+ Reply
Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 142

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: SlingBox's SlingPlayer submitted to AppStore

is a discussion within the

iPhone News

forums, a part of the

General iPhone

section;
Originally Posted by StealthBravo should be on monday No, no no! It SHOULD be today. But is more likely to be on Monday
...
  1. #41
    Peanut Brain confucious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Woking
    Posts
    10,255
    Thanks
    138
    Thanked 907 Times in 823 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    should be on monday
    No, no no!
    It SHOULD be today.

    But is more likely to be on Monday
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

  2. #42
    My iPhone is a Part of Me tsatryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cumberland, Maryland
    Posts
    874
    Thanks
    200
    Thanked 385 Times in 145 Posts

    If we're gonna be THAT way about it... it SHOULD have been a year and a half ago! :P

  3. #43
    Peanut Brain confucious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Woking
    Posts
    10,255
    Thanks
    138
    Thanked 907 Times in 823 Posts

    No! It should have been 10 years ago!
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

  4. #44
    My iPhone is a Part of Me tsatryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cumberland, Maryland
    Posts
    874
    Thanks
    200
    Thanked 385 Times in 145 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
    No! It should have been 10 years ago!
    Ummm... rather difficult since neither the SlingBox nor the iPhone existed at that time.

  5. #45
    Peanut Brain confucious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Woking
    Posts
    10,255
    Thanks
    138
    Thanked 907 Times in 823 Posts

    They should have done though!
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

  6. #46
    iPhone? More like MyPhone hoits2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    116
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    I think the best bet would be Tuesday so they can add it to the featured page since it will most likely be 19.99 or 29.99.


    I think a better bet would be since this will be the best thing since the invention of the iPhone, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple wanted to hold on to this one until somewhere around June. But maybe not.

  7. #47
    My iPhone is a Part of Me tsatryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cumberland, Maryland
    Posts
    874
    Thanks
    200
    Thanked 385 Times in 145 Posts

    All of my SlingBoxes had updates to their firmware available today. Don't know if this has anything to do with this or not... just find it very interesting.

  8. #48
    Retired Moderator StealthBravo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    TX  Follow me @StealthBravo
    Posts
    32,478
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked 5,328 Times in 3,113 Posts

    mine too

  9. #49
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    whats the firmware you are running i have not seen a new firmware.. i think the current one is 1.2.100

    what firmware are you running..?

  10. #50
    Retired Moderator StealthBravo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    TX  Follow me @StealthBravo
    Posts
    32,478
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked 5,328 Times in 3,113 Posts

    what model do you have?

  11. #51
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    prohd

    i had to use vmware in order to even see the update was available and install the update.. as the mac support kinda sucks @ sling.
    Last edited by maconsultant; 03-28-2009 at 09:44 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

  12. #52
    Retired Moderator StealthBravo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    TX  Follow me @StealthBravo
    Posts
    32,478
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked 5,328 Times in 3,113 Posts

    I know

  13. #53
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    tuesday now, no news at all

  14. #54
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    manchester, UK
    Posts
    94
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts

    sorry to be a little off topic, but i want a bit of info.

    i am looking at getting a slingbox but the reviews are hardly glowing.

    talk of bad picture quality and connection problems are putting me off.

    i live in the uk with a very good internet connection but hear that if your internet connection outside the location of the slingbox is not very good, the quality is awful.

    anyone have similar probs, or is just down to which slingbox you use?

    i don't want to shell out for a slingbox, internet bridge and a the app if it's a shoddy deal.

  15. #55
    My iPhone is a Part of Me tsatryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cumberland, Maryland
    Posts
    874
    Thanks
    200
    Thanked 385 Times in 145 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by dennis.518 View Post
    tuesday now, no news at all
    As the saying goes, "A watched pot never boils..."

    Quote Originally Posted by fluffer View Post
    sorry to be a little off topic, but i want a bit of info.

    i am looking at getting a slingbox but the reviews are hardly glowing.

    talk of bad picture quality and connection problems are putting me off.

    i live in the uk with a very good internet connection but hear that if your internet connection outside the location of the slingbox is not very good, the quality is awful.

    anyone have similar probs, or is just down to which slingbox you use?

    i don't want to shell out for a slingbox, internet bridge and a the app if it's a shoddy deal.
    I have three slingboxes. The quality of the video is superb. There are, of course, factors that determine how your video will look. First, how good is your source? If you are watching your own cable signal, if the signal is bad, the sling won't fix that. It will, in short, only be able to look as good as what you see if you are watching your tv at home. Secondly, your sling needs to transmit its stream. So, if your ISP upload speed is bad, or if where you are watching the download speed is bad, then your experience will be less than ideal. The buffering settings help that, but if your internet speed is really slow, viewing will be choppy.

    That being said, as an example, I was at a conference, away from home. A group of us guys wanted to watch an NFL Monday Night game. I hooked my Mac to my projector, and we watched the entire game on a ten foot screen, and it looked perfect. Many of the guys watching didn't even realize I was "slinging" until they noticed that some of the commercials were for my local city, not the one we were in.

    As another example, using my sling, we have been quite satisfied watching my Steelers rise to victory watching in Moscow, Russia; Berlin, Germany, and the Netherlands. Did have to watch in the middle of the night there, but was watching live with great signal!

  16. #56
    Peanut Brain confucious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Woking
    Posts
    10,255
    Thanks
    138
    Thanked 907 Times in 823 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
    As the saying goes, "A watched pot never boils..."
    I watched a pot once and it boiled.....





    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

  17. #57
    My iPhone is a Part of Me tsatryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cumberland, Maryland
    Posts
    874
    Thanks
    200
    Thanked 385 Times in 145 Posts

    You then, my friend, have too much time on your hands.

  18. #58
    Peanut Brain confucious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Woking
    Posts
    10,255
    Thanks
    138
    Thanked 907 Times in 823 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
    You then, my friend, have too much time on your hands.
    That's because I haven't been swanning off to Moscow, Russia; Berlin, Germany, and the Netherlands
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

  19. #59
    Livin the iPhone Life reeko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,564
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 166 Times in 136 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by fluffer View Post
    sorry to be a little off topic, but i want a bit of info.

    i am looking at getting a slingbox but the reviews are hardly glowing.

    talk of bad picture quality and connection problems are putting me off.

    i live in the uk with a very good internet connection but hear that if your internet connection outside the location of the slingbox is not very good, the quality is awful.

    anyone have similar probs, or is just down to which slingbox you use?

    i don't want to shell out for a slingbox, internet bridge and a the app if it's a shoddy deal.

    I am also in the UK and have 2 networks in my house, and a slingbox on each network.

    To get a quality stream off the slingbox it takes between 2500kbs and 3500 kbs on average. Over your home network, this is fine, however - connecting remotely (away from your home network) is different

    The upload speed of each of my networks is 250kbs. Cable is not available in my area dn i have the best connection i could possibly have it just sucks.

    this means that when i connect to my slingbox from somewhere else, the maximum speed i can watch the slingbox at is 250kbs - that is with noone else on the same network uploading/downloading. I average around 125-200 kbs download speed on each when connecting remotely.

    The speed of the connection your connecting FROM only matters if it is LOWER than your upload speed of the network your slingbox is on.

    The quality i recieve on my macbook when connecting remotely is not very good, definetly not good enough to watch even close to full screen.

    However, with all that said, the picture looks pretty good when scaled down - to around the size of my iPhones screen. Therefore, i think that the slingbox would be worth investing in for the iPhone alone.

    If your looking at investing in one for now, and have lower than a 2mb upload speed, i would hold off for some reviews on the slingplayer app for the iPhone itself.
    The Original Autobot of MMi
    Jesus couldn't turn into a fire engine


    LOL -> "Winterboard does not interfere at all with my performance."

    Suck it up, Sucker

  20. #60
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    manchester, UK
    Posts
    94
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts

    thanks guys for the info.

    when i do a speedtest from my home connection i get approx 12 meg DL and 700 kbs UL.

    i cant really watch stuff on my phone. its just when i go abroad with my mbp to asia for premier league footy.

    i'm still a little confused.

    is my UL speed ok at home as long as i have a good DL connection abroad?

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts