You imply that your chrome plugin was working before? Is your experience different when you use a Firefox or IE plugin? I ask because I just got my Slingbox hooked up in Dallas. I'm on assignment in Montevideo, Uruguay and used Chrome tonigth for the first time. Exerpience was choppy. But I have nothing to compare it to.
Running bandwidth tests concurrently from here to a Dallas NOC showed very little if any dropouts....
It sure isn't as braindead simple as Netflix.... Have watched it with all browsers on all my computers/laptops without any real issues.
I guess Slingbox is quirky.
The new plugin released recently (126.96.36.199) uses Microsoft-DTV-Decoder. With this decoder, 1080p video tends to be choppy especially after sending a remote command.
The previous plugin version (188.8.131.52), which uses Sling-H264-IPP-Decoder, had no such an issue.
Versions before 184.108.40.206 were using Microsoft-DTV-Decoder which gives choppy video at 1080p. I wonder why they chose to revert back to the decoder with a problem.