Postseason.TV gives you a chance to play
director, but doesn't offer the TV feed
you're used to seeing
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We have to admit, when word of MLB.com’s latest offering, Postseason.TV arrived late Monday, we were excited. The idea of being able to select custom camera angles, with the option of a “quad view” – four camera views at the same time – sound enticing. After using the product on yesterday’s AL Central tiebreaker, we were left disappointed.
The problem with Postseason.TV is that it’s no replacement for the actual game on television. Whereas MLB.TV and At Bat for iPhone and iPod Touch give you the produced broadcast that you see on television, Postseason.TV is the “dirty” feeds from the various cameras you can select from, with the audio from the produced broadcast. That means no instant replays; for iPhone and iPod Touch, no graphics showing you the score, and; no cutaways when cameras zoom in and out. In a word, you’re always left wanting more and missing something.
At $9.99 for the entire postseason, the price is too steep to recommend as an option for those that can’t get to television to watch on TBS. If you have the extra cash, and have access to a TV to watch at the same time, then you might consider adding Postseason.TV as an extra view of the game. We’re thinking that that audience is exceptionally thin.
Most everything that MLB.com has offered has been gold, but this time, they, and partners Turner Sports and FOX Sports, miss the mark. Unless the produced feed is added into the mix, in baseball parlance, Postseason.TV will be left off our postseason roster.
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