Too bad mlb.tv SUCKS
just an FYI to those CV customers thinking of taking them up on this offer:
i bought the postseason.tv package in the beginning of the playoffs. it sucks. you dont see what the TV station shows. you pick 1 to 4 cameras to view at once. the cameras do not change based on the play or where the ball is. if you're watching the center field camera to watch the batter and he hits the ball somewhere, you're stuck watching the CF camera follow the runner around the bases.
OK, so you can have 4 cameras up, why not pick 4 to cover the entire playing field? i'll tell you why:
•the plugin crashes. a lot. more camera angles and using their "next def" plugin makes it worse
•the cameras aren't synced with each other. i've seen 1 camera as much as 20 seconds behind another.
•you hear the TV announcers but don't see what they see. all replays or alternate angles shown on TV are absent from mlb.tv even tho you hear the announces talking about them.
•you dont see anything on the video screen except the video feed; no stats overlays, score tickers, scoreboard, batter's count, etc. they have a sidebar that shows this information outside of the video, but increasing the video to max resolution requires hiding the sidebar leaving you clueless to the score, count, runners on base, etc unless you're really watching every pitch.
•IT CRASHES A LOT. if you crash there are a few things you need to do: right click the flash popup for the mlb.tv feed and choose settings, then disable hardware acceleration and then up the local storage or cache or w/e they call it to 10MB. If you;re using next def, turn it off.
•the video feeds by default arent very high quality. thats not to say they arent watchable, but theyre nothing special. to get better quality, you need to install and run their Nex-Def plugin, which only works in firefox. even then the quality isn't special. it's not as good as a 720p youtube shot with a quality camera and i dont think it's even 720p dimensions. next-def crashed a lot for me under W7 64 with latest FF so ive been leaving it off.