Dish Anywhere question

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I have two large monitors on my desktop computer.
When I watch DishAnywhere I often like to move the Dish Anywhere Player Window from one screen to the other so I can access other applications. When I move the window it almost always goes to black screen and refuses to allow continuation of what is being viewed. I have to close the window and start it up again. At least it opens in proper monitor when I restart the player.
Any thoughts on why this happens or how to fix it?
 
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I have two large monitors on my desktop computer.
When I watch DishAnywhere I often like to move the Dish Anywhere Player Window from one screen to the other so I can access other applications. When I move the window it almost always goes to black screen and refuses to allow continuation of what is being viewed. I have to close the window and start it up again. At least it opens in proper monitor when I restart the player.
Any thoughts on why this happens or how to fix it?

Are the resolutions of both monitors exactly the same?
 
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No. One is 1920 x 1080 the other is 1360 x 768.

That's probably why. The app is rastorizing the video feed at a certain rate for the first monitor, then you drop it on the second monitor and it's out of phase. I bet it wouldn't happen if both monitors were the same resolution. I have similar setups at my house. Feeding HTPC's to big screen TV's; when you try to feed multiple screens at the same time, things become REALLY funky.
 
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I use 2 24" Dell Ultra monitors at my work and the same thing happens, if I move the Dish Anywhere window from one monitor to the other the screen goes black.
 
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That also happens on mine and both of mine are the same resolution.
 
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i guess we will just have to complain to Dish.
I am sure they will fix it SOON!
 
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i guess we will just have to complain to Dish.
I am sure they will fix it SOON!
Uhhhh, yeah. Right lol

I'm still waiting for a Linux version, which is odd. It works on Android but not Linux?? huh??
 
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I have the same problem. As a workaround, when I move the dish player to the second monitor, I change the channel (by clicking the channel up arrow), then I change the channel back to where is was by clicking the down arrow. The video comes back right away. This method doesn't work for playing back a DVR recording. For a DVR recording I usually have to stop the video, then re-start the DVR recording.
 
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Well that shoots a hole in my matching resolution theory. Perplexing!
 
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At least we have Dish Anywhere. DirecTV doesn't have anything like it anymore, do they?
 
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I don't mean to change the topic on this thread, but how many people can use Dish Anywhere at one time? Can I have it stream on three devices at once?
 
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I don't mean to change the topic on this thread, but how many people can use Dish Anywhere at one time? Can I have it stream on three devices at once?
DishAnywhere only supports one stream at a time.

On edit: I'll revise that a bit. DishAnywhere only supports one stream per receiver. We have two Hopper2's for instance, and we can stream programming from each receiver to separate devices at the same time.
 
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Uhhhh, yeah. Right lol

I'm still waiting for a Linux version, which is odd. It works on Android but not Linux?? huh??

A lot of apps for Android are written in Java. There’s tools out there for porting. Or there should be an Android emulator available somewhere.
 
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