IE8 Dish.sling.com

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daveray

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I was using firefox to get to dish.sling.com for scheduling my DVR normally I use IE8 but I could not get it to work in IE8. I found that if I go to dish.sling.com in IE8
it sticks in a loop trying to load the site, if I go to tools > internet options then say OK it goes to dish2.sling.com with a schedule but no scroll bar, if I click compatability icon I get the scroll bar and the site works as it should.
 
RickDee

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Must be something peculiar to your system. I am able to use the dish.sling site with Firefox, I.E.8, Opera, and even Google Chrome. From my end they all look and act the same.
 
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daveray

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I use a wireless data card at home. I will check from work Monday to see if the I have a problem from there.
 
maxmoto

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He is using IE8 (eight) not IE6 (six).

I am using IE8 with Windows 7 and do not have a problem.
 
bebop

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maxmoto:

FYI: I was making a joke, hence the absurd smile. IE7 appears to be less flawed than IE8 does, hence the 'upgrade'.
 
whatchel1

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Buggy

IE 8 is very buggy right now. Imagine that MS released something buggy:D. An example is that it will not allow users to send email if they are on a domain exchange server. I've had to stop auto updates at work until they fix it. I'm not the only one having this same problem. I found this out from the Associated Press that we work with. They had to go thru the same thing on their MS exchange server on their domain as well. There are most likely other bugs in it as well and you mave have found one in this situation.
 
RickDee

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If it didn't have bugs Microsoft wouldn't release it to the public.
 
cditty

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Actually, IE8 isn't very buggy at all. It has replaced firefox for me both at work and home. I suppose all things are subjective for all, but outside of the fact javascript is slower in IE8, I think it is a solid, well rounded browser.

Oh, and on topic... I have never used anything beyond IE8 with sling and it has worked with both of my 722 DVR's perfectly from beta to release code.
 
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daveray

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IE8 works from work but no scroll bar on the schedule until I click compatibility button. ATT DSL
 
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harshness

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I don't follow. Maybe I'm not supposed to. :confused:
That one might contemplate that one browser is better simply because it is less infested than the successor doesn't seem like much of a recommendation. Hopefully Microsoft's lip-service towards W3C standards will represent more than just words and the Web can get down to doing cool apps.

I find that I can't seem to make the Sling web viewer work with the website regardless of browser (perhaps because I run Windows 2000).
 
bebop

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That one might contemplate that one browser is better simply because it is less infested than the successor doesn't seem like much of a recommendation.
I don't know what other folks use as a standard to tell which one is better, but I go (in large part) by which one is less flawed. Call me crazy, but I'd rather use one that has little to no issues than one that has many issues. Take it for what it's worth, or leave it.

Plus I was making a joke in the first place.

I still have no clue what "damning with faint praise" points to. Maybe I'm not supposed to. :confused:
 
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It's just another way of saying "not much of a compliment" (being slightly better than something widely ranked near the bottom).
 

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