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"TV Everywhere"

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by wco81, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. wco81

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    Dish site touts it as a free item.

    Promises access to live TV and recorded content. Nothing mentioned about restrictions on certain channels being barred.

    So is this mainly some kind of Sling integration into E* DVRs? I'm a D* customer contemplating a switch (no way I'm paying hundreds of dollars to upgrade to leased equipment when I can get equipment for free elsewhere or at least I would be able to own things like Cable Card equipment).

    Are they including those now to entice new customers or something? Sling charges ridiculous prices for their mobile apps. So is this E* TV Everywhere service also requiring pricey mobile apps?

    Is it only streaming over the Internet or is it possible to preload the mobile device with recordings so you can use on flights?
     
  2. phrelin

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    Northern...
    According to the TV Everywhere web page...

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    ...the apps are free (if the print is too small, click on the picture for a bigger version). With that said...

    The Dish Sling Adapter system is fine for watching via the internet from your Dish Network equipment while paying your Dish subscription.

    On the other hand, my Slingbox PRO-HD can be used with any source. I paid for it once. And yes I paid for a App to use on our iPads. Someone is out there updating the software and keeping it all working for me. I don't pay them a monthly subscription. So I don't expect a lot of free stuff like I would if I had a Sling Adapter that limited me to viewing through one of my Dish DVRs.

    You see the Slingbox will permit me to view through the internet content from my ViP722DVR and all my other equipment, even a DVD in my DVD player or, should I choose to change services, a cable company.

    And if you are a Dish subscriber, depending on your package you have access via the internet to a lot of content available for streaming beyond what you can get through a Sling Adapter.
     
  3. wco81

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    Thanks, so streaming only.

    Does it work with the Hopper?
     
  4. Wire Nut

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    Yes, it works with the Hopper. You do need the Sling Adapter as it is not sling loaded like the 922.
     
  5. wco81

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    Do you need a wired connection at the DVR or will it work with wireless?
     
  6. Wire Nut

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    It will work with wireless, but no Dish DVRs are wireless. They need a USB wireless adapter, but there are other ways to get a solid ethernet connection to the receiver. Your technician will hook it up as part of the install.
     
  7. mdavej

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    Although a sling box is a good solution, realize Dish's sling adapter is only $30, the app is free, and uses only 1 tuner on hopper so local viewers don't have to watch the same thing you are slinging. It's far better than anything D* has at the moment.

    One caveat is you need pretty serious upload speeds for a good picture when slinging DVR content or live TV.
     
  8. wco81

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    Yeah I think the D* Nomad is like $150 or $200.

    I will say though that there are times when you can't stream, like on a plane or if you're staying somewhere with poor Internet connection.
     
  9. mdavej

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    But aren't there plenty of 3rd party solutions for offline viewing, like capture cards and disc recorders?
     
  10. Paul Secic

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    Man that''s big box. It wouldn't fit my present TV cabinet..
     
  11. AZ.

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    The tiny red waffel thing on top of the reciever is the sling box.
     
  12. wco81

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    I don't think a third party product would be able to access the files on the DVRs easily, would they?

    Not to mention whatever kind of encryption they may be using.
     
  13. bnborg

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    Not any more than a Sling adapter or Box could. The Sling adapter has to "take over" TV2, whereas if you hook up a Sling Box Pro HD it would need to be hooked up to TV1 to send HD. The advantage of the Dish Sling adapter is that it allows viewing two different HD shows from a VIP622 or VIP722.
     
  14. RaymondG@DISH Network

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    I just wanted to clarify the compatibility of the Sling Adapter. The Sling Adapter will work on an internet connected ViP722, ViP722k, and Hopper. The ViP622 is not compatible with the Sling Adapter.

    Also to answer the OP's question, the DISH Remote Access App is Free. It is compatible with iOS and Android. The Sling Adapter retails for $30.

    The minimum requirements for streaming with the Sling Adapter are listed here, http://www.mydish.com/support/slinging-device.
     
  15. mdavej

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    I've burned hundreds of DVDs from cable/sat/OTA over the years. I just press a button and go to bed. In the morning I have a DVD for my trip. Not as fast as copying a file like NOMAD does, but pretty painless nonetheless. PC video capture solutions would be just about as easy and in HD. But DVD quality is good enough for my laptop.
     
  16. wco81

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    Using component video outputs, converting back to digital, then burning to DVD?
     
  17. mdavej

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    That's about how it would go with a PC and a capture card. But I just use a standalone DVD recorder and the composite outputs. So I start playback on the DVR, press record on my DVD recorder and walk away. No, conversions, no editing, no PC. Like I said, DVD quality is good enough for the road IMO. In the past 10 years or so I've gone through a couple of DVD recorders and several hundred DVDs. But with all the streaming available these days, I've essentially stopped burning DVDs.

    Just throwing some ideas out there for you.
     
  18. wco81

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    Thanks, though I'm not sure how common DVD recorders are these days.

    But I would more likely want to use an iPad to view the recordings, not something with a DVD drive. I know those portable DVD players with screens are cheap now but I could more justify packing a tablet, which would do a lot of things besides play movies, than a DVD player, for trips.
     
  19. Wilf

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    I know this isn't exactly what you are looking for, but Netflix on an iPad works extremely well.
     
  20. mdavej

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    For an iPad, I just rip the DVD. J&R still sells new recorders. But I got most of mine from eBay for around $40. True, they are getting more scarce. If your goal is a file, then the PC route with a capture card is a better option anyway.
     

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