Having similar problems. Since Slingbox introduced these adds, the player is working worse every update. I would even prefer to pay for the player a little fee and get rid of these f... adds. At the moment its not working, the remote control disappears and the player is full of bugs... Very disappointing taking into account the fact, that we all have bought a sling box for a lot of money... I will certainly look for alternative solutions now... this situation is unacceptable...
Some time ago, the slingbox software was forced through an update. I wasn't given any option to decline the update. Afterwards, a) the screen was covered with ads and b) the remote control icon was obscured by a persistent and unclosable ad in the upper left corner. Apparently my slingbox is out of warranty. Am I missing something? Phone support costs 29.99 per call and my attempts to search for a solution don't turn up anything. The problem is identical whether on my notebook or a tower.
I very much dislike having a workable device rendered unusable by an unasked for update. Not the way to keep me as a customer.7