said by bsangs: said by icemannyr1:
FiOS has no extra channels for NHL CI or MLB IE. They share the existing channels during the overlap of seasons.
MLB.TV via the MLB app which gives you all the games in HD on a TV would be a better choice.
I disagree. Have had MLB.TV the last couple seasons and it doesn't fit the way I watch TV. If Mets games weren't blacked out on MLB.TV it'd be useable. Otherwise, it's a hassle. Aside from having to change inputs to switch between regular TV and the MLB.TV streams, I can't watch Mets games on the iPad, the iPhone, AppleTV, XBox or the computer when in the home area. (Using my Slingbox will circumvent that.) Might have to stomach the early season overlaps I guess.
Also, any idea when FiOS make it available for purchase? Directv is already offering EI packages, as is MLB.TV.
I hear where you're coming from and it is a pain switching from the streaming device to TV between games if you're using MLB.TV.
That said, however, I prefer MLB.TV since I can watch the Mets on TV and any other game at the same time on the iPad (or other device), thereby avoiding the switching issue.
I had MLB EI but that was when there were only 4 HD channels. Typically the Mets and/or Yankees would occupy one or both of them, leaving little in the way of HD left. I remember also that the SD quality was absolutely horrid, actually unwatchable. Considering tihe cost of almost double MLB.TV, I never looked back.
Pick what works best for you, and if there are 9 HD channels that helps. For me, MLB.TV works out well.