I do apologize that you are experiencing this issue. This could be caused by bottlenecking, busy times on the network, latency, speed, and routing.
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Thanks Anthony, I do understand bottlenecking, I have worked for networking and video companies for the last 20years.
My question really did not get answered.
If I am using slingplayer on my WDPlay at my house on the same network that my slingbox 500 resides, there should be NO bottleneck.
Are you saying that even in that scenario, the slingplayer app goes out to the internet only to come back in to my home network to get to the slingbox?
To be truthful, I wasn't positive whether or not the WDTV itself would allow for this, so I tested it in our lab. I connected to a Slingbox on the same LAN and then, after a few moments of steady streaming, disconnected the router from the open Internet. I wanted to make sure it worked, so I left it playing for 15 minutes; no problem! This worked with the WDTV both on WiFi and with a hard connection. It seems that, while the WD does need to access our servers to get you logged into your Sling Account, you can maintain a stream over a LAN once it's been established over the Internet. Try it!
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