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Free Sling Adapter?

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

  1. May 24, 2011 #41 of 182
    bnborg

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    Mine was shipped yesterday and is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.
     
  2. May 25, 2011 #42 of 182
    apinkel

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    Ordered mine friday, showed up yesterday. It's been working well on both my android via 3G and on my PC over my home network.

    I had one issue... my 722k locked up last night and had to be rebooted... I think it was because I used sling on my phone and PC back to back and didn't log out of either one. Since then I've been logging out of the PC/phone when I'm done using it and it now seems stable.
     
  3. May 25, 2011 #43 of 182
    slickshoes

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  4. May 25, 2011 #44 of 182
    xplocvo

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    Looks like you need AT 200 or higher. I don't think I'm interested in switching from 120 to 200 just to get this for free. If I bought it outright it would only take 7 months to make up the difference.

    I wonder if one could switch to AT 200, order it, stay on AT 200 for 45 days until claiming the offer, then switch back to AT 120.
     
  5. May 25, 2011 #45 of 182
    harsh

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    Agreeing to buy is easy. Coming up with $99 -- not so much.
     
  6. May 26, 2011 #46 of 182
    barryaz1

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    Called today and the UPS tracking says it should be here on Friday. My kids in other cities are excited, too. It's also a way of getting around Baseball's and other sports restrictions - since I can watch my 722 anywhere, I'll be able to access a Diamondbacks or Suns game out of area.
     
  7. May 26, 2011 #47 of 182
    TulsaOK

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    Is it possible to use the same USB port for both the lan-adapter and the sling adapter?
     
  8. May 26, 2011 #48 of 182
    sremick

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    I would imagine so (with a USB hub), although since neither has its own power you might find you need a powered USB. I use a USB hub to use both the external HDD and Sling adapter and it works fine... the ext HDD has its own power so I took a chance and got an unpowered 4-port hub to work (although it was a bit finicky starting things up... could be a power issue still).
     
  9. May 26, 2011 #49 of 182
    TulsaOK

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    I have a four port hub that I have EHD's and the lan-adapter connected. I disconnected one of my EHD's and plugged in the Sling adapter and it appears that it knocks out the lan adapter.
     
  10. May 26, 2011 #50 of 182
    sremick

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    Is the hub powered or unpowered?
     
  11. May 26, 2011 #51 of 182
    klang

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    Hub needs to be powered.
     
  12. May 26, 2011 #52 of 182
    TulsaOK

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    That's where I was headed. Thanks.
     
  13. May 26, 2011 #53 of 182
    jkane

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    Got ours 2 days ago. Plugged it into the laptop cooler with USB hub built in and it works nicely. Plus, the cooler fan blows through it to keep it cool next to the overheating 722.

    There is no rebate form on the web site. :-( I hope they don't pull the deal or play some game around submitting the rebate!
     
  14. May 26, 2011 #54 of 182
    apinkel

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    You need to sign into your account with dish. On the left side you'll see a link called "Sling Adapter Reward" that tells you if you've met all the requirements. Looks like we will be able to submit the request thru the website once all requirements are met (i.e. after 45 days).
     
  15. May 27, 2011 #55 of 182
    koralis

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    Is there an additional monthly surcharge for owning the sling adapter?


    Trying to figure out if a 622 -> 722k upgrade is worthwhile or not. :)
     
  16. May 27, 2011 #56 of 182
    MaryB@DishNetwork

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    There is no additional monthly charges incurred for the sling adapter!
     
  17. May 27, 2011 #57 of 182
    MadScientist

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    I am posting this also here since Mary helped me get the sling adapter in the first place.

    OK I need some help! I just received my Sling Adapter it is installed and the info comes on the screen (TV) telling me that it’s installed. I go on line to try to watch a program on my computer and it is a no go! I don’t see anything saying “Watch live TV” after I select “Dish remote Access”.
    What am I not doing!
    On another note is there a light on the unit (sling) that shows it’s powered on? If so I have no light on the sling.

    I am hard wired to the internet. But on my account it shows no high speed conected nor sling conected in my account infromation online.
     
  18. May 30, 2011 #58 of 182
    slickshoes

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    Again, if I got one 3 months ago, am I out of luck on the rebate?
     
  19. May 30, 2011 #59 of 182
    mdavej

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    Sounds like you might be using Chrome. It will work in IE and Firefox, I think. It will only work in Chrome if you use the IE Tab add-on.
     
  20. May 30, 2011 #60 of 182
    Jim148

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    Hopefully this doesn't sound argumentative, because that is not the intention, but my hub is not running the optional power supply. (Does that mean it is "bus" powered?) Anyway, when I first bought the laptop cooler I was all set to just order it up from Targus, but I haven't needed it. On the other hand, if I do get it someday, that would give me some extra powered USB ports for charging phones, etc.!

    http://www.targus.com/US/productdetail.aspx?sku=APA09USZ
     

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