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December 19, 2010
My Slingbox Pro is no longer slinging video. It still slings the audio, but the video doesn't work at all. It streams at about 120Kbps. It used to work fine so I am wondering if it is a hardware problem. It does the same regardless if it is my Mac client, iPhone client or Slingbox.com. My Slingbox Classic works fine with my Mac client and iPhone client.
It has hardware version 1.34.0 and firm version of 1.4.20, My Mac Slingplayer version is 188.8.131.522 and I have iPhone Version 2.0 running on an iPhone 4
Any ideas? I am hoping for a bum power supply? That was the problem I had with the Classic a couple of years ago.
October 16, 2010
January 24, 2011
January 27, 2011
Same issue here with my SLINGBOX PRO, started right after the new year. I have a lot of experience trouble-shooting so I have tried everything. Past issue I had with this box was the speed drop issue which I fixed with a firmware rollback. Tried that again here and did not help. Tried a different router, no help. Cannot get video through S-video, composite or coax to work. Sometimes I get sound and a choppy / distorted barely visible image, other times it times out and cannot connect. The player says "No Video". I have tried 3 different players on Mac, Windows, and Iphone. None work.
Another thing I tried was to make sure my Fios box was outputting the image with HDMI cable hooked up by taking the S-video, composite and coax cables to a TV, all three work. One thing I did notice was that when I ran the composite and s-video first to the slingbox, then out to the TV, I did not get an image on the TV. I did using the Coax but still, none will show a image on the Slingbox.
I am at the point where I am going to try replacing some of the capacitors like the other post suggested for the SB Solo but I am not very confident. None of my caps look blown, I did some testing of them with a multimeter and a few gave me some funny output when they were still connected to the circuit board, but behave fine once I removed them. Who knows.
Very frustrated at this point and really hating Slingbox and its lack of help on all of their issues. They just constantly deny things are their fault. The speed drop issue was a total nightmare as well.
Ill report back when I am done fooling with the new capacitors.
Wow, I have the exact same problems. Too familar.
Slingbox pro hd working fine until December and then would only stream audio and never higher than 120kbs. Prior to this had been streaming Michigan to Switzerland at 2.5mbs for 4 months.
after the new year, a friend was able to do a hard reset of the system. This solved the problem from about Jan 10 to last Tuesday. Now I intermittant signal never of 400kbs, generally around 120kbs but I have both video and audio.
He reset system again but it did not fix the problem this time.
Can you tell us exactly what is happening, with what Slingbox, player, etc?
Do you have a Slingbox Pro or a Pro HD? I don't normally recommend a firmware downgrade but more of a systematic diagnosis of the problem. If you want to downgrade you probably will have to do a step by step downgrade to find the one that works best for you.