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I'm currently splitting four ways. Last year all four of us logged in at the same time on several occasions with no issues.
A couple of Qs from a first-time MLBtv user on a PS3 (made the switch this year from the Extra Innings package). For the most part it worked great for me yesterday.
- The linescore at the bottom of the screen is a nice feature, but is there any way to turn it off? I watched the first 5 innings at work yesterday then went home to watch the rest. I'd rather not know the score when I resume watching.
- Any easy way to use the DVR controls (i.e. fast-forward thru commercials)? Using the left and right arrows to "seek" was really clunky and it would sometimes skip to random points in the game. Anyone know if it's possible to get DVR functionality on the Play, Stop, Fwd, Rew, etc. buttons on a PS3 remote?
They really need to make mlbtv blackout free
It's nearly impossible to get agreements from all the various RSNs to do that. Especially since the rights fees the RSNs are paying are exploding.
This post was edited by PRStoetzer 12 months ago
I know but not everyone has cable anymore
Only because people are cheap. I would never go without cable/satellite.
Honestly, if it wasn't for college football/basketball, I could pretty much go without cable. I need BTN and ESPN during college football/basketball season, and that's about it. I almost can't justify the expense anymore. I'd rather buy things like mlb.tv ala carte. I understand that the business model of these things is that you pay for 600 channels and you watch maybe 5-10 of them.....But it's getting tougher and tougher for me to care about it. Hulu, Netflix, networks posting free episodes online....That's probably enough for me.
If they ever start offering BTN2GO and ESPN3 as an ala carte online offering, I'll probably discontinue cable
This post was edited by WavSpartan 12 months ago
I tried to run the numbers on getting rid of cable. With Brighthouse, it really didn't make any sense. To order just the basic high speed internet (10 mbps), it was $50 a month.
I pay $105 per month for the mid-tier high speed internet (30 mbps) and Digital Cable with a DVR box. An extra $55/mo. really isn't that bad.
It's cheap to not want to spend $150 a month on cable and internet when you only watch a couple of the channels? Ridiculous.
This post was edited by ConQueso 12 months ago
Sparty is our mascot, we are Spartans.
i don't really feel that way, like everything cable service is grossly over priced for what you get
I could live with local stations, ESPN, BTN, FSD, MLBNetwork and be a pretty happy camper. But I pay 80 bucks a much for a bunch of crap I will never watch.
true, but on the other end there is a cable customer who watches Oxygen, Lifetime and Turner Classic Movies that never watches ESPN. Thos customers are actually paying MORE for sports channels than you are for their programming. ESPN and the like have the highest subscriber cost than any other channel.
If cable companies move to a la carte, I cannot imagine how many channels will fold.
And I will truly miss them all. In the mean time, I'll watch shows I want to see on hulu or Netflix.
I dumped DirecTV about 4 months ago. Don't really miss it a bit. I have Netflix and honestly barely watch that too.
If I really want to watch/see a game, I'll buy a ticket and go or watch it at a friend's house or bar.
This MLB.tv thing is intriguing to me for the out of market games and I'm likely going to subscribe. More than willing to split with someone on here. PM me if interested.
Photo on strike.
Al la carte Cable has been a huge Congressional and FCC fight for at least 10 years. Nobody but the consumers want it.
Has anybody confirmed that multiple users can be logged on at the same time? It worked fine last year...
Consumers think they want it. What would people do if ABC demanded $20 a month for ESPN & ESPN2, but you had to sign up for a year of it or face a penalty?
How about adding another $10/month for Big Ten Network with the same requirement? I think you would be close to paying the same for less channels.
I think the closest we will get to a la carte is being able to sign up with network packages. You can buy the ABC package that includes the ESPN channels, ABC Disney, etc. And/or you can buy the Turner Broadcasting package and get things like Comedy Central, TBS and the like.
Yes, because we have tickets for different markets, I watch many different games at once. Laptop, desktop, Ipad, I phone...whatever you want...all at once.
Have this but was thinking about paying the extra $7 a month to get fsd on uverse.
live out of market games will be blacked out on out of market Fox Sports networks on your cable package
Anyone want to split a premium account?
I was just checking eBay and think someone is selling their login creditials to ppl and saying don't change contact info. Lifetime subscription for $70, but probably not worth it.
Would go in with a few ppl if anyone is interested.
Good to know. I am assuming they do that to get more mlb.tv scripts.
it is all pro sports, only a few college games are blacked out
Are those devices connecting to the same network though? They probably have the same originating IP. To test if it works, you'd have to have it connected to multiple networks.
And yes, I'd be interested if people want to split and we confirm that it works
Last night I used my brother's login same time he was using it, and it worked. He lives in Northern Virginia, I live in Mid-Michigan.
Awesome. I wonder when they're gonna lock this down.
If anyone's interested I'll chip in some cash
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