Re: Things that each side could do
said by RARPSL:If they are giving som epeople access to baseball, they should be giving other people access to other content. Why are the baseball fans special?
IMO both sides are not doing things that could show that they are trying to resolve this dispute.
On the CV side, they can make a irrevocable offer in exchange for FOX restoring the feed to make the final settlement retroactive to the present not when the agreement is reached. IOW: Even if it takes another month to reach an agreement, CV will pay FOX from the date that FOX restores the feed. That way FOX gets paid for the feed as if the agreement were already in effect.
On the FOX side, restore the feed but only for the Baseball shows. Right now, FOX is playing hardball (pun intended) by withholding access to the games.
I also think that the Fox5/MyTv9 feeds should be treated as a separate issue from the Cable-Only Fox channels and not be treated as a bundle.
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.
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Re: Too bad mlb.tv SUCKS
said by DrShaz :Good thing Cablevision is going to foot the bill in this case.
What a waste of money.
Re: if only
said by joebear29:You can...just pay them $150 million and its all yours. For one year that is.
If only there was some way to get Fox without having cable or satellite...
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Re: yes u can get it
said by rabit ears :Why do people keep saying this? A lot people don't live where this works. Mountains/hills/valleys get in the way. I live only 50 miles from NYC and can't get ANY channels "over the air" (unless you count snow as a channel), which is why we got cable when we first moved here 30 years ago.
If your tv is few years old just get rabit ears and watch it over the air
To keep saying "get rabbit ears" as the cure all is ridiculous.
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Re: Oh brother... There is no such thing as an "HDTV" OTA antenna. That's just marketing hyperbole. All antennas, even a twisted wire hanger will divine the rays from the sky to your eyeballs.
said by soccerguy:
Get an HDTV OTA antenna and your problem is solved during this spat.
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