I travel a lot, which I why I got my Slingbox 500 just a few weeks ago. I'm very happy with it . . . at least until I hit a HUGE problem last night.
I tried to use Slingplayer on my Android phone and got a message that it couldn't connect. Then, when I backed out to the dashboard screen, it told me that I needed to install an update on my Slingbox -- and it appears that I can only do that AT the Slingbox, using the remote control.
Two problems here.
I seem to be able to do just about everything else I need to do from the Slingplayer app or from a browser plug-in. I'm really hoping there is a way I can get the Slingbox to do upgrades that way, too. And yes, I understand that it would undoubtedly involve launching the upgrade, then getting disconnected when the device reboots, and then having to connect again. That's no problem - the same thing happens on the infrequent occasions I need to change certain settings on my wireless AP for my home WiFi.