I love my slingbox but the thing is incredibly frustrating when my home network goes down and the slingbox refuses to work until after it has been unplugged and plugged into the wall again. Future versions should include an automated power cycling feature. This would work by the slingbox periodically pinging the slingbox servers and if it is unable to connect after X tries it will automatically power down and restart. The user could control how often the server is pinged and when the box restarts when setting up the system.
This would be incredibly helpful for those of us who have this so we can watch our shows when we are gone from home on extended trips and have no one at home to restart the slingbox.