I have DISH and just added the Sling adapter to my VIP722K reciever for $99.00 and no additional fees. I now can have live TV with all the channels that I regularly get and access to my DVR where ever I am. It even works very smoothly with 3G.
I am going to be gone during the NCAA games next weekend and was afraid I would miss my Butler game. Thunderbolt with DISH ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!
- 03-30-2011, 01:33 PM #2
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- 03-30-2011, 01:51 PM #4
I use the free DISH app.
I have to chuckle when I hear the rain, snow etc comments because it has never been an issue for us and we live in the Midwest where we get plenty of snow and thunder storms. Our cable was out a million times more often than we ever lose DISH which is about 2 minutes at a time three times a year. Not a bad record.
Battery may be an issue but I have picked up a spare. I don't care if I need two spares if I can watch my game while being stuck at an airport or catch up on the local news while I am cross country.
- 03-30-2011, 02:14 PM #6
- 03-30-2011, 02:16 PM #7
i agree, i have mine on order as well. 80 bucks for the adaptor. I plan on using mine to watch and tether to my ipad to watch it on a larger screen. Also in the midwest and the only time my dish goes out is during extreme rainstorms. never have real issues with the dish signal dropping. just haters..
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Maybe I just don't know what DISH is (I'm guessing just DISH Network which is similar to DirectTV) but I have cable (Time Warner here in Los Angeles) and have a Slingbox hooked up to it. I actually got the $99 Slinglink to hook it up to the cable box in my office because its in a different room than the router/modem. I bought the $29.99 slingbox app for my TBolt and it works GREAT! I only wish the volume on this phone could go a bit louder, esp. with that big speaker behind the kickstand.
I was in Vegas all last weekend sitting by the pool with my TB steaming the games on my phone in glorious HD over 4Glte. I have the extended battery and watched a couple games and it didn't really take a big hit at all. Very pleased there. Not sure how the stock battery would last. I was also outside so my screen brightness was all the way up so I could see it. I didn't try it on 3G because I had a good signal on 4G and my ext. battery was hardly affected.
I may have lost all my money but I enjoyed every minute of it on my new phone.
I have it in duo and the signal to the Thunderbolt is streamed off of tuner # 2. I have tried to do the Tbolt and iPad at the same time and they cannot do it simultaneously. Both will come off tuner #2 and it will ask if you want to kick the other off & continue. Likewise, you cannot watch tuner 2 at home if you use the Sling on the Tbolt. Being mobile (traveling in a car) on 3G with the Tbolt, picture can be kind of sketchy. 45 minutes of air time will take about 30 % of battery. I don't think that is that bad for live TV.
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I think our home internet connection is somewhere between 6 and 10mb, but truthfully, I think it may more about the phone connection than the home connection. I say this because, I tried the slingbox app on an old LG Dare on 3G and it was shoddy at best at streaming. Then with my wife's Fascinate on 3G it was pretty good with an occasional freezing up of the video. If we put either of the phones on Wifi, Slingbox worked nearly perfect (it stuttered very infrequently).
But now, with my TBolt, I get absolutely no drop outs on wifi at home, very few on 4G...and, well, I haven't tested 3G but maybe I will just to see.
It may be helpful to have a fast home connection, but the phone connection and phone speed helps as shown above in my use.
- 03-30-2011, 04:32 PM #20
- 03-30-2011, 05:34 PM #22
From the Dish setup unfo:
Here is What You Need to Get Started
Sling Adapter only works with ViP® 722 or ViP® 722k HD DuoDVR receivers.
High-Speed Internet Connection (Cable/DSL/Fiber)At least 1.5 Mbps download bandwidth (WAN or LAN)
For DISH Remote Access Mobile App: At least 500 Kbps upload bandwidth
For DISH Online Computer Browser: At least 600 Kbps upload bandwidth
Additional recommendation for optimal viewing:
LAN bandwidth of at least 3.0 Mbps
Note: The faster your Broadband Internet connection, the higher quality your video will be.
This is for the adapter. I don't have the info for the 922 or any other Slingbox.
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