- 12-05-2009, 03:25 PM #2
- 12-05-2009, 04:47 PM #3
The slingbox ($180, addressing service included), the server, goes between your Dish Network box and the Internet. You can control your Dish box from your iPhone.
- 12-08-2009, 05:51 AM #4iMore Newbie
- 43 Posts
In order to access slingmedia app, you must have a Slingbox SOLO, Slingbox PRO, or Slingbox PRO-HD.To watch TV away from home, your Slingbox needs to have Internet viewing set up.
SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone & iPod touch works best if your Slingbox software is up to date. To make sure, download and install the latest version of the desktop SlingPlayer on your home computer and connect to your Slingbox. If an update is available, you will be prompted to install it.
- 02-15-2010, 04:13 PM #5
I have now used it over 3G. Works great. Now I am going to start it on WiFi and walk out of range and see if it will hand off from WiFi to 3G.
OK. This is only one trial so do not conclude too much. Going from WiFi to 3G, Sling reported 'lost connection.' When I pressed connect, it connected but reported that another user was using the Slingbox. This can happen when the iPhone recognizes that the connection has been lost but the Slingbox has not,
Coming back from 3G into WiFi, the connection was continuous. The phone showed WiFi so it may have done a handoff but it could have still been using 3G.
In any case, it connects easily and quickly over 3G and gives a steady picture.