Originally Posted by CrackRJack
Sorry to ask the same question again but how can you change channels from a distance with your BlackBerry? Is there an application that installs on your BlackBerry that emulates your remote? Is it browser based?
Slingbox uses a reciever application; it functions like a remote control and allows you to change channels. Some Slingbox's have built in tuners (like the Classic and the Pro); alternately some use an infrared module to control physical devices such as cable boxes / dvrs / etc.
I have a Classic and love it. I lament the fact that there is no Blackberry support; perhaps this is related to the fact that Slingboxes utilize a version of WMV encoding?