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03-28-2009, 04:29 PM #41
03-28-2009, 04:36 PM #42
If we're gonna be THAT way about it... it SHOULD have been a year and a half ago! :P
03-28-2009, 04:40 PM #43
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.
03-28-2009, 04:44 PM #44
03-28-2009, 04:47 PM #45
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.
03-28-2009, 09:48 PM #46
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.
03-28-2009, 09:53 PM #47
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.
03-28-2009, 09:57 PM #48
03-28-2009, 10:24 PM #49
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..?
03-28-2009, 10:31 PM #50
what model do you have?
03-28-2009, 10:44 PM #51
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.
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03-28-2009, 11:27 PM #52
03-31-2009, 05:24 AM #53
tuesday now, no news at all
03-31-2009, 05:36 AM #54
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.
03-31-2009, 07:11 AM #55
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!
03-31-2009, 07:42 AM #56
03-31-2009, 07:45 AM #57
You then, my friend, have too much time on your hands.
03-31-2009, 07:47 AM #58
03-31-2009, 11:47 AM #59
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 MMiJesus couldn't turn into a fire engine
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03-31-2009, 01:51 PM #60
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?