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  1. #1
    James Luff
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    I feel I have to tell everyone how amazing this technology is. Just set
    up the Slingbox that came with my X-Series Gold account and after a
    little trouble configuring my router (it couldn't automatically set it
    up) it's all up and running.

    I've hooked it up to my Sky box and now I can watch any of the channels
    on my N73 where ever I am. The video and audio quality is exceptional
    and changing channels is as easy as entering the channel number on the
    keypad. You can also set up shortcuts to favorite channels, but it's
    easy enough to just load and browse the Sky EPG using the joystick
    (although text is a little hard to read).

    Just a couple of things would make it better, an option to play the
    video in wide screen mode and an option to view the video stream full
    screen like you can with Orb videos.

    I think it's still in beta at the moment, and the website claims they
    are constantly making improvements, so maybe this will be sorted out
    soon. But even in its current state the whole thing works extremely well
    and is well worth the money!

    --
    regards, James Luff Gamertag: Lufferov
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  2. #2
    Shak
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    Re: Slingbox on 3

    "James Luff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I feel I have to tell everyone how amazing this technology is. Just set up
    >the Slingbox that came with my X-Series Gold account and after a little
    >trouble configuring my router (it couldn't automatically set it up) it's
    >all up and running.
    >
    > I've hooked it up to my Sky box and now I can watch any of the channels on
    > my N73 where ever I am. The video and audio quality is exceptional and
    > changing channels is as easy as entering the channel number on the keypad.
    > You can also set up shortcuts to favorite channels, but it's easy enough
    > to just load and browse the Sky EPG using the joystick (although text is a
    > little hard to read).
    >
    > Just a couple of things would make it better, an option to play the video
    > in wide screen mode and an option to view the video stream full screen
    > like you can with Orb videos.
    >
    > I think it's still in beta at the moment, and the website claims they are
    > constantly making improvements, so maybe this will be sorted out soon. But
    > even in its current state the whole thing works extremely well and is well
    > worth the money!


    How does the Slingbox change the channel? Some kind of eye?

    Shak





  3. #3
    James Luff
    Guest

    Re: Slingbox on 3

    Shak wrote:
    > "James Luff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> I feel I have to tell everyone how amazing this technology is. Just set up
    >> the Slingbox that came with my X-Series Gold account and after a little
    >> trouble configuring my router (it couldn't automatically set it up) it's
    >> all up and running.
    >>
    >> I've hooked it up to my Sky box and now I can watch any of the channels on
    >> my N73 where ever I am. The video and audio quality is exceptional and
    >> changing channels is as easy as entering the channel number on the keypad.
    >> You can also set up shortcuts to favorite channels, but it's easy enough
    >> to just load and browse the Sky EPG using the joystick (although text is a
    >> little hard to read).
    >>
    >> Just a couple of things would make it better, an option to play the video
    >> in wide screen mode and an option to view the video stream full screen
    >> like you can with Orb videos.
    >>
    >> I think it's still in beta at the moment, and the website claims they are
    >> constantly making improvements, so maybe this will be sorted out soon. But
    >> even in its current state the whole thing works extremely well and is well
    >> worth the money!

    >
    > How does the Slingbox change the channel? Some kind of eye?


    It comes with a pair IR transmitters that you can stick to the top of
    the box. You configure the application to tell it what the Slingbox is
    controlling, such as Sky, DVD, Freeview etc.. and what the model is so
    it knows what codes to transmit.

    --
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    "There are 10 types of people in the world:
    Those that understand binary, and those that don't."



  4. #4
    James Luff
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    Re: Slingbox on 3

    Tom Bradbury wrote:
    >>>> I feel I have to tell everyone how amazing this technology is.<snip>

    >
    > I've been itching to get an X-series phone since they came out, but have
    > been waiting for the K950i, because it's got a bigger screen.


    I've also just discovered that the software constantly communicates the
    upload and download speed of the stream to the Slingbox. This means it
    automatically compensates the compression rate depending on the quality
    of the connection. If I view it on the PC over the local network with a
    high bandwidth I get excellent picture quality. When I watch it on the
    N73 you can tell that it has a greater compression, but it's not a
    problem because the screen is smaller so it still looks great. You
    sometimes notice the compression rate changing slightly as you watch so
    that it maintains the stream. I've not been using it for long, but I
    haven't had it lose the stream at all yet which is quite encouraging.

    --
    regards, James Luff Gamertag: Lufferov
    remove 'nospam' to e-mail
    "There are 10 types of people in the world:
    Those that understand binary, and those that don't."



  5. #5
    Gaz
    Guest

    Re: Slingbox on 3

    James Luff wrote:
    > I feel I have to tell everyone how amazing this technology is. Just set
    > up the Slingbox that came with my X-Series Gold account and after a
    > little trouble configuring my router (it couldn't automatically set it
    > up) it's all up and running.
    >


    Now if the sods generally released the slingbox software, i could use it on
    my e61 on tmobile.... Slingbox is an excellent (if overpriced) device...

    Gaz





  6. #6
    Gaz
    Guest

    Re: Slingbox on 3

    Shak wrote:
    > "James Luff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> I feel I have to tell everyone how amazing this technology is. Just set
    >> up
    >> the Slingbox that came with my X-Series Gold account and after a little
    >> trouble configuring my router (it couldn't automatically set it up) it's
    >> all up and running.
    >>
    >> I've hooked it up to my Sky box and now I can watch any of the channels
    >> on
    >> my N73 where ever I am. The video and audio quality is exceptional and
    >> changing channels is as easy as entering the channel number on the
    >> keypad.
    >> You can also set up shortcuts to favorite channels, but it's easy enough
    >> to just load and browse the Sky EPG using the joystick (although text is
    >> a
    >> little hard to read).
    >>
    >> Just a couple of things would make it better, an option to play the video
    >> in wide screen mode and an option to view the video stream full screen
    >> like you can with Orb videos.
    >>
    >> I think it's still in beta at the moment, and the website claims they are
    >> constantly making improvements, so maybe this will be sorted out soon.
    >> But
    >> even in its current state the whole thing works extremely well and is
    >> well
    >> worth the money!

    >
    > How does the Slingbox change the channel? Some kind of eye?
    >
    > Shak


    Yes. Same way that tivo changes sky channels...

    Gaz





  7. #7
    Alan J Robertson
    Guest

    Re: Slingbox on 3

    James Luff wrote:
    > Tom Bradbury wrote:
    >>>>> I feel I have to tell everyone how amazing this technology is.<snip>

    >>
    >> I've been itching to get an X-series phone since they came out, but
    >> have been waiting for the K950i, because it's got a bigger screen.

    >
    > I've also just discovered that the software constantly communicates the
    > upload and download speed of the stream to the Slingbox. This means it
    > automatically compensates the compression rate depending on the quality
    > of the connection. If I view it on the PC over the local network with a
    > high bandwidth I get excellent picture quality. When I watch it on the
    > N73 you can tell that it has a greater compression, but it's not a
    > problem because the screen is smaller so it still looks great. You
    > sometimes notice the compression rate changing slightly as you watch so
    > that it maintains the stream. I've not been using it for long, but I
    > haven't had it lose the stream at all yet which is quite encouraging.


    Yep, ain't Slinging brilliant I haven't got an X-Series so have just
    been using it on PCs but the beta-test on Palm OS is launching soon so
    looking forward to trying it out on my Palm TX via WiFi.

    Cheers

    Alan

    PS - in case you haven't come across it, James, www.slingcommunity.com
    is an excellent site for Sling users.



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