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slingbox 500

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by prop, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Nov 3, 2018 #1 of 10
    prop

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    i just got a slingbox 500 so i can watch my direct tv when i`m out of the country.i can get it on my older laptop,phone and samsung tablet. the problem is all i can get is a small box in the upper corner of the app that has the tv programme,no way to expand it.i tried looking for help videos but none seem to address that problem.anybody familiar with slingbox?thanks
     
  2. Nov 4, 2018 #2 of 10
    fcfc2

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    Questions, Where did you get the slingplayer software from? Slingbox.com - Slingplayer Apps
    What is your internet speed both down and UP? Are you using the HDMI ports or using the Component ports?
     
  3. Nov 5, 2018 #3 of 10
    prop

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    tried apps from slingbox download for windows 10.got it to work on my older laptop with windows 10 and my older laptop with windows 7.doesn`t work on my newer windows 10 laptop.i tried turning off firewalls and using different browsers but no good.i think it has something to do withe latest software upgrade .it works on my tablet and s7 phone but i can`t get it to cast from either one.using both hdmi and component ports
     
  4. Nov 5, 2018 #4 of 10
    mdavej

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  5. Nov 5, 2018 #5 of 10
    fcfc2

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    Depending on your ISP/cable channel some stations may be blocked when using HDMI, but usually you would get some type of error message if that is the issue. I have used it on W10 Pro machines, desktop and laptop without issue, so no guesses. I don't know squat about "casting" so not much help on that either. On devices where it worked and then stopped, might try uninstalling and then re-installing the slingplayer app.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2018 #6 of 10
    prop

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    thanks mdavej.i just found that i had already downloaded that app,and it works great. i was trying the slingplayer app and that works on my other devices but this is the only one that works on my newer laptop,strange.does it always have to run thru adobe?thanks for the help
     
  7. Nov 5, 2018 #7 of 10
    mdavej

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    Yes, it's an Adobe flash application that downloads from the web temporarily every time you run it. You never actually install an app when using the "embedded" player. Plus, there are no commercials. So I run it exclusively and have uninstalled all my other player apps.
     
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  8. Nov 5, 2018 #8 of 10
    prop

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    works great.do you have any idea what minimum download speed is needed?where i go in mexico it`s not that great.thanks again for all your help
     
  9. Nov 6, 2018 #9 of 10
    mdavej

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    Mine has been bad but still watchable as low as 1 MBPS.
     
  10. prop

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    yeah i should be able to get around 10 mbps where i am .my home base is pretty good about 150 down 40 up so i hope that helps.thanks again
     

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