If one is paying however much for EI or MLB.tv without possibility of refund and isn't able to watch the feed of one's choice with reasonable restrictions (i.e. in-market adverts on local RSNs) then complaints are justified.
They have never claimed you can get all the feeds in the 15+ year history of Extra innings. The only reason why DirecTV has the number of feeds they have is because they already carry those RSNs locally. Unlike Digital cable where both Center Ice and Extra Innings share 14 SD channels and 9 HD channels (if you're lucky enough to have a cable provider who carries all of Sports iNDemand's HD feeds) which have to be shared amongst the feeds of 30 MLB teams and 30 NHL teams on the busiest days of the season.
Read the previous posts, it's not some ripoff, they just don't have the bandwidth to carry every feed this time when NBA, NHL, MLS and MLB are going on, along with the other events that take up the part time feeds. (Test feeds for the Masters, college sports on some of the part time RSNs, etc) Feeds for those events and games where they don't have the opposing team's feed available on one of the RSNs they already carry get priority. Heck this past Saturday they even used the space usually used by some of the PPV and infomercial channels.
Edited by KyL416, 07 April 2013 - 07:29 PM.