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Upgrade The Firmware On Your SlingBox From SlingBox.com Using Your Browser

I recently brushed the dust off of my SlingBox so I could set it up and allow my Dad could watch some local Basketball games. One thing that had not been done in a long time was to upgrade the firmware so after I got it working that was the first thing I checked. To my suprise the way to upgrade the firmware has gotten a lot easier than it used to be if I remember correctly. Follow the directions below to upgrade your SlingBox’s firmware using your Internet Explorer browser via SlingBox.com.

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Watch Your Home TV Set On Your iPhone From Any Wireless Network Connection

Many people may not be aware of a company called Sling Media that makes devices that connect to your DirecTV, cable, or other satellite providers receiver so you can watch your own television from any Internet connection. The product that makes this possible is Sling Box and it connects in between the output of your cable or satellite receivers output and your televisions input. Then it connects to the network at your house via a switch, wireless router, or the like and provides instructions on how to view remotely from any computer and many mobile devices. There is an application available from the iTunes store that will allow you to connect to the Sling Box at your home via your iPhone so you can watch your home television from your iPhone. This includes watching shows that have been recorded on your DVR, etc.