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Making The Switch... (i'm delusional)

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Realist, Apr 21, 2010.

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  1. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    The ViP922 or any other receiver with a Slingbox will be the source. The Slingbox obviously works with DIRECTV receivers as well. The advantage to the Slingbox solution is that it works with more than just qualified computers on the LAN.

    A future Slingbox, the 700U will reportedly plug into the USB port on ViP class DVRs.

    http://slingmedia.com/go/slingbox-700u
     
  2. camo

    camo Godfather

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    On Feb1 Dish pricing structure for additional DVR's beyond the first one jumped to 17 dollars each for the dual receiver.
     
  3. Realist

    Realist Cool Member

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    jgarveyATL... now that's the kind of info i like... i definitely can wait that long to make the switch (in the next month or 2)... i still have to clean up my dvr before i make the switch

    harsh... thanks again... that's a big push toward dish... with the cable service i have now, i have to have the volume twice as loud on my g4 channel... it gets to the point that my TV hums... very annoying

    is the ViP922 dish's latest and greatest?
     
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Yes, but as it supports only one TV, many opt for the ViP722K that is less buggy and supports a second SDTV.
     
  5. domingos35

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    if u like movies go with dish
    if u like sports go with directv
    also dish has MORE hd channels
     
  6. Realist

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    what about the built in slingbox of the 922 though... and has dish set a price for that function yet?

    also, do these boxes come with the online deals that sites offer or do you have to specifically ask for them when ordering?
    EDIT: i just ran through dish's sign up on their site and i see the 922 is an extra $200... that doesn't sound too bad if i can watch my tv anywhere... would i even need a second receiver if i just hooked up my bedroom tv to my laptop?

    do i own the receiver?

    america's top 250+DVR and HD channels... the total came to $67.99 a month... is that what my bill would actually say or is it going to be another $15 in hidden BS charges

    how likely is dish to renew the first time customer deal after the year is done to get that monthly price again?
     
  7. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    The price is that the Slingloaded feature gets you a Duo DVR monthly fee if it is not the lone receiver.
    Not for $200. Owning doesn't change anything in terms of monthly cost.
    There may be taxes (as appropriate to your jurisdiction).
    Not likely at all. The price will be about $78.99 ($62.99 + 6.00 DVR fee + $10.00 HD fee) if I'm doing my math right. Of course by next year this time the rates will have changed.
     
  8. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    On the first 922 there is no additional monthly cost. If you have two 922s on your account the second one will be charged a lease fee that is higher for a "Slingloaded" 922 than for a regular Duo DVR. If you pony up the dough and buy a 922 outright the fee remains the same ... it just inherits a different name (additional receiver fee).

    On a single receiver account there is no lease/receiver fee (a per account DVR fee applies). On multiple receiver accounts the most expensive receiver is free ... if you get a 922 and a 211 you'll pay the $7 for the 211 and zero for the 922. If you have two 922s the first one will be free the second one will incur the monthly charge.

    DISH has a wonderful pricing scheme where the more features there are on a receiver the more you pay to lease it. "Slingloaded" costs more than a Duo DVR, a Duo DVR costs more than a Solo DVR, a DVR costs more than a non-DVR. DISH has removed the difference between a SD receiver and a HD receiver price by raising the price on SD receivers to match the HD price. Fortunately the most expensive receiver becomes your one free receiver.

    Oh, by "no additional cost" I mean for the receiver (charged as a lease/receiver fee). The per account DVR fee for an account with a DVR is $6 ... for an account with a Slingloaded DVR the DVR fee jumps to $10. So the difference between getting a 722 and a 922 on a single receiver account is $4.
     
  9. Realist

    Realist Cool Member

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    i finally made the choice and i'm officially a week into my dish with the 250 plan and fee hd for life... i didn't go with the 922 but instead went with the 722 and might decide later to buy a slingbox and at least i'll own it that way... couldn't justify the 200 just to lease a box...

    i am curious though about the dvr... with my old mediacom dvr i could come in the house and see that there was 5 minutes left of the news (or whatever show) and i could click record and it would record the whole thing from the begining... is there a way to do that with the 722 i have?

    thanks again for all the advice, comments and posts...
     
  10. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Only if the 722 was on and already tuned to that channel at the beginning of the program that you wanted to "record from beginning".
     
  11. domingos35

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    congrats
    u made the right choice:hurah:
     
  12. Realist

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    is there a way to remove the pause bar at the bottom... cancel doesn't do it... i'd like to pause a scene and take a picture without the pause being in the way... thanks
     
  13. James Long

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    After pausing press the skip forward button. The bar will go away (although a pause marker will appear).
     
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    I've been a 15 year Directv sub, so I can't help you much. I can say they have been good to me.

    I was disabled a few years back, and get around with a walker. All this is to say that although I have a basement theater room, I spend some hours of the day in bed. I have a computer connected to a 24" monitor on a swing arm on the wall next to my bed.

    This makes DIRECTV2PC THE KILLER APP for me! I use a slingbox to set up and delete recordings.
     
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Using Slingbox on any receiver - dish or DTV will allow you get full control of it and support SD/HD connection.
     
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    I press pause and then the FF button and it moves forward at 1/15th speed with no graphics on the screen.
     
  17. ejjames

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    I have tried the slingbox HD. The picture quality is far superior with DIRECTV2PC, as one would expect.
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Hard to believe in the statement, seems to me it's grossly overstate.
     
  19. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    This is not unexpected. This owes to the fact that the Slingbox digitizes the picture and, where necessary, scales and compresses the stream to make the trip across slower networks and to modest viewing devices.

    The Slingbox will always work on any number of devices across a variety of networks where DIRECTV2PC has relatively high intraLAN bandwidth and Wintel computer requirements.
     
  20. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Nonetheless, it is true.
     

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