Monday, April 04, 2011

Yeah, MLB.TV is just awesome

So, I broke down and got the full MLB.TV package from Major League Baseball. I have had the radio package for a few years, which is the radio feeds of all the games, but I splurged and got the full TV package since I now have a Roku internet . I can now watch or listen to every game on my regular TV in relatively high def. (I still have a tube TV because I refuse to get a flat screen.)

I was again expecting a bit of a jerky picture, given the nature of an internet broadcast and high motion sports action. Honestly, I think what I see on the Roku internet stream is higher quality than even cable TV. It is an incredibly clear picture.

I think baseball fans should be proud. I don't think there is a TV/media package anywhere in sports that compares, particularly if you watch it on your computer, as you can watch up to 4 games simultaneously and watch pretty much most minor league games as well (at least AA and above levels.) 


Matthew the Curmudgeon said...

So, what's your problem with flat screen TVs? I have an LED LCD TOSHIBA 46 in. mounted on my wall & it is G-R-E-A-T!!!

The Archer of the Forest said...

I just don't like them for several reasons. They make my eyes hurt if you are not sitting directly in front of it and watching. If you are at any sort of angle the image appears distorted.

And they basically pander to the "throw away" culture. It is cheaper to buy a new one than to have the broken one fixed, which is saying something because they are expensive to begin with.