+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 52
  1. #26
    Addicted Member
    LongtimeNYYFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Parts Unknown

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by ZYanksRule View Post
    Correct. Outside the NY market, you need the DirecTV sportspak to see pre and post-games. Those are not blacked out.
    We had FIOS in Northern Virginia and on YES we got the pre and post game shows. The games were blacked out. The post game shows came on a minute or two after the games ended. They just interupted whatever was airing on the national feed (ie. Center Stage or whatever).

    Same thing here in NC on TWC. Pre and post game shows but no games.

  2. #27
    NYYF Cy Young

    Sparky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    New Jersey

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Can MLB.TV games be streamed to an Android phone like a Samsung Stratosphere?

  3. #28

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    If you subscribe to the MLB.TV premium version, you will be able to get the MLB at Bat 2012 app for free. Using that app, from what I understand you will be able to see the game via Gamecast. Same was what you would see on a PC. You will also be able to get the audio feed of the game. FYI. MLB at Bat 2012 is due out this Wednesday.

    http://alliosnews.com/2012/02/mlb-at...-subscription/

  4. #29
    Mr. Know-It-All Casey at the Bat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Pasadena, CA

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by MD_Yankee_Fan View Post
    If you subscribe to the MLB.TV premium version, you will be able to get the MLB at Bat 2012 app for free. Using that app, from what I understand you will be able to see the game via Gamecast. Same was what you would see on a PC. You will also be able to get the audio feed of the game. FYI. MLB at Bat 2012 is due out this Wednesday.

    http://alliosnews.com/2012/02/mlb-at...-subscription/
    Its about friggin time too. Making me pay for mlb.tv AND MLB At Bat was such a ripoff.

  5. #30
    Addicted Member
    LongtimeNYYFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Parts Unknown

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    I was all set to watch the Phils @ Yankees game yesterday on TV using ML.TV on our Samsung Smart TV but got an error message. Tried to watch on the Roku player on another TV and got a message that the games schedules will be on Roku later this month.

    I called the help desk and was told the app for Samsung devices (TVs and Blu Rays) will be available on March 20th. Games will be available via Roku in late March. Kind of a bummer but I can still watch on the laptop. And the MLB Network has quite a few games available in the meantime.

  6. #31
    NYYF Legend

    GordonGecko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    New York City

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by LongtimeNYYFan View Post
    I was all set to watch the Phils @ Yankees game yesterday on TV using ML.TV on our Samsung Smart TV but got an error message. Tried to watch on the Roku player on another TV and got a message that the games schedules will be on Roku later this month.

    I called the help desk and was told the app for Samsung devices (TVs and Blu Rays) will be available on March 20th. Games will be available via Roku in late March. Kind of a bummer but I can still watch on the laptop. And the MLB Network has quite a few games available in the meantime.
    I've been looking at that Samsung SmartTV line for a while now, and that's definitely going to be my next purchase. How do you like it so far? How's picture quality for TV & hooking up your laptop and how's the web surfing on it?

  7. #32
    Addicted Member
    LongtimeNYYFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Parts Unknown

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    I've been looking at that Samsung SmartTV line for a while now, and that's definitely going to be my next purchase. How do you like it so far? How's picture quality for TV & hooking up your laptop and how's the web surfing on it?
    GG....IMO it's the best out there. Sharp Quatros was a close 2nd. We bought 3 Samsung TVs (1 LCD and 2 LED Smart TVs) when we moved. PQ is unbelievable and plenty of HDMI inputs. You will need to buy a Samsung LAN adapter to use the internet and download apps such as MLB.TV. Best thing is the prices keep dropping. Shop around and do price comparisons and compare the other brands side by side.

  8. #33
    NYYF Legend

    MunsonNY15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    I just hung up with Directv and they knocked $10 a month off of the EI subscription for me, bringing it down to $24.99 a month, which at least is in the ball park of the $125 cost MLB.TV ($210 vs. $125 is a ridiculous difference). I thought about getting it on the computer this year instead, but I like to be able to DVR the YES pre and post games along with the actual game.

    I was surprised that Directv could take anything off the cost of the EI subscription. When I've called in years past, I'm always told that the price was set by MLB and they couldn't change it. They'd always have to credit my bill some other way (comping my DVR service for 12 months is what they did last year). Maybe something changed with MLB and they're allowing providers to adjust the cost to better compete with the MLB.TV price.

    Anyone else who has Directv, it's worth a call.
    Heidi
    "I don't need any extra motivation. My motivation is to win." - Derek Jeter

  9. #34
    Oops! I pooped on your things! __starr69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Queens

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Slightly OT, but is there any way I would be able to watch in-market games on my phone (either iPhone or Droid on Sprint)? I don't have a TV or my own cable subscription.

  10. #35
    Forum Regular

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Hudson Valley, NY

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by MunsonNY15 View Post
    I just hung up with Directv and they knocked $10 a month off of the EI subscription for me, bringing it down to $24.99 a month, which at least is in the ball park of the $125 cost MLB.TV ($210 vs. $125 is a ridiculous difference). I thought about getting it on the computer this year instead, but I like to be able to DVR the YES pre and post games along with the actual game.

    I was surprised that Directv could take anything off the cost of the EI subscription. When I've called in years past, I'm always told that the price was set by MLB and they couldn't change it. They'd always have to credit my bill some other way (comping my DVR service for 12 months is what they did last year). Maybe something changed with MLB and they're allowing providers to adjust the cost to better compete with the MLB.TV price.

    Anyone else who has Directv, it's worth a call.
    Heidi
    Anyone who has DirectTV regardless if you get the MLB package should call and they will give you free programming and reduce your bill. I was already getting $45 off a month which almost cut my bill in half when I called tonight to see what they will do with the MLB package. The rep told me I was maxed out on program discounts but she would give me a 1 time $50 credit. I happily accepted as I will call back in a few weeks and threaten to go with MLBTV if they won't reduce the cost of EI. Be persistent and call a few times and your DTV bill will go down in price!

  11. #36
    NYYF Cy Young


    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Westchester

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by __starr69 View Post
    Slightly OT, but is there any way I would be able to watch in-market games on my phone (either iPhone or Droid on Sprint)? I don't have a TV or my own cable subscription.
    Yes... you need to fake your location. On an iPhone, if you jailbreak it, you can install fakelocation. On Android, there are location spoofing apps you can install on it's own. Just remember, fox and espn games are nationally blacked out.

    iPhone/iPad (Jailbroken): http://www.ijailbreak.com/cydia/cydi...-specific-app/

    Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...e.fakelocation

  12. #37
    Forum Regular
    dewey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Dublin, Ohio

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Ive been using DirecTV for the past 2 years and finally got sick & tired of paying for it. Not just for the Yankees, but because I just dont watch much TV outside of sports. Why pay $90+ a month PLUS $200 for EI? Now I watch most TV shows over hulu on PS3 and plan on using mlb.tv and have been using NHL Center Ice for the Islanders (go ahead and laugh) games.

    My main gripe is the Sunday night ESPN games which will be blacked out. What do you guys do in this situation? Go find a bar? Is there a way around it with Apple TV or the PS3?

    Will Sunday night ESPN games stream on my Android device if my location shows the UK or something?
    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/live2cd2/yankeeslb7ce5si0.jpg[/IMG]
    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/live2cd2/ubnyi04ta8.jpg[/IMG]
    [IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/live2cd2/Lost_bar.gif[/IMG]

  13. #38
    NYYF Cy Young


    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Philly Burbs

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by dewey View Post
    Ive been using DirecTV for the past 2 years and finally got sick & tired of paying for it. Not just for the Yankees, but because I just dont watch much TV outside of sports. Why pay $90+ a month PLUS $200 for EI? Now I watch most TV shows over hulu on PS3 and plan on using mlb.tv and have been using NHL Center Ice for the Islanders (go ahead and laugh) games.

    My main gripe is the Sunday night ESPN games which will be blacked out. What do you guys do in this situation? Go find a bar? Is there a way around it with Apple TV or the PS3?

    Will Sunday night ESPN games stream on my Android device if my location shows the UK or something?
    You could go through a proxy server to "change" your location. However, finding a reliable proxy server is another story.

  14. #39
    NYYF Cy Young


    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Westchester

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by dewey View Post
    Will Sunday night ESPN games stream on my Android device if my location shows the UK or something?
    I haven't confirmed it on Android yet, but on a jailbroken iPhone with my location spoof, yes, this will work.

    You may have to experiment with the countries because some have deals with MLB to show the games in their country, esp playoffs, and so will be blacked out.

  15. #40
    NYYF Legend

    GordonGecko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    New York City

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    It's funny how everyone is complaining about DirecTV but to me after leaving cable it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. You just have to be vigilant and resist all the extra upgrade offers. Forget EI, you should definitely go with MLB.tv

  16. #41
    NYYF Cy Young


    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Westchester

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    It's funny how everyone is complaining about DirecTV but to me after leaving cable it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. You just have to be vigilant and resist all the extra upgrade offers. Forget EI, you should definitely go with MLB.tv
    The worst by far is Cablevision... I work for a major television network, so I kind of see behind the scenes of things, and I can't even tell you how many ways that cable provider screws over the customers.

  17. #42
    Forum Regular

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Hudson Valley, NY

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Last year was the first year that I went with MLB.TV over extra innings and had all sorts of difficulties watching games over the TV since my Samsung Blu-Ray player would lock up. I picked up a ROKU and have been watching old games all winter with no problem. I cancelled MLB.TV before I was set to renew since I will wait till may when MLB.TV is reduced to about $65.

    For the first time ever Directtv is offering a package of EI and MLB.TV for $200. I called to see if their was a discount and their was not so I will most likely end up waiting for MLB.TV to be reduced in price during the season.

  18. #43
    Mr. Know-It-All Casey at the Bat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Pasadena, CA

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by yankswun96 View Post
    Last year was the first year that I went with MLB.TV over extra innings and had all sorts of difficulties watching games over the TV since my Samsung Blu-Ray player would lock up. I picked up a ROKU and have been watching old games all winter with no problem. I cancelled MLB.TV before I was set to renew since I will wait till may when MLB.TV is reduced to about $65.

    For the first time ever Directtv is offering a package of EI and MLB.TV for $200. I called to see if their was a discount and their was not so I will most likely end up waiting for MLB.TV to be reduced in price during the season.
    I have a new samsung smart tv and the mlb app has been acting up during this preseason. Same games that are causing me problems on the samsung worked flawlessly on the Apple TV (which is connected to the same samsung tv). I think samsungs mlb app might just be the problem.

  19. #44

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    I live in FL & had EI through brighthouse last season. You had no choice of home & away feeds, and every game was not in HD. I subscribed to MLB.tv this season and have been watching games all spring via Apple TV & have loved it so far.

  20. #45
    Forum Regular

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Hudson Valley, NY

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey at the Bat View Post
    I have a new samsung smart tv and the mlb app has been acting up during this preseason. Same games that are causing me problems on the samsung worked flawlessly on the Apple TV (which is connected to the same samsung tv). I think samsungs mlb app might just be the problem.

    The Samsung app is horrible and is the reason why MLB.tv does not work. If you look on the MLB.tv forum you will see hundreds of people complaining about it. This has been an ongoing problem and it is pretty sad that MLB has known about this for years and has yet to introduce a new app that streams properly.

  21. #46

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    It's funny how everyone is complaining about DirecTV but to me after leaving cable it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. You just have to be vigilant and resist all the extra upgrade offers. Forget EI, you should definitely go with MLB.tv
    I had Directv for years, but turned it off for now. (the dish is still here, waiting for their best 'come back' offers). As much as I hate Time Warner, they gave a decent triple play offer and they have the new "over the air" back channels that satellite has not picked up yet. i.e Antenna TV, Me TV, Get TV, Cozi Tv. The only one they have yet to pick up is Channel 5's "Movies!" channel.

    When they first started giving away the NFL ticket, it was only for new customers. In September I would call and say turn it off today...and by the end of the phone call I had a free NFL ticket. At one time I think the rip off price may have been $349, and it keeps coming down. Now just about everyone, I think, gets it free.

  22. #47
    NYYF Cy Young

    StingrayJG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Shelton, CT

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Every year the first week of March I call DirecTV and threaten to cancel my HBO to help lower the cost of the impending first installment of MLBEI that starts on the next bill. They usually forward me to a "specialist" which I would presume is in their retention department, and end up giving me some pretty decent discounts to keep everything intact.

    This year I got $22 off per month for the next six months ($7 off HBO, $5 off the SportsPak, and $10 off MLBEI) to keep MLBEI and not cancel the HBO (which I really didn't want to cancel but I use it as leverage.) So you take the six $32.99 payments for MLBEI and subtract the $22 discount from each one of them, that's an adjusted cost of $10.99/mo. for both MLBEI and MLB.TV together since DirecTV now includes MLB.TV with their MLBEI subscription. I think that's a pretty good deal!
    I also noticed that DirecTV will also have MLB Strike Zone on channel 719 this season, not sure if they had that in the past. Shame on me for not noticing if they did.
    Jimmy G. (Seniority 03/28/1994)
    1994-2008: Main Res MVP Sec. 14, Row G
    2009: Section 330, Row 6
    2010: Section 233A, Row 20
    2011: Section 229, Row 16 *All Sunday Plans*
    2012: No longer STH, liberated!

  23. #48

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Anyone else having problems watching via Roku ?
    MICRO PASSIVE/MICRO AGRESSIVE

  24. #49
    NYYF Triple Crown

    CyYoung4Vazquez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    UES

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Apparently YES dropped the streaming option.


  25. #50
    NYYF Cy Young

    StingrayJG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Shelton, CT

    Re: MLB.TV.com vs. DirecTV Extra Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by ieddyi View Post
    Anyone else having problems watching via Roku ?
    I just got home from work and some games are smooth but lower picture quality and some are HD but freeze-framing and some tiling on the screen. The Pirates home feed is awful, lots of re-buffering messages.
    (Roku-3 thru U-Verse wi-fi)
    Jimmy G. (Seniority 03/28/1994)
    1994-2008: Main Res MVP Sec. 14, Row G
    2009: Section 330, Row 6
    2010: Section 233A, Row 20
    2011: Section 229, Row 16 *All Sunday Plans*
    2012: No longer STH, liberated!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 5 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 5 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts