Slingplayer makes debut on iPhone

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I assume you'll need a Slingbox. It ranges from $179.99 to $299.99.

I'm also assuming the app will not be free. Maybe $9.99 or more?

I wonder if the performance will be any better than Orb/Orblive? With Orb, performance may be affected by the computer you are using. At least for Slingbox there's consistent hardware.

I don't think I'll plunk down $200+ to get this going.
I'm with this. Obviously, I've invested some $$ and time into my Orb setup, but all-told, I got it all running for about $120. Does slingbox do anything other than TV? I enjoy having all my media available all the time.
 

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it will stream any video source (as long as it's RCA or Component). A "solo" will do one device at a time, and the "pro" box can switch between 3 devices.
 

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I'm with this. Obviously, I've invested some $$ and time into my Orb setup, but all-told, I got it all running for about $120. Does slingbox do anything other than TV? I enjoy having all my media available all the time.
Doesn't orb give you access to all your media on your HDD: music, videos, documents?
 

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it will stream any video source (as long as it's RCA or Composite). A "solo" will do one device at a time, and the "pro" box can switch between 3 devices.
The new PRO unit has component as well, and also USB, and can connect to Apple TV and Windows Media Center.
 

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will definitely get this once, and IF it comes out lol.

i can just sell my tuner for orb. it's serving me well so far

3 things that has me sold:

1) stable connection because of consistent hardware
2) DVR functionality. i love watching my recorded shows :)
3) i don't have to leave my computer on!
 

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I am going to have to look into the SLINGBOX thing. I am using DirecTV, and if I could get it working then I may go this route. Although I LOVE the fact that ORB can allow you to view anything on your HDD to include documents, if I could watch my beloved REDSOX at anytime from the iPhone I may go this route.

Still waiting for this to pan out before I decide on ORB or Sling.....heck...I may even do both!
 

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I'm in the same boat. I'm planning on getting a TiVo and a Slingbox once I know for sure that the app comes out on the iPhone.
 

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this will be glorious... once it comes out, i'm hookin up my AppleTV, and Satellite to my slingbox again. I haven't had to use it in a while...
 

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How do you control all these sources that you hook up to slingbox? Does it use IR repeaters? How would you run things from AppleTV?
 

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it's all within the slingplayer app. The slingbox has IR blasters, and the app has a database full of various remotes and commands.