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DishOnline: What is available?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by ebaltz, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. Nov 6, 2007 #1 of 23
    ebaltz

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    Can't seem to find someone to answer the question what is actually available to download via the new DishOnline service that come online with 4.47 and my Dish622. I want to know if it offers HD movies and how much are they and how long do they take to download. Once I know that, I will decide whether it is worth getting a connection to my 622.
     
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    So nobody knows? Does anyone actually have this hooked up and working and downloading content?
     
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    The 622 CANNOT download HD movies, only SD.

    The Chip that decodes the type of data that is used for HD downloads was defective on 622's so you must have a 722 for HD DishOnline downloads.

    Old movies are $2.99 each, newer movies are more.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2007 #4 of 23
    ebaltz

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    Is that true? Where did you read that? There seems to be almost no information about this DishOnline and what is available etc...

    If true I won't waste my money on connecting it. Anything less than HD is a complete waste of time and resources. And no way would I ever pay for it. If it is HD and probably $3 then I might if it was a newer release. Otherwise again, I can rent the Blu-ray from BB and get like 10 or more a month for $10.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2007 #5 of 23
    INHUMANITY

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    I just noticed the feature and fired it up. It's filled with cheesy horror flicks at $2.99 a pop.

    They've also got porno flicks at $12.99.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2007 #6 of 23
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    I don't know. I can't get it to work. I can't get it to find my internet connection. Disconnect this, reboot that, reconnect this, unplug this, reconnect that. What a pain in the balls, and a waste of $56 on 50 feet of Cat-6 wire.
     
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    James Long

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    Monster Cable? I'd never pay $56 for only 50ft. $20-$25 would be high end.

    Make sure DHCP is turned on inside your network (so the 622 can get an address from your gateway/router). And check that cable on a PC or other device to make sure you didn't waste $56 on a broken cable.
     
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    INHUMANITY

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    Dude, $56 for ethernet cable? :eek2:
     
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    It was really good ethernet cable. :D
     
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    We might be able to help you get it working if you would tell us exactly how you have it wired up and a little bit about your home network. You mentioned cat6; did you wire that to jacks or do you mean that you have a long (cat6) ethernet cable? What switch or router do you have?
     
  12. Richard King

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    I used a $6 35' cat 5 cable from my router and all is working well.
     
  13. DStroyer

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    AMEN, BROTHER!

    Belkin. Not Monster. $56 at Circuit City. I pay a premium to be a "I want it here and now!" consumer :sure: I ran the wire from my computer to the router, and it worked fine.

    No jacks. I've got the wiring run directly from the receiver to my router. Router is a Cisco PIX 501 Firewall provided by my employer.
     
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    If there isn't content worth having, then its not worth setting up. If the content isn't HD I won't even consider using it. And if the content costs more than a few dollars, it isn't worth it either, unless it is like FRESH content, like new releases the video stores don't have yet.
     
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    Are 722 users seeing any HD content on DishOnline?
     
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    Our local cable company has the following channels available on demand for free: CNN, A&E Network, Comedy Central, Golf Channel, Food Network, Oxygen, Speed Channel, HGTV, National Geographic, TNT, Court TV, DIY, TBS, Cartoon Network, Fine Living. Of course, they also have the premium channels.

    Dish should offer these on-demand channels if they want to compete. Their current implementation of on-demand is cheesy.

    $2.99 for some old movie is :icon_lame
     
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    Are they HD? If not, worthless.
     
  18. INHUMANITY

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    No kidding. :lol:
    They are not. :rolleyes:
     
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    Dish Cheap It UP
     
  20. James Long

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    Since the cable is already run you might as well get it working ... DISHOnline is only the beginning of the use of ethernet (the first real application besides "reporting in").
    Is your computer set up with a fixed IP or DHCP? Do you have access to the firewall settings?

    If DHCP is on (on the firewall) and outgoing originated internet connections are not blocked you should be fine. If the company has locked down your PIX that at be the problem.

    Generally speaking, outgoing originated should be allowed.

    Are you using that computer and PIX setup now to post to DBSTalk?
     
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