MLB.TV Down for PlayStation Users

Life without MLB.TV can be painful.

Have you tried to watch a baseball game on your PlayStation 3 recently? Did you get a message like this after trying to sign in?

An error has occurred. You have been signed out of PlayStation Network. (80710A06)

If so, then you are everyone who’s tried to log on to same Network over the last 36 hours.

Per the official PlayStation blog:

While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running. Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can.

National nightmare? Perhaps not. But as Slate notes, there are approximately 70 million subscribers to the PlayStation Network — which that’s pretty significant (although not news that’s “fit to print,” apparently).

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  1. Grant says:


    Seriously. It’s tough to watch on my computer because I’m usually working on my computer. It reminds me of the scene in “Anchorman” where Ron Burgandy is screaming into the phone about his dog getting punted.

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  2. CSJ says:

    I also feel like I’m in a glass case of emotion over here. I was hoping it was a temporary problem with my PS3. The tiny laptop screen just doesn’t cut it.

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  3. AK707 says:

    While I have a large baseball-sized void in my life now, I also am missing out on TV and movies through Hulu and Netflix. Damn Playstation!

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  4. J. Baker says:

    @AK707 – Netflix will still work on the PS3 even with the Sony network down. You can either try the usual route a few times (usually 3 or so) and it will load Netflix even if you’re not signed in to the PS network, or, when you get the error message, hit the back button and you’ll be on the Netflix home screen, ready to go.

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    • glassSheets says:

      I get this error 90% of the time every time i try signing on to netflix and was always amused it worked after telling me my error

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  5. Steve says:

    Question: How is the quality of MLBTV on PS3? Why not buy the cable package? What are the advantages?

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    • Well, for me it makes sense because I don’t have a cable subscription already.

      Don’t know about the other advantages, other than price (only $100 for MLB.TV).

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      • Steve says:

        Oh, nice. $100 isn’t bad. I’m paying $200 for the cable package. The only reason I ask is that I’ve had bad luck with the quality and consistency of the feeds on MLBTV. I had it in 08. It would drop games, and when I would try to pump up the quality, it really wouldn’t get better. It was super frustrating.

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        • AK707 says:

          I get good feed in the sacramento area for MLB.TV

          But this whole playstation network thing is requiring me to actually turn on my computer and get a projector cable for the TV.

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  6. Pat says:

    I’m not sure if everyone else here is as big of a nerd as I am, but if you are then you probably heard of Anonymous and supposedly they hacked the Playstation network. There was a youtube video with a threat from them and it had to do with something about jailbroken PS3’s. Not sure how long it’s going to be down, hopefully not much longer, but that’s what I heard, for what it’s worth.

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    • Your nerdom is appreciated, Pat.

      This is a safe space.

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    • DownwiththeDH says:

      Ya came here to post this, even though I think you’re a disgrace to baseball and people in general with your viewpoints on youths being fans, Carson Cistulli.

      The issue is the guy who cracked the PS3 encryption so it could be used as a linux or whatever you like system had a donations link on his website where you could get the hack. So Sony has it’s lawyers all over the guy for “selling” the cracked code, but the “programmer community” doesn’t agree and is upset with how the hacker is being persecuted so they’ve launched a quite successful denial of service attack on the PlayStation network (millions of computers all trying to create so much network activity that the Sony servers slow or freeze). A week ago you couldn’t log in w/o a lot of tries, now Sony has taken the network down in an attempt to reconfigure it to not allow these “DDoS” attacks, but there is decent reason to believe Sony messed up their own servers in response to the initial attack.

      My issue is who cares if you can make your PS3 a PC, isn’t that just a waste of time and money? “Shit my PS3 is a PC now and I bought all these games and I can’t play my Black Ops on the PSNetwork…guess I’ll have to buy another PS3.”

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  7. Chris says:

    What’s funny is that I called and asked Sony which of their products could stream (was looking at getting a Blu-Ray player with internet capabilities) and when I mentioned that I knew that the PS3 could do it, I was told that in fact, no Sony media devices to include the PS3 (other than their computers of course) could access

    I call shenanigans.

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  8. Potters#1Fan says:

    We are coming up on a month with know baseball!!! I’m visually impaired and love the feature on the PS3 where you can listen to the radio broadcast with the video. This long time is crazy!!!

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  9. sac Givenchy says:

    I recently like the information plenty, Anways, I do we do hope you may likely blog more information on this.

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