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Ex Innings vs mlb premium

Posted: 2/6/2013 10:04 PM

Ex Innings vs mlb premium 


I've done the extra inning package through dtv the past 3 years. I see mlb has their package for 70-80 dollars less. Anyone with experience with the latterand can opine on it? Also, if anyone has done both I'd be grateful for learned comparisons. Dtv subscription will kick in very soon so if I'm canceling I want to make the decision quickly.

Also considering doing neither and rough it this year. But the mets may not offer much diversion so it's nice having sox option as well as late night games I enjoy hitting on from west coast when I get home from second shift.
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:30 PM

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metdude wrote: I've done the extra inning package through dtv the past 3 years. I see mlb has their package for 70-80 dollars less. Anyone with experience with the latterand can opine on it? Also, if anyone has done both I'd be grateful for learned comparisons. Dtv subscription will kick in very soon so if I'm canceling I want to make the decision quickly.

Also considering doing neither and rough it this year. But the mets may not offer much diversion so it's nice having sox option as well as late night games I enjoy hitting on from west coast when I get home from second shift.

I have done both for yrs...  Its basically a waste of money.   MLb tv enables me to watch it from work and at times when I want to watch something else and keep 1/2 an eye on the game.  Especially helpful with the marriage.  We can watch something together and I can keep my lap top open...

If I had to go with one or the other.. obviously EI offers the option to watch on your tv, but MLB tv offers potential convenience...depends on what you need.  A subscription should give you free MLB At Bat app for phn..   That can be cool if you in a car and preferably someone else is driving.   Or maybe at the pool or beach etc...

Also, MLB tv can be a little problematic.. Some, but not a lot of tech issues..  No issues with tv..
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:43 PM

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Thanks. I see they make it available through ps3 also. Do you have experience with going through that or an xbox? With a big screen hi def tv obviously i'd like to continue getting some of my viewing in that way though I like the option of using laptop and ipad as well.

Also, how about the dvr functions? Once a game begins and let's say I'm getting to it an hour or two late but want to see it from beginning. Do I have to wait for it end and be archived? Or can I start from inning one?

On that note, how long after game is it archived?
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:53 PM

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The DVR function of MLB tv is where I find tech problems.   I m not an advanced tech guy and I have a hunch that if I changed some setting on my computer, the issues would be satisfied.   For instance, I start watching the Mets in the 4th inning and I watch for a few mins and then I change to a Texas game and then I change back to the Mets and it goes back to the 4th inning and wont let me get up to live action.  A more savvy person could probably solve that, but I watch MLB tv at work and I cant screw around with the comp..

The archive is available  immediately after the game is over and is available, I believe all yr. 

By the way... are you out of town?  MLB TV blocks the local team..  It reads your IP address wherever you are and knocks out the local games.   It only is effective if you live outside of NY area, assuming you are trying to watch NY games.  I live in South NJ and I am blocked from Phillies games.

I have never tried to do anything with PS3..
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Posted: 2/6/2013 11:18 PM

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No I'm in upstate ny and get sny. It's more for red sox. Also a bit of s.d. and oakland fan so I enjoy catching those late games. I'll still be catching mets on sny on the big screen when warranted. Which will hopefully be a bit more than I expect based on presumed watchability right now.
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The DVR function of MLB tv is where I find tech problems.   I m not an advanced tech guy and I have a hunch that if I changed some setting on my computer, the issues would be satisfied.   For instance, I start watching the Mets in the 4th inning and I watch for a few mins and then I change to a Texas game and then I change back to the Mets and it goes back to the 4th inning and wont let me get up to live action.  A more savvy person could probably solve that, but I watch MLB tv at work and I cant screw around with the comp..

The archive is available  immediately after the game is over and is available, I believe all yr. 

By the way... are you out of town?  MLB TV blocks the local team..  It reads your IP address wherever you are and knocks out the local games.   It only is effective if you live outside of NY area, assuming you are trying to watch NY games.  I live in South NJ and I am blocked from Phillies games.

I have never tried to do anything with PS3..

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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:32 AM

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I recommend the MiLB package to watch the Vegas 51's... being on west coast time, you can watch the Mets and follow that up by watching our future right after. it will make for a sweet double-dip each night.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 3:18 AM

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xmulderx wrote: I recommend the MiLB package to watch the Vegas 51's... being on west coast time, you can watch the Mets and follow that up by watching our future right after. it will make for a sweet double-dip each night.
 how much is MILB?
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Posted: 2/7/2013 12:51 PM

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metdude wrote:
xmulderx wrote: I recommend the MiLB package to watch the Vegas 51's... being on west coast time, you can watch the Mets and follow that up by watching our future right after. it will make for a sweet double-dip each night.
 how much is MILB?
  it was $39.99 last season... so probably something similar.  it was the first year i tried it and it was pretty cool.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:18 PM

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I used to strongly prefer Extra Innings because you get better quality on your TV and no technical problems.  However, MLB.tv has gotten better with their quality--fewer technical issues and I suppose the quality of Wi-Fi connections has gotten better too.  This past year was the first time I did MLB.tv alone instead of EI, and it worked great.  The best (and most important) part is if you have a device with the MLB.tv widget (PS3, certain Blu-Ray players, Apple TV, etc.) you can pull MLB.tv straight up on your TV and the quality is actually very good.  It is almost a no-brainer, IMO to get MLB.tv instead of EI if this is an option for you (and you have a good Wi-Fi connection).  I will definitely be doing it is this way again this year.
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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:48 PM

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Mlbtv blows away EI

1) it works fantastic with the ps3, and is one of the reasons I still own my console

2) I have it on my tablet which also has 10 hours of battery life. I'm on the go a LOT so this will come in handy.

3) the playback quality is pretty sharp and I love the "condensed game" feature where it just shows the final pitch of each PA.

4) I parlay mlbtv with friends and strangers and pretty much get it A LA CARTE.
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Posted: 2/7/2013 1:52 PM

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Ok. Good info, fellahs. Leaning towards asking the change. Especially if dtv doesn't lower cost.
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Posted: 2/21/2013 9:48 AM

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last year was my first go around with the MLBtv option instead of the Extra Innings package. Cost and aggravation about the cost with Directv caused me to switch. All in all, the Directv option gives you a more consistent, better picture/connection.......but if your connection is clean, that wouldn't an issue. I usually ran mine via wifi thru my PS3.....so that in and of itelf is a separate issue. It comes across fantastic on the ipad/iphone.

I always liked the convenience of having it on my Directv......but I'm a convert now. What I really liked to do was pull up the in game box scores while watching.......kinda cool for fantasy baseball.
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Posted: 2/21/2013 6:10 PM

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I had mlbtv years ago, but eventually opted to go with EI because of picture quality.  After several issues with Comcast in 2011, I jumped back to mlbtv last year, and it's gotten a lot better.  EI will always have a better picture, but the gap has closed considerably.  And the conveniences that others have mentioned before even considering the cost savings puts it over the top.  I can watch/listen at work, and pull it up on my phone when I'm in the car (I'm usually driving, but having the audio is nice since I live in the south and don't get WFAN).  I either set my TV up as a second monitor or use an extra monitor when I'm working on the computer during game time.

I believe I got a discount list year on the minor league package when I signed up for mlbtv (I think it was only $20 bucks...).

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