With the recent acquisition of SageTV by Google, it seems as if SageTV is not being sold
or supported at this time. I liked SageTV for its ability to record TV shows remotely on
the hard drive (the SageTV server). Is there a way to do the same with SlingBox/SlingMedia?
Now to SlingBox, at times, the video streaming with SlingBox is choppy and hogs the CPU that at times
I just have to close the program and start it over again. I did not notice that with SageTV
after I got it working properly and it streamed pretty consistently within my home network
(streaming from SageTV server to SageTV client within intranet).
SageTV did not do so well when I tried to stream video at a remote location over the internet
probably because of the bandwidth it requires. SlingMedia does a better job remotely across
the internet I will say.
There could be some room for improvement with SlingBox while SageTV gets its act together
as I my license expired with SageTV early August after 15 days usage and now SageTV
encourages me to reformat my hard drive, reinstall my operating system just to download
a fresh version of SageTV.
SlingBox could gain some ground if it can offer some of the functionality that SageTV offers.
Update, I was having some issues with SlingBox streaming video being choppy and cutting in and
out. I power cycled the SlingBox and things seem fine now.