Reliability of the mlb.tv channel on Roku has been hit and miss at best the entire 2010 season. It's disgraceful that in late July MLB and Roku are still incapable of delivering the product I paid for in March. Sometimes it works very well, but there has been no improvement in quality or reliability since late April. I'm sick and tired of "Locating media", "video stream temporarily unavailable", "getting scoreboard", "retrieving", "loading, please wait", "can't connect to the internet" (when other devices in the same room are working flawlessly with a strong signal), seeing the same 5 seconds of a broadcast repeated in an endless loop, suggestions to unplug and restart the unit, and all the other nonsense I get instead of baseball games. Reliability has not improved, it's only gotten worse as the season goes by. Roku and especially MLB should be ashamed. You've swindled me and insulted me by assuming that I'll just put up with it because I like baseball. I do like baseball, but not as much as I hate being cheated and taken for granted. I'll just keep my $120 next year. There isn't anything on TV, sports or otherwise, that makes it worth putting up with this.
Agree 1000%. This is an absolute sham. Where are all the Roku people??
To not have a consistently functioning production (not one where some people get some games miraculously without and interruption and others are always interrupted) at the end of July is truly something they should be ashamed of.
While I like getting Netflix and Amozon on demand, I could have gone in a dozen other directions when I decided on the Roku. It was MLB that put me over the top. I love when my 12 yr old son comes in and sees me trying to watch a game on it and generally either within seconds something happens or the picture it just lousy, and he says, "you're watching that again....it sucks!!". Sums it up perfectly.
Will have to see what I do next year but MLB.com doesn't seem like a viable option. It was my first time trying it and just a bad experience. Too bad...this could have been a big hit considering the relatively inexpensive cost of the hardware.