Comments on: Open Thread: Buying MLB Advanced Media http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/02/25/open-thread-buying-mlb-advanced-media/ Fri, 30 May 2014 22:20:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: @BrienJackson http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/02/25/open-thread-buying-mlb-advanced-media/comment-page-1/#comment-10225 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 15:34:59 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=18439#comment-10225 The postseason stuff is useless. Since Fox and TBS have exclusive broadcast rights, they really can't do anything with MLB TV.

Here's there blackout map. Yes, it looks like SC would be in Braves territory. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MLB_Blackout_Ar

]]>
By: Bill http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/02/25/open-thread-buying-mlb-advanced-media/comment-page-1/#comment-10224 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 15:29:35 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=18439#comment-10224 While people are talking about MLB.TV… I wanted to ask a few questions:
1) I paid for the postseason package last year. It did not let me stream it to my PS3. I have the PS3 MLB.TV "app" – no dice. I called MLB.TV and they didn't offer much advice on the issue.

2) I live in SC. We have no local team. I guess the Braves would be the closest thing to it. Would I expect much in the way of blackout restrictions if I wanted to watch the Yankees? I know that TBS airs Braves games all the time (so no Braves-Yankees) and I think FOX occasionally airs Yankee games. But other than that, I shouldn't expect much in the way of blackout restrictions?

3) When I caught the postseason on MLB.TV last year (my first time using the service), I received the raw feed. No instant replay, but I did have the play-by-play voiceovers. There was also a bit of lag between the play-by-play and the video. Is that what most users found to be the case?

]]>
By: LarryAtIIATMS http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/02/25/open-thread-buying-mlb-advanced-media/comment-page-1/#comment-10029 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 16:36:05 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=18439#comment-10029 Another aha moment. So far I can't get MLB.TV on any of my mobile devices. My Droid just refuses to log in. My iPad directs me to a web page to sell me At Bat. Seems to me that I was able to get Gameday Audio on my cell phone last summer without At Bat.

I'd shell out the $15 for At Bat, but MLB wants a separate $15 for each of my mobile devices. I'll probably settle on just buying it for my iPad.

]]>
By: LarryAtIIATMS http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/02/25/open-thread-buying-mlb-advanced-media/comment-page-1/#comment-10020 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 03:55:32 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=18439#comment-10020 I will probably open up another open thread to share my experiences. I don't have an iPhone, but I have a Droid, an iPod Touch and an iPad. The iPad should be a great choice because it has a robust battery.

]]>
By: Matthew G. http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2011/02/25/open-thread-buying-mlb-advanced-media/comment-page-1/#comment-10019 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 03:04:06 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=18439#comment-10019 The drain isn't THAT fast. Watching video on the iPhone does soak up juice, but not so much you can't get through a game.

To be a heavy iPhone user, you _have_ to have a job that allows you to keep it plugged in most of the day. I have a desk job, so I dock the thing all day at work and I have never had to worry about the battery in the evenings. I wouldn't recommend an iPhone to someone whose job requires them to be in a lot of different places during the course of a day with no access to regular charging.

]]>