|Originally Posted by blake_k|
now, what i really don't get is: why would you buy the slingbox if you knew it didn't support the Mac? or was it not clearly described to you (or perhaps someone misinformed you)? helpful to understand...
|Originally Posted by kzin|
Optimism and Anticipation. There was a statement that Mac support was on the way, and they really wanted the device. So their anticipation of the potential to have such a great device caused them to leap to the optimistic interpretation: they know they have mac support on the way, so that probably means it's coming REAL soon.
Of course, anticipation also leads to impatience. And optimism can lead to disappointment if your hopes are over-inflated.
While that is largely the fault of the listener/consumer, a company can help the situation by setting less ambiguous expectations. Let the public know what your expected date is for supporting a given platform, and what stage you're in for that support. I would rather be told "September 2005" or "1Q2006", and have that date slip when things go wrong ... than just get told "some day". An incorrect, but honest, estimate is better than no estimate at all. Even if the estimate has to be changed.
And some statement of progress would be nice too. Like "we're still searching for a mac developer", "negotiating with/hiring developer", "in design", "in development" or "in alpha testing", etc. Or even "on hold pending research".
|Originally Posted by kensteele|
I agree with providing more information. If you can be helpful, that's great. But I disagree with the date. If he said "early 2006" that approximate date will later turn into a promise and if it isn't delivered on my July 06, it would be a disaster.
Not trying to rain on the parade but providing dates unless you are absolutely sure has the potential of turning out badly.
|Originally Posted by Fenger|
Any update on the Win2K release date(alpha/beta)? Thanks!
|Originally Posted by rgbyhkr|
I agree with this. Just look at some of the comments on the original Slingbox release date thread before Blake got involved as we approached the 1st half of 2005 date even though they delivered as promised.
|Originally Posted by jtoeman|
Out of curiosity, has anyone tried the "automatically reconnect..." feature? it's one of my personal favorites...
|Originally Posted by MikeD123|
In addition to the feature requests I noted in an earlier post, I would like to be able to pause the video in the player without actually stopping the slingbox.
I use the payer docked on the RHS of my PC monitor. I would like to pause the video (e.g. during TV advertisement breaks) so I don't get distracted while doing other work on the PC. If I minimize the Player then my other windows all resize to fill the gap (which bugs me). If I stop the player then I need to sign back in when I resume. I would prefer to leave the player on the RHS and just mute the audio and also pause the video. I have been using the mute button OK but the video is just too distracting....please give us pause.
|Originally Posted by KenW|
List the TiVo boxes all together, and in multiple categories. For example, TiVo, Philips, Hughes, DirecTV, etc. You should be able to start with what you know, and end up with a list of models that you can try.
I also have multiple TiVo boxes. From my testing it appears you use the "0" code that will operate any TiVo. This can cause a TiVo to reset to using code "0", causing no end of problems. The software should allow us to pick the code, from 0 to 9, with the default set to "0".
Also, my testing on the Philips DSR6000 IR control was not successful. I don't know how many of these there are left out there, but I expect there are a few. I keep it as a spare, and it was perfect as a dedicated box for me to use when I travel.
|Originally Posted by TechieZero|
I am about to return my unit as I can't get my DSR6000R01 to work (dual satellite connect).