Jo I'm in New Zealand. The Slingplayer App works on my WDTV Hub on my local network.
It also works on the WEB in the South Island (I'm in the North).
So..it's a try it and see internationally - but it's working here and I did check with Sling before connecting and they confirmed the functionality through WDTV is now global and not USA bound.
Thanks for taking the time to reply. Mate how is the quality through WD TV, is it a smooth stream? I see there are other options, one of which is google tv. I am now confirmed to go through this route to stream slingbox, now to figure out which box to do it with. Any help will be most valuable.
Jo it is a 'range of quality', running from extraordinary to unwatchable.
That is determined not by the Slingplayer/Hub but by the stream and when it is good the image on my 40" Sony is fantastic.
Put it on HD on a smaller screen and you may be convinced it's HD off air rather than a compressed stream.
Keep in mind this is LAN and I feed my Slingbox 350 a genuine HD1080i component signal from a Draco Freeview box which was released before Freeview licencing reduced component output resolution.
So the trick is get a quality broadband sevice long distance and I am sure your dad will be amazed.
Even at low speeds it may still be watchable if the local content is really needed long distance. Go for it!