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Slingbox: Still The Best Gadget For Tv-watching Anywhere You Go

Discussion in 'IPTV Hardware' started by Chris Blount, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Game Fan

    Game Fan Baseball Is Life

    Sep 8, 2007
    I have the Slingbox ProHD. It works flawlessly on my iPhone 4 and my pc. Needless to say "I Love It!"
  2. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Mar 25, 2002
    I have the Classic and it works great on my IPhone and IPad. I don't really see the need to upgrade unless Sling kills it off.
  3. Larry Kenney

    Larry Kenney Legend

    Aug 19, 2005
    I've owned a Slingbox for about two years. I use it occasionally when traveling on vacation, but use it mostly around the house.

    We have our Dish Network DVR wired into it, and can watch any channel we get from Dish, all of the local OTA channels, and any shows or movies we've recorded anywhere. I have the software on the two home computers... one I-Mac and one PC... and on the laptop. Works great!

    I do not have the capability to see it on my phone yet. I have a Palm Pre... no Sling app for that yet.


    Edit: I now have an HTC EVO 4G and have the Slingbox app on the phone now too. Works great!
  4. inkahauts1367066121

    inkahauts1367066121 New Member

    Feb 16, 2011

    Are you using the ipad app or the ipphone app on the ipad? I was under the impression the actual ipad app won't work with the classic...
  5. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    The updated iPad app definitely WILL NOT work with the Slingbox Classic. Only the iPhone app will work with it.
  6. marlen

    marlen Legend

    Sep 2, 2006

    The Sling website says that "Classics" aren't "fully supported". Can anyone post their experience as to what functionality they have using the Classic? I have the "Sling AV" and was wondering if the android app on my Droid X would work?

  7. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    The phone apps (android and iPhone) work fine with the Classic. It's the iPAD app update that no longer works with the Classic.
  8. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Mar 25, 2002
    I am using the IPhone app on the I pad. I did not want to pay another $29 for the IPad app.
  9. sheureka1367066123

    sheureka1367066123 New Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    I currently have a SlingBox Classic (had it for years!) and DirecTV. I also have a couple of Roku boxes and a PS3, with two HDTV's. I currently have the SlingBox hooked to my DirecTV receiver, but I'm seriously thinking of dropping the DirecTV service and going with only IPTV. I'm in an "economizing" mode and just don't watch enough TV to justify the cost. Is there any way my SlingBox could be hooked up to one of the Roku's? I mostly use the Slingbox with my phone (Windows Mobile) and occasionally on a portable computer when I'm sitting out in the yard. TIA - sheureka
  10. inkahauts1367066121

    inkahauts1367066121 New Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Not sure if it will control it. You'd have to look at the code base and see if roku was in there. I would think ti would be, but I don't know for sure.
  11. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    from the sling website:

    Slingbox Input Configuration Help
    Roku Roku

    If you are using SlingPlayer for Windows:
    1.Open SlingPlayer for Windows software.
    Don’t have it installed? Get it here - http://downloads.slingmedia.com/.
    2.Connect to your Slingbox.
    3.Choose Settings > Setup Assistant.
    4.In the Setup Assistant, from the left panel, click "Configure Video Sources."
    5.Click the Slingbox input that your device is connected to.
    6.On the Configure Video Sources page, select Other%20Controllable%20Device.
    7.Enter your zip code.
    8.Select your service provider, if applicable.
    9.On the next page, select Roku in the first dropdown, and Roku on the second.
    10.Follow the directions on the next several screens, and click APPLY.

    If you are using the Web-based SlingPlayer on Slingbox.com:
    1.Visit the Slingbox Setup website - http://setup.slingbox.com/.
    2.Click the Get Started button.
    3.Log in with your Sling Account.
    4.If needed, go through the browser plugin installation process. (It will only take a minute.)
    5.If prompted, select the Slingbox that you wish to configure with your new device.
    6.Click the Configure Inputs button.
    7.Select the Slingbox Input that you wish to configure.
    8.On the next page, start typing Rokuin the search box.
    9.When your device comes up in the list, select it and click the Next button.
    10.Follow the directions on the next several screens to finish configuring your Slingbox.
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I have the SOLO...and have actually found myself using it less and less over the past year.

    It's been a reliable unit, but I moved it over to an HD DVR, and mostly use it for local network remote access/viewing.

    For us travelers, most locations simply have crappy Internet bandwidth (hotels, airports, etc.)....so the quality of the transmission via Slingbox is often poor.

    I've used it with a high-bandwidth aircard, and it gets much better, but is still a sub-par viewing experience.

    The unit itself has been solid.
  13. thewamp

    thewamp New Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Is there a separate Forum for the Dish Network Sling Adapter that can be integrated with the VIP 722 or VIP 722K Dish DVR Receiver? I recently purchased one and got my full purchase cost back in the form of a gift card.

    Then, I went on vacation to our timeshare Condo in FL. All TVs had an HDMI input. So, I set up the Notebook next to the TV and connected the Notebook to the TV.

    Then, we were able to watch "back home local station's" TV news and recordings on our DVR while in the far away Condo. Wow, we love it!
  14. JJJBBB

    JJJBBB Godfather

    May 26, 2007
    Badge of honor.
  15. keeponrockin

    keeponrockin New Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    seen a couple today at the pawns shops not sure which models is which one for $80 another place had it for $100 what parts comes with the units in case I jump remote controls ? installation cd ? will it say it on the unit which one is it ? solo/classic ? got high speed internet here from time warner cable with a rokus box,apple tv box
  16. Michael H..

    Michael H.. Member

    May 31, 2007
    Have a Sling as well as a Monsoon Vulkano.
    Found them to be comparable in features and performance... and limitations.
    The similarly equipped Vulkano is a bit cheaper... or the similarly priced Vulkano has more features.
    Just mentioning so that folks are aware that there is an alternative to Sling.
    The demonstration units (for either) at Fry's, etc. are operating on LAN, not place-shifting to a remote location, so the quality/performance in-store is mis-leading (actual mileage may vary).
    If you're only using to watch in another room in your house, then you will get this optimum performance.
    For HD or DVD-resolution remote place-shifting you will need ~2MB/sec UPLOAD speed for adequate streaming.
    Check with your ISP, or better yet, run a speed test, to determine that your upload speed meets this requirement.
    The upload speeds quoted by the ISP's typically are best-case, and the actual throughput is normally A LOT slower.

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