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Zatz Not Funny! reports that Sling Media has plans to launch higher-resolution television streaming services for the iPad, although the company has acknowledged that it will not be prepared to roll out the new application and streaming services in time for the device's launch later this week. According to Sling Media:
When it makes a noticeable difference in quality, we will definitely provide higher resolution streaming. The iPad is a good example of a device where we are hard at work on this, but unfortunately it won't be there at the April launch.
Sling Media offers a popular "placeshifting" service that allows users to "sling" television content from a box connected to their own television to computers and mobile devices.

The company has received a significant amount of attention for its efforts to bring its SlingPlayer Mobile application to the iPhone. The application was approved last May, but was limited at the time to streaming via Wi-Fi due to objections from AT&T regarding 3G streaming. AT&T finally relented, and last month a 3G-enabled version of the application appeared in the App Store.

Even that change was not without controversy, however, as Sling Media denied early comments from AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega that the two companies had worked together to revise the application to optimize the streaming protocols for AT&T's network. Sling maintains that it made no modifications to the 3G streaming capabilities of the application between AT&T's denial last year and its recent change of heart.

Article Link: Sling Media 'Hard at Work' on SlingPlayer for iPad
 

seattle

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I hope iPhone users that have the app already get it free or at least a big discount. I do not want to pay $30 again.
 
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alfista

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I ONLY bought the iphone version knowing I was buying an iPad figuring it would be compatible even if it didn't leverage the higher screen resolution. I'll be upset if I need to buy a new version.
 
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Will do good

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A fool

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega.

How often does he say stuff and have to back track... Needs a new PR guy for him.
Or learn to shut up?
 
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br0adband

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There's just something wrong with that picture... either that iPad is way too small or that model's hands are way way too damned big. ;)

It's just not right...
 
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MightyB

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I hope iPhone users that have the app already get it free or at least a big discount. I do not want to pay $30 again.

Ditto!!!!

I hope it is that way with Most "ipad" upgraded apps...don't want to have to buy 2nd versions of everything!
 
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patsfan83

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I hope it is that way with Most "ipad" upgraded apps...don't want to have to buy 2nd versions of everything!

Unfortunately, developers have to spend time and money to make what you want, so most likely you'll have to pay. You should be happy to give them money if it makes your life easier. Nothing is free in life bud.
 
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MightyB

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Unfortunately, developers have to spend time and money to make what you want, so most likely you'll have to pay. You should be happy to give them money if it makes your life easier. Nothing is free in life bud.

I understand this argument as well...and actually support it. Just a pipe dream....

Going to stink a year from now having to buy apps twice, once for the ipad, once for the iphone...
 
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jaw04005

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Knowing Sling, it’ll only cost you $69.99.

I’m eagerly awaiting El Gato’s iPad EyeTV app announcemen.
 
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richmac

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I hope iPhone users that have the app already get it free or at least a big discount. I do not want to pay $30 again.

Same here, I use my Sling player all the time, home and away. I love it! Or do I love TV too much?
 
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sassenach74

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lilo777 said:
Another killer app for the iPad! :)

Yes, it'll kill your arms. Just look at the picture in the original article. My eyes hurt at how uncomfortable it looks.

Do you not even have the slightest imagination/initiative?
 
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Gold89

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The reason that the iPad has no killer features is that the apps provide them. There will eventually be hundreds of killer features which varies according to the individual users and that can only be achieved with software.

Software is king.
 
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