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Free Sling Adapter?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by jedi5, May 19, 2011.

  1. May 19, 2011 #1 of 182
    jedi5

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    Sorry if this has been asked, I did a search and did see anything... unless I missed it, LOL.

    Was reading about a current Dish promotion for a free Sling Adapter.

    What I can't confirm if this is for new or existing customers.
    From what I've read, it seems to be mixed.
    While some existing customers aren't able to get this free adapter, others are.

    I haven't had a chance to call Dish yet but I will tomorrow.
    Before I call though, just thought I would ask here in case anyone had any more info.
     
  2. May 19, 2011 #2 of 182
    olguy

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    I just spoke with a CSR and he said they are now extending the free adapter to current subs. He said he tagged my account so when it comes time to apply for teh gift card I can. Something like in 45 days. I ordered one and so we shall see.
     
  3. May 19, 2011 #3 of 182
    TulsaOK

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    I ordered one as well. Apply for the rebate on or after July 4th. The period for applying for the rebate is from 45 days after installation to 60 days after installation. Don't forget. :)
     
  4. May 19, 2011 #4 of 182
    olguy

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    I already have it in my smart phone calender because I can no longer rely on my once flawless memory. Seems my old man brain is taking over. :lol:
     
  5. May 19, 2011 #5 of 182
    Mike109

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    What Internet connection speeds are recommended when using a Sling Adapter? Their website states:
    Network Bandwidth
    SD Streaming: 600 Kbps or higher
    Mobile Streaming: 150 Kbps or higher

    They don't specify if this is for your home network or for home + Internet. Or for an upload or download Internet connection speed. I'm presuming a 600 Kbps upload connection is needed in order to get content out of my house. Would that be correct?
     
  6. May 19, 2011 #6 of 182
    harsh

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    A MINIMUM 600Kbps upload speed is needed over and above any other outbound Internet traffic on your broadband connection. For HD transmission the number jumps up to 3Mbps.
     
  7. May 19, 2011 #7 of 182
    clapple

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    O.K. guys, I am going to display my stupidity. What is a "sling adapator" and what does it do for you?
     
  8. May 19, 2011 #8 of 182
    TulsaOK

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    I would suggest performing a Search and check some of the 175 hits you'll get. :)
     
  9. May 19, 2011 #9 of 182
    Michael P

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    The Reader's Digest version: If you have a 722 and broadband the Sling Adapter will allow you to stream the contents of your DVR and/or your live satellite feed over the net to one receiving device (laptop, PDA etc.) anywhere in the world!
     
  10. May 19, 2011 #10 of 182
    bobukcat

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    I sure wish they would get this working on the 622!
     
  11. May 19, 2011 #11 of 182
    clapple

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    Tried that.
     
  12. May 19, 2011 #12 of 182
    clapple

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    THANKS.
     
  13. May 19, 2011 #13 of 182
    scorpion43

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    so if i have a SLINGBOX PRO HD i don't need this right?
     
  14. May 19, 2011 #14 of 182
    MaryB@DishNetwork

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    That is correct, you have the sling box which can work on pretty much any receiver. The Sling adapter is limited to the 722 or 722k only.
     
  15. May 19, 2011 #15 of 182
    phrelin

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    Depends. I have a Slingbox PRO HD on my 722 and am perfectly content as there is only my wife and I and we don't need to have the 722 TV2 separately controlled from another location.

    The Sling Adapter uses the TV2 portion of the system giving you a second HD feed from a 722/722k controlled separately so that one person could be watching "House" in HD in the home theater in San Diego, California, from the TV1 out, while while using an Adapter another simultaneously could be watching "Dancing with the Stars" in HD in Portland, Maine, on a computer plugged into a large monitor.

    And if you want a fully mobile household, you can put a Slingbox PRO HD on the TV1 out of a 722/722k plus have a Sling Adapter. Your internet service upload speed and router need to be at an upper tier, but it could work.
     
  16. May 19, 2011 #16 of 182
    IceHogs

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    So is the pre-paid card a Dish gift card or is it more like a pre-paid Visa debit card that you can use anywhere?
     
  17. May 19, 2011 #17 of 182
    apinkel

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    Mary, can you confirm that the free sling adapter offer is open to existing dish customers that meet all the other terms of the offer (at least top 200 & signup for e-newsletter)?
     
  18. May 19, 2011 #18 of 182
    MaryB@DishNetwork

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    If you would like to PM me your account information or phone#, I can see if I can get you qualified.
     
  19. May 19, 2011 #19 of 182
    MaryB@DishNetwork

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    It will be a $99.00 Pre-Paid Mastercard, that can be used anywhere Master Card is accepted.
     
  20. May 19, 2011 #20 of 182
    Stewart Vernon

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    That's good to know... I thought someone somewhere had said it was going to be an American Express pre-paid card... MasterCard would be much preferred as it is more widely accepted at the places I shop.

    I've been trying to nudge my father towards Dish... and this is another possible bonus to push him there since this is a nice way to get the Sling features for free that he'd have to pay more money to get a 922.
     

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