Also, keep the power plugged in on phone, iPad, etc when watching tv from your Sling box. Hopefully, our digital cable box is on the list, in which case the software automatically configures Slingbox for our device. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance servicing instructions in the literature. If manually configuring a router scares you, you may not be happy, but it's definitely doable. What will sling Media Do? This is how you control the cable box from your computer. There was no annoying messing with router settings—the connection just happened.
Sling has invested a lot of time and effort through the years streamlining the setup, and it shows. A close second is the fact that the guide doesn't ever remember where we last were and instead always displays Channel 3 at the top. Wireless connections may not be able to handle the large amount of information in a high-quality video stream. The guide makes it easy to find what's on by browsing or searching. Slingbox configuration Let's say we're going to Sling our digital cable signal to our computer. The SlingPlayer apps get a refresh as well, adding reminders and an easier way to share your Slingbox with friends. This article has also been viewed 36,100 times.
We can only make a composite audio connection, so that decision is simple. They'll receive an email with a link to accept the invitation, which requires them to register and log in to Slingbox. Sound is good also, I highly recommend the Sling Box. Slingbox 350 On the Slingbox 350—a smallish about 7 by 5 by 2 inches rectangular box with an unusual honeycomb-style surface—these are your only video hookup options. Confused about which versions of the SlingPlayer software work with your Slingbox? We're going to use a Slingbox-supplied cable to connect the S-video, coaxial or composite video output on the cable box S-video is the highest quality to the corresponding input on the Slingbox. Since the Slingbox works from inside or outside your home network, you do have to open a few ports on your firewall. This model requires Ethernet connection between Slingbox and your router, probably a good thing, albeit inconvenient.
Certain situations may require you to reset your Slingbox. I understand you have issues installing Slingbox 350 on Windows 8. Of all the new features, we're mostly disappointed by the lack of a sports-specific perspective. I remember having to call tech support and consult websites to find obscure router setting adjustments required to get the device working, which made me reluctant to recommend it to non-techies. In the next section, we'll look at some other available technology and find out what Sling Media has in store for its flagship product. Upon receipt at the designated Sling Media returns Center, Sling Media will refund the purchase price of your product including tax. Too bad they didn't listen when we told them upfront what we were doing so that I could save getting charged installation twice.
It helps that our maximum upload throughput was 25 Mbps, and that we were well-connected while testing on the go. The biggest quirk, though, is the complete lack of resume -- if, say, you need to quickly switch over and reply to an email. The lightweight plastic device has a texture reminiscent of China's Birds Nest Olympic stadium, with a predictable array of connections on the back side. But the audio and video looked great and were in sync on a recent MacBook Pro. Please visit the Slingbox website for more details,. If the power light is not on: Disconnect the power cable from both the Slingbox and the electrical outlet and reconnect them - making sure that they are secure. And why not add the ability to place-shift radio stations? Microsoft This product includes technology owned by Microsoft Corporation and under a license from Microsoft Licensing, gP.
I have my Ipad on component settings and of course only get audio because there isnt a full set of component inputs on the X1. Other products and companies mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners and not Sling Media, Inc. Opinions from colleagues differed; some agreed with my take, others thought it was cool. The only thing left is setting your source, location and provider. Slingbox is a great addition and upgrade to your home entertainment system.
We'll delve into all that after the break. This is a first for a Slingbox: With other models, you must manage setup via the Web browser of a computer on the same network as the Slingbox. The Slingbox 500 features built-in WiFi of the 802. Again, the software will walk us through the process and tell us which settings to change. Step 4: Power Up The final step in hardware setup is to plug the Slingbox into a wall outlet.
There's also a composite analog video input, but the S-Video from the Solo is missing -- understandably so, as that standard has fallen out of favor. The video quality from a WiFi hotspot may be choppier than it is at home, though, because network connection speeds vary. Component video cables have a set of green, blue and red connectors. Sling Media's adaptive streaming technology has never disappointed us and these new boxes are no exception. Program compatibility is a mode in Windows that lets you run programs written for earlier versions of Windows. Resolution: You need to reset your Slingbox. I changed the output Res on the X1, but still no luck.
From here, your Slingbox will show up with any other Slingbox they have access to until you remove their access. It needs a set top box receiver in order for it to stream contents. We'll immediately know if we've configured everything correctly, because our digital cable programming will pop up on the computer screen. Despite updates to the iPhone SlingPlayer client for the new hardware and added features, it isn't optimized for the new iPhone's larger display, which results in black boxes on all four sides on 16:9 content. I have my Ipad on component settings and of course only get audio because there isnt a full set of component inputs on the X1. It worked right out of the box using a YouTube unboxing video I have not had any other slingbox but I always wanted to buy one. All you need to do is to download the application from Sling.
We tell SlingPlayer what the Slingbox is connected to -- in this case, a digital cable box -- and the software spits out a list of makes and models. The prevailing wisdom was that it looked like the long lost sibling to the Jawbone Jambox. The Slingbox 350's rear panel is bristling with inputs and pass-through outputs. Here's a helpful guide to compatibility. Sling Media cares about the environment. Next, we move on to the software setup.