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Google TV for Dish $179 confirmed

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by davidmg1, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. phrelin

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    Disney (ABC) and News Corp (Fox) engaging in a money grab. Now where have I seen those corporate names discussed before?:rolleyes:
     
  2. SaltiDawg

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    Actually, it was Hulu that was blocked to Cablevision viewers by Fox.

    Per Rob Pegoraro's column in the Post this AM, "Fox, meanwhile, burned whatever goodwill it might have had with viewers by briefly preventing Cablevision Internet subscribers - even if they paid another company for TV service - from watching Fox programs at Hulu or its Fox.com site."
     
  3. GrumpyBear

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    Here is good article on the subject

    http://www.seattlepi.com/tv/428958_onlinetv24.html
     
  4. olguy

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    Dish has added a bit more information on the Revue on their Google TV page. It is now very clear that if you get the Dish price you have to pay the $4 integration fee. So, compared to buying from Amazon as I did you get the Revue and 30 months integration for the same money I spent for just the Revue.

    The best I can determine looking at the page is the only thing I'm missing now is the ability to search my DVR, Dish On Demand and then set a timer from the search bar. Since I usually only have 4 or 5 rows of programs on my DVR list that's no big deal. And I'm used to setting timers from the guide. And the only reason I'll look at Dish on Demand is to use my coupons and I think I have to do that on-line anyway. I think I don't need integration. Unless I'm missing something and I know someone will be happy to point that out if I am. Thank you in advance.:lol:
     
  5. HobbyTalk

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    Interesting. Do you have to pay that $4 forever? What happens if the Revue breaks or dies... do you keep paying?
     
  6. SaltiDawg

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    Sort of like when your receiver dies do you have to keep paying? :)
     
  7. HobbyTalk

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    But how would they know if you are still using it? I could get the discount, say I dropped it and broke it a month later or that I sold it because I didn't like it and then use it as a stand alone unit without the integration (and $4 fee) saving over $100 on the cost to buy it.
     
  8. James Long

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    It would be easy to add the $4 to the account if any GoogleTV unit was connected to a receiver that supported integration. Regardless of source.

    Is there confirmation of "no fee if you paid full retail"?
    Can one turn off integration?
     
  9. GrumpyBear

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    Fine print sure reads like as if the $4 fee is for the life of the GoogleTV unit.
    It will be interesting to see if the GoogleTV unit will work with a Dish DVR if bought outright.
     
  10. HobbyTalk

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    It should work with the DVR since it has a built-in blaster that should be able to send commands to the Dish DVR. But what happens if I get the discount deal and I don't like it and sell it? What happens if I just stop using it? Still have to pay the $4 monthly fee? Too many questions that have no answers.
     
  11. James Long

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    When used with a DISH DVR the IR blaster isn't needed. The unit talks to the receiver via Ethernet.
     
  12. Nashcat

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    James, isn't that just if you're paying for integration? Otherwise, don't you have to use the blaster?
     
  13. James Long

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    A good question ... and asked a few posts back. Can integration be turned off?

    BTW: There are two conflicting pages on DISH's GoogleTV site ... one mentions connection the DISH DVR via Ethernet to the GoogleTV box and using the GoogleTV box's wi-fi to connect to the internet (allowing both devices to connect to the Internet as well as to each other). The other page says all you need to do is connect the units via HDMI. The GoogleTV box only has one Ethernet connector so I assume that if you connect both the box and the DVR to the same home network they would discover each other.

    If integration can be turned off can the GoogleTV box still control a DISH DVR?

    More questions than answers.
     
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    Not just talking about the built in blaster. Will the off the shelf GoogleTV without paying for the intergration, display your DVR , when you browse, for a TV show? One of the features is GoogleTV works with and includes Dish Network DVR's only right now.
     
  15. Brent72

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    For anyone here has better knowledge of how Google TV works than I do, maybe you could answer this question for me. As a League Pass subscriber I can watch the games on the NBA All-Access broadband site and they usually have HD feeds of games. If you have the Google TV device hooked up to your Dish Network receiver couldn't you just pull up the All-Access page and watch the games in HD directly from the website? This might be my only way to watch the games in HD due to the ongoing Fox/Dish debacle.
     
  16. GrumpyBear

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    You would be able to watch them on your TV in HD that way. NBA Gametime is one of the default apps as well from the looks of things too. Right now I am ready to pull the trigger on GoogleTV, does what I really to do. Was waiting on the 922/Sling Extender, but GoogleTV has more to offer to me.
     
  17. olguy

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    My Revue and my 922 get along famously :lol:. For routine TV watching. DLNA streaming is another matter but I didn't do much of that anyway and I can still use the component connections to the TV if I want to stream using PlayOn, TVersity, etc.

    922 via HDMI to Onkyo 608 via HDMI to Mitsubishi

    I can use the keyboard/remote to turn all 3 devices on and then I can do everything with the 922 through the Revue keyboard/controller that I can using the 32.0 remote. Except 30 second quick skip. There is a way to program the buttons and keys on the keyboard/remote but I've not done it yet.

    The Netflix app on the Revue is pitiful so I call up the Chrome browser and go online to my Netflix account and do everything I can do from this computer.

    I have been able to watch a couple of episodes of Chase on NBC but CBS blocks their full episode video while letting you watch the teasers and commercials. ABC puts up a "not supported" message. Hulu is blocked and puts up a message saying get Hulu Plus.

    The Revue has 4 options for video resolution. Auto (which I assume is a pass through), 720p, 1080i and 1080p.

    The audio via HDMI is PCM. I looked at my Onkyo while on a channel with DD 5.1 and the Onkyo was getting PCM-7.1-48 hz. You do have an option on the optical out to select Dolby but you can't choose using HDMI. But it sounds pretty good to my 73 year old tinnitus afflicted ears. :p

    Over all I'm pretty happy with it and probably won't integrate it it when/if the 922 gets that capability.

    And yes, I paid full price at Amazon so I have the option of not integrating. Which at $4 a month after 30 months you've paid full retail anyway. Just a kind of easy payment plan :p
     
  18. Brent72

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    Thanks for the response. I kinda figured that it would work because you're pulling up a website that is providing high definition feeds of games and since I've subscribed to the League Pass package that includes both TV and broadband it should give me the HD feeds that Dish isn't showing due to the Fox dispute.
     
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    Is the $4 dollars/month fee mandatory if Revue is connected to 722? Is there any way to avoid the integration (fees)? Please let me know.
     
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    P Smith

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    It's dish policy, not the site - call and ask a few CSR.
     

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