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MLB EI vs MLB.tv (for out of area fans)

I've lived in the midwest and had MLB EI for 3 seasons now.  For the most part I like it.  My big issue is with MLB and their dumb-ass over-extended media territories, but that's not DirecTV's fault, as is a subject for another thread.  For reasons that don't really involve MLB EI I am considering switching from DirecTV to cable.  Anyway...

 

So... pro & cons comparing the two?

 

I've read that MLB.tv's quality gets better and better every year.   I have an HP Media Center PC and want to hook my 37" HD LCD TV  to it to watch the games.  I've done some research and it seems easy enough.

 

What can I expect in terms of picture quality?  I know that televisons and monitors don't operate the same way, though I read one place that LCD is better for this set-up than other types of televisions.  Will I be stuck with a picture that is too small to enjoy from across the room?

 

Re: hook-up... It seems than an S-video cable with an audio cable plugged into the headphone jack is the easiest way to go.  What connection set-up do some of you use?  I don't need to take advantage of the absolute best cost-is-no-object picture quality that my tv can provide... because cost is part of the equation... but I don't want some fuzzy grainy picture that is so bad that I won't watch games, either.

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