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Caveman Techie
04-26-2006, 11:28 AM
Does anyone have a subscription to MLB.TV? If so my question is this. I have an IPOD w/video and since I am rarely home to watch the games on TV, I'd like to subscribe to MLB.TV and not really watch the games live but, download the condensed games the next day and then watch them on my IPOD. Is this feasable?

I see where they have the Digital downloads available to be purchased for 3.50$ a game but that just seems too expensive to me, and I was hoping that the Digital Downloads service was included in the MLB.TV subscription.

Unassisted
04-26-2006, 11:53 AM
Digital Downloads are not included with MLB.TV. You can play back an archived stream of any game from this season, though.

If you want to go to the trouble, you could probably find software to record those streams and convert them into video for the iPod. It would take about twice as much computer time as the game is long to do that.

BTW, I've been meaning to mention this in a post at some point. MLB.TV is now compatible with MSN TV2 (http://webtv.com/). With this combination, I watch live games over my broadband Internet connection on my TV. It's cheaper than Extra Innings, the picture quality is very good and I don't have to put up with nuisance of a dish. :thumbup:

Caveman Techie
04-26-2006, 12:15 PM
Thanks for the info, I guess it is too much to ask that a subscription service actually allow me to watch the games however I wanted to. :D

Reds Nd2
04-26-2006, 01:04 PM
Digital Downloads are not included with MLB.TV. You can play back an archived stream of any game from this season, though.

If you want to go to the trouble, you could probably find software to record those streams and convert them into video for the iPod. It would take about twice as much computer time as the game is long to do that.

BTW, I've been meaning to mention this in a post at some point. MLB.TV is now compatible with MSN TV2 (http://webtv.com/). With this combination, I watch live games over my broadband Internet connection on my TV. It's cheaper than Extra Innings, the picture quality is very good and I don't have to put up with nuisance of a dish. :thumbup:

The picture quality over the computer is ok but it definantly isn't hi def. Is the picture quality better watching on your television?

Unassisted
04-26-2006, 01:23 PM
The picture quality over the computer is ok but it definantly isn't hi def. Is the picture quality better watching on your television?The TV screen is much more forgiving than the computer screen because it has a lower scan rate and resolution. I'm quite satisfied with the picture quality. It's about on a par with a decent analog signal from a set-top antenna. For ~60 cents/day during the season, in a part of the world that would otherwise have about a dozen Reds games/year on TV, it's spectacular! :D

Benny-Distefano
04-26-2006, 03:29 PM
From a non-cable/directTV standpoint, its funny to me that in this day and age, the fans that have the hardest time catching a Reds game are the ones that live in Cincinnati.

Technology has sure made it a lot easier to catch a Reds game from abroad. Now if "technology" can just work on Cincinnati a bit. :) Right now its either, get cable or move out of town...

Reds Nd2
04-26-2006, 04:19 PM
The TV screen is much more forgiving than the computer screen because it has a lower scan rate and resolution. I'm quite satisfied with the picture quality. It's about on a par with a decent analog signal from a set-top antenna. For ~60 cents/day during the season, in a part of the world that would otherwise have about a dozen Reds games/year on TV, it's spectacular! :D

Thanks. I checked it out but it seems a bit pricey considering that I would only use it to watch the games on the television.

Have you tried logging onto the games on your television and then logging onto the audio stream on your computer?

Unassisted
04-26-2006, 06:23 PM
Thanks. I checked it out but it seems a bit pricey considering that I would only use it to watch the games on the television.

Have you tried logging onto the games on your television and then logging onto the audio stream on your computer?I didn't subscribe to the radio service this year and the freebie stations have gone away this season, so I haven't tried that. Listening to Marty makes me want to pull my own hair out, so it's actually better this way. ;)

I do that sometimes with Ohio State football games. Listen to the audio on the computer and watch the game live on ABC or ESPN. I even delay the video with my DVR to make it match up with the audio.