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#21 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

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


And espn game and fox blackout periods.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

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


Just pointing out there are exceptions. Its not all games. Its most games live. Might be all after they have aired but thats not the same thing.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

And espn game and fox blackout periods.


Good point Tony.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

Fact: MLB EI's picture quality is better than MLB.TV...

However, Fact 2: MLB.TV pq is more than acceptable to me on my 58" Samsung Plasma, and is a much better value than paying twice as much for MLB EI.

As several others have posted, I went MLB.TV a couple of years ago, and watch it through both my Roku and my Apple TV. I can also watch it through my I Pad. Unless D* dramatically comes down in price for MLB EI and includes MLB.TV as part of their package, I will just stay with MLB.TV. Yes, MLB EI has better PQ, but not enough to cause me to have to spend $100 extra a year for the EI package, esp. with some feeds being left out entirely (i.e. Philly).

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

Fact: MLB EI's picture quality is better than MLB.TV...

However, Fact 2: MLB.TV pq is more than acceptable to me on my 58" Samsung Plasma, and is a much better value than paying twice as much for MLB EI.

As several others have posted, I went MLB.TV a couple of years ago, and watch it through both my Roku and my Apple TV. I can also watch it through my I Pad. Unless D* dramatically comes down in price for MLB EI and includes MLB.TV as part of their package, I will just stay with MLB.TV. Yes, MLB EI has better PQ, but not enough to cause me to have to spend $100 extra a year for the EI package, esp. with some feeds being left out entirely (i.e. Philly).


Most everything beyond your first sentence is OPINION.

Plus, I think I have seen just about every Phillies game recently. May not always be CSN Philly (often is), but your post makes it out that you don't get to see the Phillies.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

And espn game and fox blackout periods.


Tony, I think I read in the new broadcast agreements that MLB.TV will be able to show all FOX game feeds live, either next year or in 2014.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

Tony, I think I read in the new broadcast agreements that MLB.TV will be able to show all FOX game feeds live, either next year or in 2014.


It was clear as mud. Some blackout lifting for both but still mentioned blackouts.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

And espn game and fox blackout periods.


Yep, forgot about those.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

I switched because I had sore arms carrying around the 55" LG:lol:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:35 PM

i got no reason to get EI as i live in Braves territory and thats the only games i care about lol
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

Oh. For me it sure is. I use MLB.tv for mobile purposes. The PQ is horrible for the big screen.


Spot On.

I have had both for years.

MLBTV comes in handy on the road.

PQ on EI Blows away TV.

Don't even think about MLBTV the minute I walk in the door.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

Don't even think about MLBTV the minute I walk in the door.


The only times I have used MLB.tv on my TV is when I am looking for something specific in the archives. Like the non-no-hitter from a few years ago. Or how the announcers handled it when the guy in Texas fell and died (they didn't have a clue what happened since it was behind a wall) or a specific play I wanted to see.

Watching a GAME on that muck at home? Never.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

The only times I have used MLB.tv on my TV is when I am looking for something specific in the archives. Like the non-no-hitter from a few years ago. Or how the announcers handled it when the guy in Texas fell and died (they didn't have a clue what happened since it was behind a wall) or a specific play I wanted to see.

Watching a GAME on that muck at home? Never.


The other day, I used MLB.TV & made a buddy sit through the game 6 collapse of the Rangers in the 2011 WS. :lol: I couldn't stop laughing.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

The other day, I used MLB.TV & made a buddy sit through the game 6 collapse of the Rangers in the 2011 WS. :lol: I couldn't stop laughing.


He could return the favor by putting together a highlight film of the Yankee hits in the ALCS this year. Pretty short film.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

Oh. For me it sure is. I use MLB.tv for mobile purposes. The PQ is horrible for the big screen.


Not horrible on the big screen through PS3 or Roku or similar devices. It is not as good as EI, but it is still pretty damn good. In fact if you watch the playoffs on TBS and Fox you will notice that TBS PQ is much better than Fox. I would put MLB.TV between that of TBS and FOX. It was better on my TV than FOX was through DirecTV

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

Not horrible on the big screen through PS3 or Roku or similar devices. It is not as good as EI, but it is still pretty damn good. In fact if you watch the playoffs on TBS and Fox you will notice that TBS PQ is much better than Fox. I would put MLB.TV between that of TBS and FOX. It was better on my TV than FOX was through DirecTV


I have it. It is horrible.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

I have it. It is horrible.

What device are you using? PS3, Roku, AppleTV, Boxee, XBox, or a TV APP?

If there is an issue with PQ it could be due to you not using the best streaming device (from what I hear PS3 is the best for MLB PQ), your connection is bad, your bandwidth is low, or your settings are off?

I posted video of streamed games through my PS3 and compared it to FOX (the worst PQ of all channels) and TBS (the best PQ of all channels) and most agreed that the PQ was between that of FOX and TBS. Most agreed that it was better than FOX.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

What device are you using? PS3, Roku, AppleTV, Boxee, XBox, or a TV APP?

If there is an issue with PQ it could be due to you not using the best streaming device (from what I hear PS3 is the best for MLB PQ), your connection is bad, your bandwidth is low, or your settings are off?

I posted video of streamed games through my PS3 and compared it to FOX (the worst PQ of all channels) and TBS (the best PQ of all channels) and most agreed that the PQ was between that of FOX and TBS. Most agreed that it was better than FOX.


I have a roku and tons of bandwidth. I shouldn't have to buy a specific unit for MLB quality.

It is horrible.

I stream a lot of programming. It is among the worst. It is inconsistent and cannot handle any movement at all.

Given that this forum screamed about HD lite and argues over grass on espn, I have no idea how you can tell people MLB is good quality.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

What device are you using? PS3, Roku, AppleTV, Boxee, XBox, or a TV APP?

If there is an issue with PQ it could be due to you not using the best streaming device (from what I hear PS3 is the best for MLB PQ), your connection is bad, your bandwidth is low, or your settings are off?

I posted video of streamed games through my PS3 and compared it to FOX (the worst PQ of all channels) and TBS (the best PQ of all channels) and most agreed that the PQ was between that of FOX and TBS. Most agreed that it was better than FOX.


We have this discussion every year. :lol: You're always in the minority.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

We have this discussion every year. :lol: You're always in the minority.


Then I must be in the privileged minority. I posted video before showing there is no difference. I posted video before and nobody could guess which came from the EI and which came from D*


Here is a video posted by someone else from 2 years ago when the PQ was much worse. I cannot upload the one I did since I am not at home. Keep in mind you are watching a video online (through YouTube) which alone denigrates the quality, and it is in 720p only. If it was uploaded in 1080P the PQ would be even better. Don't forget to select 720p before watching.

To compare the quality of the video being streamed, compare the PQ of the video to the image of the PS3 control icons and the MLB.TV menu (since these images have nothing to do with PQ quality of MLB.TV). You will see that the blur is the same, meaning the blur is due to YouTube, not MLB.TV.






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