OnDemand Without Satellite Signal?

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I am at a campground in my RV where I cannot get a satellite signal. I figured I would watch some OnDemand shows instead then. But when I try it pops up with a note that says my subscription needs to be upgraded. I have a Wally if that makes any difference.

What is going on? Can I or can't I watch OnDemand without a satellite signal. I have a strong wifi signal.
 

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Since your receiver has been without signal for a long period of time it has probably lost its authorization. You would need to contact Dish for an authorization hit.


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DISH receivers are not really that useful when they're not connected to the mothership.
 

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I just wasted 30 minutes with Dish chat. The CSR kept saying I cannot receive a satellite signal if I am blocked by trees.
 

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This is why I have Netflix. What surprised me was I had a satellite signal 36 hours ago before I got to this campground. Does the Dish authorization run out that fast?
 
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This is why I have Netflix. What surprised me was I had a satellite signal 36 hours ago before I got to this campground. Does the Dish authorization run out that fast?
No it doesn't! It takes at least a week probably several to need authorization. The thought was if it had been quite a while since your receiver had a satellite signal that might be the issue. You've cleared that hurdle. So, it would seem you don't have line of sight.
 

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I am at a campground in my RV where I cannot get a satellite signal. I figured I would watch some OnDemand shows instead then. But when I try it pops up with a note that says my subscription needs to be upgraded. I have a Wally if that makes any difference.

What is going on? Can I or can't I watch OnDemand without a satellite signal. I have a strong wifi signal.


Your Wally does have the ability to stream On Demand with a strong WiFi signal, however it sounds like what your were trying to stream is not a part of your subscription. Try streaming a free movie, or show. -Kim H.
 
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I am at a campground in my RV where I cannot get a satellite signal. I figured I would watch some OnDemand shows instead then. But when I try it pops up with a note that says my subscription needs to be upgraded. I have a Wally if that makes any difference.

What is going on? Can I or can't I watch OnDemand without a satellite signal. I have a strong wifi signal.


Your Wally does have the ability to stream On Demand with a strong WiFi signal, however it sounds like what your were trying to stream is not a part of your subscription. Try streaming a free movie, or show. -Kim H.
Kim H. - If you click the Reply button in the lower-right corner of the post you are quoting (like I just did to reply to your post) it will automatically put that post inside a quote box in your reply. This is just a friendly tip to help make your replies easier to read and understand. Thanks!
 
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I am at a campground in my RV where I cannot get a satellite signal. I figured I would watch some OnDemand shows instead then. But when I try it pops up with a note that says my subscription needs to be upgraded. I have a Wally if that makes any difference.

What is going on? Can I or can't I watch OnDemand without a satellite signal. I have a strong wifi signal.


Your Wally does have the ability to stream On Demand with a strong WiFi signal, however it sounds like what your were trying to stream is not a part of your subscription. Try streaming a free movie, or show. -Kim H.
That is what I was trying to.

Netflix works great!! Having this activated to use on the trip was the main reason for joining Netflix. Being this is my first trip in areas that I may not be able to get a satellite signal I did not know what would work or not work. This is also why we load up on the DVR.
 

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