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Press Release-DISH 1st PayTV Provider to Give Ability to Watch Their Live TV on iPAD

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Jason Nipp, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Dec 1, 2010 #1 of 13
    Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    Jun 10, 2004
    DISH Network is First Pay-TV Provider to Give Customers Ability to Watch Their Live TV on iPad

    Free DISH Remote Access Gives DISH Network Customers Ability to Transform Their iPad into a TV

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Dec. 1, 2010 – DISH Network L.L.C., today announced that DISH Remote Access, the free application that gives DISH Network customers the ability to watch their live and recorded TV on compatible smartphones, tablets and laptops, is now available for the iPad™. To enjoy live and recorded TV viewing on the iPad, DISH Network customers must have a broadband-connected, Sling-enabled™ device such as the Sling Adapter™ – a small placeshifting device that pairs with DISH Network’s ViP® 722 or 722k HD DVRs.
    “DISH Network is the only pay-TV provider to offer a true TV everywhere solution, and now we’ve extended that experience to the iPad,” said DISH Network Chief Marketing Officer Ira Bahr. “Unlike mobile viewing from cable and telcos that limit access to select programs, our TV Everywhere services give consumers 24 x 7 access to all of their live and recorded content included with their DISH Network programming subscription.”
    In addition to TV viewing, the DISH Remote Access app also gives DISH Network customers with compatible DVRs the ability to browse and search up to nine days of programming, schedule DVR recordings, manage conflicts, delete shows on multiple receivers, and transform the iPad into a fully-functioning remote control.
    The DISH Remote Access app for the iPad can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store. For more information about DISH Remote Access, visit www.dish.com/tveverywhere.

    About DISH Network
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ : DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides more than 14.2 million satellite TV customers, as of September 30, 2010, with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy industry-leading customer satisfaction, the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
  2. Dec 1, 2010 #2 of 13
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I was just about to post this... so you beat me by mere minutes I think!

    I was playing around a bit with this last night... and it looks good. It doesn't look great, but I think that is the limitation of the available bandwidth to upload HD-quality when there is lots of motion happening.

    I had a few glitches where it would lock-up the transmission and time-out... and also there doesn't seem to be a way to channel-up or channel-down. You can go to the grid OR directly type a channel number... but you can't bump up/down to the next channel any way I've tried.
  3. Dec 1, 2010 #3 of 13

    koji68 Icon

    Jun 21, 2004
    This could be nice ... if Dish was able to provide 722s. I have tried to upgrade my 622 but they can't guarantee that I would get one. :confused:
  4. Dec 1, 2010 #4 of 13

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    Contact a local retailer.
  5. Dec 1, 2010 #5 of 13

    VDP07 Godfather

    Feb 22, 2006
    Unfourtunatly, we were informed by Dish some time ago that upgrading a customer's 622 to a 722 or 722k is not covered under the current "DISH'n it Up" business rules. A retailer can do the upgrade, but they may not get paid for it. I've spoken at length with upper level Retail Services Reps. in the last few weeks about this and I suspect there will be some changes to this policy before to long.
  6. Dec 1, 2010 #6 of 13

    klang Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2003
    Does a 922 provide the same Sling functionality as a 722 + Sling Adapter ?
  7. Dec 1, 2010 #7 of 13
    Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Yes... and it is all integrated, so you still have use of both USB ports on the receiver if you get the 922.
  8. Dec 1, 2010 #8 of 13

    Jim148 Godfather

    Jun 22, 2004
    I just watched the TV ad for this, BUT it looked as if the viewer could watch the TV AND on the iPad simultaneously. I wonder if that is true. Actually, you can with other devices, BUT the TV would be TV1 and the iPad TV2. Hmmmm.....
  9. Dec 2, 2010 #9 of 13

    premier1guy Cool Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    IF ... using the same "sling" approach (see below) ... Yes, simultaneously on both, but both will be on the same channel. Smart device (iPhone) change channel means change channel on receiver (and for viewer at that point).

    (I've been using SlingBox with DirecTV for a number of months, on my Driod. It's an incredible capability!!!!)
  10. jsk

    jsk Icon

    Dec 27, 2006
    Fallston, MD
    Actually, the 922 provides less functionality than the 722+Sling Adapter because the 922 doesn't have a TV2 output.
  11. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    Yes it does.
  12. mikeyinokc

    mikeyinokc AllStar

    Jan 11, 2006
    Just hooked up the new sling device to my 722....My iPad works well with it, has a nice picture.

    However since the sling uses tuner2, the actual TV hooked up to TV 2 doesn't mirror what is being watched. Instead it shows a message that a remote user is watching through the sling.

    Bummer.....since my wife offices at the house....and TV 2 is in her office.
  13. Jim148

    Jim148 Godfather

    Jun 22, 2004
    I wonder if a firmware update might be able to improve that? I think having the ability to watch on BOTH remote device AND a nearby device would be a tremendous improvement. In fact, if I recall correctly, stand alone Slingbox users may be able to do that currently.

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