2016 MLB Extra Innings

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by the future is now, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Apr 5, 2016 #121 of 231

    dvdmth Icon

    Jul 24, 2008
    Denver, CO
    Is anyone else having problems accessing MLB.TV archived games with a subscription linked through DirecTV? Some archives play fine, but others give errors indicating that I need a valid subscription to view the game. So far I haven't seen this problem with live feeds.

    I remember this being a problem two years ago when the bundling of MLB.TV and MLB EI began, but I don't recall this happening last year.
  2. Apr 7, 2016 #122 of 231

    LVKeith Mentor

    Nov 12, 2007
    MLB Extra Innings Las Vegas

    Now getting free preview here in Las Vegas, but it appears Dodgers local broadcasts and Diamondbacks broadcasts will not be available here. I have xtra package but do not have the sports pack so I am not subscribed to Fox Sports Arizona. I am assuming that's why I don't get the Diamondback games on MLB EI. I was able to watch the Dodgers on San Diego channel, but not the Dodgers feed even though it was listed as available in the guide (when tuning it said it was not available). When tuning to Diamondbacks home game it said I was not subscribed. I do know that both the Diamondbacks and Dodgers claim Las Vegas as home team markets and according MLB-TV those games would be blacked out in Las Vegas.

    I called DirecTV, and CSR said I should be able to get both feeds on MLB EI, but couldn't tell me why I was unable to get them on the free preview. I would consider getting the MLB EI package if I was able to receive Dodgers local broadcasts (want to hear Vin one last time) and Diamondbacks games.

    Does anyone know if these teams are available in Las Vegas with the just the MLV EI package (and no subscription to sports pack) ??? Any info would be helpful - Thanks.
  3. Apr 7, 2016 #123 of 231

    camo Godfather

    Apr 15, 2010
    I've been watching on Dish during the free week. MLBTV has a crisper image but what I've found this year on live feeds I'm seeing more buffering. I have no bandwidth issue at 20 megabits, its on the MLBTV side. I can stream multiple HD movies no issues at all and previous days game I can stream no buffering so it has something to do with the live stream getting bottlenecked.
  4. Apr 7, 2016 #124 of 231

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Your current package can get you the Angels (FS West), Padres (FS San Diego), Giants (CSN Bay Area) and Athletics (CSN California).

    The only way to get the Diamondbacks (FS Arizona) in Vegas is to get the Sports Pack. Getting MLB Extra Innings doesn't bypass this requirement.

    MLB Extra Innings will also not let you get the Dodgers (SportsNet LA) in Vegas.

    With Fox Sports Go you can get in market streaming of the teams on Fox owned RSNs, so for you that would be the Angels, Padres, and if you add the Sports Pack, the Diamondbacks. Comcast/NBCU didn't sign a deal with MLB for the in market streaming so teams on Comcast SportsNet like the Giants and Athletics are not available via NBC Sports Live Extra like the NBA teams are.
  5. Apr 8, 2016 #125 of 231

    LVKeith Mentor

    Nov 12, 2007
    Thanks. That's exactly what I thought. No way I,m going to pay $14/mo just for diamondback games. So I guess I'll just skip MLB - EI package for now....
  6. Apr 8, 2016 #126 of 231
    the future is now

    the future is now AllStar

    Jun 9, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I hate this Dodger black out despite being a huge Giants fan. i'm in Los Angeles and i can't watch these four games.
  7. Apr 8, 2016 #127 of 231
    the future is now

    the future is now AllStar

    Jun 9, 2010
    Los Angeles
    well legally i can't. :down:
  8. Apr 9, 2016 #128 of 231
    the future is now

    the future is now AllStar

    Jun 9, 2010
    Los Angeles
    what a win tonight after getting no hit for most of the game.
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  9. Apr 9, 2016 #129 of 231
    the future is now

    the future is now AllStar

    Jun 9, 2010
    Los Angeles
    is there a rolling baseball thread?
  10. Apr 9, 2016 #130 of 231

    the2130 Active Member

    Dec 17, 2014
    The MLB.TV picture is elongated (squished horizontally) when I watch on either of my tablets. There doesn't seem to be any way to adjust it. Anyone else seeing this?
  11. Apr 9, 2016 #131 of 231

    cmasia Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    You should start one in the "Sports Programming and Events" forum, because no one wants any spoilers in here.
  12. Apr 9, 2016 #132 of 231

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    You can get a VPN, pick any non LA market and stream it via MLB.TV.
  13. Apr 9, 2016 #133 of 231

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    I can't speak to the previous poster's worries about legality, but this is definitely against the MLB.TV terms of service.
  14. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
    Like last year, it appears that GameMix is still available after the free preview even without an EI subscription. :righton:

    (No, simply talking about it here won't make them take it away. At least, it didn't last season...)
  15. Brewsta

    Brewsta AllStar

    Sep 2, 2007
    Speaking of the Game Mix, has anyone noticed Dodger games are never included on it? What's the rationale here?
  16. keenan

    keenan Godfather

    Feb 8, 2005
    DirecTV doesn't carry the channel as part of their lineup? More clearly, the Mix channel is not an MLB-EI feature so the channel wouldn't be seen there as DirecTV has no contract/no rights to air the channel in that fashion.
  17. dtrell

    dtrell Hall Of Fame

    Dec 27, 2007
    Well, it only took three weeks and about ten calls but I FINALLY got a retention CSR to man up and give me a half credit on the EI package. ended up paying the one time 174 and he gave me a 87 credit so I got it for 87. very happy with that. after three weeks of constantly getting told there's nothing because of credits I get, I finally got someone to do something. thanks Rio in retention. and for the record, no credits have come off my account in the last month. now I can enjoy EI for another season.

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  18. the future is now

    the future is now AllStar

    Jun 9, 2010
    Los Angeles
    nice, enjoy the season.
  19. the future is now

    the future is now AllStar

    Jun 9, 2010
    Los Angeles
    you have to have Ultimate or Premier package? interesting.

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