The Mod Squad
Well after I saw this, I had to order the sling adapter for my 722. I will be using it with my laptop. I will let everyone know what I think of it after it comes in and I play with it a little bit.


Newly-Introduced Sling Adapter Allows Live TV Viewing on iPhone®, iPad™, Android™ and BlackBerry® Devices

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Nov. 18, 2010 – DISH Network L.L.C. today became the first pay-TV provider in America to introduce a true TV Everywhere™ offering, giving DISH Network subscribers the ability to watch all of their live and recorded television programs on compatible smartphones, tablets and laptops. DISH Network subscribers can access these features when they download and use the DISH Remote Access application in concert with their broadband-connected, Sling®-enabled receiver.

“DISH Network is proud to be the first pay-TV provider to bring our customers the ability to enjoy their TV anywhere, anytime on a variety of popular devices,” said DISH Network Chief Marketing Officer Ira Bahr. “Unlike mobile viewing from cable and telcos that limit access to select programs, our TV Everywhere services give consumers 24 x 7 access to all of the live and recorded content included with their DISH Network programming subscription.”

Introducing Sling Adapter

To enjoy the live viewing capability of DISH Remote Access, consumers need to be DISH Network subscribers and have a Sling-enabled device such as the newly-released Sling Adapter™ – a small placeshifting device that pairs with DISH Network’s ViP® 722 or 722k HD DVRs. With a Sling Adapter, customers can then view their high-definition or standard-definition DISH Network programming, including live and recorded shows, on compatible mobile devices or laptops. The award-winning Sling Adapter is powered and operated through a USB connection, offering an easy, plug-and-play set-up without the need for any other wires or connectors. The Sling Adapter is available for $99 to new and current DISH Network customers.

The DISH Remote Access app is free.

Mobile Applications, Available Today

The DISH Remote Access app provides the following features:

Enjoy live TV programming from all subscribed channels,
View all DVR recordings,
Manage recordings and delete shows,
Use a mobile device as a remote control.

DISH Remote Access is powered by SlingPlayer Mobile™ technology for support of 3G and WiFi-enabled phones, laptops or tablets, including the following devices*:

iPhone® & iPod touch®: Watch your TV on your iPhone's Retina display. You can download the app now through the iTunes Store®.

iPad™ (TV viewing coming soon on iOS 4.2): Catch your favorite TV shows, live and in HD, on the iPad’s crystal-clear 9.7 inch screen. The DISH Remote Access app is currently available through the iTunes Store and will soon be updated to provide full-screen TV viewing for the iPad.

Android™: DISH Network offers full support for the fastest-growing smartphone OS in the world. DISH Remote Access for Android devices is available for 4.3-inch display smartphones and tablets, and can be downloaded through the Android Market using your device.

Windows® & Mac® Computers: DISH Remote Access allows high-definition TV viewing on Windows and Mac systems. DISH Network subscribers can log in to DISH Remote Access at DISH Network’s website to use the service.

BlackBerry®: DISH Remote Access means your BlackBerry is no longer just for business, unless your business is watching your TV anywhere and anytime. The beta app is available for Bold (Models 9700 & 9000) and Curve (Models 8520 & 8900) through the TV Everywhere section on DISH Network’s website.

*DISH Network will continue to expand its menu of compatible devices.

For more information about the Sling Adapter, DISH Remote Access and other DISH Network TV Everywhere products, visit
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The Mod Squad
Well I got my sling adapter yesterday and hooked it to my ViP722. It took a few minutes to get used to the controls but I figured it out for the most part.

At first I saw the remote control and I think I saw a button on the console that said "remote" last night. The first time I pressed it, the remote disappeared. When I pressed it again, it reappeared and so on. this morning, no remote, no button. It doesn't really matter as the on screen controls have the same functions. Strange though.

On the channel grid, I see my OTA channels are there. It looks like I can watch OTA channels as I can even get the little "watch on web" button but when I click on it I go straight to the next lower channel that comes in via satellite. I really hoped this could be done as I get OTA channels from a neighboring DMA.

When I clicked on the "preferences" tab I was hoping to see my favorites list would be there but no it's not. I hope that feature comes in the future.

The DVR works pretty good but where I have multiple episodes of a show in a folder, I can't get into that except to record and delete the shows. What's up with this?

When I first hooked the adapter, I disconnected my EHD from the rear jack. I next hooked the EHD and I can view shows from it. Unfortunately, the only other USB port is on the front of the receiver so the access panel door needs to be open. Too bad there isn't another USB port on the rear.

So far I have only used it on a laptop on my home network. I have the setting at "Best/HD" and I seem to be streaming at anything from a little over 4000 Kbps to a little over 5000 Kbps. The picture is very nice. I have a broadband cable connection and I hope it works this good away from home. I am going to try that later today.

Happy Thanksgiving all! :)


The Mod Squad

I think Dish is active in maintaining relevance, with its new Streaming capable devices, while DirecTV is dropping the ball.
While the only problem is that Dish has trouble getting deals done with the networks. If you are not interested in sports, you are okay with Dish otherwise, go somewhere else.

Well I tried accessing my DVR from a remote location and it worked horribly. It was totally unwatchable. I figured this to be due to my broadband level of connection so I upgraded from basic to Roadrunner Turbo for an extra $25.00 per month. It's better but not great at 700 Kbps upload speed is where I am at now. The next step up is another $35.00 more per month but I am not going there.

I am going down to my local TWC office within the next couple of days and discuss this with them. For me, using it around the house is nothing more than a novelty. I want to use it when away on business trips. If I can't do that, it is useless to me.

Now I am not looking for the perfect HD picture and sound. I am looking for a watchable picture with sound I can hear. Without that, it's worthless. More in a few days.
So are you just using it for use on the laptop or are you going to be using it on a smart phone as well? All the apps are free, and I can't tell you how much I like watching football while doing the food shopping, finally a reason to push the cart. Even though I work for DISH I was ecstatic when TV everywhere came out, the remote access side is great where you can watch recorded DVR's on the phone or laptop. Live TV just pushes it over the top.