1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 30, 2010 3:02 PM by eferz RSS

    What do the different video zoom modes on slingbox.com for Mac mean?


      Trying to make sure I am watching in HD.


      Options are A, D, L, P, and W.  D and A are the only ones that can possibly be the best (the others chop off parts of the screen), and D and A also seem identical.  Thanks.

        • Re: What do the different video zoom modes on slingbox.com for Mac mean?
          eferz Expert

          I hope this article (http://support.slingbox.com/get/KB-1000210.html) will help you.

          Where things are when using Watch on Slingbox.com


          Need a guided tour of Watch on Slingbox.com? Look no further.



          Watch on Slingbox.com features:


          Current Slingbox

          The name of the Slingbox that you're connected to.


          Slingbox Options

          Choose options such as Video Quality and Video Input.



          Change video input (the A/V device that your Slingbox is connected to).


          Change Slingbox

          Watch a different Slingbox in your Slingbox Directory.


          Show/hide remote

          Click to show the remote; click again to hide the remote.



          Click to display the onscreen program guide; click again to hide the Guide.



          Watch in full screen mode (to the extent that your  computer's processing power, and the speed of your Internet connection,  allow).


          SlingRemote (onscreen remote control)

          An onscreen counterpart to the remote control you hold  in your hand at home. Click it with your pointer. It works just like the  real one! (If a picture of your remote control isn't available, then  you see a generic remote control image.)


          Play/Pause control

          Click once to play video; click again to pause. SlingPlayer stores up to 30 minutes of paused video so you don't miss your show.
          10Playback timeline controlMove the slider backward (to re-watch video you've recently seen) or  forward (to skip ahead if you're watching stored video). The video  timeline "buffer" stores up to 30 minutes of video.
          11Volume/mute controlAdjust the sound volume to your liking, or mute sound entirely.
          12Streaming speedShows you the current video streaming speed (higher is better).
          13QualityClick to adjust the video quality.
          14Zoom control

          Change Watch on Slingbox.com zoom (aspect ratio) formats. Choose the best one for the video source you're connected to.

          • D - Regular TV format (4:3)
          • A - Movie format (16:9)
          • L - Letterbox (fits 16:9 image to 4:3 screen)
          • P - Pillarbox (fits 4:3 image to 16:9 screen)
          • W - Windowbox (original 16:9 image cropped to 4:3)
          15Onscreen program guideA full onscreen program guide, based on your location  and TV service. Click a current program and you can watch it now. Click a  program playing in the future and you can change to that channel now.