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Dish replace Sling Offer

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Clarkjwc, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Mar 2, 2013 #1 of 13
    Clarkjwc

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    Dish is making me an offer to replace my HD Pro Slingbox.

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    Our records indicate that you currently own a Slingbox. We recently launched the DISH Anywhere app, which allows you to watch TV anywhere at any time by using Sling technology and a compatible portable device. With the launch of the DISH Anywhere app, we discontinued support of the Slingbox.

    In order to continue providing you with the best service possible, we would like to send you a free Sling Adapter to replace your Slingbox. The Sling Adapter will work seamlessly with DISH Anywhere, allowing you to watch your DVR content as well as live TV anywhere you go.

    To receive your free Sling Adapter, please call us at 888-222-2719 and tell your customer service representative that you received this email. They will ship one to you at no cost, along with instructions on how to install your new Sling Adapter....


    Why?

    I purchased my Sling when I had my vip 722 and it worked well using SlingPlayer V 2. I even have full Windows Media Player Remote control.
    It is very convenient to use the HP WMC remote to control the DVR.

    When the disk on the 722 failed I upgraded to the Sling included vip 922.
    This was a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT ! The built-in Sling is only SD, no HD !!!
    And I can only use Dishonline.com with this Sling, so my IR remote does not work with the browser player.
    I reconnected my old Sling HD Pro to TV1 of the 922 and still use the standalone SlingPlayer v2 program and my HP remote.

    What exactly is Dish offering and what will this arrangement work like?
    What may happen if I don't take their offer?
     
  2. Mar 2, 2013 #2 of 13
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    It's free and you could keep your HD Sling. I would try and see if it will improve your experience.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2013 #3 of 13
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    One can still use the stand alone Sling ... just not with the DISH Network app. If you're using DISH Anywhere to view your 722 you'll have no picture. SD is better than no picture.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2013 #4 of 13
    Jim5506

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    I have a SlingBox AV (very old SD model).

    Dish called me last week and offered me a Sling Adapter because I have a SlingBox, but I already have a Sling Adapter and I can't put 2 of them on my 722k.

    Well, they sent me one anyway.

    It keeps dust from populating a small area of a shelf.

    They must be trying to get rid of excess inventory or maybe write down the cost of Sling Adapters given away or something.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2013 #5 of 13
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I have same Sling and H/J but I wasn't offered SA. :(
     
  6. Mar 2, 2013 #6 of 13
    harsh

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    DISH is offering to give you something that works with their website.
    You don't get a free sling adapter. It is pretty straightforward.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2013 #7 of 13
    Clarkjwc

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    I have done more reading and have learned that for my configuration this would be a BAD idea.
    I have a VIP 922 with built-in Sling, but it is assigned to TV2. TV2 on the 922 is SD ONLY, so the Dish built-in is a bust!!

    From what I can read a Sling adapter plugged in to the VIP USB may cause a crash because TV2 is already occupied.
    Other item BAD for me --- My Windows Media Center HP remote will only work with SlingPlayer stand alone program. I prefer using the remote vs the mouse.

    Last item -- Sling in the house --- SlingBox is direct to PC, Sling Adapter goes UP & Down via the Dish server a double hit on the WIFI!
     
  8. Mar 2, 2013 #8 of 13
    phrelin

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    I'm indignent. I own a Slingbox Pro-HD and nobody sent me an offer of any kind. But I'd kind of worry about the "replace your Slingbox" because Dish owns Sling and I assume if you agree they could kill your access to the old Slingbox via Slingbox software. But there's more to this...
    Ok, I'm confused. What exactly does "With the launch of the DISH Anywhere app, we discontinued support of the Slingbox" mean? Who's "we"??? Dish never supported my Slingbox except for the fact they bought and own Sling. Does this statement mean Dish as owner of Sling intends to cease supporting my Slingbox PRO-HD??? If they mean that, then Charlie and I have a dispute that I'd happily turn into a major dispute.

    Now if this means they'd give me a free adapter for my 722 and continue supporting my Slingbox PRO-HD, then where do I sign up?;)
     
  9. Mar 2, 2013 #9 of 13
    James Long

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    Have you used your SlingBox as part of a DISH Anywhere subscription?
     
  10. phrelin

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    No. Is that the trigger?
     
  11. James Long

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    Possibly. The stated reason for sending the Sling Adapter is for people using DISH Anywhere to keep using the service. If you have not been using DISH Anywhere there is no loss of service for them to compensate for.
     
  12. phrelin

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    Hmm. It curious. I do have a Dish Anywhere Account that accesses my DVR's plus offers viewing of other movies and programming. But I haven't used it.

    When I go to watch via my Slingbox PRO-HD there is no mention of Dish Anywhere anywhere on the web site. Nor does my Slingbox PRO-HD appear anywhere in my Dish Network account information.

    If they weren't offering to replace his Slingbox PRO-HD I wouldn't be curious. Maybe I shouldn't be too curious....
     
  13. kooi

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    Ahh makes sense now
     

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