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10-10-2012 03:25 PM #13
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Dang it looks like if you want to watch your Slingbox on a MAC or PC you need to watch it from their website... It appears there will be no stand alone Slingplayer sofware.
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Just got updated software however on my Android and iOS devices.
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10-10-2012 04:02 PM #14
Scott, doesn't that table show it will work with slingplayer software, just not the older one? If you are correct, that's another strike against these. The slingbox software allows you to go directly to your slingbox if you need to without a third party. (The newer software does use Sling to connect, but you can bypass if you know your IP address)
That means anytime they are down, you are down. Any restrictions they want to place, is then easier. Such as charging for services?
Last edited by Tampa8; 10-10-2012 at 04:14 PM.
10-10-2012 04:09 PM #15
In Ct. (Charter) and Florida (Brighthouse $25 package at least as of six months ago for sure) you can indeed get several channels including the locals without a box. Though my point is for those with OTA.
And it misses my point about those not wanting cable anymore. This could have been a very worthy item for those who can not or do not want to pay for cable/satellite. You get all your locals with subchannels anywhere you are with the ProHD. No cost. No converters. Perfect for a vacation or second home. It's what our neighbor from Canada does when in Florida. These new units would be useless for them. When a good deal comes along I will buy another HD pro even if it's just to have as a back-up. Though I should wait to see if they come out with one that has a tuner.....
Last edited by Tampa8; 10-10-2012 at 04:17 PM.
10-10-2012 08:31 PM #16
I don't see much reason to get the 500. If you can't stream protected content over HDMI and considering the limitations of wi-fi reliability, the 500 seems a little unnecessary. Personally, I don't see myself using the other features of the 500 so I think I'll be looking at the 350 and saving a few bucks.
Last edited by Cowchip; 10-10-2012 at 08:38 PM.
10-10-2012 08:54 PM #17Pub Member / Supporter
On OTA modules, I had a thought. The 500 has a USB port. Perhaps the one Dish is about to release for the Hopper could be made to work on the 500. Tuner problem solved.
10-10-2012 09:19 PM #18