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  1. Linux

    It would be really great if the slingbox viewer on the site worked on Firefox under Linux - otherwise, I can't use the service to view my slingbox (work is all Linux with some OSX).

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      81 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  jsnowjsnow responded

      We are looking at providing Linux compatible version of Live TV. Thanks for the suggestion.

      -Sling.com team

    • Recommendations don't update with clock

      The recommendations that came up are fine. However, it is now 8:34 and it is still showing programs from 8-8:30. Was confusing to see a different program than the one I clicked on (until I realized the recommendation is showing old shows)

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        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Channel scroll

        No scroll option on the TV Guide side like on the newest SlingPlayer. Would be nice to able to scroll vs. click up and down arrows for channel search.

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        • Sharing my SlingBox to other users

          Create something like a community for sharing my slingbox to someone else. First of all creating like users and then add them as friends, so you can share your slingbox to your friends or add it in a public domain.

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            under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • edit videos shown on main portal

            Would like ability to edit/remove/add other categories of videos shown on main portal page..i.e.would like to remove "Latest Episodes from Heroes" or "Most Popular from Break.com" etc..

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            • no widescreen

              after recent web update i can't get widescreen to work, if i put on widescreen it cuts from side. I have to use letterbox then it cuts form top and bottem. It use to work fine before this new web update. Please fix this.

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              • live tv: add jump ahead / back controls

                i would vote for 10-sec skip back and 30-sec skip fwd. the buffer is just too hard use reliably for small increments like catching a line or a replay.

                ps sorry for logging here - i ran out of votes in the other forum. hopefully there's a way to copy this one over there??

                61 votes
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                • want finer buffer control granularity

                  hard to scroll back & fwds w/such a long buffer.

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                  • Web based player bug

                    When the web based player is run in full screen mode, the video and audio are out of sync

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                    • facebook connect didn't update status

                      1. Before streaming, click Facebook Connect and login. 2. Stream live TV. 3. Notice the update status still says "..is watching Live TV on Sling.com" rather than "...is watching [name of show]"

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                      • full screen

                        During full screen on multiple monitors you can not change the monitor you use for full screen. Also using other programs while in full screen mode is disabled. Please fix to use on multiple monitors and to be able to use other programs while in full screen

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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve the Watch my TV very low Video Quality

                          The video Quality on sling.com watch my sling box is so poor. Raise the quality limit to 480P

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                            under review  ·  jsnowjsnow responded

                            The Live TV service on sling.com uses the same streaming technology as the regular SlingPlayer software. You may see poor quality if your upstream or downstream bandwidth is low but generally you should get the same quality video in Live TV as you do through our normal software.

                            Thanks
                            -Sling.com team

                          • create release notes / upgrade section at slingmedia

                            put some release notes that shows us what versions of SP, firmware, sling.com etc fix what problems, enchancements or bugs. nearly every other piece of software or hardware out their lets the customers know some of us offer up our slingbox for beta testing, it's only fair to keep the customers in the loop and it shows you are taking care of problems

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                            • Plugin for Firefox under Presto OS

                              Allow a version of Sling.com Live TV to run in Firefox under the Presto OS.

                              http://www.prestomypc.com/

                              This would be great for all users of Netboos.

                              With Presto you can start up your computer in seconds — or shut down instantly, like magic. Send
                              e-mail, chat, Skype™, listen to music, surf the internet or download apps — before Windows XP or Vista even boots.

                              * Browse the web securely using Firefox™
                              * Chat using instant messaging (IM)
                              * Make free Skype™ to Skype™ calls
                              * Listen to music and watch videos
                              * View and edit documents created in Microsoft Office™
                              *…

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                              • maximize the sling player window on the browser page

                                Make one more option when viewing your slingbox using a web browser. have a full browser window option as well as the current small box and full computer screen.

                                2 votes
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                                • Yellow line

                                  Watching Live on HD box I get a small yellow line on the left side of the video. Wish I could UL files here to show ya.

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                                  • initial volume setting

                                    Seems when I logout and then back in later that the volume level is higher than I left it, so I have to turn it down after every login. I suppose i could turn my speakers down, but other things, like my music through iTunes, is not as loud.

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                                    • Accessing it through college wi-fi

                                      I go to Cal State Northridge and for some reason, it gives me an error that i could not connect through the schools wi-fi. Is there any way around this?

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                                        under review  ·  jsnowjsnow responded

                                        This is most likely a proxy or firewall issue. Please contact your school’s IT department to find out if they may be blocking the connection. By default a Slingbox uses port 5001 to connect. Thanks

                                        -Sling.com team

                                      • Embed Beta-Sling for websites!!!

                                        Can you create a way to embed, my sling live video to my website.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Sling Shows available

                                          Although someone else is watching a slingbox it shows as available on LAN. If I try to connect it ask me to kick them off. It should say Busy.

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