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09-16-2012 04:41 PM #1
No video signal using Sling
I am having troubles with a Sling Adapter connected to one of my Hoppers. When I attempt to view live television or recorded content it goes through the process of connecting and once it says it is connected I have a message that says "no video signal" accompanied by a black screen. The screen even says what show I'm watching and I am even able to change the channel, but I don't receive any video. This occurs on network on my PC on dish online and also when trying to access it from my iPhone through DRA. I've also checked my receiver which says that it is using a tuner for the sling.
I had this problem once before and a RBR fixed the issue. However this time I have done an RBR, unplugged the receiver, even unplugged the Sling Adapter, and I also reset my modem. Any suggestions on what else can be done? It is been working perfectly until the last couple weeks so I am not sure what is causing the issue.
Last edited by WheelieMan711; 09-16-2012 at 04:50 PM.
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09-17-2012 04:05 PM #2
I have been having same issue for last couple of weeks, I have no idea what is going on. sometimes rebooting helps, sometimes not. Sometimes just waiting a couple of hours and doing nothing at all, and it magically starts working. This started a couple of updates back. Before then it had been working fairly well and since I use it every day (on local network via a PC/IE9) I can tell it is not a occasional thing but it happens now almost everyday. When this happens, my iphone also will not work. I have had a DIRT member check it out twice, but it always seems to start working when they check it, and they see know problem. I am not saying they did anything, i think when I log out and they log in something must reset. maybe because it is coming in from another source.
09-17-2012 05:27 PM #3
While I otherwise think the Hopper/Joey equipment is terrific, Sling functionality has been garbage since Day 1 for me. Used to work pretty well (but not 100% reliably) on my 722.
With the Hopper plus Sling, it is a complete crapshoot whether I will be able to connect and stream video or not. This applies both within my home wifi network and outside of it, using both a web browser and my iPad. I also get real inconsistent results when remotely viewing recordings, timers, and scheduled recordings. I've tried resets, power-offs, etc. I've pretty much written this remote streaming functionality off until Dish gets the Hopper firmware into a much more complete state. It's unfortunate.
09-18-2012 09:46 AM #4
this morning i had same issue, multiple reboots no effect, I then tried pulling the sling off the usb connector and reconnecting, and then it started working. maybe a fluke, who knows...
09-20-2012 04:59 AM #5
09-23-2012 12:21 PM #6
Recently while traveling I set my DVR remotely through DishOnline, or thought I did...it did not record or even show a timer was set. When looking at the DVR page on DishOnline the message was no timers have been set. For and experiment this morning I repeated the process from my home iMac, not to my surprise it did not set the DVR to record, yet on the guide page is clearly displays a red record message, but according to the DVR page, no timers had been set.....how come this stuff has to be so hard...?
It is of no wonder new comers to the Sling Adapter and Dish in general are frustrated. It has taken me months if not years to figure out how to get it work marginally....and still it does not deliver as advertised, never has on a consistent basis.
Somebody should really take a look at this stuff....could the reps please pass along these field reports? I'm beginning to wonder if the Brass at Dish really cares if the DishOnline system delivers as promised or not...Thank You, You're Welcome, and Best of luck...