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Old 13-05-2009
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Watch and control home TV on mobile with SlingPlayer

SlingPlayer Mobile lets you watch and control your home TV and DVR via your Slingbox on your BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm OS, or Symbian smartphones.Most importantly, 3G access has been disabled, meaning you'll only be able to get your Sling on over WiFi.Sling Media submitted the application to the App Store nearly six weeks ago but it has thus far failed to see approval amid rumors that AT&T had asked Apple to deny the software in its original form because the carrier was concerned about the app's potential to saturate its 3G network.

SlingPlayer takes full advantage of the cutting-edge engineering inside the Slingbox. With intuitive menus and convenient shortcuts, SlingPlayer mobile is easy to use on both touch screen and navigation interfaces across a range of mobile devicesThe software works hand-in-hand with the hardware inside your Slingbox to make taking your television along with you easy.

Better yet, the SlingPlayer encompasses several innovative features to bring your entire living room experience to your desktop. Finally you can watch and control your television wherever you are.Sling really nailed the app's UI the on-screen translucent controls are pretty cool and generally work well without obscuring the view.With a $30 price tag and a WiFi-only limitation, it will be interesting to see how well the application fares in its first week on the App Store, especially since its lack of wireless network access is likely to curb its appeal, forcing users to find a hotspot before streaming video.

The SlingPlayer mobile app will enable iPhone users to stream video from a Slingbox device hooked up to a TV. Apple?s requirement to make the app Wi-Fi only raises a brow, as other AT&T handsets, such as the BlackBerry Bold, support a 3G-capable SlingPlayer app.It features an array of innovative features and controls, including a favorites bar, customizable remote controls, and the best streaming video money can buy.
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Old 13-05-2009
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Re: Watch and control home TV on mobile with SlingPlayer

SlingPlayer Mobile is compatible with an extensive array of mobile phones like BlackBerry, Windows Mobile Smartphone, Windows Mobile Pocket PC, Palm, and Symbian pages to make sure that your phone is one of them.

SlingPlayer Features
  • Improved video quality

  • Hybrid tuning support for the Slingbox PRO-HD

  • Online Slingbox registration added; plus users can store their Slingbox ID online for easy access

  • Improved Slingbox Setup Assistant: New setup and configuration screens are streamlined and easier to use

  • Users can rapidly cycle between Fullscreen (4:3), Widescreen (16:9), Letterbox, Windowbox, Pillarbox modes

  • Show / Hide player controls with one-click toggle

Control your programming just as you would using regular remote control units at home via full menus and intuitive icons on SlingPlayer Mobile.It has ability of fullscreen video of upto QVGA resolutions at 30 frames per second on your mobile devices.
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Old 13-05-2009
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Re: Watch and control home TV on mobile with SlingPlayer

As a great app, SlingPlayer has some requiremnets:-
  • A Slingbox
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later.
  • 700 MHz G4 or 1.6 GHz Intel Core Duo.
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended).
  • Ethernet Network Connectivity (wired, 802.11 a/b/g, or Powerline)
  • 1024x768, thousands of colors display (millions of colors recommended).

Legacy Slingboxes, which include the Classic, AV, and TUNER, will also work with the app but Sling Media won't provide any service for technical problems with these products, including problems caused by updates to SlingPlayer Mobile software, Slingbox hardware, or iPhone firmware. SlingPlayer Mobile supports any type of high speed internet connection on your mobile device, including 3G or above cellular services such as EV-DO or HSDPA, Wi FI, or USB or Blutooth based connections.
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Old 13-05-2009
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Re: Watch and control home TV on mobile with SlingPlayer

SlingPlayer mobile is available for $30but they are offering free trial for 30 Days as well at slingmedia.com
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