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#101 Barbara

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:54 PM

Does anyone know when mlbtv will work for the Roku? Mine continues to says "Coming soon." I even uninstalled and reinstalled the app.

The MLBTV website says "end of March."

#102 trekfan55


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:29 PM

At Bat for the ipad is included with a premium MLBTV membership.

Why not the blackberry? Anyone know?

#103 LoweTek

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

At Bat for the ipad is included with a premium MLBTV membership.

Why not the blackberry? Anyone know?


Somebody said they found it recently in Blackberry App World. It was apparently released in the past couple of days. I haven't tried it yet. It does show on there but it's the $14.99 version.

#104 SoxScout


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:54 AM

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New MLB.tv, with a bigger game window.

Also, the xbox app is now available.

Edited by SoxScout, 27 March 2012 - 11:55 AM.


#105 SoxFanPJ


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:30 PM

Looks like Roku App went live today, but none of this afternoons ST games have video just audio broadcasts

#106 Turrable

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:31 PM

How do you access your mlb.tv subscription from the xbox app? I'm signed in to Live and all I see are the free features, no live games. I go to account management, nothing.

#107 steeplechase3k

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:55 PM

Looks like Roku App went live today, but none of this afternoons ST games have video just audio broadcasts


Same for me, nothing like the last moment

#108 manny25

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:41 AM

How do you access your mlb.tv subscription from the xbox app? I'm signed in to Live and all I see are the free features, no live games. I go to account management, nothing.


I had to start playing a live/archived game to get it to ask for my username/password. Seems to work pretty well once you get it up and running.

#109 Dice K

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:25 PM

Could anyone share thoughts on milbtv? Is it worth it? Do they show most of the games? It seems like a good deal for $40, but I'd like to hear some testimonials from folks with firsthand experiences before going through with buying it.

#110 Turrable

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:14 PM

I had to start playing a live/archived game to get it to ask for my username/password. Seems to work pretty well once you get it up and running.


Ah, thanks.

#111 Barbara

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:03 PM

I got Roku video today. OK it was a AZ v LAA game, but it was bright, shiny HD video.

Saturday's game on MLBN.

Let the games begin!

#112 patman

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:27 PM

Spring training games up and running on Panasonic Vieracast sometime within the last couple of days.

This is cool - sitting on my couch watching the Rays & Sox replay through my bluray player instead of futzing around with the PC.


#113 sittingstill

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:19 PM

Could anyone share thoughts on milbtv? Is it worth it? Do they show most of the games? It seems like a good deal for $40, but I'd like to hear some testimonials from folks with firsthand experiences before going through with buying it.

Depends on what you're hoping to see. If you want to see the PawSox, you're golden, but there's not a lot outside of AAA (check their list of participating teams). From a quick scan of the PawSox schedule it looks as though all their games will be covered. Quality depends on the home ballpark; generally it's at least OK but there's somewhere the PawSox play on the road where I swear they only have two cameras mounted on the roof. Maybe a few more freeze-ups with milb.tv than mlb.tv last year, and the sound often seemed really low--sometimes I'd mute the milb.tv sound and pull up the PawSox radio stream via WHJJ online. I do think it's a good deal, though.

#114 Corsi


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

I'm going to be moving to Texas in a couple of weeks, so I'll definitely be getting MLB.tv.

I have the 720p Roku, but I have a 1080p television. Is it worth upgrading to the 1080p Roku, or will I not really notice the difference?

Any issues streaming MLB.tv to older Roku models (I have the original Roku HD)?

#115 soxhop411


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

I'm going to be moving to Texas in a couple of weeks, so I'll definitely be getting MLB.tv.

I have the 720p Roku, but I have a 1080p television. Is it worth upgrading to the 1080p Roku, or will I not really notice the difference?

Any issues streaming MLB.tv to older Roku models (I have the original Roku HD)?


Its really a personal preference. If you don't mind spending the extra $50 for the HD Roku then get the HD one

Edit: don't most sports broadcast NOT broadcast in 1080P, as its not the standard in HD yet?

Edited by soxhop411, 02 April 2012 - 03:37 PM.


#116 Corsi


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

Its really a personal preference. If you don't mind spending the extra $50 for the HD Roku then get the HD one

Edit: don't most sports broadcast NOT broadcast in 1080P, as its not the standard in HD yet?


That's what I figured.

#117 Soxy Brown

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

I'm going to be moving to Texas in a couple of weeks, so I'll definitely be getting MLB.tv.

I have the 720p Roku, but I have a 1080p television. Is it worth upgrading to the 1080p Roku, or will I not really notice the difference?

Any issues streaming MLB.tv to older Roku models (I have the original Roku HD)?


I don't have a Roku, so I can't answer your second question. On the first question, I would say no. 'm far from an expert, so I'm just going from what I've read. But I've seen quite a few articles like this, where the author claims there is little noticeable difference between 1080p and 720p unless you either have a really big TV or sit really, really close to the TV while you watch. Not to mention that most of the content you would be viewing on a Roku won't be streamed in 1080p anyways.

#118 TheGoldenGreek33

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:55 AM

Nitpicking here, but they really need to go back to showing their own commercials instead of "Commercial break in progress". Why did they start doing this? I usually run the game through ps3, so the awkward 2-3 minute silence sucks at times.

#119 sittingstill

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

Depends on what you're hoping to see. If you want to see the PawSox, you're golden, but there's not a lot outside of AAA (check their list of participating teams).

Update: although they aren't listed right now, Ed Jenson reports over on SoxProspects that the Greenville Drive home games will be on milb.tv as well. (The Drive schedule does show the video icon, so I don't know why MiLB doesn't have them on the main page.)

#120 Barbara

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:39 PM

Nitpicking here, but they really need to go back to showing their own commercials instead of "Commercial break in progress". Why did they start doing this? I usually run the game through ps3, so the awkward 2-3 minute silence sucks at times.

They have been doing this for years. I don't like it either. They went from showing real commercials, to a slide of bobble head dolls while ukelele music played to the commercial break in process screen. They played the local radio commercials so I don't know what the difference is.

#121 Bucknahs Bum Ankle


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

I can't believe people are complaining about not getting commercials. I enjoy the 3 minutes of peaceful silence. In related news, the ballpark audio feed (no announcers) is pretty cool too.

#122 JCizzle

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:35 PM

As long as it's the local Boston commercials then I wouldn't mind having them. However, around a month or two into the season MLB always seems to start running the same 1-2 commercials over and over and over again, which gets extremely annoying.

#123 Cumberland Blues

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

Living in a rural area where broadband had been a rumor until very recently - I've basically skipped the last decade or so with regards to advancements in technological gadgetry. We finally got broadband at our house a couple weeks ago and I was most delighted yesterday to be sitting out on my porch waiting for my kid to get off the schoolbus while watching the Sox/Nats game via the MLB At Bat app for the kindle fire - it's like I went from 1973 to 2012 in two weeks - future shock indeed. I had no expectations really, being so far behind the rest of the world on this stuff - but the picture quality was surprisingly good to me - I see much time in my hammock with the game on the kindle this summer.

Next up - figuring out if a roku box will work with my really old TV or if I have to join the 21st century on that front as well. Or should I just get a better monitor and watch from my PC?

#124 steeplechase3k

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

If your TV has the Red/White/Yellow AV ports then yes it will work fine. That's what mine it attached to now and it works fine.

#125 Dice K

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:16 PM

Update: although they aren't listed right now, Ed Jenson reports over on SoxProspects that the Greenville Drive home games will be on milb.tv as well. (The Drive schedule does show the video icon, so I don't know why MiLB doesn't have them on the main page.)


Thanks for your thoughts on the service. It seems like a reasonably good price for what it offers, but I think it's a few years away from being a product with mass appeal. It's awesome that two Sox affiliates are signed up.


I can't believe people are complaining about not getting commercials. I enjoy the 3 minutes of peaceful silence. In related news, the ballpark audio feed (no announcers) is pretty cool too.


Seriously. You guys want to be advertised to?



#126 mikeford


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:16 AM

Just wanted to chime in and say thanks to the people who vouched for witopia.net as a proxy

Worked perfectly for tonight's ESPN game.

#127 djhb20

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

Verizon LTE card + mlb.com = being bumped to a 5:25 flight is not nearly as bad as it could be. Though I need to root for lots of OT in the Union-Ferris St to avoid missing both games.

(Screw you US Airways.)

#128 Andrew


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:15 AM

Does anyone here know how to mask your IP or use a proxy on the PS3? I can only find guides on how to do it for a PC on google. I want to be able to get around the blackout restrictions when watching with the PS3 app. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

#129 Cumberland Blues

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:37 AM

If your TV has the Red/White/Yellow AV ports then yes it will work fine. That's what mine it attached to now and it works fine.


Cool, thanks. Do things like HideMyIP or witopia work w/ the Roku app? If so, then Roku seems the way to go for me - but if not, I'll spring for a good big monitor and just watch on my PC.

#130 Corsi


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:56 AM

I figure this is a good place to ask -- is anyone interested in splitting an MLB.TV subscription for this season?

edit: Found a friend that currently shares an account w/ one other person. Would 3 users on one account work? Also, since I have a Roku and he has a PS3, does my account have to be dedicated in any way to the Roku?

Edited by Corsi, 06 April 2012 - 01:30 PM.


#131 derekson

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

Does anyone here know how to mask your IP or use a proxy on the PS3? I can only find guides on how to do it for a PC on google. I want to be able to get around the blackout restrictions when watching with the PS3 app. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


If you go into Network settings on in the list of settings on the far left in the XMB, and do everything manually, at some point it should ask if you want to setup a proxy after you get the basic network stuff setup.

#132 JMDurron

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

Just in case anyone else is playing the "do I have the bandwidth?" game in their head, my PS3 tested as just barely getting a high enough download speed through my home wireless network to enable HD streaming. It was completely stunning, and I couldn't tell I was watching an internet stream over a wireless connection as opposed to watching regular cable TV. It is glorious.

#133 JohntheBaptist


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:09 PM

Anyone know generally how long they keep archive games up for during the season?

#134 czar


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

Anyone know generally how long they keep archive games up for during the season?


All season.

Unless I'm not understanding the question properly, but (for example) I rewatched a couple 2011 Sox games in January when I was snowed in.

#135 JohntheBaptist


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

Exactly what I meant--thanks!

#136 patman

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

Just in case anyone else is playing the "do I have the bandwidth?" game in their head, my PS3 tested as just barely getting a high enough download speed through my home wireless network to enable HD streaming. It was completely stunning, and I couldn't tell I was watching an internet stream over a wireless connection as opposed to watching regular cable TV. It is glorious.


Stunning is the right word. I couldn't get over how good it looked yesterday on the TV through my blu-ray player. It's noticeably improved since just the other day when I was watching spring training games.

In ye olden days I would've watched the cable broadcast on ESPN instead just because the picture quality was so much better than MLB.tv, even just watching on a non-HD TV, but not anymore.

I did have a few instances where the screen went black for a split second and then the stream came right back but it seemed to have lost a few seconds in a time/space discontinuity and then twice it stopped momentarily and I had to wait for it to buffer for a couple of seconds before it resumed.

#137 DeJesus Built My Hotrod


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

I am watching my first game (Yankees @ Rays opener) on MLBtv and I have to say, its every bit as good as advertised. I love that you can watch up to four games at once and just click around the screen. And the pitchfX feature is outstanding. I will never again pay for EI...

#138 Plantier's Fasciitis

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Roku with Unblockus worked perfectly for me yesterday in Maine for Sox game. One question I have is regarding archived games. It seems that you can come in anytime before the final out and watch from the beginning, but if you try to watch after the game is over, you cannot access it until..."As soon as possible" according to the mlb.tv support forum. Maybe an hour or two? Anyone have any experience on what to expect there? Is it possible to access game and choose watch from beginning, immediately pause, and pick up many hours later so as not to be locked out later if you try after ending?

#139 derekson

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:00 PM

Roku with Unblockus worked perfectly for me yesterday in Maine for Sox game. One question I have is regarding archived games. It seems that you can come in anytime before the final out and watch from the beginning, but if you try to watch after the game is over, you cannot access it until..."As soon as possible" according to the mlb.tv support forum. Maybe an hour or two? Anyone have any experience on what to expect there? Is it possible to access game and choose watch from beginning, immediately pause, and pick up many hours later so as not to be locked out later if you try after ending?


It only goes down for a bit after the game ends because they edit it to cut out commercial breaks, etc. before archiving it. They also make the condensed game versions, etc.

#140 kanga12

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:15 AM

Anyone have a Samsung Smart TV? We recently received one as a gift and I was looking forward to running the MLBtv app on it but it doesn't workt. According to the MLB website it says it supports Samsung but when I run the app on the actual television I keep on getting an error.

#141 ccsubruce

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:35 AM

I ran it with my VPN and it looked awesome on my Samsung BluRay. The iPhone app was great, too. Very happy with the improvements so far.



#142 patman

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

Anyone have a Samsung Smart TV? We recently received one as a gift and I was looking forward to running the MLBtv app on it but it doesn't workt. According to the MLB website it says it supports Samsung but when I run the app on the actual television I keep on getting an error.


I assume the tv is connected to your network and other built in web apps are working? If so than you may need to update the TV somehow, either the app itself or in the web app settings, or perhaps the TV's firmware.

#143 wibi


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

WHat kind of download hit does a normal HD game use?

#144 rembrat


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:11 PM

Absolutely awful. I barely got a feed on Sunday and I can't get anything now. Oh but I can watch archived games. Yippeee. That's why I got this steaming pile of shit to watch archived games.


I take back my ST rant. MLB.tv is an incredible product that seems to be widely underpriced but sshhhh don't tell them that. And I haven't even tried the XBOX version.

#145 octoberaroma

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:35 PM

Just bought the mlb.tv premium package in time for the opening day game. Since I had to eventually leave for work I couldn't watch the last few ininnings except...
that I could tune in on my iphone and catch them here and there. That's a pretty sweet deal to be able to watch games whenever away from home.

I bought the whole package for the year. But I like that mlb.com gives the option for monthly purchases. I only wish the nhl network did the same. I'd love to have
their service except there's only one flat charge of $89.00. So whether it's the beginning or the end of the nhl season, the price stays the same and never drops. Their loss.

#146 ngruz25


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

I love MLB.tv and couldn't survive the season without it. It has progressed an unbelievable amount in the five or so years I've had it. However, there is one new feature for this year that is decidedly less than excellent:

Super-loud and unmutable commercials between innings. I was just assaulted with some ad for a James Cameron special that was far louder than the game I was watching, and there was no option to adjust the ad's volume. I had to mute my laptop and unmute it when the game came back on. Last night I had muted the game that I was watching, but when the commercial came on the MLB.com Media Player ignored my muting and blared their commercial. I thought that my $130 would be enough to avoid these type of commercials.

Edited by ngruz25, 07 April 2012 - 02:27 PM.


#147 scottyno

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

Has anyone else used the at bat radio app from their phone yet this year? So far I've tried it both in the car on my phones 4g, and at home through my wireless, and both times its cut in and out a lot, and when it worked it was really slow so all the announcers had baritone extended voices. Anyone else have this problem?

#148 SoxScout


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:07 PM

I love MLB.tv and couldn't survive the season without it. It has progressed an unbelievable amount in the five or so years I've had it. However, there is one new feature for this year that is decidedly less than excellent:

Super-loud and unmutable commercials between innings. I was just assaulted with some ad for a James Cameron special that was far louder than the game I was watching, and there was no option to adjust the ad's volume. I had to mute my laptop and unmute it when the game came back on. Last night I had muted the game that I was watching, but when the commercial came on the MLB.com Media Player ignored my muting and blared their commercial. I thought that my $130 would be enough to avoid these type of commercials.


Do you have AdBlock? I haven't seen one ad this season.

So far this year I haven't had any issues, computer or ipod. I don't use NexDef.

Edited by SoxScout, 07 April 2012 - 09:09 PM.


#149 Saby

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:27 AM

Has anyone else used the at bat radio app from their phone yet this year? So far I've tried it both in the car on my phones 4g, and at home through my wireless, and both times its cut in and out a lot, and when it worked it was really slow so all the announcers had baritone extended voices. Anyone else have this problem?


Yup, I've tried it on some pretty high speed connections but it still cuts in and out a fair bit.

#150 LoweTek

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

Any one else seeing lots of freezes and slow performance/crappy picture on this today? My internet connection is testing fine but the picture is far from HD and keeps cutting out.




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