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SephClone89
02-25-2011, 09:18 AM
I've been getting Gameday Audio the last few seasons to listen to the games that I miss on TV (CSN+, WCIU, some FOX games) down here in April, August and September. It's also nice to just put on a game if it's an afternoon and I have nothing to do, or throw on a Giants or Dodgers game late at night and fall asleep.

I'll be getting a free month of MLB.tv Premium this season for preordering MLB 11: The Show, and I'm pretty damn excited. Who knows, maybe I'll be inclined to buy the thing for real after my trial is up, though I'd probably wait until after the All-Star Break. I was curious if MLB.tv also includes an ability to tune into games like Gameday Audio. Obviously I won't be able to watch the Sox on mlb.tv, but I'd like to listen to them, and I'd be much more inclined to pay the $120 a season for MLB.tv if I didn't have to pay the additional $20 for Gameday Audio.

Thanks.

Fenway
02-25-2011, 09:31 AM
Yes you get your choice of either team's radio broadcast as well


http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions/index.jsp?product=mlbtv&partnerId=ed-4462285-187638586

SephClone89
02-25-2011, 09:43 AM
Yes you get your choice of either team's radio broadcast as well


http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions/index.jsp?product=mlbtv&partnerId=ed-4462285-187638586

Great, thanks. Can you confirm that I can access these radio feeds via mlb.tv even if I'm blacked out from the game?

Fenway
02-25-2011, 09:44 AM
Great, thanks. Can you confirm that I can access these radio feeds via mlb.tv even if I'm blacked out from the game?

Audio is never blacked out...

Fenway
02-25-2011, 09:56 AM
Audio is never blacked out...

MLB doesn't have any radio restrictions...for example a TAMPA station carries Yankees games. ( the only exception is when the Rays play the Yankees then only the Rays station can carry it)

TV is a mess

http://www.bizofbaseball.com/images/MLB_Blackout_Map1000x733.gif

gogosox675
02-25-2011, 12:41 PM
Thanks for the information, Fenway. I was wondering the same thing because I'm in a dorm and I can only watch the Sox on WGN. I didn't want to pay over $100 for this if there was no way I could hear the Sox.

Huisj
02-25-2011, 12:59 PM
I can't believe the crap some regions have to put up with with the blackout rules. If you're in Iowa, you can't get Twins, Brewers, Cubs, Sox, Cardinals, or Royals unless you get each TV network they are shown on. And in Las Vegas, do you really get TV feeds from LA, San Diego, the bay area, and Phoenix?

Fenway
02-25-2011, 01:22 PM
I can't believe the crap some regions have to put up with with the blackout rules. If you're in Iowa, you can't get Twins, Brewers, Cubs, Sox, Cardinals, or Royals unless you get each TV network they are shown on. And in Las Vegas, do you really get TV feeds from LA, San Diego, the bay area, and Phoenix?

Don't let anybody kid you....these rules exist mainly for DirecTV.

IN THEORY if you have cable in a teams region your cable company could offer you the feed. But that doesn't happen in most cases as you get away from the core city.

With DirecTV you have THIS option

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/premiums/sports_pack

IF you live in a zip code that is in a teams territory the game will unlock - otherwise the screen will tell you Extra Innings.

I know in Chicago if you have bought the MLB, NHL or NBA package and also have SportsPack - NESN and CSN-NE will unlock on 628 and 630 even if the game is not listed on the package menu. The only time NESN is blacked out is when the Red sox play the White Sox and you must watch on WGN, WCIU or CSN.

NESN has to transmit a zip code map during games so a box knows if it can unlock or not - all the RSN's do it.

I know the sportsbooks save a bundle as they can have receivers that just get the California feeds. DirecTV is brutal with commercial accounts as that is how they make the Sunday Ticket money back.

Scottiehaswheels
02-25-2011, 01:55 PM
Just curious Fenway, I have gotten the sports pack and MLB Extra Innings for years as when I originally signed up for them, I was told I couldn't get the Sox games on Sports pack without MLB EI... Has that since gone by the wayside? Wouldn't mind saving 160 on my cable bill for a package I rarely use.

Fenway
02-25-2011, 01:58 PM
Just curious Fenway, I have gotten the sports pack and MLB Extra Innings for years as when I originally signed up for them, I was told I couldn't get the Sox games on Sports pack without MLB EI... Has that since gone by the wayside? Wouldn't mind saving 160 on my cable bill for a package I rarely use.

If your zipcode is on the White Sox blackout list it should unlock with SportsPak.

I find it interesting that there seems to be no blackout in Texas in the sense that according to that map - Astros games can be seen in Dallas and Rangers in Houston....

downstairs
02-25-2011, 03:06 PM
MLB doesn't have any radio restrictions...for example a TAMPA station carries Yankees games. ( the only exception is when the Rays play the Yankees then only the Rays station can carry it)

TV is a mess



Indeed. I live in New Orleans, and both Texas teams are in our market. Now- I, and no one I know down here, is actually a Texas or Houston baseball fan. Why would they be?

However, lets say I was. Well... there's no actual channel in New Orleans that carries Texas or Houston games! So if the whole intent is that they want to guaruntee viewership for the home network... there is none!

End result, even with Extra Innings, I am never able to watch a Texas or Houston game.

It'sADunnBomb
02-25-2011, 03:22 PM
Don't mean to take away from the threads original purpose, just didn't want to duplicate this thread. I'm hoping someone could help me out also. Just moved to Seattle from Chicago for college, and I'm looking to get the Roku player which cost $60, and also get MLB.Tv which is $120. Has anyone ever used the Roku player? Does MLB.TV offer a monthly plan and how much? I can't find it on their site, just the annual price.

Fenway
02-25-2011, 03:34 PM
Don't mean to take away from the threads original purpose, just didn't want to duplicate this thread. I'm hoping someone could help me out also. Just moved to Seattle from Chicago for college, and I'm looking to get the Roku player which cost $60, and also get MLB.Tv which is $120. Has anyone ever used the Roku player? Does MLB.TV offer a monthly plan and how much? I can't find it on their site, just the annual price.

20 and 25 a month it says

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions/index.jsp?product=roku&affiliateID=MLBTVDEVICES

It'sADunnBomb
02-25-2011, 03:43 PM
20 and 25 a month it says

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions/index.jsp?product=roku&affiliateID=MLBTVDEVICES

They must have just added it, I've been stalking that page for the past two weeks. Thanks :D: