Dish Streaming Coming Soon

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  1. Aug 3, 2011 #1 of 32
    Dave

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    As we all know Dish has been buying up all the spectrum they can get there hands on. Wireless, Blockbuster, etc., etc.. Well they are finally getting ready to stream movies, TV, etc., etc.. They say that sooner is better than later. Who knows maybe by Christmas they will be on line. Question though? Will you need the Sling box, Logitec box or some new app? They, Dish say they want to be in competition with Net Flix, Amazon, Hulu and the others. Should be an exciting time for all of us Dish customers. :):):)
     
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    P Smith

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    I'm surprised to hear about 'a device' while TR-40 (pal) and TR-50 (DVR pal) has been designed for the purpose. Both has dish's smart cards, could receive payTV programs via OTA and the DVR - from Internet, additionally.
     
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    finniganps

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    I wonder what the cost will be?
     
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    olguy

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    For a list of devices that will currently stream Blockbuster see http://www.blockbuster.com/download/devices The question is how many manufacturers will update their devices with a Blockbuster app? My EVO had the Blockbuster app on it when I got it last year. It isn't on my new Panasonic BD player, Panasonic plasma or Mits DLP. And will Blockbuster actually have competitive prices? There are a number of movie streamers besides NF and BB.
     
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    scooper

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    The TR-40 / DTV PAL - cannot do streaming - it is a regular OTA DTV converter box

    The TR50 / DTVPAL DVR - could have S/W to do streaming, as it also has an ethernet port.
     
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    Jhon69

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    Part of this has already arrived.Just noticed over at the other place it has been noticed on the VIP722k's with the L686 software upgrade you can now press the * button when your in Dish Cinema ect. and it will list all the Free Titles!.

    The only drawback I see is not all the selections are in HD.Hope the future will bring 1080p HD to the Free Selections page,we can only hope?.;):)
     
  9. Aug 6, 2011 #9 of 32
    P Smith

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    TR-40 is capable to accept streaming via OTA, it's ready for PayTV. It's have more features then 'regular OTA DTV converter box'.
     
  10. scooper

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    No it's not.

    It is a simple ATSC converter box, plain and simple.
     
  11. P Smith

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    It is.

    It's not that "simple ATSC converter box".

    It's CAPABLE to accept PayTV stream via OTA. Perhaps you're not aware, but it will no changes a set of features the TR-40.
     
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    You are correct Scooper. The TR40 is just a converter box with RG6, audo out and video out RCA ports. Now the TR50 (DTvPal) is another story. This has internet connection.
     
  13. P Smith

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    And again for those who missed the 'train':

    TR-40 is CAPABLE to accept PayTV stream via OTA.

    If you WANT to get into real details - open it, study HW and FW, monitor I2C commands, try to log messages.

    PS. I just dig into your posts and found you're not that sure in your knowledge of the TR-40, if you mentioned FW version of it as 2.xx here http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=2143539&postcount=35.

    FYI, F2.xx FW versions assigned to TR-50. And F4.xx - to its clone CM-7000PAL.
     
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  15. P Smith

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    I think Roku tied to Netflix.
     
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    Does anyone know if the 922 has streaming capability ?
     
  17. juan ellitinez

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    ROKU is "Open Source" meaning Amazon and HULU developed channels for it ..why not Dish/Blockbuster?
     
  18. P Smith

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    Then think it is money. Roku will accept payments (I'm pretty sure), but the company well known do not pay outsource.
     
  19. l8er

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    You sure about that? I thought the streaming services came first, then the streaming players that included Roku among others. Roku and others developed streaming players that could access Netflix, Amazon and HULU. IIRC, Roku was never the only streaming player around.
     
  20. Dave

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    Some Blu-Ray players and TV's also do streaming. My Samsung BD player does streaming.
     

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