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signed up for mlbtv.com instead of EI

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by churdie, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Mar 4, 2010 #1 of 53
    churdie

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    just showing preseason now but home,away feeds, condensed games dvr features split screens,fantasy stats,alerts great product check it great alt to extra innings
     
  2. Mar 4, 2010 #2 of 53
    MikeP

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    I did the same thing. You can watch mlb.tv games on your tv with the Roku HD device. For $99.99, the package is a great deal ($20 off for SI trial). Plus, you can watch the archived games anytime and mlb gameday audio is included as well. I've been thinking about doing this for a couple years and finally did it for this season.

    I can't justify giving D* almost $200 for MLBEI when they still don't have the full slate of games that mlb.tv offers. Plus, Roku streams Netflix, so I added a second streaming device to my collection. I've cut my D* bill way down by getting rid of MLBEI and downgrading from premier. Netflix is a sweet alternative!
     
  3. Mar 5, 2010 #3 of 53
    ronsanjim

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    I don't really care how much the savings with MLB.com, once they "got" you, its a bitch trying to cancel their automatic renewal. I swore never again to support that outfit. The main thing is that you are happy with their service. Enjoy.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2010 #4 of 53
    Garyunc

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    +1

    And don't forget the interface to the iPhone if you spend another $15 for ml at bat 2010
     
  5. Mar 5, 2010 #5 of 53
    tonyd79

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    The quality is just not there for me. I use it for iphone but not at home.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2010 #6 of 53
    bg17

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    I also just made the switch from MLBEI (8 years) to mlbtv. However I've noticed that the DVR controls are not available for he preseason games. Is this correct? Is it an option that isn't available until opening day? I purchased the premium subscription and all my software is up to date. I have DVR controls for archived games but not the live ones.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2010 #7 of 53
    mikeinthekeys

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    I became a Directv subscriber back in '95 primarily because of MLB EI. After all this time I decided to drop EI and go with MLB-TV. Last year I did both, and found that HD quality was the main thing missing on MLB-TV. One thing I really like is the archives... on D* you can never be sure which channel to record, the recordings take a lot of space. With MLB-TV, all the games are there, and it is more likely you can get the home team broadcasts. What I would really like is for D* to package the internet product with EI like they do with NFL-ST. I would definitely stick with EI if they did that. I'm sure I'll miss the HD, but these days cost is a major issue for me.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2010 #8 of 53
    Colby

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    OT: I've been looking into getting an MLB.tv subscription, but is it true you can't stream live games if you are in the local area of the franchise/team? I.e. If I live in Seattle, I can't stream live the Seattle Mariner games, I have to wait ~90 minutes after the game ended.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2010 #9 of 53
    celticpride

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    DO you have to watch the games live or can you record them and watch it at your convienence on MLBtv.com on my roku? also are the games in HD?
     
  10. sigma1914

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    I prefer real HD on EI, not super compressed streaming HD.
     
  11. tonyd79

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    Don't think it is 90 minutes after but, yes, you cannot watch local games on MLB.tv either on the internet (including Roku) or via the iPhone app. You can listen to the radio broadcast. Interestingly enough, you can watch the out of market broadcast in archive mode. You don't have to watch the local one.
     
  12. tonyd79

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    MLB.tv is all streaming. No recording. For live games during the season, there are DVR controls so you can pause, etc. Once the game is over, they archive it. The full season is available on the internet but (at least last year), only a few weeks back are available via the Roku app.
     
  13. joed32

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    No hard drive on the Roku. Don't know if they show any replays on MLBTV.
     
  14. kesco

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    FYI, I called DTV about two weeks ago and told them I was cancelling, going to the Roku solution.

    Got $100 off MLB EI.
    Got $20 off the bill for 6 mo.
    Got $10 off the HD fee for 6 mo.
    Got Showtime & Starz free for 6 mo.

    No commitment.

    So net - if you're really thinking of going to Roku tell them that.
     
  15. MikeW

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    I called them two weeks ago and told them that I was moving to MLB.TV. They said, "OK" and turned mine off. YMMV
     
  16. bixler

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    Wow, nice deal.
     
  17. MikeW

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    Looked at my online bill and guess what??? I'm got dinged for EI. Time for a call.
     
  18. bixler

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    Any deal?
     
  19. Alexandrepsf

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    So what is the price of MLB EI?
     
  20. bixler

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