Payment Change on MLBEI--Thanks D*

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Dolly, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. kenpac89

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    I wasn't offered the 6 month payment option when I called. I guess it is something you have to specifically ask for.
     
  2. Boston_bill

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    BTW I pay my bill through Verizon and couldnt just make a one-time payment through D*
     
  3. webpatk

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    Has anyone here tried using the MLB.com feed over a ROKU player on their TV? I see the price on MLB.com is $100. $120 if you want both home and away feeds. I also see that they are supposed to have HD quality this year. If anyone here tried this last season, how was the quality?

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  4. Boston_bill

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    I havent but a friend of mine did and was pretty happy with it.
     
  5. Maleman

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    Does MLB show HD feeds from Toronto? And if so, was there alot of games in HD from Toronto?

    I might be interested.
    Thanks
     
  6. willis3

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    Would be nice if there was a discount for paying everything in 1 payment
     
  7. Garyunc

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    I did this last year and I will again this year. I was pleased overall with it. The reason I subscribe to mlb.tv instead of mlb ei is that I can watch on my laptop, or my iphone, or my tv via ROKU. The flexibility was worth it and you can be watching different games on all 3 devices (and multiple games on the computer) at the same time.

    The only drawback to watching only on ROKU is that it is a little slow to change games as it has to connect to the new game. It takes about 10-15 seconds for me to switch games and I have pretty fast internet connection 5 mpbs down. The picture quality was pretty good.
     
  8. mkharsh33

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    I'm not renewing this year. I just can't get into a sport that allows such disparity in payrolls. I'm an Indians fan who moved to Florida 6 years ago and they're not really giving me much of a reason to watch, unless Rusell Branyan suddenly morphs into Manny Ramirez...
     
  9. paco1986

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    Yes, quite a few from Rogers Sports Net (or something like that).
     
  10. Maleman

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    Thank you :)
     
  11. Big Dawg 23

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    Yes it is Rogers. I like the announcers so on times when I am not watching the Twins I will roll to that game.
     
  12. kesco

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    I called DTV and told them I was cancelling MLB EI because I'd be using Roku + MLB.com home & away. They immediately credited me $75 to stay with DTV. No contract renewal. May be YMMV but they offered it to me on the first call :)
     
  13. MikeT98213

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    I also called to cancel and they offered me the same $75 but I cancelled anyway. The MLB TV/ROKU package is better and it provides the games on line and on the iPhone -- all for the same $99 price.
     
  14. scott72

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    I just got off the phone to cancel and was never offered the $75 credit and I've been with D* well over two years. Oh well. The games are streamed online for free these days anyhow if you know where to look. That $200 can be put to a lot better use.
     
  15. RichardMcCarty

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    +1

     
  16. beachmonkey

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    I was on the phone with a CSR today trying to get Starz and Showtime removed from my line up because I oddly could not remove them online. :rolleyes:

    But then I told the CSR I was interested in MLB EI.. I told him the price was a bit out of my pocket price range. I said, I could not afford the four payment plan either. So I was offered the six month 31.99 pay plan plus an extra $5 off per month. Took the bait and bit. :eek2:
     
  17. kenpac89

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    I called a week or two ago to cancel Starz/Showtime. When that was done, I asked about MLB EI and if there were any price breaks (like they did with the NFL package). I mentioned that I can watch it online for half the price, etc. No dice.

    So, then I casually asked when my 2 year commitment is up (which is in April). He asked if I was planning on leaving DirecTV. I said not necessarily, but I want to keep my options open. (I am not planning on ever leaving DirecTV.)

    Well, he then put me on hold and came back with "Since you are a valued customer, would $20 off a month for 6 months entice you to order the MLB package? When you take the $120 off the $200 price, it would be cheaper than paying $100 to watch online."

    That worked for me.
     
  18. scott72

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    As usual it depends on which CSR you talk too. I'm pretty sure my commitment is about up and they let me cancel EI without any mention of an offer to get me to stay. I may call back another day, but for now I think I can live without it and just stream them online.
     
  19. Reaper

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    As an alternative to MLB EI, you might consider the Roku streaming media player and an MLB.tv subscription. Because we're set to auto renew, it's only costing my wife and I $110 for the season. All games are in HD but they are highly compressed so the qulaity is not as good as DIRECTV, but still quite watchable.

    One of the cool things is that you can access all the games from the season through the archive function. So if you missed yesterday's game and want to watch the exciting 9th inning, you can do that.

    There are a few different models of the Roku priced from $79.99-$129.99. We have the (original) $99.99 model and love it. We use it for MLB.tv, Netflix, Amazon video on demand, and Pandora.

    http://www.roku.com/mlb-partner
     
  20. Gooser711

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    Does anyone know if the Atlanta Braves home feed will be in HD this year? Specifically the games televised on Peachtree TV?
     

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