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Possible Extra Innings Package Changes?


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#1 OFFLINE   DodgerKing

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

I answered a survey from DirecTV regarding MLB Extra Innings and MLB.TV. The questions were all geared towards the possibility of offering multiple package options for EI including bundling EI with MLB.TV, or purchasing MLB.TV through them and watching MLB.TV through your DVR. They also hinted at prices for the different package options. The current EI package as it is now appears to be dropping in price about about 50% judging from the survey questions.

Two years ago I dropped EI and went to MLB.TV because it was a lot less expensive; I was able to have more viewing options; I was able to watch it outside my home; and I was able to watch archived games. Some of the DirecTV EI packages options that were offered in the survey included these options as well.

Perhaps someone with some insight can chime in

Anyone else get this survey?

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#2 OFFLINE   akw4572

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

I haven't gotten the survey. But I did drop EI in favor of MLB TV this year. It was a no brainer for me.
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#3 OFFLINE   larry55

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:38 PM

i will not be order the e anyone unless d come down on their fees.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:47 PM

MLB does a disservice to their PPV partners by pricing MLB.TV so low compared to MLBEI. With the ease of use with Smart TVs, Smart Bluray, Internet TV devices, and the like, and the PQ not being much different than standard TV, it is almost a no-brainer to just simply get MLB.TV.

The NBA includes internet access with their TV package, and to a certain extent so does the NFL, and it's good to see MLB maybe joining that trend.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

I think this is the way of the future for the sports packages. I could return to Extra innings if it was combined. I left several years ago to MLB.TV.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

I switched to DirecTV a month ago but have been an mlb.tv subscriber since the service began. I wish DirecTV would lower the price to match the online subscription. The PQ is better on regular HD TV than on the apps. Also, I've had several different devices with the mlb app and the PQ is inconsistent.

If you subscribe to EI is access to the MLB apps free like it is with mlb.tv?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

IMO the picture quality on MLBtv is inferior when compared to EI.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:36 AM

I answered a survey from DirecTV regarding MLB Extra Innings and MLB.TV. The questions were all geared towards the possibility of offering multiple package options for EI including bundling EI with MLB.TV, or purchasing MLB.TV through them and watching MLB.TV through your DVR. They also hinted at prices for the different package options. The current EI package as it is now appears to be dropping in price about about 50% judging from the survey questions.

Two years ago I dropped EI and went to MLB.TV because it was a lot less expensive; I was able to have more viewing options; I was able to watch it outside my home; and I was able to watch archived games. Some of the DirecTV EI packages options that were offered in the survey included these options as well.

Perhaps someone with some insight can chime in

Anyone else get this survey?


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:00 AM

I switched to DirecTV a month ago but have been an mlb.tv subscriber since the service began. I wish DirecTV would lower the price to match the online subscription. The PQ is better on regular HD TV than on the apps. Also, I've had several different devices with the mlb app and the PQ is inconsistent.

If you subscribe to EI is access to the MLB apps free like it is with mlb.tv?


No. It isn't included.
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#10 OFFLINE   DodgerKing

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

No. It isn't included.

It hasn't been included. Perhaps there are some changes coming? Perhaps Satelliteracer has some info he can share?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

It would be nice if they make the price comparable to mlb.tv and include the ability to watch on the apps at no extra charge like mlb.tv now does. The PQ is so much better on DirecTV than through the app on my blu-ray player. If they did all of this I would ditch mlb.tv and go with EI.

mlb.tv airs all of the games, home and away feeds. EI doesn't do this does it? That might make a difference to me. I'm in Alabama and enjoy watching my beloved Orioles on MASN.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

IMO the picture quality on MLBtv is inferior when compared to EI.


That is true, but, IMO, the PQ of MLBtv is not inferior enough to justify EI being almost double the price while having far less features.

With the PS3 version of MLBtv I can even get a synced radio feed for the game.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

MLBTV Picture quality has greatly improved every year, but the biggest thing for me is the mobility, Iphone, Ipad, Xbox, DVD players, etc & for half the price i can watch/listen to it almost anywhere

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

It would be nice if they make the price comparable to mlb.tv and include the ability to watch on the apps at no extra charge like mlb.tv now does. The PQ is so much better on DirecTV than through the app on my blu-ray player. If they did all of this I would ditch mlb.tv and go with EI.

mlb.tv airs all of the games, home and away feeds. EI doesn't do this does it? That might make a difference to me. I'm in Alabama and enjoy watching my beloved Orioles on MASN.


Not live they dont. Unless you live in a coverage area that there is no MLB team I guess. For me there are a few teams blacked out on MLB (Rangers, Royals and Cards).
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

Not live they dont. Unless you live in a coverage area that there is no MLB team I guess. For me there are a few teams blacked out on MLB (Rangers, Royals and Cards).


I live in the Braves market but get all Orioles games, home and away feeds, live through mlb.tv.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

That is true, but, IMO, the PQ of MLBtv is not inferior enough to justify EI being almost double the price while having far less features.

With the PS3 version of MLBtv I can even get a synced radio feed for the game.


Oh. For me it sure is. I use MLB.tv for mobile purposes. The PQ is horrible for the big screen.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

It would be nice if they make the price comparable to mlb.tv and include the ability to watch on the apps at no extra charge like mlb.tv now does. The PQ is so much better on DirecTV than through the app on my blu-ray player. If they did all of this I would ditch mlb.tv and go with EI.

mlb.tv airs all of the games, home and away feeds. EI doesn't do this does it? That might make a difference to me. I'm in Alabama and enjoy watching my beloved Orioles on MASN.


Actually, every MASN game is on directv's EI.

They do the vast majority in home and away feeds. MASN is always on.

What you do not get on MLB.tv is your local team. No live broadcast of the local team at all. Only archived games. That part is the dumbest part. I live in MASN territory and can't watch the MASN games live on my idevice.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

I live in the Braves market but get all Orioles games, home and away feeds, live through mlb.tv.


Thats not what I was saying. Your post said MLB.tv airs all games home and away. That may be true but not LIVE.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

In order for me to order EI from DirecTV next year, they would need to make it available for mobile and probably lower the price a little. The mobile part is key for me. I chose MLB.TV for that reason alone last year. It really sucks too because I would much rather watch the games from my HD DVR's at the house then my PS3 and use up bandwidth.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

Thats not what I was saying. Your post said MLB.tv airs all games home and away. That may be true but not LIVE.


I get all games, home and away feeds, LIVE through mlb.tv except for the team blacked out in my area (Braves).

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