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Gainesville Red
04-05-2008, 07:57 PM
Day games on Saturdays are in a blackout for the Fox national game.

With TBS now offering a national games on Sunday afternoons, does this mean that EI and mlb.tv will be blacked out on Sundays?

That would suck.

oneupper
04-05-2008, 07:58 PM
I got mlb.tv today.

Gainesville Red
04-05-2008, 08:00 PM
That's awesome. Wonder if that'll last. Maybe I should have gone with mlb.tv this year rather than EI.

Reds Fanatic
04-05-2008, 08:01 PM
Day games on Saturdays are in a blackout for the Fox national game.

With TBS now offering a national games on Sunday afternoons, does this mean that EI and mlb.tv will be blacked out on Sundays?

That would suck.
There are no blackouts on Sunday afternoons for the TBS games. The only blackout periods are Saturdays before 7PM ET for Fox and Sunday night for the ESPN game.

Gainesville Red
04-05-2008, 08:05 PM
What's the rationale behind ESPN and FOX getting it, but not TBS.

Unassisted
04-05-2008, 08:07 PM
What's the rationale behind ESPN and FOX getting it, but not TBS.Fox and ESPN probably pay more for exclusive rights.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-05-2008, 08:16 PM
I called DirecTV today to ask why I wasn't getting the game, and I was told that the blackout applies on both Saturday AND Sunday before 5 p.m. EST.

Needless to say, I was disappointed, though it wasn't her fault.

We'll find out tomorrow I guess if the blackout does apply to Sunday also. If it does, I'm making another, less civil call.

gm
04-05-2008, 08:19 PM
You can check the Red's DTV schedule up to 2 weeks in advance here

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPageIF.jsp?assetId=1800005&page=custom.htm

reds44
04-05-2008, 08:24 PM
You can check the Red's DTV schedule up to 2 weeks in advance here

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPageIF.jsp?assetId=1800005&page=custom.htm
Looking at that, the Reds game will be on EI tomorrow.

I hope so, I really want to see Volquez pitch.

Reds Fanatic
04-05-2008, 08:33 PM
I doubled check the cable Extra Innings schedule and the games are on there tomorrow afternoon. These are the official blackout rules:


A: During specific days/times, certain national broadcasters have exclusive television rights for distributing MLB games. No games are available on MLB EXTRA INNINGS during the following exclusive national broadcast windows:
ESPN Sunday Nights
ESPN has an exclusive national broadcast window for all MLB games on Sunday nights. No telecast can be made available for out-of-market distribution during this time. Any games that start after 5:00pm ET on these nights will not be part of MLB EXTRA INNINGS. The only games available during this time will be on ESPN or ESPN2 and your home team’s Regional Sports Network (RSN) or team affiliated Over-The-Air (OTA) station. Please see local listings for games available during these times.
FOX Network Saturdays
The FOX Television Network has an exclusive national broadcast window for all MLB games on certain Saturdays up until 7:00pm ET. No telecast can be made available for out-of-market distribution during this time and will not be part of MLB EXTRA INNINGS. The only games available during this time will be on FOX. Please see local listings for games available during these times. Any games available for the package that start after 7:00pm ET on Saturdays will be part of MLB EXTRA INNINGS.

klw
04-09-2008, 10:44 PM
How many people are using the MLB TV and are you pleased with it? How is the picture quality? Is the streaming consistent? Timely? buffering issues? How many games are available? Value? I haven't done MLB TV before and have only done EI during free previews. Curious to get people's opinions.

Unassisted
04-09-2008, 11:22 PM
How many people are using the MLB TV and are you pleased with it? How is the picture quality? Is the streaming consistent? Timely? buffering issues? How many games are available? Value? I haven't done MLB TV before and have only done EI during free previews. Curious to get people's opinions.I've been a subscriber of MLB.TV since it was introduced. This year, I feel the picture quality of the basic version has decreased substantially and it is less compatible than it was before... I can no longer watch it on TV with my MSN TV2 box. I'm less eager to recommend the service this year than I have been in years past.

It used to be that the basic version of the service provided pictures of VHS quality, which was fine with me. Now, it appears to be less than VHS quality, and MLB never seems to miss an opportunity to remind me that I can get better quality for another $30/year. I'm suspicious that it's deliberately worse than it used to be.

redsrule2500
04-10-2008, 02:33 AM
Blackout rules are so ridiculous. MLB.tv + Working Proxy is what I'm stuck with at college.

Nugget
04-10-2008, 12:05 PM
mlb.tv is great - you can watch all the games any time you want really. The only problem tends to be a buffering issue but thats on my end - the computer has too many programs in the systray which I will need to clean out.

I highly recommend it considering it costs a whole bundle less than cable plus sports package plus EI - plus you can download mosaic which lets you watch mulltiple games at once.

Gainesville Red
04-12-2010, 02:22 PM
So I just bought Extra Innings. Haven't done so in couple of years, and for the first time on DirecTV.

Is there an additional charge to gain access to HD games? I just purchased through the website, and didn't notice an option for it, although admittedly I didn't really look very hard. If so, ugh. Hoping to get away with doing it without actually having to call and talk to someone.

Brutus
04-12-2010, 02:27 PM
MLB TV, as has been mentioned, is pretty cool. Probably worth the money, but I advise you to make sure you are not running many programs in the background. Especially if you're using the nexdef plugin (high quality feed), it runs your system resources down pretty good.

The quality depends on your computer. The quality of the stream itself would be really good if your computer can keep up with the buffering. But when it doesn't, it does get a big choppy and jumpy.

I love it though. It's worth the money for what I seek to accomplish with it.

Razor Shines
04-12-2010, 02:31 PM
MLB TV, as has been mentioned, is pretty cool. Probably worth the money, but I advise you to make sure you are not running many programs in the background. Especially if you're using the nexdef plugin (high quality feed), it runs your system resources down pretty good.

The quality depends on your computer. The quality of the stream itself would be really good if your computer can keep up with the buffering. But when it doesn't, it does get a big choppy and jumpy.

I love it though. It's worth the money for what I seek to accomplish with it.

Yeah, I love as well. I have noticed that the HQ stream runs better this year on my home computer than it did last year. It has always run well on my work machine, but this year I have had no buffering issues at home whatsoever.

I don't know if they've made some upgrades or if it's the fact that I'm running Windows 7 at home. Either way, I've been very pleased.

membengal
04-12-2010, 02:32 PM
...wrong thread.

Reds Fanatic
04-12-2010, 02:45 PM
So I just bought Extra Innings. Haven't done so in couple of years, and for the first time on DirecTV.

Is there an additional charge to gain access to HD games? I just purchased through the website, and didn't notice an option for it, although admittedly I didn't really look very hard. If so, ugh. Hoping to get away with doing it without actually having to call and talk to someone.

No there is no extra charge for HD games. There is just one overall charge for Extra Innings and that includes the HD games.

Gainesville Red
04-12-2010, 02:50 PM
Odd. The guide says there is an HD feed for Royals @ Tigers, but says I haven't purchased it.

It allows me to watch the standard def. feed, just not the HD one. Looks like that's the case with all of the games for the day.

Guess that means a call to DirecTV needs to be placed. My favorite.

VR
04-12-2010, 03:59 PM
MLB TV, as has been mentioned, is pretty cool. Probably worth the money, but I advise you to make sure you are not running many programs in the background. Especially if you're using the nexdef plugin (high quality feed), it runs your system resources down pretty good.

The quality depends on your computer. The quality of the stream itself would be really good if your computer can keep up with the buffering. But when it doesn't, it does get a big choppy and jumpy.

I love it though. It's worth the money for what I seek to accomplish with it.

Can it only be seen live? How much is it currently?

Brutus
04-12-2010, 05:16 PM
Can it only be seen live? How much is it currently?

The regular is $19.95 a month, and $24.95 a month for premium. You can see live games, replays and DVR of the games where you can jump forward, backward and to an inning.

The premium allows you to see up to 4 games at a time and you can choose either the home or away broadcast.