Best Answer rayman1701 , 03 July 2013 - 11:51 AM
The weird thing was that I could see and talk to all 3 receivers from my laptop on DishOnline, I could see what was on the DVR, Start Recording, Stop Recording....all of that worked perfectly. The only thing is they could not communicate to the On Demand server for some reason, no matter how many reboots (soft or power cycle) of the receivers, resetting of the network, ect. nothing worked. Then on Monday, it just was there and working again.
So I do think Dish may take some sort of fingerprint or something that gets updated reset with the monthly re-hit for programming. Now I'm not saying this makes sense or if it happens like that, I don't know and all I have to go on is what happened to me. It was not working after changing to U-Verse after working fine with regular AT&T DSL. That change involved the new internet gateway, and whatever they change in the line to the house. I was surprised that when I do a speed test now, it says I'm in Kansas instead of where I am in Illinois, so I don't know if that is what Dish servers saw when the receiver tried to download programming and that caused some sort of hiccup and then when the receivers called in to report status and such, that re-set something that cleared it up. I don't know, I was very sick and really didn't mess with playing around with settings or anything much for about a week or so. Then Monday, I just thought I'd see if changing to a new month would do anything.....of course I was expecting it to not work like every time I tried since the switch, then almost fell out of my chair when all the On Demand started working again. I could even see the rentals from the week or so before the change and they played fine, and I could look thru all the TV and movie choices, just like normal.
I don't know what actually happened to make it work, it could be the Dish fairy for all I know. Sure I'd like to have an understanding so if it happened again I'd know what to do, but since nothing I tried worked, I don't even know if that is possible. So I'm happy its working again, and hopefully it will stay that way.Go to the full post