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What is with the implementation of embedded banner ads in the Slingbox browsers?

There are now 100's of 1 star reviews of Slingbox products on Amazon complaining about these unwanted and unannounced ads foisted onto unsuspecting customers. People are complaining on forums everywhere.

Terrible decision by Slingbox and people are now actively looking to drop the product. You dont pay $200+ for a product only to be bombarded with ads after you have brought it.

Luckily there is an open source alternative to their now useless interface.
http://www.spesoft.com/slingftont-htpc-10-foot-slingbox-front-end.aspx
Just use custom install to avoid adware during install.

Slingbox ad infestation - no thanks.
 

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You can also edit or update your hosts file to remove the ads.
It cant remove the boxes but at least you do not have to look at the ads.

Editing the hosts file has the added bonus of blocking a lot of unsavory content.
http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/
Txt hosts file http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/hosts

How to change/edit the hosts file.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/27350/beginner-geek-how-to-edit-your-hosts-file/

You can also simply DL the above hosts.txt file rename your old hosts to hosts.old and copy the above txt hosts.txt and then just rename it to hosts (with no extension) and this works as well.

Hosts file found in this directory C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
 

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You can also edit or update your hosts file to remove the ads.
It cant remove the boxes but at least you do not have to look at the ads.

Editing the hosts file has the added bonus of blocking a lot of unsavory content.
http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/
Txt hosts file http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/hosts

How to change/edit the hosts file.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/27350/beginner-geek-how-to-edit-your-hosts-file/

You can also simply DL the above hosts.txt file rename your old hosts to hosts.old and copy the above txt hosts.txt and then just rename it to hosts (with no extension) and this works as well.

Hosts file found in this directory C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
As you might have guessed the sling link you posted has been taken down and now has a message
Unauthorized
" Access to this place or content is restricted. If you think this is a mistake, please contact your administrator or the person who directed you here."
 

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