I have the AV model now. What should I upgrade to for improved resolution? Last time I compared the models, there wasn't a big differenceThe older models work fine although Sling with not support them.
I'm somewhat interested but I already have a lot of entertainment hardware (such as TiVoHD) and the Sling solution appears to be a minimum $300 hardware investment up front.
Unless I'm mistaken, it's not just a matter of getting the app.
Curious if anyone has used the older Slingboxs with their current Apple apps. It mentions you need the newer models and I just dont want to upg.
A Slingbox SOLO, Slingbox PRO, or Slingbox PRO-HD
The Slingbox AV, Slingbox TUNER, and Slingbox Classic are not fully supported for use with SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone & iPod touch. A Slingbox SOLO, Slingbox PRO, or Slingbox PRO-HD is highly recommended.
Would have to be HD, and it looks like the SOLO is $180, but I take your point, I didn't see the cheaper model.
I use the iPhone and the iPad app all the time. I connect to my home Slingbox Pro-HD and my work Solo with no problem. However the initial configuration takes some time to get right if you've never done it before. Opening the right ports on the router, the correct TCP settings etc etc.
Also to get decent graphics you will need an upload speed of at least 700kbps (stable, not advertised speed) to get 480p and for 720p at least 1.5mbps. Optimal conditions for quick paced sports in my opinion is 900kbps and 2.2mbps for HD.
I have a 7mbps upload at home and it's pretty amazing how high the quality can get for streaming !
i use the iphone app because i completely refuse to buy the same $30 app again for ipad.
I felt the same way as I use the iPhone app almost daily...Heck, I had to shell out $300 because my SlingBox AV doesn't even work with iPad2...BUT...I have to say, it is absolutely GORGEOUS on the iPad2...I reluctantly and begrudgingly admit that it was WAY worth the money...
And, as an added bonus, with iOS5 you can wirelessly stream the app, full-screen, to your TV.
For example, I've got a Solo hooked up to my parent's TV and, at my house, I can watch a high-quality stream of their DVR, wirelessly on my projector! Pretty damn cool.