Every time I connect to my SlingBox from SlingPlayer for iPad, I have to manually go through the somewhat clunky process of selecting the remote and then pushing the power button on the remote to turn the set top box on. I then have to do the reverse when I am done. Most set tops use lots of power and run very hot so it is not a good idea to leave them on all the time.
Why not provide the option to automatically turn the set top box on when I connect, and off when I disconnect. This would be a lot easier and cleaner from a user perspective.