Changes to Mobile App

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  1. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    So buy an older Slingbox that predates when Dish bought it that doesn't have whatever nonsense you ran into. I have a Slingbox 300 that I used for a few years to watch TV while I was traveling for work. I never once ran into anything like what you say. It didn't have HDMI, it used a component input connected to my Tivo.
     
  2. trh

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    Slingbox is not related to Sling TV and Slingbox has nothing to do with Dish.
     
  3. James Long

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    Slingbox.com - EchoStar Announces Agreement to Acquire Sling Media, Inc. - September 24, 2007

    EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Sling Media, Inc., a privately-held digital lifestyle products company. EchoStar, through its DISH Network®, is the third largest pay-TV provider in the United States. The transaction values Sling Media at approximately $380 million and is payable in cash and EchoStar options. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2007.


    The product lines are separate: Slingboxes that can be connected to any source, Sling enabled DISH products and the Sling TV streaming service. But they are certainly related.
     
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  4. cypherx

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    Do you think the remote streaming code is taking up too much space or cpu cycles in these puny embedded systems, so they are just removing it? I don't see why they should remove a feature that works, or at least works for many. I saw this as a TV message. I think its already removed if you download CE releases. I don't do that anymore because of bugs or removing perfectly working features.

    I guess whatever CE that has this removed and is deemed stable will be national by March 4th.

    If they free up 10% of system memory and CPU, what could they do with it? I also think AT&T is ruining this platform since they took over.
     
  5. AZ.

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    Yes live TV, recorded programing, sports,ect....Do not use the HDMI just use it as a pass through to TV.
     
  6. Barry in Conyers

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    Which of the current DirecTV DVR's have a 10 pin A/V out connector?
     
  7. RAD

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    Last night visiting my brother in law at the RV park they're at. Was talking to their neighbor who was saying how good his T Mobile connection was and how he was able to stream Netflix and from his DIRECTV DVR at his home. Had to break the news to him that next month he won't be able to do that anymore, he wasn't at happy camper.
     
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  8. AZ.

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    I do know the HR44 and HR54 have it as I have used my slingbox on both.And I had a mini that also had it...C61?....
     
  9. slice1900

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    There isn't any difference CPU/memory wise between streaming to a device on your home network (which will still be supported) and streaming to a device outside your home.
     
  10. NR4P

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    I don't think it has anything to do with CPU cycles. It worked fine, when it worked.
    The product was poorly designed.

    If you were lucky and patient (sometimes wait 3 mins for the DVR to actually OOH), you could stream from your DVR.
    Then on top of that, there were backend server issues time and time again, preventing any OOH from working. I know of 3 occasions in past year.
    And then they started substituting On Demand without warning. How come I can skip commercials sometimes and not others? People were confused.

    I could go on, but a few years ago I met a SVP of Directv just as AT&T took over and asked him why the app was fragile, at best. He said they know and will work on it.
    Two years ago I met Directv product managers at CES (fomer UVerse from Texas) showed them the issues and poor quality and they said, hummm didn't know that. Can you give me a list? They wouldn't give me their emails and we wrote them on paper.

    I think its been such as customer service headache they just gave up. Didn't care to focus on fixes for years. But they made sure they had pop up splash screens with ads.
     
  11. CraigerM

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    When I would log out of the sometimes it would have a prompt saying do you love the DTV App if you clicked no it would give you reasons to check why.
     
  12. Barry in Conyers

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    The question was about 10 pin A/V out connectors on current DirecTV DVR's.

    AFAIK, the only current DirecTV DVR with a 10 pin A/V out connector is the HR54.

    HR24's and HR44's have component video out connections (RCA audio), but do not have a 10 pin A/V out connector.

    The HS17 does not have either component video out (or RCA audio) connections or a 10 pin A/V out connector.

    Not disputing that the 10 pin A/V out to component cable will work for a HR54 / Slingbox setup, but I don't see how it will work for the vast majority of DirecTV customers to stream recorded content from a HR24, HR44 or HS17.




     
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  13. trh

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    Use component cables for the 24 or 44. I'm not sure how to hook up a Genie 2 system to a Slingbox. Depends on what minis you have.
     
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  14. dtv757

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    It (slingbox) will work with a genie mini via component but not via a 4k mini as the only output is hdmi

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  15. compnurd

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    I don’t believe the actual firmware is going to have anything to do with this right away. There is no way they roll out this firmware in two weeks. I suspect the app will be updated on 3/4 to change how it works with the firmware following behind to be the actual kill
     
  16. dtv757

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    So I tried to re connect my sling box using an hdmi 2 component wire from Amazon and it didn't work :(

    Any other cheap suggestions to work with 4k mini box

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  17. Barry in Conyers

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    Not cheap, but the Slingbox website recommends this HDMI to component video converter:


    There are similar HDMI to component video converter boxes with considerably lower prices, but ???.
     
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  18. slice1900

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    That won't work with HDCP encrypted content, they would be violating the HDCP license agreement if it did. So basically useless for Directv. You need to use the receiver's component output, not try to convert HDMI.
     
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    The 4k minis dont have component out only hdmi :(

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  20. slice1900

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    I guess if doing this is important enough you'll need to swap one of the C61Ks for a C61.
     

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