MLB Extra Innings Worth $215

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  1. Feb 22, 2012 #41 of 114
    sigma1914

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    Local blackouts are different from what was being discussed - We all know local teams aren't part of EI & you're supposed to watch your feed. Unfortunately, Philly folks get screwed. The games are on EI, just not for Philadelphians.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2012 #42 of 114
    wilbur_the_goose

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    For what it's worth, I just checked the NBA-TV feed on my AppleTV. It's "OK", but nowhere near to D* HD quality.

    I figure it might provide a quality prediction for MLB.TV's picture quality.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2012 #43 of 114
    MLB_Fan

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    That APP is free this year with the purchase of MLB.TV Premium service
     

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  4. Feb 22, 2012 #44 of 114
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    Try it on a PS3. PQ is really good and just slightly less than that of DirecTV
     
  5. Feb 23, 2012 #45 of 114
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    I subscribed to MLBtv last year and promptly dropped it after a couple of days. It just isn't as good as EI. And it isn't close enough for my eyes.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2012 #46 of 114
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    What device(s) were you watching it through and what is your bandwidth?
     
  7. Feb 23, 2012 #47 of 114
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    I watched last year on my PC connected to my TV thru HDMI. Is there a better-resolution solution?
     
  8. Feb 23, 2012 #48 of 114
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    Yes, PS3.

    It also depends on your PC and your internet connection. Is your PC capable of a true HD display?
     
  9. Feb 23, 2012 #49 of 114
    Rich

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    But you get all the games that really matter, right (yup, I mean the Yankees games)?

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  10. Feb 23, 2012 #50 of 114
    sigma1914

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    Heck yeah. I just resubbed today - No discount since I'm currently getting $35 off a month. I don't care, though...$200 for practically every Yankees game is good for me.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2012 #51 of 114
    Rich

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    What don't they give you? Channel 9? Oh, you probably don't get the Saturday Fox games.

    Rich
     
  12. Feb 23, 2012 #52 of 114
    sigma1914

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    EI has My9 games. Yeah just the Fox games not on here.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2012 #53 of 114
    Rich

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    That kinda sucks too. Lotta Yankees games on Fox.

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  14. Feb 23, 2012 #54 of 114
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    We get a lot of them because the wuss Rangers don't play day games in the Texas summer.
     
  15. Feb 23, 2012 #55 of 114
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    PS3 and Vieracast.
    22.6 download
    8.7 upload
     
  16. Feb 23, 2012 #56 of 114
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    I've been to Texas a lot and I wouldn't want to play day games either. We went to Gitmo for the first time and we had big plans to practice every afternoon. That idea went right out the window. Even at night, it was like playing in soup, but I never got hurt (for me, that's odd).

    I thought Gitmo was the hottest place I'd ever go, then we hit Key West for liberty and it was hotter. The Gulf Coast reminds me of those two places.

    Rich
     
  17. Feb 23, 2012 #57 of 114
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    Good question. I suppose just having an HDMI-out port doesn't mean that I'll get as high as 720 resolution.
     
  18. Feb 24, 2012 #58 of 114
    Rich

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    There's something I don't get. Why have an HDMI out port if it doesn't send out at least a 720p resolution? I've got an HDMI port on my desktop, I'll hook it up to my TV and see what the TV says it's input is.

    Rich
     
  19. Feb 24, 2012 #59 of 114
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    The mlb.tv seems like a great deal at $125, especially with the free iphone app. I can't believe DirecTV is charging almost $100 more. They wouldn't offer me a discount on it, probaby since I'm a newer customer.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2012 #60 of 114
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    The picture quality difference and reliability of the D* Extra Innings package FAR exceeds MLB.tv. It isn't even a contest.

    I subscribe to MLB.tv because I live in my team's home market and can accept the lower video quality and connection issues of the streaming service. If I were out of market, I'd go EI.

    Just comparing cost is a mistake. If money is an issue, or if you don't care about picture quality, go streaming. If you are only doing it to catch some out of market games, go streaming. If you are out of market for your team, EI wins every time.
     

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