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One800dave
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Roku and Dish Online channel

Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:44 am

It would be really great if Roku would pair with Dish network to have a channel for 'Dish Online' similar to Netflix. Those of us who are Dish network subscribers and have a Roku would love to watch the content on the Roku vs. having to watch 'Dish Online' on a pc. Is this a possibility in the near future?
 
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:49 am

You should make this request to Dish network.
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:55 am

if someone already pays dish network for TV service, doesn't that kind of make watching it on Roku a bit redundant?
 
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:59 am

No, because the online service has a lot of other listings and back shows. Similar to hulu. Take a look at WWW.dishonline.com and you will see what I mean.
 
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:14 am

All these fringe type things are why I have a PC permanently connected to my TV. I use an Acer Aspire Revo and it works pretty well for streaming web stuff. You have to wire it, because if you use the wireless the processor chokes a bit, but it does the job for stuff that isn't available via Roku. Plus it runs Boxee really well, and I have it setup to automatically download the shows I want to watch via bit torrent.
 
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:40 am

In my opinion, the only way a Dish Online channel would be truly valuable to Roku users is if Dish Network was to make their Dish Online service a totally separately purchasable service. Researching it, it appears the Dish Online service's premium content is not made available to you unless you are a subscriber to Dish Network's satellite service at a cost of $39.99 per month ($479.88 per year) plus tax, minimum. There is some free content made available to non-subscribers, but it appears the free content is actually provided by Hulu (classic, not Hulu Plus) and not by Dish Network themselves.
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:42 am

One800dave wrote:
No, because the online service has a lot of other listings and back shows. Similar to hulu.

That's because it actually is Hulu's content.
 
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:32 pm

Bolo , I did. :)
 
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:35 pm

Made my request. Lets all do and see what happens. All they can say is no. It was very easy to make a comment on http://www.dishonline.com.
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:57 pm

Exactl. since I already subscribe to dish this would be a perfect addition.
 
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:14 am

One800dave wrote:
Bolo , I did. :)



Good. Let us know if you get any response.
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:32 am

One800dave wrote:
Bolo , I did. :)


One800Dave
Where / how did you make the request. I would add my request as well. The more, the better.
 
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:20 am

TomTx, just go to www.dishonline.com and in the lower righthand corner of the page, there should be a link for feedback. That's what I used.
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:14 am

I just chatted online with Dish support. They said they have no current plans to add it to Roku and I told them that it could be a win/win for them and Roku. If we all send a request and innundate them, maybe we can get somewhere.
 
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Re: Roku and Dish Online channel

Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:31 am

I just submitted a request. However, I just realized that Dish has little to gain. What it might mean to them is the loss of additional receiver fees. Personnally I see it as a competitive advantage, but Dish seems to be headed down the dark path of the "greedy cable pigs".

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