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Tech Forum Summary - February 9th, 2009

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by James Long, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Feb 9, 2009 #1 of 33
    James Long

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    Tech Forum Summary - February 9th, 2009
    Tech Forum Hosted by
    Mark Jackson – President, Echostar Technologies
    Dan Minnick - VP, Engineering

    Tonight:
    * A sneak peek - SlingLoaded High-Def DVR
    * Cool gadgets from CES
    * New ways to organize your DVR list
    * Sling Media guest
    * Prizes!
    * Q&A

    CES 2009
    Quick video ...

    ViP 922 DuoDVR
    1TB HD - Touch Bezzel - 1080p
    SlingLoaded Placeshifting/SlingGuide/Remote Timers/Internet Browser
    New User Interface @ Remote ... touchpad with trigger underneath.
    Learning remote. Can be updated via satellite and operate RF on TV1.
    Graphical tiles ... put your favorites together
    New Program Guide ... logos added
    DVR Menu ... graphical posters of shows recorded & PPVs
    VOD Menu ... graphical movie posters of programs available
    Browser Banner ... Record/PIP/Find other shows
    Quick Picks ... change channels by name or number and have favorites
    Weather Application
    Sports Ticker and Stock Ticker wil be available after launch.
    Browser ... Complete Internet Browser

    G4's Dave Matthews - video review
    John Falcone cNet - video review
    Best of CES ... Home Video Category
    Inovations2009 Showcase Awards ... TouchPad Remote Control & User Interface

    922 will beout "this spring"

    722k
    Out in a few weeks. New Feature: Custom Groups

    Leslie Harper demo: Custom Groups
    Can create your own group and can record or move content into the group
    DVR events can be managed by "my groups"
    Coming soon on 612/622/722 available on 722k at launch

    Ciel-2 Launch
    Video of launch. Satellite went to 129. Footprint shown.
    Extra power along the west coast and eastern US
    Extra power to Florida because of the rain.
    High Definition Local Channels.

    Giveaway Slingbox PRO-HD
    Trivia Q: What is the amplifying power of the Ciel-2 TWTA for a single conus transponder?
    TWTA Traveling wave tube amplifier ... conus is continental US ... Ciel-2 puts out more power than Echostar 5

    Cool Gadgets from CES
    Short video ...

    Q&A
    Q Gerald in PA (Caller): Can I adjust the end time of a program once it starts recording?
    A: Yes, you can do that manually.

    Q Paul (EMail): Folder Sort?
    A (Terry): Future software.

    Q Tom (EMail): TV2 to IR converter?
    A (Paul): A few months.

    Q Mark (Email): Does DISH broadcast 1080p?
    A (Paul): 1080p is available ... need ViP receiver, actual 1080p display TV. We pass what we get, some VOD is 1080p.

    External Hard Drive Overview
    A (Dan): SINGLE LUN only - 1TB. Hopefully multi-lun in the spring/summer.

    Q Scott PA (Caller): We're outside our area's spotbeam ... any plans to fix this?
    A: Not a lot to add. Send me an email.

    Q Frank (EMail): How do I get PIP on my 722 in dual mode?
    A (Jan): Change to single mode.

    Q Tracy (Email): How can we watch more than one TV while we record?
    A (Jennifer): Answer depends on model of DVR. You can watch something pre-recorded or something on other tuner.

    Q Larry (Caller): Wireless connection to network?
    A (Jennifer): Wireless not supported. Homeplug to run ethernet from receiver back to the router.

    Giveaway Winner
    Tom O'Grady Ingleside IL (phonetic)- 240w

    Sling Guest - John Paul Exec VP Products, Sling Media
    SlingGuide Demonstration ... including video
    Over 6000 people in the "limited beta" since CES
    More people can sign up ...
    http://www.slingmedia.com/slingguide/
    Will be made available to all DISH customers in springs.

    SlingPlayer Mobile works on all iPhones and many BlackBerrys.
    Visit http://mobile.slingmedia.com/ on your Blackberry for info.


    Sling Monitor
    Exclusive to the 922. 802.11 WiFi connected anywhere in home (via your router)
    TV2 output in Hi-Def. (922 only initially. More models later.)
    Available in the summer.

    Giveaway II - SlingCatcher
    Play stuff from your slingbox, PC, USB Drive, Internet.
    Trivia Q: What filesystem is needed to view a program stored on an external hard drive connected to a SlingCatcher?

    Q&A
    Q Jason (EMail): 922 - Will there be a keyboard? Will the browser support Java and Flash?
    A: Will support Java/Flash/HTML. Working on a keyboard ... our standard is "Zigby".

    Q Jeff in MI (Caller): Downloading 1080p Beast to a 622 ... has failed over 20 times.
    A: EMail us and we'll look into this!

    Giveaway II Winner
    Douglas Aladna from Augusta Georgia (phonetic) - FAT32.

    Next Charlie Chat ... March 9th, 2008 - 9pm ET Channel 101
    Next Tech Forum ... May 11th, 2009 - 9pm ET Channel 101
     
  2. Feb 9, 2009 #2 of 33
    Brandon428

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    What did he mean by 1080p is available,just VOD or actual channels and is the 922 compatible with 1080/60p or just 24p?
     
  3. Feb 9, 2009 #3 of 33
    RasputinAXP

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    WAIT WHAT
     
  4. Feb 9, 2009 #4 of 33
    James Long

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    1080p content is available, VOD an IPTV at this time. The answer said ViP receiver ... not 922, the 611, 622 and 722 are also capable of doing 1080p.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2009 #5 of 33
    James Long

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    In the context of the Sling Monitor TV set that they were discussing. At first it will work only with the 922 ... but will work with other devices later. On the 922 you see TV2 in HD via the "Sling Monitor".
     
  6. Feb 9, 2009 #6 of 33
    RasputinAXP

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    Man. Here I got all excited. :)
     
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    Or maybe... it means that they are going to enable TV2 HD Output over Ethernet if you have something like a Slingcatcher on the other end... just speculating. :D
     
  8. Rob Glasser

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    They actually said that SlingPlayer Mobile works on iPhones? If so I think they jumped the gun a bit. I know there have been some demo's of it but it's not available yet.

    Thanks for the recap James, once again I was not home to watch it, so having the recap was a great way to catch up.
     
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    That's essentially what it means.
     
  10. James Long

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    Good speculation. The SlingCatcher will be able to catch and display HD (per the website it doesn't at the moment - but the improvement is planned).
     
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    Was a price mentioned for the ViP 922 DuoDVR?
     
  12. Henry

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    This one had a Charlie Chat quality to it ... mostly "infomercional".

    Shallow answers to technical questions - seemingly scripted. No mention of failed deployment of L6.15 or why they failed to deliver promised EHD compatibility fixes with L6.16.

    Wasted hour.
     
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    Nope
     
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    Does anyone have the E-mail that was given to Paul in this Question?

    Q Scott PA (Caller): We're outside our area's spotbeam ... any plans to fix this?
    A: Not a lot to add. Send me an email.

    There are lot of people in the Western Part the Scranton/Wilkes Barre DMA that are in that position and I would like to add my voice to his.

    Most people I have spoken to at Dish are unaware of the situation
     
  15. Chris Blount

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    Back during CES it was said to cost $199 leased but I don't think that is set in stone yet.
     
  16. DustoMan

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    I don't think they have *ever* mentioned anything about failed deployments during a tech chat. And why would they want to talk about anything but positive things during these chats?
     
  17. James Long

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    I believe they wanted Paul to email the techforum address being used for the forum. Now that the show is over emailing dishquality@dishnetwork.com or ceo@dishnetwork.com would be good places to start.
     
  18. stanggt03

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    Just wanted to let anyone that was interested in the slingguide, that I sent my email address in yesterday and said it was full, but got an email today to sign up!
     
  19. mscroggi

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    FYI -

    The dishquality@dishnetwork.com email gets bounced. The other one seems to work..

    "Unable to deliver to <dishquality@dishnetwork.com>"


     
  20. BobaBird

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    The EKB version of the February 2009 Tech Forum Summary is remarkably similar to this one. :scratchin Great job James! :D

    Despite a couple of lame non-answers that didn't address the question asked, the absence of the ITV update sement makes this the Best. Tech Forum. Ever.

    Seriously, the video demonstrations were very well done and if you are curious what the 922 is about or how DVR custom folders will work you should catch a replay.
     

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