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YM
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October 6, 2009 6:28 pm  

I'd like to get Dish Network or DirectTv, to air my existing channels in the mainland... Does anybody know how to do this or who could do it?


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rotorhead
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October 6, 2009 6:38 pm  

What existing channels do you want aired?


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LuckyGirl56
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October 6, 2009 7:32 pm  

Which island?


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SkysTheLimit
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October 6, 2009 8:17 pm  

I sell Dishnetwork on STX and you can get stateside packages. DirecTV here is Latin America package.


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sloop jones
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October 7, 2009 10:27 am  

are you wanting a sling box to access your stateside account? or a new account down here?

sloop jones


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SkysTheLimit
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October 7, 2009 11:48 am  

Ah, right! You could use a Sling Box.


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SkysTheLimit
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October 7, 2009 12:15 pm  

Follow this link to CNET short video about the VIP922 Slingloaded DVR.
http://cnettv.cnet.com/duo-dvr-slingloaded-vip-922/9742-1_53-50004942.html

Alan
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GoodToGo
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October 7, 2009 5:39 pm  

I used to Sling content from our DirecTV setup in Seattle down here to STX early last year when my family was still there and I was here. Problem is that every week or so I would have to ask my wife to reboot the Slingbox or the DirecTV receiver in order to get things running right again. For that reason I didn't even bother trying to use the setup after my family moved here (we still have the house and had the account active there until a week or so ago.)

I don't know if my experience is typical but if it is I suspect SlingBox won't work long without someone on the other end to help out.

When it did work it was cool as I also downloaded their app for my smartphone and could view the same content on my mobile --> slick.


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Jim Dandy
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October 8, 2009 12:42 am  

I have been using a SlingBox from Chicago since February 2009 and have never had a problem. Never had to reboot or do anything with the equipment in Chicago.

Jim


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sloop jones
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October 8, 2009 10:07 am  

Jim,

With the sling box you are streaming how many MB/hour? Does your ISP slow down your service?

sloop


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Jim Dandy
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October 8, 2009 10:59 am  

The connection in Chicago is 6mbs download and 1.5mbs upload. The upload is what you use at the send end. On STX I have 1mbs service. The streaming rate that I am actually receiving is usually around 800kbs. The minimum a SlingBox stream needs for a reasonable picture is 256kbs. If I am watching the SlingBox it it does slow down doing other things on my networked internet connection. I have three computers plus an I-phone running off my wireless network.

I use the connection as a back up to Innovative and to get certain channels not available here such as Versus and the Big Ten Network.

When I am not using the stream I let a friend watch the SlingBox. He has a 500kbs internet connection.

I would guess that between the two of us we watch about 4hrs of TV daily.

No complaints from the ISP at either end about bandwidth hogging.

Jim


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SkysTheLimit
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October 8, 2009 11:54 am  

Jim,
FYI You can now get Chicago networks in HD on Dish. As well as VS. and Big 10


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