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SlingPlayer for the MacintoshSet Up and User Guide

2007 Sling Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Patents pending. Slingbox, SlingPlayer, SlingPlayer Mobile, SlingStream, and SlingBar are the property of Sling Media, Inc. Apple, Apple TV, iPod, iPod Hi-Fi, iTunes, Mac and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. All other products and services, screen images, logos, and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All names used are fictitious and the similarity to any person living or dead is strictly coincidental. SlingPlayer uses the SoundTouch Sound Processing Library, which is licensed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License. (http://sky.prohosting.com/oparviai/soundtouch/#license) SoundTouch Library Copyright Olli Parviainen 2001-2007 . All video images are simulated.

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Table of contentsWhat you need to know NOW .......................................................................... 7What you need for viewing at home .................................................................................................... 7 A Slingbox ............................................................................................................................................ 7 SlingPlayer software for the Macintosh .............................................................................................. 7 A router, or a combined modem/router ................................................................................................ 7 A flashlight ........................................................................................................................................... 8 A Macintosh computer on a home network ......................................................................................... 8 Why these specifications matter .................................................................................................. 8 What you need for viewing away from home .................................................................................. 10 SlingPlayer or SlingPlayer Mobile software ...................................................................................... 10 A high-speed (broadband) Internet connection at home ................................................................... 11 A high-speed connection to the Internet wherever youre viewing remotely ................................... 11 Connecting your Slingbox .................................................................................................................... 12 Before you connect any cablesget a flashlight ............................................................................. 12 Next, connect the cables .................................................................................................................... 12 Connect the IR Blaster ........................................................................................................................ 13 How does it all work? ........................................................................................................................... 14 How does it work when I watch at home? ........................................................................................ 14 How does it work when I do remote viewing? .................................................................................. 14 Whats the secret? .............................................................................................................................. 15 Where will you watch your TV? ......................................................................................................... 15

Installing the software for your Slingbox...................................................... 16Before you begin installation of the software ................................................................................. 16 Installing SlingPlayer ........................................................................................................................... 18 Running the Setup Assistant .............................................................................................................. 18 Terms and concepts used in the assistant ......................................................................................... 23 Remote viewing........................................................................................................................... 23 Configuring your router for remote viewing................................................................................ 24 Port forwarding............................................................................................................................ 24 Slingbox Finder and your Slingbox ID ................................................................................................ 25 Installing SlingPlayer on a remote device ....................................................................................... 26 Locating your Slingbox ID ................................................................................................................... 26

SlingPlayer basics ............................................................................................ 27Watching SlingPlayer at home on your Mac ................................................................................... 27 If you watch a single Slingbox ........................................................................................................... 27Page 3

If you watch more than one Slingbox ................................................................................................ 27 Where things are in SlingPlayer ........................................................................................................ 27 SlingPlayer controls ............................................................................................................................ 28 Parking SlingPlayer windows ............................................................................................................. 29 Changing Aspect Ratio ....................................................................................................................... 30 Audio options ..................................................................................................................................... 31 Muting and unmuting audio ........................................................................................................ 31 Audio only.................................................................................................................................... 31 Using SlingRemote ................................................................................................................................ 31 Resizing SlingPlayer ........................................................................................................................... 33 Control Mode ...................................................................................................................................... 33 Viewing your Slingbox over the Internet .......................................................................................... 34 The remote viewing experience ......................................................................................................... 34

Customizing SlingPlayer .................................................................................. 36Favorites .................................................................................................................................................. 36 Adding favorite channels ................................................................................................................... 36 Adding favorite controls ..................................................................................................................... 37 Accessing multiple rows of favorites ................................................................................................. 38 Modifying and removing favorite channels or controls ..................................................................... 38 Favorites Bars ..................................................................................................................................... 39 Using Favorites Bars.................................................................................................................... 39 Adding Favorites Bars.................................................................................................................. 39 Renaming Favorites Bars............................................................................................................. 39 Deleting Favorites Bars ............................................................................................................... 39 Exporting/Importing Favorites Bars............................................................................................. 40 Changing SlingPlayer preferences .................................................................................................... 40 General preferences ........................................................................................................................... 41 Warning.................................................................................................................................... 41 Other options............................................................................................................................ 41 Video preferences ............................................................................................................................... 42 Buffer settings.......................................................................................................................... 42 SlingStrea