Hey leederlockwood, it sounds like you've had a few issues. Check out this article that goes a little more in depth on how to improve video quality on your iPad. Troubleshooting SlingPlayer for iPad video issues
Let me know if this helps!
Sling Media Forum Moderation Team
Thank you for contacting Slingbox Forum!
It seems you have tried to find a resolution for this issue and have not succeeded. Have you tried to uninstall this App and reinstall it from the location that you store the applications you have purchased? Here are a couple of links that will hopefully give you some more information. They are: How to uninstall and reinstall SlingPlayer for iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and Troubleshooting SlingPlayer for iPad video issues.
Hope this helps with your issue!
Have a great weekend!
Sling Moderation Team
I have the exact same problem.........works fine on pc but not on ipad app with slingbox pro hd. Frustrating. In sq mode, it works fine at times but then cannot airplay to my tv...........only get audio not video in that case. Slingbox team, please fix these bugs. I am not going to buy the iphone app on ipad now!
Same here too. In fact the ONLY device my slingbox plays reliably on is my PC. I also have the same problem on the Logitech google TV box. bTW this seems to have started in late May. Before that I could watch my slingbox in HD or at least in "better" mode on any device. Now it usually plays a bit and hangs. Very frustrating!!!
8/1 update - Took the advice from the Slingbox rep and made sure that my router was set up correctly. It turns out that it was not. Went through the prot mapping exercise (via the slingbox set up wizard) and now I get HD quality on ALL of my devices. If you are having issues with picture quality, and freezing while attemping to view while away from home go into slingbox set up and run the "configure for internet viewing" option. This has to be done on a PC or MAC computer INSIDE of your firewall. IT WILL FIX THIS ISSUE
I now get fantastic reception on my iPad due to a coincidence really
I was getting network error with my slingcatcher, no re epsilon at all. On this forum, I was told to find out which stream I was using. Turned out it wasSNATT and it should be TCP. Port forwardesd in my router settings and now all is well
But by coincidence (?), I now find reception on my iPad is great as well
By the way, 4 dots is not better than 3. Should be 3. 4 indicates there is some sort of issue with Internet set up
Worth a try?