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UPRedsFan
02-14-2008, 08:26 PM
I've subscribed to MLB.com TV for last couple years. Been curious about the premium option. Does anyone have it? Is the picture quality significantly better? Would appreciate any opinions.

Bip Roberts
02-14-2008, 08:38 PM
I dont mean to derail the thread but have you subcribed to the MLB.tv package because you dont live in the area or did you get it for other reasons?

UPRedsFan
02-14-2008, 11:03 PM
I don't live in the area. Don't have to worry about blackouts.

UPRedsFan
02-15-2008, 10:18 AM
Any comments on the picture quality of the premium package???

TheBigLebowski
02-15-2008, 10:31 AM
I subscribed to mlbtv.com until the Reds were out of it last year, which means I had it for the first 2 weeks of the season. I was actually impressed. I had the occasional blackout problem (which absolutely mystifies me - I live in Gainesville, FL for crying out loud) which was aggravating but, with my high speed connection, the games were broadcast very well. Also, I got to see why so many Redszoners complain about George Grande once or twice.

shREDded29
02-15-2008, 11:37 AM
I had the regular service, and had nothing but problems (both with it, and with my internet service). I couldn't justify paying extra for the premium if it was going to just as bad. So, I'm curious to know if the premium service is better, too....

Grounds_Crew
02-15-2008, 12:26 PM
Get the Premium. I actually get it for free...but if I had to, I'd pay for it. The only problem is that the broadcast is delayed by about 30 seconds. So, don't try to follow along in the game forums while watching it.

UPRedsFan
02-15-2008, 08:55 PM
Grounds Crew - is the delay shorter with the standard package? I had the standard package last year and it was only a couple seconds delay from the radio broadcast.

Chi-Town Red
02-15-2008, 10:08 PM
yea im debating if i should get another season of extra innings from DTV, or get MLB.COM package...any thoughts?..the extra innings is about 150 per season i think

mlbfan30
02-15-2008, 10:33 PM
I had the normal MLB.TV but I'm getting premium this time. The Mosaic and better quality should be worth it.

I get blacked out of Reds games, which is totally unfair for my area. I live in western Indiana so the ballpark is 3 hours away. FSN carries the Cards. So it's basically impossible for me to watch the game for 2.5 months. But I am a baseball fan (unlike many people here) so I watch other games, especially the Yanks. I'm looking foward to Mosaic.

Also on a side note, there is a website that steams many MLB games. Sometimes they have Reds games, sometimes not. It's great if your blacked out. The quality sometimes sucks, and it uses a lot of bandwith. I mostly use it on Saturdays when all MLB games are blacked out.

Bip Roberts
02-15-2008, 10:43 PM
If i was going to get a package id get the MLB.tv one because you can go back and watch archived games of every team. I did that with a few Edinson volquez starts. Also its kinda cool to watch Reds games with the other teams announcers to hear their input about our players. St. Louis guys were killing Brandon Phillips for being a showboat last year it was pretty awesome.

Caveman Techie
02-16-2008, 01:53 PM
I would pay for MLB TV if it wasn't for the damn blackout rules. I don't understand why MLB thinks it's a good idea to keep people in the local market from watching their product.

GoReds33
02-16-2008, 02:02 PM
You can watch the replays for free on there though. That's what I find myself doing sometimes when I'm bored. I just watched some of the last game of the year the other day.

Bip Roberts
02-16-2008, 02:07 PM
You can watch the replays for free on there though. That's what I find myself doing sometimes when I'm bored. I just watched some of the last game of the year the other day.

same for me its a really cool feature

berryluther
02-16-2008, 02:13 PM
I subscribed to mlbtv.com until the Reds were out of it last year, which means I had it for the first 2 weeks of the season. I was actually impressed. I had the occasional blackout problem (which absolutely mystifies me - I live in Gainesville, FL for crying out loud) which was aggravating but, with my high speed connection, the games were broadcast very well. Also, I got to see why so many Redszoners complain about George Grande once or twice.


Hey BL I live in Keystone Heights FL just about 30 minutes from you. PM me and maybe we can work something out and head down for a few ST games.

Chi-Town Red
02-16-2008, 03:58 PM
are there any free sites that stream MLB?..just asking....lord knows i get enough baseball locally here in Chicago

mlbfan30
02-16-2008, 08:03 PM
I already said there were

mlbfan30
02-16-2008, 10:00 PM
i might be this site...

http://www.myp2p.eu/

I deleted it but there are plenty of those types of p2p networks. It's just hard to find reliable ones

Chi-Town Red
02-17-2008, 12:09 AM
thanks MLBfan30

hebroncougar
02-17-2008, 03:04 PM
I'm really debating getting the mlb premium. I've had the extra innings the last 6 years, and mlb premium is $60 cheaper. It would all depend on picture quality.

mlbfan30
02-17-2008, 03:19 PM
You can get cables to hook up your comp to your TV. It's about $30 at most and the quality is the same or better depending on the TV. You could watch a bunch of games at the same time, and have player tracker where you get to watch atbats of your fav players.

TheBigLebowski
02-17-2008, 05:40 PM
Hey BL I live in Keystone Heights FL just about 30 minutes from you. PM me and maybe we can work something out and head down for a few ST games.

I work in Keystone frequently. Not far at all.

Dunno how many ST games I'll have the chance to make this year as my wife and I have a lot of stuff going on right now but I'd be more than willing to try.

hebroncougar
02-17-2008, 09:20 PM
You can get cables to hook up your comp to your TV. It's about $30 at most and the quality is the same or better depending on the TV. You could watch a bunch of games at the same time, and have player tracker where you get to watch atbats of your fav players.

If I have a 15.4" Toshiba laptop, and something like 2300 KP on the MLB test for bandwith, how clear would it be in full screen on the computer?