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RBA
05-05-2006, 08:58 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/images/subscriptions/y2006/mlbtv/mlbtv_mc_burst.gif (https://secure.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/enterworkflow.do?flowId=addToCart&c_id=mlb&sku=MLBTVSUB2006&affiliateID=mlbsubsTVSUB06&partnerId=mlbsubsTVSUBMC06)
You will not be billed for your second month of MLB.TV. Billing for your third month will begin 60 days after your purchase date.


Might be a good time for some to try it out.

Offer ends May 8

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/subscriptions/mlbtv.jsp

oneupper
05-05-2006, 09:09 AM
Once you get it, you're going to want to keep it. Might as well just spring for the whole season.

Moonlite Graham
05-05-2006, 10:02 AM
Not to beat a deadhorse but.....blackout rules apply correct? And if so, its based on the zip of your CC billing address?

Reds Fanatic
05-05-2006, 10:04 AM
Not to beat a deadhorse but.....blackout rules apply correct? And if so, its based on the zip of your CC billing address?
Blackout rules would apply. On this link you can choose a team at the bottom and it lists the zipcodes that are blacked out.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/subscriptions/mlbtv.jsp

Benny-Distefano
05-05-2006, 10:55 AM
Blackout rules would apply. On this link you can choose a team at the bottom and it lists the zipcodes that are blacked out.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/subscriptions/mlbtv.jsp



And if so, is it based on the zip of your CC billing address?




:confused: Anyone?

membengal
05-05-2006, 10:58 AM
If you want to avoid the evil blackout, some of have suggested (and it has apparently worked) to register with the CC of a family member living in parts farflung from Cincy and thereby getting around this archaic rule. Simply payback said family member promptly, and laugh the laugh of fan who has beaten MLB at one turn...

registerthis
05-05-2006, 10:59 AM
Why would I buy MLB.TV when, through a mistake by the cable company (probably having something to do with my NHL Center Ice package) I'm getting Extra Innings for free? :evil:

RedsMan3203
05-05-2006, 11:12 AM
Black-Out Rules apply and they DO NOT track you by the zip code you register your account with. There is something MUCH simpler to track you with that doesn't lie ;) Your IP Addy.

registerthis
05-05-2006, 11:13 AM
Black-Out Rules apply and they DO NOT track you by the zip code you register your account with. There is something MUCH simpler to track you with that doesn't lie ;) Your IP Addy.

proxy server, my friend. :)

oneupper
05-05-2006, 11:14 AM
Black-Out Rules apply and they DO NOT track you by the zip code you register your account with. There is something MUCH simpler to track you with that doesn't lie ;) Your IP Addy.

Sure about this? I tried to watch a Marlins' game while outside the country and it wouldn't let me...
(I live in FL...)

RedsMan3203
05-05-2006, 11:19 AM
proxy server, my friend. :)

DING DING DING!




Sure about this? I tried to watch a Marlins' game while outside the country and it wouldn't let me...
(I live in FL...)

Depends on where you were out of the country - I know MLB.TV has alot of black-out rules for people who live out of the country so you might want to start there and see if that place was blacked out.

Yes, I am sure - I live in Columbus and I get Fox Sports Cincinnati on Direct TV (638) and I watch the games all the time, well I wanted to order MLB.TV thinking well I get it on the dish why wouldn't I get it on the computer. Well i'm blacked out on the computer... I carefully change my IP Addy (that thing from up above) And there all magic breaks loose.

RBA
05-05-2006, 11:51 AM
I can back up the IP address thingy. I get it just fine in El Paso, but when I went up to Lexington on business I was blocked out. (Reds Games).

Also, maybe some of you might want to try a one time use MasterCard or a virtual Mastercard Number with a set amount in case you forget to cancel in time and MLB tries and charges you.

Moonlite Graham
05-05-2006, 12:35 PM
I can back up the IP address thingy. I get it just fine in El Paso, but when I went up to Lexington on business I was blocked out. (Reds Games).

Also, maybe some of you might want to try a one time use MasterCard or a virtual Mastercard Number with a set amount in case you forget to cancel in time and MLB tries and charges you.


Ok, follow up question.

If its not the credit card number, but the IP that they use to track you. Then if you are out of the Reds protected area and using a hotel's internet service, then could you be able to watch the Reds?

registerthis
05-05-2006, 12:38 PM
Ok, follow up question.

If its not the credit card number, but the IP that they use to track you. Then if you are out of the Reds protected area and using a hotel's internet service, then could you be able to watch the Reds?

yep.

donnelly_31
05-05-2006, 12:43 PM
mlb.tv blackout rules don't make any sense.....my buddy has it and he tried to watch a cardinals -nationals game and it was blacked out. he lives in columbus, didn't know columbus was in either of those markets

RedsMan3203
05-05-2006, 12:59 PM
It also depends on the game and when its being played... Could of been on ESPN or ESPN2.

Return the Hotel - It would depend on the IP of the hotel i'd guess, unless all Hotels are blackout free with MLB (doubt that.)

redsrule2500
05-05-2006, 01:21 PM
With almost all of the near future Reds games on TV, I don't think I need it as much as before.

Unassisted
05-05-2006, 01:46 PM
The IP address block is dependent on the ISP. I am able to watch Reds games on my account, billed to my CC in Texas, when I'm visiting relatives in Central Ohio who have Adelphia broadband. I assume it depends on whether the ISP shares its customer location info with MLB.