2017 MLB Extra Innings

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  1. Feb 2, 2017 #21 of 206
    KyL416

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    The NBC Sports app will also have in market streaming of the teams that air on their stations, including SNY's Mets games.

    Nothing has been announced for the MLB teams that air on MASN, Root Sports or NESN yet.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2017 #22 of 206
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    I hope if Root does stream Pirates games, that will be a way around the DirecTV/Root Pirates blackout. Not holding my breath, just hoping.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2017 #23 of 206
    KyL416

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    Don't hold your breath, the streams are only available to people who get the channel as part of their package.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2017 #24 of 206
    schmave1

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    I do get Root, but only through the Sports Pack. Not a Pirates fan but I just wish this idiocy would be fixed.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2017 #25 of 206
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    It's worth considering, unless you can get them to give you a discount on the price. I was able to get a $60 discount last year, which put the price in line with MLB.TV. Will be interesting to see what discounts, if any, are being offered this year.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2017 #26 of 206
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    MLB.tv price has been released for 2017. $113/year.

    I don't think any Extra Innings pricing has been released (I think previous subscribers get a discount?) but I don't think it will be $113.

    I don't know if I'll drop Extra Innings or not. But all of these price increases that DirecTV have made over the years are starting to take a toll. If I can save a little bit of money here and there, I may have to do it.

    If there's no discernible difference between EI and mlb.tv and if you have the Internet connection and monthly data allotment to support it, I'm not sure what the case is for EI.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2017 #27 of 206
    schmave1

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    I personally prefer watching the games on an HDTV rather than via computer, although I do the latter when needed. Since I have the Sports Pack, it's a splurge to be able to watch pre- and post-game along with the actual game all on the same channel if I want. I don't splurge on a lot, but EI is one of those things I do spend a little extra for. That the reasonable free for EI also includes MLB.TV is reason enough for me to keep both.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2017 #28 of 206
    Grafixguy

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    There are a lot of ways to use MLB.tv with a television. A Chromcast, Roku or even many smart tvs that have the app built in. And of course, the old school, hardwire an HDMI cable from the computer.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2017 #29 of 206
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    My area is claimed by three teams. The actual local team, the Reds, along with the Pirates, which have a tiny cadre of local fans, and the Indians, who have zero local fans. So that is close to 450 games "free". Then you add in the national games on ESPN, MLBN, Fox, FS1, and TBS, then that is another 150 or so.

    That is a lot of baseball "free". It is enough for me. I can see the appeal if somebody was a displaced or geographically illogical fan or had only one local team.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2017 #30 of 206
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    Have MLB for several years. Recent invoice indicates 2017 season will be 6 payments of $28.79 or $172.74 in addition to the regional sports fee of $4.53 X 6 or $27.18; total is $199.12--don't get any other sports packages. Can I get rid of the regional sports fee? My preference is for a team that is out of my local market. The months prior to this statement I was paying $1.97/monthly for the regional sports fee.
     
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  11. Feb 10, 2017 #31 of 206
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    Here in Des Moines we have six teams crisscrossing: Cubs, White Sox, Twins, Royals, Brewers, Cardinals. According to the DirecTV site, we get all except Twins and Brewers with regular package; we add those teams with Sports Pack.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2017 #32 of 206
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    i'm a Giants fan living in the OC, though i have the whole Dodger thing to deal with. i just pay for Extra Innings and don't pay for the local team(s), so the package i pick doesn't have a regional sports fee. best value in sports and probably on about the seventh straight season of paying for it.

    Go Giants!
     
  13. Feb 11, 2017 #33 of 206
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    I have tried it on all devices and the interface isn't perfect but I think the best picture comes through on the Amazon FireTV. The closest to D* quality IMHO
     
  14. Feb 11, 2017 #34 of 206
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    I would agree between that and my PS4. However my TV got a updated app 3 weeks ago so I am interested to see how that does
     
  15. Feb 11, 2017 #35 of 206
    evotz

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    Are you sure about that? Last year, my Extra Innings didn't come in my bill until the March bill. It was $173.19 last year. I suppose $172.74 is a slight discount for 2017. That's still a far cry from the $113 for MLB.tv.

    I suppose if you like switching back and forth between different games the DirecTV interface is a bit easier to do that. I use a Roku to watch MLB.tv and switching between games is not really that easy. But I don't really watch many other games other than the Cubs (who aren't a "local" team for me). It's about $60 in total savings using just mlb.tv, that's $10 a month savings.
     
  16. Feb 11, 2017 #36 of 206
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    Best packages that don't have the RSN fee are Select and Entertainment. They're almost the same, except Entertainment includes several national sport nets like ESPN and FS1 for like $11/mo more.


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  17. Feb 12, 2017 #37 of 206
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    just called and got it for $172.74 in 1 payment, also got $33 a month off my bill for 6 months via promotions for a savings of $198. free extra innings!!
     
  18. Feb 13, 2017 #38 of 206
    Bronxiniowa

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    It's pretty good on Roku, too!
     
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  19. Feb 13, 2017 #39 of 206
    bobnewhouse

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    The last time I got EI was the first year it was paired with Mlb.tv - that year, they didn't turn on access to mlb.tv until opening day (or right around then). Anyone know if that has changed the past couple of years? I'd like to have access to the spring training games on mlb.tv if I decide to go EI this year.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2017 #40 of 206
    JohnDG

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    Checking the 2016 thread, it was March 15.
     

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