Thanks for using our forums. We are sorry to hear about your issues with the SlingCatcher. The SOLO and SlingCatcher are still compatible. We no longer manufacture them, but you should still be able to find a replacement if you would like. With a replacement, you should be able to use it. Since it is no longer in development and we are limited on the troubleshooting we can do with it, you may want to look in to other options such as the WD TV, Netgear NeoTV, and the Sony Internet Player with Google TV.
The Sling Moderation Team
Thanks for your reply, Katie.
I also have the notorious dim network light so I'm going to try a new heavy duty PSU before completely replacing the Catcher.
The Catcher is so much better than iPhone, Netgear Neo etc because of its dedicated remote control. For example The Netgear Neo is not only slower than a Catcher but also trying to navigate the menus with minimal buttons is so tedious.
Thanks again for answering my Solo/Catcher compatibilty question.