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  1. Mike_H

    The PlayStation Vue Thread

    On my roku that works with the new interface, I can hold down the fast forward button and see the minutes elapsed in the show count up. So I can say watch it pass 3 minutes in a few seconds and then stop.
  2. Mike_H

    The PlayStation Vue Thread

    playstation vue has rolled out a bunch of locals including KARE 11 NBC affiliate in Minneapolis/St. Paul. That has them now covering the big 3 in this DMA.
  3. Mike_H

    How are you liking Sling TV?

    Today I canceled Dish Network satellite service. Been using OTA and Sling for almost 3 months now and my wife agreed she could live with what we have. I had been with Dish Network for 15 years the retention specialist said. We use a Roku for the service and it has generally worked pretty good...
  4. Mike_H

    Fox and Sling

    Precisely. AMC got hammered by DISH during negotiations because of their basically making most of the content available through other means. AMC doing that gave them other streams of income but devalued their content with their normal distribution group. Fox is trying to avoid that arguments...
  5. Mike_H

    ESPN and Sling

    If espn went away I am sure there is a set of subscribers that would simply go back to cable.
  6. Mike_H

    Wow...just got my biggest discount ever from Dish..

    I guess I see it this way. They just got a long term customer to pay them an additional $10 per month and accept an upgraded service that if the customer forgets to call and reduce again will net them even more per month, all with little to no acquisition costs.
  7. Mike_H

    Outage?

    Hmm, might have noticed a problem but can't recall. Wife generally watches OTA during primetime on weeknights. I've had a couple times where various channels seem to freeze up where the show stops like someone had pressed a pause but no one did. That's the Roku app. Closing Sling and going...
  8. Mike_H

    Downgraded

    Note that regardless of the video service available from dish and that's cost. There is always the ongoing hardware costs and various fees. With Sling.TV, the only cost is the programming and any hardware cost is a one time cost.
  9. Mike_H

    Downgraded

    TLC, and game show network, and fyi. FYI is on sling, no tlc, and GSN and FYI are not in 120. Personally I miss FX.
  10. Mike_H

    Downgraded

    Dropping to 120 would have cut too many channels my wife watched, so I figured I might as well switch to OTA plus Sling.TV. Dish is currently paused as I see if my wife can live with it that way. If so, then I'll drop dish. The fees are what is making it untenable.
  11. Mike_H

    SLING ON SAMSUNG SMART TV

    Personally I lay that at the feet of Samsung. All sling can do is make it available. Samsung actually has to push it onto the TV's. Asking Sling to let you know when it will be there is like asking Google for when a Verizon Droid phone will get the latest android update.
  12. Mike_H

    SLING ON SAMSUNG SMART TV

    Yes, I can see the value of having everything in one place. While a universal remote can take care of the multi-remote issue, the acceptance factor of one integrated system can be pretty high. i.e. if the Roku had an OTA adapter, it would make learning easier for my wife, i.e. not having to...
  13. Mike_H

    Sling won't update!

    Sling TV IP streaming TV service. It isn't a functionality for your satellite service. It's a service separate from your satellite service. You might want to post your question in the actual Dish Network Hopper forum.
  14. Mike_H

    Sling TV

    I had the Roku connecting to my 2.4ghz wifi network. While watching sling tv the quality was fluctuating. Then my wife noticed her internet connection being weird. My computer connects via the 5ghz network in my home and my wife and Roku connect via the 2.4ghz network. So I knew the internet...
  15. Mike_H

    Sling TV

    Dish is now on pause and I did the roku 3 deal with Sling TV. Wife is living with it right now. So far it's working well except for one night when someone was overdriving their wireless router nearby and it clobbered my network.
  16. Mike_H

    Sling TV

    Ordered sling.tv for our trial last Friday. My wife is definitely giving me a frowny face about no TLC or Game Show Network. I can maybe see her point on GSN as they do have some fun shows. But TLC? Exactly how many times do you need to watch someone shop for wedding dresses?
  17. Mike_H

    Sling TV

    I have my wife grudgingly allowing a test of cutting the cord for June. I'll put Dish on pause and get the trial for Sling.TV. The channel line up works well for her generally but she will miss the DVR of local channels (I'll get those OTA) and she won't be happy about about Game Show Network...
  18. Mike_H

    real e-mails from dish?

    Caught in my quarantine folder today were two e-mails that seem to look like what dish would send, but instead of from dish, they came from dishnetwork@dishnetworkmail.com (dish.6231@envfrm.rsys2.com). Seems a bit odd. Emails had my account name in the subject along with "Watch hit Movies...
  19. Mike_H

    Video/audio freezing on Joey when connected to a specific hopper

    Hopper with Sling arrived today. A refurbed unit out of India according to the stickers. The call queue took long enough for me to get my laptop fired up, logged int mydish.com and activate the receiver through the website. Though it did hang during authorization so the tech on the phone...
  20. Mike_H

    Video/audio freezing on Joey when connected to a specific hopper

    Received the 311 error again today. Unplugged the receiver and plugged it back in. Still getting 311 error. Called dish. First person transferred me to advanced techical support (whatever that is) and that person determined I needed the box swapped out. I'll be curious to see what I get, if...
  21. Mike_H

    Video/audio freezing on Joey when connected to a specific hopper

    So, Unplugged the hopper, waited 10 seconds, plugged it back in, it came back up and now can see it's hard drive. So I did your test. I've got green dots for MOCA connections to from the bad hopper to both the joey and the other hopper. to the problem joey, Send/Receive Mbps is 291, 0 Errors...
  22. Mike_H

    Video/audio freezing on Joey when connected to a specific hopper

    No time to look at that, but I did see a new problem. So I am getting ready to contact Dish. I went to the item that shows the status of the system (green for each source). Then I went to the joey and reconnected it to the problem hopper. And then I found the problem wasn't happening. so I...
  23. Mike_H

    Video/audio freezing on Joey when connected to a specific hopper

    Been like that for nearly 6 months. I highly doubt that is the issue, but I can try. Hopper with issue is now exhibiting other slow issues. Pressing button for guide sometimes pops it up immediately, sometimes it just sits there and ponders life a bit before popping up the guide. Really any...
  24. Mike_H

    Video/audio freezing on Joey when connected to a specific hopper

    Both Hoppers are on the internet. the one with the problem is connected directly to a switch. The one without a problem is connected via wireless. Joey doesn't pause during playback of DVR content when connected to either hopper. Joey pauses only during live viewing from one of the two...
  25. Mike_H

    Netflix comes to the Hopper with Sling

    While I'm sure it's nice for some, for me I find the dish app just way too slow. Using netflix through chromecast is much more responsive, but granted it starts up through my laptop.