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#1 OFFLINE   jedi5

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:46 PM

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.

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#2 OFFLINE   olguy

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 07:15 AM

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.
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#3 OFFLINE   TulsaOK

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:58 AM

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. :)
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#4 OFFLINE   olguy

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:09 AM

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. :)

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:
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:49 AM

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?

Edited by Mike109, 19 May 2011 - 10:04 AM.


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:12 AM

I'm presuming a 600 Kbps upload connection is needed in order to get content out of my house. Would that be correct?

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.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:28 AM

O.K. guys, I am going to display my stupidity. What is a "sling adapator" and what does it do for you?
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:41 AM

I would suggest performing a Search and check some of the 175 hits you'll get. :)
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 11:45 AM

O.K. guys, I am going to display my stupidity. What is a "sling adapator" and what does it do for you?


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!
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 11:53 AM

I sure wish they would get this working on the 622!

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:08 PM

I would suggest performing a Search and check some of the 175 hits you'll get. :)


Tried that.
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:09 PM

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!


THANKS.
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:43 PM

so if i have a SLINGBOX PRO HD i don't need this right?

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:00 PM

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.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:54 PM

so if i have a SLINGBOX PRO HD i don't need this right?

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.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:59 PM

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?

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 03:14 PM

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)?

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 03:46 PM

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)?

If you would like to PM me your account information or phone#, I can see if I can get you qualified.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 03:51 PM

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?

It will be a $99.00 Pre-Paid Mastercard, that can be used anywhere Master Card is accepted.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 05:21 PM

It will be a $99.00 Pre-Paid Mastercard, that can be used anywhere Master Card is accepted.


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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