Daily Archives: April 12, 2015

Sling TV (Post HBO On April 10, 2015): Best To Sign-Off, Uninstall & Then Re-Install APP On Roku.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
>> Sling TV, HBO-related outages.
>> Sling TV, DishWorld, Willow …

>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.
>> Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

>> Getting Roku 3 with DishWorld.
>> Not impressed with Google Chromecast.
>> TP-LINK Powerline Range Extender.


960x540Sling TV (née DishWorld) had a lot of server-related problems the weekend of April 11-12, 2015 — this coinciding with when it added HBO to its offerings. Just ahead of the weekend they did release a new Sling TV App — also on Roku. It is NOT clear whether Roku automatically updated the APP.

Sling support recommends that you manually install the NEW APP — after signing-off from the old and then having Roku uninstall it. Today, I did it. Not sure whether it helped much. I can get to Sling today, which is more than what I could do yesterday. Not amused.

Amazing the contrast with ESPN. I am getting increasingly impressed with ESPN. They are beginning to rock. Sling, on the the other hand, has got off to a rocky start. Hope this helps.


Sling TV Outages & Glitches Caused By Server Overload (To Do With HBO)

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Other Related posts:wcc2015logo
>> Sling TV, DishWorld, Willow …

>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.
>> Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

>> Getting Roku 3 with DishWorld.
>> Not impressed with Google Chromecast.
>> TP-LINK Powerline Range Extender.


 Sling International, “Take Back TV”, having server (and hence delivery) issues. Intermittent, slow and unpredictable service on my Roku 3 since Friday, April 10, 2015.

This could be there first weekend of Prime Time. Kind of annoying and disappointing. They should have and could have done better. Rather pathetic.

Nothing worse than a service you pay for that does NOT work.

Also means I am locked out of watching cricket on Willow. Not good.


Sinhala New Year (Aluth Avurudda) — Cuteness Personified, Sri Lankan Kids Doing A New Year Dance In 2014.

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by Anura Guruge


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Sinhala New Year on Twitter.
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Sinhala New Year — Racing Elephants.
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Sri Lanka Calendar 2015 Android APP.
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Sinhala New Year 2015 cakes & hampers.
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Happy New Year by Ministry of Defence.
>> Pinterest
page for Sinhala New Year.

 …. Search ‘New Year‘ for over 20 other posts >>>>

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Must watch video. These kids are even cuter than puppies. It will have you ‘cooing’ with delight. Click to access YouTube video.


Pepsi 2015 IPL Opening Ceremony — Pritam Chakraborty Singing Tagore’s ‘Anandaloke’.

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a/ Farewell to Richie Benaud.
b/ WI v England 2015
on Willow.

c/ Host v Host Final?

d/ South Africa did not prevail.

e/ ICC WCC 2015 memorabilia.
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Picking SA over NZ in 1st Semi.
g/ SA v SL — match fixing?
  
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>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.

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The entire 2015 Pepsi IPL Opening Ceremony, videos of which are available at iplt20.com, ESPN and YouTube, on April 7, 2015 was an eye-opener. It was VERY Indian, mainly Bollywood but compelling, with some outstanding sequences. It was not on par with an Olympic Opening Ceremony, e.g., London 2012, but it was still, nonetheless, very well produced. I happened to catch it, serendipitously, on ESPN. Actually, from what I can see, the BEST place to get the entire video of the opening ceremony, is the ESPN APP — in my case the Roku ESPN APP. (Not the ESPN Cricket 2015 APP — just the straight, U.S., ESPN APP.) The official “Indian Premier League” site, iplt20.com, appears to have GOOD clips — but not the entire 2 hour ceremony as one video clip. [Much of what is on YouTube and other Internet outlets is garbage and some are showing other unrelated video under the ‘opening ceremony’ title!]

The opening ceremony, which I gather was delayed due to a rain storm, started with this Pritam Chakraborty sequence and the song being performed is ‘Anandaloke‘ by India’s famed polymath and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore [1861 — 1941] — who among other things inspired the National Anthems of India, Bangladesh and even Sri Lanka!

This, I found, to be quite mesmerizing, cleansing and soothing (as I invariably do with stuff done by Rabindranath Tagore). Listen to it. Savor it. It will uplift you and make you, at least for a few minutes, see the world in a different light.

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