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Old 12-06-2006, 01:32 AM   #41
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:38 AM   #42
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Slingbox is the best thing since sliced bread. It will change your world-- seriously. I just hope Sling can keep up with the technology. It's good their getting the SlingPlayer Mobile out for Symbian users. I just hope they hear us over here and get a Blackberry OS version out... and not a year or two after the 8800 has been released.
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:41 AM   #43
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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?
You can't use the SlingPlayer on a Blackberry yet. That's what we're discussing here. The Slingbox is a box you connect to your home TV and your internet connection at home. It bascially makes your TV signal a streaming video signal that can be accessed on the internet. You have to access it with an application called SlingPlayer (for laptops and desktops) and SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows (and now Symbian) phones. It controls your TV via the internet connection and yes, it is via an infrared connection you put on your TV or DVR that controls the channels.
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:15 AM   #44
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I'm an engineer for a MSO in NJ. We have hundreds of these spread out in the tri state area. If this goes thru it will be a hit in my group.

I vote yes.
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:38 PM   #45
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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?

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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?
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Old 12-16-2006, 04:36 AM   #46
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This could be true. But they just released the SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian OS's so I'm sure it's possible to get something going for the Blackberry OS.
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Old 12-25-2006, 01:18 AM   #47
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I also sent an email to Slingmedia (Slingbox) requesting they provide an App for the Pearl but have not heard back! Anyway - I heard that TMO will release 3G speed in the 1st quarter of 07. Hopefully Slingbox support will be released by then as well.
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Old 12-25-2006, 01:29 AM   #48
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1st quarter that's vager are you talking jo average calender year or business calender year

Oct 1 is the start of thr new business year
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:01 AM   #49
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Just got a Pearl and a Sling for Christmas, WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO USE THE TWO TOGETHER!!
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:43 PM   #50
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I would love to view SlingBox on my Pearl.....

Thanks everyone......
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Old 12-29-2006, 05:55 PM   #51
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I posted a little blurb about my sling experience in the off topic forum but I mean REALLY that thing is a pain to set up. I've pretty much got a basic set up in my house (Apple Airport Router) HD TV/HD Comcast DVR (I Ordered their HD adapter) Blah blah and I couldn't get the slingbox recognized on my mac side (they have a beta version) OR windows (I run parallels) for the life of me. I returned the little bastard and sent their HD thing back to them. I Also think that when you pay 250 dollars it supports HD the connections should be built in not a seperate piece. I might consider one again if it worked on my BB and once the mac is outta beta but for now my ipod video will do just fine...
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:19 PM   #52
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What would prevent or hinder Slingbox to make this feature available to the 8800?

Are there any downsides or catches in order to operate this software on the 8800? Cost? Memory size?

I mean, to me, it sounds like an awesome thing to have if you are bored at the airport, especially in DIA (DEN).

I wonder if it is capable of watching movies?
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Old 12-30-2006, 06:27 PM   #53
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I'm all for Slingbox support for the 8100! I'll buy it in a flash! Also - TMO is going to move to 3G in the 1st quarter of 07. That's their plan and "it will happen" since they have to maintain competition or lose sales against other carriers. SlingMedia - take heed and "Make it So!"
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Old 12-31-2006, 02:08 AM   #54
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Yes EDGE is slower than EVDO, But a BlackBery that would support WIFI and Also Support the Sling Box would be awesome. I know someone who uses the Slingbox with their T-Mobile MDA and it works O.K>But when we switched it to a WIFI network. Bingo Golden Money Time,
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I posted a little blurb about my sling experience in the off topic forum but I mean REALLY that thing is a pain to set up. I've pretty much got a basic set up in my house (Apple Airport Router) HD TV/HD Comcast DVR (I Ordered their HD adapter) Blah blah and I couldn't get the slingbox recognized on my mac side (they have a beta version) OR windows (I run parallels) for the life of me. I returned the little bastard and sent their HD thing back to them. I Also think that when you pay 250 dollars it supports HD the connections should be built in not a seperate piece. I might consider one again if it worked on my BB and once the mac is outta beta but for now my ipod video will do just fine...
It does kill me they don't have an HDMI port on the back of it. That was dumb IMO.
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There's no way Slingbox will work on the Pearl. Pearl does not support streaming media. That's the only reason it would conceivably work on the 8800-- because it is supposed to support streaming media. But again, there is no SlingPlayer made for the Blackerry OS. Just Windows Mobile and Symbian currently. I've heard of people slinging on EDGE and supposedly it's not too bad, but I've never tried it.

I didn't think the Slingbox was too hard to set up at all, if you just set the ports to 443 then you're good to go anywhere and everywhere.
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There's no way Slingbox will work on the Pearl. Pearl does not support streaming media. That's the only reason it would conceivably work on the 8800-- because it is supposed to support streaming media. But again, there is no SlingPlayer made for the Blackerry OS. Just Windows Mobile and Symbian currently. I've heard of people slinging on EDGE and supposedly it's not too bad, but I've never tried it.

I didn't think the Slingbox was too hard to set up at all, if you just set the ports to 443 then you're good to go anywhere and everywhere.
I'm not sure that's an accurate statement. With the software currently installed on the Pearl you can't watch streaming media. However, my guess is the only reason the 8800 will support streaming media is because it will incorporate a software update (in comparison to our Pearls.) I'm sure that update will eventually come out for the Pearl at some point too and we'll be able to watch streaming media as well. Our limiting factor is EDGE and we'll just have to see what happens down the road on that.
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One user in another post reported RadioBee to be working on the 8100.
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Wirelessly posted (8100 Pearl: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8100/4.2.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Yeah, I remember reading that too. I guess I should edit my post and say streaming "video". Although I haven't had time to try RadioBee.
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Yeah radiobee lasts for second thae you hear nothing
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