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Postby acsguitar » Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:19 pm

They don't trace your IP and do the credit card do they? Cause they could tell if you were using a cities internet.

Anyways I might go radio for work access as well...I'd get fired for TV at work.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:36 pm

Yeah they do. There are two forms of blackout for MLB.TV. The permanent one which is based on the billing info and then the blackout that occurs when you log into their server. :-/
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Postby davidmarver » Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:00 pm

Amazinz wrote:AFAIK yes it is based on the zip code of the billing address which will be the address associated with your credit card.

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Because of MLB's broadcast agreements, there are blackout restrictions for live games involving your local team. The MLB.TV technology determines your IP address, so if you're a Cleveland Indians fan within a radius that offers your local cable affiliate's TV coverage of the Tribe, a blackout would apply for that game. But all other MLB.TV games that day are available to you, and despite the blackout, an MLB.TV subscription would still let you view the full broadcast of any Indians game in 2006 after the conclusion of each game. It's an especially fun way to find yourself in the crowd after going to a game at Jacobs Field, or to see any highlights when you want.


Maybe they changed it?
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:44 pm

They may have changed it, not sure. But they didn't really announce it when they added it last year so I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:42 pm

Last year, it was based entirely off IP addresses. That's why certain users could bypass the blackout using a proxy server. I used a CC with a So Cal address, and I got every single Dodgers game except when they were playing the Giants (which are broadcasted on FSN).

Well worth the money, IMO. You shouldn't have a problem watching the Padres. In SB, I would imagine only Dodgers games would be blacked out...

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Postby davidmarver » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:35 pm

beltrans_boy wrote:Last year, it was based entirely off IP addresses. That's why certain users could bypass the blackout using a proxy server. I used a CC with a So Cal address, and I got every single Dodgers game except when they were playing the Giants (which are broadcasted on FSN).

Well worth the money, IMO. You shouldn't have a problem watching the Padres. In SB, I would imagine only Dodgers games would be blacked out...

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I'm not even sure if Dodger games will be blacked out.

Santa Barbara is past LA county and past Ventura county. We'll see, but I'm certainly excited for the season to start. :)
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Postby Mustangs989 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:53 pm

davidmarver wrote:
beltrans_boy wrote:Last year, it was based entirely off IP addresses. That's why certain users could bypass the blackout using a proxy server. I used a CC with a So Cal address, and I got every single Dodgers game except when they were playing the Giants (which are broadcasted on FSN).

Well worth the money, IMO. You shouldn't have a problem watching the Padres. In SB, I would imagine only Dodgers games would be blacked out...

;-D

I'm not even sure if Dodger games will be blacked out.

Santa Barbara is past LA county and past Ventura county. We'll see, but I'm certainly excited for the season to start. :)

Usually they will post what teams are blacked out depending on your zip code, I'd make sure to check that before you decide to buy it. I know last year I was blacked out from 6 different teams so I likely won't be buying it this year.
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Postby davidmarver » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:15 pm

Mustangs989 wrote:
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beltrans_boy wrote:Last year, it was based entirely off IP addresses. That's why certain users could bypass the blackout using a proxy server. I used a CC with a So Cal address, and I got every single Dodgers game except when they were playing the Giants (which are broadcasted on FSN).

Well worth the money, IMO. You shouldn't have a problem watching the Padres. In SB, I would imagine only Dodgers games would be blacked out...

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I'm not even sure if Dodger games will be blacked out.

Santa Barbara is past LA county and past Ventura county. We'll see, but I'm certainly excited for the season to start. :)

Usually they will post what teams are blacked out depending on your zip code, I'd make sure to check that before you decide to buy it. I know last year I was blacked out from 6 different teams so I likely won't be buying it this year.

I just checked online and I'm blacked out by Dodgers and Angels games. Padres are safe though. Looks like I'm buying. ;-D
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Postby Phatferd » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:44 pm

Basically if you get the stations that broadcast their games on TV, you will be blacked out.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:06 pm

Phatferd wrote:Basically if you get the stations that broadcast their games on TV, you will be blacked out.


Yea that an easy way to look at it
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