Thanks for the link.
I found the power consumption is 16w when streaming and 13w at standby from following link:
If above information is correct, this means the unit is continuously running more than 81% (13/16 x 100%) of the full load during standy. This is very high to my opinion. It is also marginal for the power adaptor at its maximum rating of 20w (5v x 4A).
No wonder the unit and the power adaptor are getting very hot. This will likely deteriorate the reliability of the units in time and face high field return.
I think Sling development team should improve the power management of the Pro-HD thru hardware and/or firmware upgrade.
i just found my slingbox does not work again!!!
i unplugged the input jack of the power supply adaptor and measured the output using my digital multimeter. the output voltage is fluctuating between 0.5 to 2.1 vdc. this is the second time power supply adaptor failure!
i have to call the service agant again and ask for a replacement, if no better one, may be i have to change again few months later!!!
went to synergy hong kong customer service this afternoon and i was given an exchange of my bad adapter to a new one. i asked if this going to work another 6 months? but the technician claimed this is good and should be okay. i hesitate his statement but no choice.
i measured the adapter output with my digital multimeter, it was 5.25v open load. after turn-on the unit for about 30 mins, it was not so hot as compared the last one.