Changes to Mobile App

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  1. dtv757

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    Might try adding a wireless stb and connecting that 2 the sling

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  2. dtv757

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    I looked at the reviews / Q&A some users say it works

    May invest next month ...



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  3. dtv757

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    According to my D* online account I have an upgrade in a few months so perfect timing to get a wireless stb

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  4. codespy

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    Bummer, I just sold an owned C41W on eBay last week for $20 you could have had. It included new remote and wireless bridge. Apparently not a high demand for those.
     
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  5. SledgeHammer

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    At the risk of stating the obvious :), you will still be able to stream out of home when you are away. It will just be an "unsupported feature" A.K.A. VPN. You would just VPN to your home network first and then you'll be able to watch anything you were able to watch before.
     
  6. compnurd

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    The C61W is a big upgrade over the C41. Faster SOC and better wireless also
     
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  7. dod1450

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    As of today I am no longer have the option to watch my recorded videos away from home. That sucks.
     
  8. SledgeHammer

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    As I mentioned above, you can still do it. You just need to VPN in to your home network first.
     
  9. LeoDBS

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    Is anyone now actually doing this? What S/W must be added to one's iPad to allow the iPad to watch DVR out of home network? Thx
     
  10. litzdog911

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    Get a Slingbox.
     
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  11. dtv757

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    I think I wrote this above slingbox does not work with 4k boxes due to HDCP

    I have one and it doesn't work :(

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  12. SledgeHammer

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    On your iPad, you would install the Cisco AnyConnect client for example. You'd also need to install a VPN server on your network. If you have a good router, this could be built in to your router. If your router doesn't have it, but supports open source firmware, you could install DD-WRT or something like that. If neither of those work for you, then you'd need to install VPN server software on a PC and leave it running. Then you would connect to your home network through AnyConnect and its basically exactly like being on the network.

    EDIT: just to point you in the right direction, I have the Linksys WRT3200ACM router and it comes with built in OpenVPN. You'd configure it like this:

    Linksys Official Support - Configuring the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router with the OpenVPN Server feature

    It all depends on what you use for the VPN Server as some of them will have their own way of opening the connection.
     
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  13. LeoDBS

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    Thanks for details. I have a Linksys E-3000. But, I've read about DD-WRT install and it's probably over my head, as is configuring a dedicated server. My level is about at using the AnyConnect on iPad which I do use for work tasks. Thx
     
  14. SledgeHammer

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    You can check your router to see if its built in. I couldn't find anything. The E-3000 is really old, so maybe the easiest option for you would be to upgrade to a newer router that has it built in. The AC routers are a few hundred bucks now. The concept is basically the same as with your work. You appear as if you are on your works network via a secure connection.
     
  15. LeoDBS

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    Well, if one isn't getting 4k anytime soon, then it appears the fix involves a couple hundred dollars at least... buy a Slingbox or buy a modern router or another option? Might be time to punt DTV (but then who does allow remote DVR viewing without blocking various viewing like out of market NFL?).
     
  16. SledgeHammer

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    Well, you should probably get a modern router either way ;). The one you have is N. That's like 3 generations ago. You'll get much faster Wi-fi and longer distance with an AC Gen2.
     
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  17. LeoDBS

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    Really don't need to spend on a new router, unless it's the best way (over Sling or other options) of getting DTV DVR remote access? Thanks!!
     
  18. HoTat2

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    I personally was about to recommend this for my brother who was mad about losing DIRECTV OOH streaming from a Genie here.

    BUT as I was just about to tell him to order one off Amazon (the SB 500 model), I noticed a literal torrent of recent negative comments about the SB of how you must now first logon to a SB service which is full of adware that must be viewed both before the program starts and pops-up during it as well. And that customer service is dreadful and gone totally into the toilet nowadays.

    So held off recommending it to my brother as the many posters advised.

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  19. LeoDBS

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    Last I researched Slingbox, it was full of adware (not for all viewing devices, I don't remember which iphone/pad vs. laptop vs. google, etc.), and it had some "relationships"/deals with content owners that had the Slingbox blocking certain content (like the Slingbox knowing one is out of an NFL game's market so not allowing a DVR recording of that game from say NFL Sunday Ticket to be viewed not using the NFL ST app, just a hypothetical example)... so I stopped researching at that point. But, that was some years ago.

    So, if there is a Slingbox that doesn't do 10 minutes of ad pop-ups upon opening/starting and has no blocking of a DTV DVR recording content, I think that could be a good solution for me with the appropriate DTV box (no HDCP... I have an HR44 and H44). Thx
     
  20. TheRatPatrol

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    Under what section do you see this?
     
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