Does my Directv device have to be on when I want to access Slingbox remotely? It apprears that the answer is yes because when I go to "watch" it says that I have no video signal or it is weak. When I turn on the Directv device I am able to watch programming thru Slingbox remotely. Is there a way around me not having to turn on my Directv devise? Thank you
Yes, the receiver must be on. You should be able to turn it on remotely when needed, using the virtual remote, like any button.
It may not be worth turning it off, anyhow. See https://community.sling.com/message/91532#91532