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2013 MLB Extra Innings Pricing Discussion


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#141 OFFLINE   ichiro

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

I had MLB.TV last year and even though it was okay, it wasnt the greatest on PQ. I know when my kids were streaming Netflix and me a game in HD I had problems with the PQ. Also it was a hassle that only 1 tv in the house was able to watch all the games.


Yeah, I've kinda heard mixed reviews, with the possibility of buffering and some other issues. You can get it on multiple tv's by having several different devices like Roku hooked up to multiple tv's, but you need to have/buy multiple devices... I've been wondering how the quality and issues have been this year, compared to past seasons.

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#142 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:51 PM

The Major League team owners think their "mindless moron" is worth $22 million a year. I can be dumb for half of that.

http://espn.go.com/b...million-commish


See, this is yet another reason why Selig is an idiot and why the owners are totally clueless as well.

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#143 OFFLINE   Guttboy

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:14 PM

Very frustrating for me.... My lovely wife said I could get Exta Innings to see the Red Sox but I had to cut back on things......that said I have.... When I called DTV it was full price with no discounts...... Frustrating with three DVRS, Premier package, whole home DVR (which is spotty at best), and have been a customer on and off since 2002. Because we budget.....I am able to get EI for $175 or less....but no more..... Perhaps I should try MLB but not certain how to get it? For the MLB folks....do you get the local feeds for MLB? Looking to see Jerry Remy (2nd cousin's family) and Don Orsillo?
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:19 PM

If you subscribe to MLB.TV, your blackouts will be similar or the same as DirecTV's. For example, if the Rockies are your home team and blacked out on MLBEI, they'll also be blacked out on MLB.TV. MLB.TV feeds are the channels on which your home team is broadcast. (The away feeds are also offered in the premium package, but said feeds are also subject to blackout rules.) That could be either a superstation (like WGN, TBS, etc.), a regional sports channel (like Comcast's sports channels or FOX's sports channels), or even a local channel if it is broadcasting a game (like channel 9 or 26 in Chicago, for example).

Regardless, of whether the channel that is showing the game is local or not, it is subject to being blacked out on both MLBEI or MLB.TV pursuant to MLB's arcane and insane blackout policies.

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Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:21 PM

Very frustrating for me.... My lovely wife said I could get Exta Innings to see the Red Sox but I had to cut back on things......that said I have.... When I called DTV it was full price with no discounts...... Frustrating with three DVRS, Premier package, whole home DVR (which is spotty at best), and have been a customer on and off since 2002. Because we budget.....I am able to get EI for $175 or less....but no more..... Perhaps I should try MLB but not certain how to get it? For the MLB folks....do you get the local feeds for MLB? Looking to see Jerry Remy (2nd cousin's family) and Don Orsillo?


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#146 OFFLINE   ichiro

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:09 AM

Well, got tired of waiting for Directv's possible May EI offers, so I went ahead and ordered MLB.com. So far I'm really happy with the HD picture quality, features like getting to watch certain games when it's convenient for me, ability to watch condensed games, highlights, archived games, ability to pull up things like the box score during the game, play game highlights on demand during the game, watch games on my phone or laptop instead of just the TV, and lots of features I haven't even figured out yet.

If there are no picture quality or buffering issues as the season goes on, I'll likely stick with MLB.com instead of EI for around half the price.


Edited by ichiro, 18 April 2013 - 02:10 AM.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:24 AM

Got the following email today:

 

Due to a recent system error, you were incorrectly billed for the MLB EXTRA INNINGS package. The amount billed to your account was $223.96 (as a 1-pay or 4-pay option) but the correct amount should have been $199.95 (as a 1-pay or 5-pay option). As a result, you will receive a credit on your next bill.

If you signed up for the 4-pay option, you will be switched from the 4-pay offer ($55.99) to the 5-pay offer ($39.99). You will then be credited $55.99 on your next bill. If you signed up for the 1-pay option, you will receive a credit on your next bill in the amount of $24.01.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sincerely,

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Interesting...


Edited by abcward, 19 April 2013 - 10:30 AM.





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