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#141 OFFLINE   AquiringSat

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:37 AM

National rights are usually limited to the live broadcast.


Funny how it's Just the opposite on MLB.tv, The Live Games (reg. season) in your home market are blacked out, but the replays are in the clear... I still say Every Game should be Free and Clear for Everyone who paying, regardless of where they are watching from!
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#142 OFFLINE   CarolinaGuy79

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:47 PM

So I was gonna gett MLB.tv instead of EI but when I tried watching in the archives it kept skipping or buffering so I canceled, it was within my 5 days so I got a refund, I caled Directv and got EI instead.

#143 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:36 PM

I just cancelled mlb.tv today. The PQ on the big screen is horrible. I have 20Mbs internet speed (FIOS), and I kept getting stuttering (all my other internet streaming is really great quality).

Oh well...

#144 OFFLINE   stoutman

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:39 PM

Hmmm...it is not even up on Roku until the season starts. What were you using?

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

wil, i have comcast HS, im onthe blast speed over 30mbps.

at times I have to turn the speed down on the mlb.tv to 800k for it to stream consistently.

same with NHL GCL.

in my overall experience, the TV is better, so I cancelled mlb.tv and will be on EI and also will stay with CI

what I might do is get a slingbox, so I can watch my TV when im away online.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:23 PM

Hmmm...it is not even up on Roku until the season starts. What were you using?


I believe Roku has to update their client every year for it to work with the next season and they tend to drag their feet and wait till the start of the season.

Other clients like Boxees continue to work for the next season without updating and thus people are able to see the presseason games.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:50 AM

I just cancelled mlb.tv today. The PQ on the big screen is horrible. I have 20Mbs internet speed (FIOS), and I kept getting stuttering (all my other internet streaming is really great quality).

Oh well...


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#148 OFFLINE   CarolinaGuy79

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:14 AM

What were you using to stream it on?


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:08 AM

So I was gonna gett MLB.tv instead of EI but when I tried watching in the archives it kept skipping or buffering so I canceled, it was within my 5 days so I got a refund, I caled Directv and got EI instead.


That was my problem with it last season. It was great when I wanted to watch it on the iPad or iPhone, but streaming through Apple TV - with a 25 downstream through FIOS - was always a crapshoot. And since I watched it 95 percent of the time through the Apple TV, I wasn't happy. That's why I went with EI this season.

#150 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:26 AM

I tried streaming with Roku and Apple TV. Neither worked well for MLB.

(Both provide fantastic PQ on Netflix and other services)

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:19 AM

Like others, I bought MLB.tv but dropped it due to streaming issues.

My internet is fine too with solid UVerse 18+ streaming

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:50 AM

Is there any word on whether or not there are new OTA affiliates being added to MLB EI?

We know the FOX situation will likely never be rectified, but will KCAL or KNTV feeds ever be added? KCAL is nice because it has Vin Scully, but there are actually games between LAD and SFG that aren't televised because it's merely on these two stations. (EI would never allow that to happen with NYY and BOS, but this is a big rivalry game too.)

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:30 PM

I've been a Premier sub with FS+ for 5 years.

Last August, I called to say I could not afford ST, and D* gave it for free.

In early October, I called about cancelling CI and they charged me full price ( $172 ), but gave me a $240 credit ( $20 for 12 months ) off my Premier monthly fee. So I got CI and a $68 credit.

I called today and told them I might have to cancel EI and he offered me a $10 monthly discount for 6 months, reducing EI to $156.

So in effect, I've had ST, CI, and EI for a grand total of $88 for the 3, a saving of $638 over their retail price.

And yet, there are people who still come here and complain about people who call asking for discounts!

By the way, I noticed there are no EI channels yet in the on screen guide, even though Seattle and Oakland open the 2012 regular season in about 36 hours in Japan.

Root NW are televising Wednesday and Thursday morning back to Seattle, so they should be available.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:25 AM

I've been a Premier sub with FS+ for 5 years.

Last August, I called to say I could not afford ST, and D* gave it for free.

In early October, I called about cancelling CI and they charged me full price ( $172 ), but gave me a $240 credit ( $20 for 12 months ) off my Premier monthly fee. So I got CI and a $68 credit.

I called today and told them I might have to cancel EI and he offered me a $10 monthly discount for 6 months, reducing EI to $156.

So in effect, I've had ST, CI, and EI for a grand total of $88 for the 3, a saving of $638 over their retail price.

And yet, there are people who still come here and complain about people who call asking for discounts!

By the way, I noticed there are no EI channels yet in the on screen guide, even though Seattle and Oakland open the 2012 regular season in about 36 hours in Japan.

Root NW are televising Wednesday and Thursday morning back to Seattle, so they should be available.


I called for an EI discount and they gave me nothing. Good for the ones that get it but I don't like the haphazard way they do it. You basically play CR roulette to find one that will give a discount. I don't like that. I don't really like feeling as though I have to beg for it. I wish they would have some sort of graduated discount system for the ones that subscribe every year. That would be much more fair and equitable. For the record my account is paid up to date and have never been late. I am getting a discount for having the premier package. But that wasn't an issue last year when I got an EI discount. In fact I had more credits/discounts last year when they gave me $60 off the price. I'll probably get EI after the free preview but not until then. It will at least be off my bill for two months.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

Hi Hallrk.

I should have noted...

Whenever you call, at the voice prompts, always say "cancel service" twice.

You bypass the normal CSR's and go right to the "retention" reps. They have a lot more discretionary discount authority.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

I've been an Extra Innings subscriber since 1997 and called today...no offers of a discounted rate or any other service credit. I'm OK with it though. I've pared back my subscriptions over the years and, perhaps, I'm no longer worthy of incentives due to my no longer paying this outfit $200+ per month.

I will subscribe to MLB.TV and watch on Apple TV. I know the picture quality does not match up to EI but I watch the Yanks on my "home" RSN most of the time and am ok with watching other games on my laptop or iPad if the stream is poor.

I canceled the NHL package this past season and subbed to the Gamecenter package. For the most part, the stream was watchable (a bit choppy) but it was a bit cheaper and I could watch on my TV, phone, iPad and PC all for one price.

With March Madness being a service available to all at no extra cost, I'm now down to Sunday Ticket as my lone sports subscription. As streaming improves, DirecTV will need to be more aggressive to keep their customers subscribing to sports packages.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

will directv have tomorrow game? Seattle play Oakland tomorrow at 6AM in Japan open the season up

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

will directv have tomorrow game? Seattle play Oakland tomorrow at 6AM in Japan open the season up


Been wondering the same, still haven't seen any channel listings for MLBEI yet.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

Been wondering the same, still haven't seen any channel listings for MLBEI yet.


i am kinda shocked the MLB Network isn't doing these games!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

ROOT Sports has the rights to these games. Not sure they'll be on MLB Extra Innings because I don't think that officially starts until April 5. Looks like MLB Network will show the tape delay of the games tomorrow and Thursday at 9am eastern both days.
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