I wholeheartedly agree. Get rid of the ads in Slingplayer desktop. It's bad enough to have banner ads but at least we can watch the live stream when it starts. Instead you straight out lie and say "Buffer building" and we can't bypass the ad. Worst thing I've ever seen from a company. I used to be a BIG supporter of all things Slingbox for years, but not any more!
It'd be one thing if I was using a free device on the Internet. But I paid for the device. Now I have to put up with ads for something I paid for? Nope.