MLB EI 2019?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by dtv757, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. cmasia

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    My bill from January 23 reads:

    IMPORTANT RENEWAL NOTICE: You are all set to enjoy another exciting season of MLB EXTRA INNINGS®. We will be renewing you at the lowest price of 6 monthly payments of $29.65/month. Look for the first charge to appear on an upcoming bill. If you wish to cancel to avoid payment, you must do so by 4/4/19. Refunds not available after that date.

    As others have said, it's $177.90 for the season.
    I don't recall seeing an early bird sign up discount in years.

    From the MLB.tv website:

    Yearly and single-team packages: Yearly packages, which include access to every out-of-market game, are $118.99.
    Single-team packages, with which you can follow your favorite club throughout the season, are $91.99.

    • Nearly 300 Spring Training games LIVE (no blackouts):
    Get a head start by following Cactus League and Grapefruit League action as teams gear up for the regular season.
     
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  2. Microphone

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    $177.90 is a value. $118.99 is a value exponential if you have good wifi. From the guy that prefers to use a D* remote, I'll stream if I have to and save the $60 as my team, the Red Sox, are on my RSN, NESN, that I have to watch anyway on the dish. I watch the others just for enjoyment or during a bad Sox game.
    The is the biggest discrepancy I can remember. I've always called D* in the PAST and asked if they could match the MLB.TV price and they would say "we can't lower the price of the MLB EI, but we can give you $15 off for 6 months." Obviously I've gone that route.

    But this is 2019. And I may be streaming based on the lack of discounts available. Their loss...short term and long.
     
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  3. dtv757

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    It is true that D* does not have as much flexibility compared to NFL ST , but at least they offer promos etc...


    I can't imagine a cable co offering a sports package free

    Last year i got MLB EI and NFL ST free
    Granted it was only the last 2 months of MLB but still amazing

    Also as mentioned above some folks have data caps and suffer from an inferior , non FTTH, isp so streaming may not be the best option for some ...




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  4. dtv757

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    My bill didn't have the auto renew info ...

    I wonder if its cause I had it free in 2018?


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  5. trh

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    If you had it, it is on auto renewal. Your billing cycle is probably different. Or like me, AT&T took over my account and haven't billed me yet.... 10 days past my normal bill date.
     
  6. Microphone

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    Mine showed up on the bill that just came out for me.....autorenewal...but with 0.00....no amount listed.
     
  7. compnurd

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    Will probably start getting charged in March
     
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  8. dtv757

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    Thanks all for your feedback
    I'm gonna go ahead and order $30/mo is not bad compared to NFL ST $65/mo. Plus I still have my retention credit of $50 off for a few more months



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  9. BobZ

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    I am a Red Sox fan living in Florida with Directv and EI. With MLB.TV I cannot watch Rays games because they are blacked out but I can watch them on Directv EI so that is another advantage.
     
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  10. trh

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    Yes, I too can watch the Rays because I get the game via the RSN, usually 654 FS Florida.
     
  11. dtv757

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    Yea similar Braves fan in VA (Orioles/ nationals territory)

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  12. evotz

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    But do you have to have Extra Innings to watch the Rays games?

    You should be able to get the Rays games on your RSN. Or at most have to pay for the Sports Pack to unlock all of the RSNs in your region.
     
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  13. trh

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    When I had EI, the games were blacked out if the RSN (or national channel) was carrying them. So that is how I watched them; via the RSN.
     
  14. trainman

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    653 (FS Sun), actually -- the Marlins are on 654.

    (I have EI primarily for the Rays, and it's easier to just tune to 653 than it is to go to the channel in the 700s!)
     
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    I guess it depends on what part of FL he lives in , he might be in Marlins/ Sun Sports market ??

    Dont know much about FL RSN rules just taking a wild guess ...


    Where I live if Braves are playing nationals or Orioles I have to watch the MASN feed. The Braves Fox sports feed is blacked out

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  16. the2130

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    If you are in VA and it's Orioles/Nationals territory, the Braves are out-of-market and you should get them on MLB.TV.
     
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  17. dtv757

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    I remember the same issue on mlb.tv

    If the Braves are playing a local team (nationals/ Orioles) cannot watch Braves feed

    I used mlb.tv via the free tmobile thing for 2 years
    ..I prefer the D* feed

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  18. schmave1

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    Reynoldsburg...
    All of Florida is in-market for both teams, including both "primary" markets, to borrow a football term.
    I also watch games on the RSN channel when possible ... since I'm a Cubs fan, most of the games are on 665 and I keep it on one channel from pre-game all the way through postgame coverage. If they're on WLS and WGN local, then I have to start hunting through the EI channels to find the Cubs feed.
     
  19. the2130

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    Same thing here in the Atlanta area. If the Cardinals are playing the Braves, I have to watch the Braves feed, whether I'm watching on MLB.TV or EI. At least I can watch the game. I thought you were saying you couldn't watch the game at all.
     
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  20. trainman

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    Sherman...
    Sometimes sporting events will appear on different channels in different areas on cable -- but not on DirecTV, where all they can do is provide an alternate channel and adjust the blackouts accordingly.
     
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