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Possible Extra Innings Package Changes?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by DodgerKing, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Sorry. Don't need any stinkin captured video from anyone on a smallish screen.

    You simply have low standards or have deluded yourself because of the price difference.

    MLB.tv has its selling points. PQ isn't one of them.
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Upload all you want, post your rants all you want, you do it every year... many of us clearly see the difference. Can't you just accept that there's many of us who prefer and can tell better VQ?
  3. DodgerKing

    DodgerKing Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2008
    Smallish screen? OK...

    Take from it what you want. The image is there to see. If it is better than what you are getting, then I do not know what to tell you. If it still looks bad to you, then we have a difference of opinion about what constitutes bad.

    Rant? Not ranting at all. Just like you, I am simply posting what I see, my opinion, and the evidence to support it. I have posted several screen captures, and videos from my TV of both MLB.TV and EI. Perhaps I am one of the few lucky ones? Perhaps you are one of the many unfortunate ones? All I can say is the evidence I have posted clearly shows that there is not much difference from the two different sources on my TV. Perhaps I am just a lucky man?
    If it looks awful to you, then it is awful too you.
  4. mcees4life

    mcees4life AllStar

    May 9, 2008
    exactly how i feel as a Nats fan who lives in DC lol
  5. DodgerKing

    DodgerKing Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2008
    Anyway, the main point of me starting this thread was to see if there will be changes to EI. I am hoping Satracer chimes in soon. If he does know anything and is intentionally not saying anything, it could be because he cannot say anything yet.
  6. davidatl14

    davidatl14 Icon

    Mar 24, 2006
    Agreed on all fronts. I can access MLBTV via Roku or PS3.

    Have plenty of bandwidth and stream quite a few other Media apps via the Roku and PS3.

    MLBTV is "light years" behind MLBEI on PQ.

    Like the service(MLBTV) for it's mobility and several other options.

    PQ though ain't even remotely comparable.
  7. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Hope some of the changes happen. Less money and more product always is good.

    I doubt you will get a rise out of anyone official based on a survey. When we get closer to the season, maybe some input and possibilities.
  8. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
  9. marker101

    marker101 Legend

    Nov 6, 2007
    Yeah. Wish I could subscribe. I WANT to give MLB or DirecTV my money. But, they insist on being stupid with their blackout rules. I'll pay double, due to the lack of a Philly RSN.

    All I get is the At Bat app, so at least I can listen to the radio feeds. They deemed those as being acceptable to be heard anywhere.
  10. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Yep, same reason they no longer get my money.
  11. the future is now

    the future is now AllStar

    Jun 9, 2010
    Los Angeles
    things are changing for the better and will come next year:

  12. dualsub2006

    dualsub2006 Icon

    Aug 28, 2007
    It's been said here, but I'll reiterate it. MLB.TV PQ through the Roku was actually quite good this year. Much better than 2011.

    I live in my teams home market, but I like to watch games that affect NL Central standings, and for this MLB.TV is perfect.

    If I weren't in the Reds home market, I'd subscribe to MLB.TV at half the price to have access on mobile. I didn't miss a game when traveling because I had my phone, tablet and travel Roku with me. Extra Innings can't do that.

    If D* offered mobile, Roku and better PQ with EI for a $50 premium I might do that. For double the money and no Roku (they block HBO Go on Roku so I assume they'd do the same to EI) I'll stick to MLB.TV.
  13. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    They do offer NBA LP on roku as part of the package.

    MLB.tv and LP online are managed by the leagues not directv.
  14. FLWingNut

    FLWingNut Godfather

    Nov 19, 2005
    MLB.tv is better for me. I watch on my iPad via the AtBat app while wifey has a show on the tv. We're together and I can still follow the game.
  15. MikeW

    MikeW Hall Of Fame

    May 16, 2002
    As a sub of MLB.TV, I got an e-mail survey that was rather brief. It did ask who my TV provider was and if I subbed to Extra Innings. Could be interesting....
  16. golfnut-n-nh

    golfnut-n-nh Legend

    Mar 26, 2007
    Received the same email and survey. Lets hope that at the end of the day, EI and MLB.TV is bundled for one price!
  17. davidatl14

    davidatl14 Icon

    Mar 24, 2006
    That's the direction they(MLB) are headed in. Tim Bronsan (EVP of MLB) spoke to this extensively at the Sports Business Journal symposium.

    I will see if I can find the article and post a link to it. I'm pretty sure Fang's Bites may have a link.

    Short VersionHelps pump up the number of total subs to the EI package across all MLBEI TV distributors just in time for negotiation/renewal of Carriage Deals of the MLB Network and MLBEI with the plethora of Providers.

    Helps shield the Sub numbers from self cannibalism.
  18. GlennDio

    GlennDio Icon

    Jan 19, 2007
    I have two homes and have D* at my main home with EI and multiple ROKU (and WD TV Live boxes) at my weekend place ... I always have had to buy both MLB.TV and EI since I wanted the perfect picture quality at the main house and I didnt want the Cable version or the cost at the other home ... if they included MLB.TV with EI I would be ecstatic I think but if I lose picture quality at my main home I wont be as pleased with the savings ... BTW the ROKU PQ got much better by the end of last season than it has been in the past and the WD TV live box (which includes a great slingbox app as well) has very high quality streams of MLB.TV as well... not quite D* EI but certainly not bad at all.
  19. markrogo

    markrogo Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    Can you start a game on Mlb.TV that's already in progress >from the beginning< and then catchup by fast forwarding through ads and such? That's a pretty compelling feature of EI (assuming you recorded the game).
  20. fireponcoal

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    Of course.

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