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Stability of sling addon to Hopper?
Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:40 PM
Samsung HL-T5687S 56" DLP TV.
Panasonic 3D DVD player.
Yamaha Receiver and sub.
Vizio VW32L LCD 32" Widescreen TV.
Sony 1080p upconverting DVD player.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:23 PM
Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:53 PM
I am pretty disgusted with the Dish Android app. Everytime I try to connect to my dvr...I get the message that my dvr is not connected. Then I spend way too much time trying to refresh and reselect my reciever to get it to turn green. I just want to watch a show on my tablet in my bedroom. Dish needs to fix this app! So frustrating to have technology that is a tease because it doesn't work 100%
I think it might be improved with some kind of progress bar or status display. When I launch it, it almost always tells me my DVR is not connected to the internet. I usually click on the guide, wait 30 sec or so, then click a live tv show and hit watch. Sometimes it says OK and starts, sometimes it tells me I'm not connected. I go back to the guide, wait another 30 sec or so and try again. Once I get live TV playing, I can select something from the DVR and it will work.
My guess is that it just takes a long time to connect to the DVR and because they're telling you it's not connected it seems like it's not working. Mine has been pretty reliable if I give it more time but it is confusing and a little annoying.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:15 AM
To fix the issue, I had to reset network on the Hopper. Reset connection didn't work. This is a pretty big road block if I want to use the SA outside my house.
I did notice a reboot function on dish online that I might be able to use remotely if the hopper is not recording.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:21 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:27 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:03 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:13 PM
What do you mean you 'typed in a channel'? You can't do that on the Dish app. And I'm not trying to watch a DVR program. I'm simply trying to watch ANYTHING! I can't get it to do anything. And the strange thing is I can't get Dishonline to do anything, either. What gives? Neither of them connect for me!
Relax - there's no need to wig out just yet.
Open the dish app, wait for it to log in. Click menu, guide. You should get a full program guide. Then wait 30 sec or so. Click on a channel, any channel, then click watch. It will probably tell you your dvr is not connected. Click back. Wait 10 or 15 seconds and click refresh. Then click menu, my DVR. If it says you're not connected, click back and wait 15 more seconds and repeat. At some point it your DVR programs will show up. Then click menu, guide and select live tv on some channel. Wait 15 seconds or so and it should work. That will get you off the xm radio channel.
Once you successfully get something besides the radio, you can watch live TV (via the guide) or a program (via my dvr). Also, once the program starts, it may take 5 or 10 seconds to switch to the proper channel so be sure to wait.
The real issue is that it takes a long time to get the initial connection and for commands to actually take affect. So you will get a lot of "you're dvr isn't connected messages" - the key is to have patience - at some point it will connect and then everything is fine. The Dish online web site is similar - it takes a long time to get the connection set up.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:44 PM