922 installed, problem using Sling

Discussion in 'ViP922 DVR Support Forum' started by snowfan, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. sigma1914

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    Can you initiate a software download like through the menu or a "hidden" code like on D* HRs?
     
  2. DustoMan

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    I know the UI is new, but couldn't he just force a "check switch" to get the thing to look for the latest?
     
  3. lakebum431

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    1080p or 1080i? I didn't think that this receiver upconverted everything to 1080p (only 1080i and 720p). Is that actually an option in the menu?
     
  4. RasputinAXP

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    I assume 1080p is for the interface.
     
  5. P Smith

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    Total misconception.

    HDMI/component output has the refresh rate and frame rate parameters, but UI use pixels unrelates to that refresh rate. So, old UI [SD] is 640x480, new is 1920x1080. No p, no i. Just pixels size.
     
  6. DustoMan

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    Some DishOnline/DISH-on-Demand content is also 1080p.
     
  7. Rob Glasser

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    Just got my unit as well. First, I can't set to 1080p, only 1080/720p. As far as the screen getting cut off I saw this too but found another option called Screen Adjustment in the settings menu. You can use this to move the screen around to minimize the overscan issue.

    I too have seen the screen stay small but only for a few seconds before going back to full screen.
     
  8. Alex03

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    I have same error. See attachment.
     

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  9. MarcusInMD

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    Shame some are having this issue. It works great here.
     
  10. MarcusInMD

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    I just noticed a mobile button. It gives you instructions on downloading one free copy of sling mobile for Windows Mobile, blackberry or iphone.

    It works OK...Video quality is great...interface is slow though.
     
  11. P Smith

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    So much hype came before ... so low we got ...
     
  12. DavidMi

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    Is English your second Language? I can never understand anything that you post. ENGLISH PLEASE.
     
  13. TulsaOK

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    He means expectations were very high but the released product didn't live up to those expectations.
     
  14. DustoMan

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    Which one did you use? A guy on another forum was saying that the SlingPlayer iPhone app wasn't working with his 922 yet. Like the software didn't support the device.
     
  15. MarcusInMD

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    I used the Windows Mobile Player. I used it this morning to watch one of my recorded shows while I was waiting for someone at a meeting.
     
  16. snowfan

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    mine will not work on my iphone or blackberry. It is asking me for an admin password. It will not work using the instructions provided on the remote access screen. I can sign in using those instructions but when I try to play anything it askes for a admin password.
     
  17. TScottTX

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    Try using the password 'admin'. Worked for me and others.
     
  18. Rob Glasser

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    Did you click on the 'Go Mobile' button on the Dish Remote Access website? If not try that and follow the steps. Apparently it doesn't just give you a free copy of a mobile client, but it also sets up your Sling Account for the 922, including password.

    If that doesn't work check out the system info window on your 922 (menu,menu), you should see your Slingbox password on that screen.
     
  19. kstevens

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    I had a problem with the sling software where it would start playing, then lose the connection. I had the 922 going to a switch and the switch connected to my airport. I plugged the 922 straight into the airport and the problem went away.

    Ken
     
  20. phatal

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    I have the same problem on my Sony KV-34HS420 (CRT) This is a 1080i display. I have it connected via component.
    The guide is cut off on the left side. Yes, you can use the screen adjustment in the 922, but this just pushes everything to the right, which then cuts off the right side.

    The interesting thing is if you do go into the screen adjustment setting, the guide is seen in the background and it's aligned perfectly so it doesn't even look like it needs adjustment from that screen.
    However, bringing up the actual guide shows the left side cut off.

    **Update**
    I fixed this issue on my TV by going into the Service Menu and making some adjustments. Not the user settings GUI, but the technician Service Menu (accessed by hitting a series of buttons on the remote while the TV is off). I had to adjust a bunch of geometry settings.
    There are places around the net that can educate you on attempting this for your particular display. I will say that it's not for the faint of heart as you can seriously screw up your display by messing around in the Service Menu, and it's usually NOT user friendly.
     

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