Sling Media Router SB260-100 User Manual

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Summary of Contents of user manual for Sling Media Router SB260-100

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  • Page 2© 2005 Sling Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Patents pending. Slingbox, SlingPlayer, SlingStream, and SlingBar are the property of Sling...
  • Page 3 Contents 1: Introducing the Slingbox™ ........................................................................1 4: Using the Slingbox .....................................................................................41 How to use this guide .................................................................................. 2 Watching...
  • Page 4 Appendix A: Additional Setup and Installation Assistance ........................67 Network connections ................................................................................ 67 SlingPlayer software installation ............................................................. 67 Troubleshooting remote...
  • Page 5: 1: Introducing the Slingbox™1: Introducing the Slingbox™ Welcome In this Chapter You’re being followed…by your television! • Introduction to your Slingbox. • Package...
  • Page 6Stream of consciousness It all comes together once you start up the SlingPlayer application. The Slingbox compresses your television source...
  • Page 7 Welcome Package Contents Make sure you have received the following items with your Slingbox. See “About the included cables”...
  • Page 8Important Safety Instructions Please read all of these instructions and retain for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions. Do...
  • Page 9 Important Safety Instructions Power lines. An outside antenna system should not be located near overhead power lines or other...
  • Page 10 The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence...
  • Page 11: 2: Connecting the Slingbox2: Connecting the Slingbox About the connections In this Chapter Connecting the Slingbox is easy, and takes just a few...
  • Page 12About the included cables You probably won’t need to use all of the cables included with your Slingbox. The way...
  • Page 13 About the connections If you have a cable box, satellite receiver, DVR, or other external device, the Slingbox uses...
  • Page 14Rear panel connectors • Power: The Slingbox does not have an on/off switch. Plug it in to power it on....
  • Page 15 Connecting your Audio/Video source to the Slingbox Connecting your Audio/Video source to the Slingbox Additional information about the steps...
  • Page 16Sharing an Audio/Video source Complete this step if you have to remove the cable or cables currently connecting your cable/satellite...
  • Page 17 Connecting your Audio/Video source to the Slingbox Connecting a cable box, satellite receiver or a DVR If you have...
  • Page 18Connect the IR control cable The IR control cable allows the Slingbox to act as a universal remote, controlling the...
  • Page 19 Connecting your Audio/Video source to the Slingbox Connecting your antenna or analog cable (no cable box) Use this setup...
  • Page 20Connecting other Audio/Video devices One additional advantage of the Slingbox is the ability to stream more than just your television...
  • Page 21 Connecting other Audio/Video devices Connecting multiple Audio/Video sources to the Slingbox All three of the Slingbox A/V inputs are...
  • Page 22Connecting the Slingbox to your home network The Slingbox works with any high-speed Internet connection or broadband home network. You...
  • Page 23 Connecting the Slingbox power adapter Connecting the Slingbox power adapter Connect the supplied power adapter to the Slingbox and...
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  • Page 25: 3: Installing the Slingbox Software3: Installing the Slingbox Software Once the Slingbox is connected you are ready to install the SlingPlayer software, which you...
  • Page 26SlingPlayer software installation Follow these steps to install the software for your Slingbox. 1. Insert the supplied CD into your...
  • Page 27 SlingPlayer software installation SlingPlayer application setup Once the SlingPlayer software is installed, you need to set up the SlingPlayer...
  • Page 28SlingPlayer setup steps There are four parts of the setup process: 1. Audio/Video setup: If you properly connected the cables,...
  • Page 29 SlingPlayer setup steps Audio/Video setup If you properly connected the cables from your television source to the Slingbox, and...
  • Page 30Video connection to your Slingbox On this screen you choose what you connected to your Slingbox. • Choose External box...
  • Page 31 SlingPlayer setup steps Cable connection to your Slingbox It’s important to indicate how you connected your television or other...
  • Page 32Audio/Video Settings The default audio and video settings are typically ideal for most computers when watching your TV using the...
  • Page 33 SlingPlayer setup steps Television source If you connected an external device to the Slingbox, choose the type on this...
  • Page 34IR control setup The Slingbox attempts to communicate with your external device on this screen using the supplied IR control...
  • Page 35 SlingPlayer setup steps Channel changing There are a few fine-tuning features on this screen, so it’s impor- tant that...
  • Page 36Name and password setup Give your Slingbox a catchy name, if you like, or use the provided name of “My...
  • Page 37 SlingPlayer setup steps Passwords The Slingbox offers two levels of password protection. You must enter each password a second...
  • Page 38Remote viewing setup If you plan to watch your Slingbox outside of your home network, check the box on this...
  • Page 39 SlingPlayer setup steps Configuring your router Your router must be configured if you plan to watch your Slingbox outside...
  • Page 40Help with port forwarding Click “Help set up port forwarding on my router” to be taken to the Sling Media...
  • Page 41 SlingPlayer setup steps Setup complete This is the final setup screen. Click Finish to complete the setup process. See...
  • Page 42Updating the SlingPlayer software New software is available for your Slingbox from time to time. You will see a message...
  • Page 43 Manually setting up your Slingbox for remote viewing Setting up port forwarding By default, the security features on many...
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  • Page 45: 4: Using the Slingbox4: Using the Slingbox The SlingPlayer is the desktop application you use to watch your video source. See “Using the...
  • Page 46Watching your Slingbox Watching your Slingbox inside your home is as easy as starting the SlingPlayer and pressing start. Starting...
  • Page 47 Using the SlingPlayer application Using the SlingPlayer application See “SlingPlayer controls” on page 44 for a description of each...
  • Page 48SlingPlayer controls Slingbox Name: The name of the Slingbox that you’re watching. See “Watching your Slingbox” on page 42. Status...
  • Page 49 Using the SlingPlayer application Volume Slider: Click and drag the volume control button, or click on either side of...
  • Page 50Using the SlingRemote Enable Control Scroll through each The SlingPlayer remote control displays the buttons for the device you con-...
  • Page 51 Using the SlingRemote Remote control response time The SlingRemote is designed to quickly respond to your remote control button...
  • Page 52Using the SlingBar A convenient way to watch TV and work at the same time! As you use the SlingPlayer...
  • Page 53 Using the SlingBar Viewing the SlingPlayer full screen You can watch your video full screen by clicking the maximize...
  • Page 54Using favorite channels If you have certain channels that you frequently watch, you can easily add them as favorites, creat-...
  • Page 55 Using favorite channels Adding your own favorite channel logo You can create your own logo for any channel that...
  • Page 56Using multiple Slingbox Audio/Video inputs All three of the Slingbox A/V inputs are available for use: Antenna/Cable In, S-Video In...
  • Page 57 Viewing your Slingbox remotely Viewing your Slingbox remotely When you first set up your Slingbox, you were asked if...
  • Page 58Using the Slingbox Finder ID The Slingbox Finder ID is a number that uniquely identifies your Slingbox. This ID is...
  • Page 59 Viewing your Slingbox remotely Adding another Slingbox to your directory Your home Slingbox is automatically added to your directory...
  • Page 60Making changes to your Slingbox settings You can make changes to your Slingbox after it is set up. There are...
  • Page 61 Making changes to your Slingbox settings 2. Select the Slingbox you want to change and click Edit Properties. 3....
  • Page 62Changing the Audio/Video settings If you change the cable connections to your Slingbox—for example, switching from using the Antenna/Cable input...
  • Page 63 Making changes to your Slingbox settings Updating the Slingbox firmware From time to time, there are new firmware updates...
  • Page 64SlingPlayer menus and settings This section includes a description of each SlingPlayer menu. There are keyboard shortcuts for many of...
  • Page 65 SlingPlayer menus and settings Help menu • Topics: Access all the help information for the Slingbox and SlingPlayer application....
  • Page 66SlingPlayer options The SlingPlayer Options provide fine-tuning settings to optimize your viewing experience. Player Settings SlingStream optimization generally provides the...
  • Page 67 SlingPlayer options Video Picture Settings Video Mixing Renderer (VMR9) VMR9 is a video technology that may improve video performance...
  • Page 68Encoding Settings You may never need to adjust the streaming characteristics when using the Slingbox. However, you can fine-tune the...
  • Page 69 SlingPlayer options Required bandwidth: Here you will see the required network bandwidth to properly stream the video based on...
  • Page 70Advanced Settings The Advanced tab contains additional helpful settings when you use your Sling- box. Warnings • The full screen...
  • Page 71Appendix A: Additional Setup and Installation Assistance This appendix provides additional setup and software installation information not covered in Chapters...
  • Page 72Troubleshooting remote viewing setup To view your Slingbox remotely (outside of your home network) you need to open a port...
  • Page 73 Troubleshooting remote viewing setup Resolving remote viewing failure There are a number of possible reasons why remote viewing fails....
  • Page 74Solution: If you see such a warning, you need to grant or permit access for your Slingbox to work properly....
  • Page 75 Troubleshooting remote viewing setup No open port on your router A port must be open on your router to...
  • Page 76Multiple routers in your home With the growth of wireless networks and combination network devices, some home networks have become...
  • Page 77 Troubleshooting remote viewing setup YOUR CURRENT STATUS: If you properly completed the network steps during the Setup Wizard, port-forwarding...
  • Page 78 YOUR DESIRED STATUS: Now you need to open a port on your primary router. Follow the remaining steps below....
  • Page 79 Troubleshooting remote viewing setup C. Browse the secondary router’s setup screens. You are looking for either “Internet Status” or...
  • Page 80Example: • Your Slingbox has IP address 192.168.1.237, and port 5001 • Your secondary router is located at 192.168.1.1 •...
  • Page 81 Troubleshooting remote viewing setup Your secondary router, correctly configured. Slingbox User Guide 77
  • Page 82 This is how your setup will look once a port is open on your secondary router. 78 Slingbox User...
  • Page 83 Troubleshooting remote viewing setup Your primary router must ALSO have a port forwarding entry, which should look like this....
  • Page 84 This is how your setup will look once a port is open on both of your routers. 80 Slingbox...
  • Page 85 Optional networking connections Optional networking connections If your router is not within cable reach of the Slingbox, you can:...
  • Page 86Connecting the Slingbox to a wireless network The Slingbox cannot wirelessly connect to your home network by itself. However, you...
  • Page 87 Restoring the Slingbox to factory settings Restoring the Slingbox to factory settings Certain situations may require you to restore...
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  • Page 89FCC and Specifications FCC Statement Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Sling Media, Inc., could void the user’s authority...
  • Page 90Slingbox Specifications Product Name Slingbox Model # SB100-100 Dimensions 10.6"(w) x 1.6"(h) x 4" (d) Weight ~1.5 lbs. Power requirements...
  • Page 91 FCC Statement Power Adapter Specifications Make Hon-Kwang Electric Model # HK-A112-A06 Input Voltage Range 100VAC to 240VAC Input Frequency...
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