MLBTV free trial and ATV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by FortWorthMac, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    the parched earth of North Texas
    Hey all,

    Today I got an email from MLB with the notice of select games free the next few days on MLB TV. I tried viewing a game currently on and shown to be free in the email, on my ATV and got a "media error".

    Just wondering if anyone else has ween this, and if we do or do not get the free games on the ATV?

  2. MCRunning macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2008
  3. pasipple macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    For those with DirecTV...

    MLB ExtraInnings is free from 3/31 through 4/10....all games.
  4. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    the parched earth of North Texas
  5. rdsherman macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    MLB File Size

    Anyone on ATT concerned about the data caps starting May 1st? Last year with the MLB package I watched at least one game nearly every day. How much data is downloaded streaming one HD game? With the data caps, I'm not sure it's worth it to renew.
  6. Balin64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    In a Mauve Dream
    Mlb tv

    I received the same email. I signed up for an account a while back and had the same error initially today: "Media Error." Logged out and back in on ATV and all was well.

    Over all, the video was acceptable. I have a few devices sharing a 7 Mbps Qwest DSL connection. At times there were many artifacts on the stream. At times it was near HD quality. I'm not quite sure if it's something I would actually pay for to watch my home team as of now, but it was a good test.
  7. cdavis11 macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2009
    #7 has been outstanding for me so far this spring. Most games have been in SD, but the few which are broadcast and streamed in HD have looked great.

    I have a Roku and an aTV, used the Roku extensively last year for and I can tell you from direct experience that the aTV has a better picture and holds the stream well.

    I'm glad to have both this year, an inexpensive backup is always welcome.
  8. rdlink macrumors 68040


    Nov 10, 2007
    Out of the Reach of the FBI
    MLBTV is not for watching your home team. Home team games are blacked out in their home area. Even road games. MLBTV is for people who want to watch as much baseball as possible, or who follow an out of market team.

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