3rd and Final Sling Box Blog
Spent 30 more minutes tonight finally getting the Sling Box to work correctly by fiddling around with connectors, rebooting the router and switching some plugs. Was actually working well as I walked out the door for the weekend - could remotely switch channels, record shows, pause, etc. Got up here to Tahoe, and it no longer works at all. My guess is either the DVR has gone into Suspend mode (which I'm pretty sure I turned off), or more likely, I have had some type of router bounce, and the connection is no longer working perfectly since I've seen that warning light on the Sling Box once or twice before.
End result is that I think the concept is really cool, but that there are too many failure points at this time, between the various hardware units and the connectivity points, not including the significant issues setting it up. Unless one has a rock solid AV/Internet system which never suspends, bounces, shuts down, etc., then you can't seem to leave the unit alone for more than a few hours without some problem occurring, which doesn't really work for remote viewing since I can't rush home tonight just to reboot it again.
It's a good start, but I'd wait for the next gen system before buying one.