Lots of threads on your first problem, surprised you didn't find them on a forum search. It has nothing to do with the Slingbox, you will find the same happens if you are at home and switch the DVR on. Your TV is sensing a video signal appearing on the HDMI cable and switching itself on. Just go into the menu and there should be a setting somewhere to disable it.
What model DVR is it ?
I can acces my TV remotely, and the DVR remote is also on my screen. However, I have two problems. I can watch live TV remotely, yet when I get home, the home TV is on. Secondly, My playlist from the DVR is displayed, as is the remote needed to control the DVR, however, I cannot get the DVR to work by using the on-screen remote.
I have connected the HDMI cable from my directv setop box to my slingshot, then to my TV. I also have connected the component cables. I have activated the slingshot with the HDMI. How can I also add the component features?
Any help would be appreciated.
Larry in the mountains needs help.