streaming isn't a problem for me either way. It's just about price and comfort. I prefer to watch via DTV and add the sports pack for post game shows and such. But not for $100+ extra.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

Just called to cancel the renewal of my freebie NFL Sunday Ticket(was part of my "we want you back" package when I came back in Nov). Asked to sign up for MLB EI at the same time and inquired if there were any discounts. Rep said she found a $10 discount for 6 months and asked if I wanted it. I said, "Definitely." It's probably not the best in terms of discounts, but considering I just came back and still have all my comeback discounts, and that I was expecting to pay full price, I'm happy. A discount is better than no discount in my book.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

I received the $10 monthly discount also. I think that the fact I also have NBA LP may have helped get me the discount for MLB EI.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:24 PM

Yeah, but I think the problem is a lot of us don't want to watch on a pc or in a motel room :lol:


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.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:05 PM

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.


It was Volvo ... if I had to watch another 5 seconds of those Volvo screenshots I was going to ....

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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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