sling player battery drain

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LSUtigers03, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

    LSUtigers03

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    I just hooked up my slingbox and got it connected to my 3GS. In two weeks I'm going to be flying to see my dad and I'll have some layovers there and back so I was wondering how long it will take the app to drain the battery? I know it will probably drop quick but if anyone can give me a good estimation I would appreciate it. Also if I'm in a car or at home and I have the phone plugged up to a charger will the drain be so much that the charger can't keep up?
     
  2. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering, can sling player be run over 3G/EDGE? Or does it need wifi?
     
  3. cmaier macrumors G3

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    needs wifi
     
  4. LSUtigers03 thread starter macrumors 68020

    LSUtigers03

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    If your phone is jailbroken you don't need wifi. If it isn't then you will need wifi.
     
  5. labman macrumors 604

    labman

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    if your flying

    international then I'd be real careful and only use Wifi Data can get really expensive fast overseas.


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  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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  7. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

    PoitNarf

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    In my experience, running SlingPlayer Mobile on the iPhone can drain the battery in 2 1/2 to 3 hours time.
     
  8. LSUtigers03 thread starter macrumors 68020

    LSUtigers03

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    I don't have a charger right now which is why I asked.

    I won't be traveling international.
     
  9. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    About my experience as well...about 3 hours...SlingPlayer Mobile is a serious power eater...but I still LOVE the app...
     
  10. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

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    About 3 hours. It varie though. And their is no way you can drain your battery faster than your charger can charge it with slingplayer.
     
  11. mgamber macrumors 6502a

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    I got a Mophie Juice Pack specifically for Slingplayer.
     
  12. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    I have the MJPA as well and you are right...it is perfect for SlingPlayer Mobile.
     

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