Just a note for anyone looking for the same info I was.
I have an HD Pro in NJ with a Media Center computer to Media Center Extender then Component to the HD Pro.
On the player in Japan with default setting the text and graphics were unreadable. I tried a few different options on the hardware side to no avail.
Finally on the SlingPlayer end I changed the settings->Sling Player Options->Encoding->Sling Stream optimization from Automatic to 1280x720 and now my picture in Japan is HD like, clear, crisp and awesome!
I chose Other DVR, Microsoft, Other with remote custom to V1972 so I have the guide and a remote with SKIP button working.
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