If you are having issues getting an specific channel, you can try to go to Setup.slingbox.com and use the option "Configure Inputs" to set up the coaxial cable again, you can use the option "Detailed Scan" to try to get all the channels.
Of course I scanned detailed scanning. I get bored waiting for the channels to
scan twice in this case. I sometimes use the old program, SlingPlayer along with
using the plug-in for firefox or IE. I have tried everything possible.
As I said, the channel is picked up and it tunes in and out and is not consistent
on the Slingbox.
My Hauppauge tuners (HVR 1950 and HVR 1500) and my Toshiba DVR670
VHS/DVD with TV tuner all tune in that particular channel (23.2) with no
problems usually. I do not think it is the antenna signal as I am using a
160 mile antenna and pick up all the other stations fine including 23.1 and 23.3.
I am beginning to think the issue is with the station not sending out a powerful
enough signal as it tends to be flaky on the other tuners at times.
Thank you for your suggestion, though already tried many many boring times,
you found any magical solution yet? my pro-hd also tunes then looses a particular set of channels that i setup the whole box so that my mother can watch.
it'll tune in and work fine then disappear the next day, and a detailed scan wont get it. The dang tv station is just 8 miles away, and like yourself, everything else tunes to it just fine
I do not think anyone responded really. I don't have a solution to
my issue but to use different tuners that do tune in that channel
as I described.
I have not looked into the issue recently as I have been busy with
other things than to worry about 1 TV station. If anything changed
when I test it out again, I will post here otherwise things are still
For your problem, whatever it is as I quickly glanced over this,
I would get another tuner and see if you can tune in this station that
is close to you with that one just as a test. This will test if the slingbox
tuner is strong or sensitive enough or not. Maybe you will not be able
to tune in the station with the other tuner. I have the Hauppauge TV
tuners (check out Hauppauge's website for which one) and I have
a Toshiba DVR670 VCR/DVD/Antenna combo. All of those devices
tune in that one station fine.
I do believe that the station may be weak as sometimes I do lose
the signal on the Toshiba device and Hauppauge devices were acting
up a bit with that station.
Finally, I do not think they (Slingbox or Hauppauge) really tested the antenna TV
signal reception and streaming out thoroughly. I think these devices were designed
to be passive devices accepting the video signal from a cable box using the
composite (or component) inputs. I just got Comcast cable with a cable box
and the streaming from it works fine and does not seem to hang the software
Good luck with your Slingbox Tuner.