Also I have tested this on the Mac and iPhone software. They also don't seem to work in the same way.
Tested the IR blaster using my digital camera, all 4 diods look like they light up correctly.
The weird part is that if I push up or down button just once, it zips past all the menu items like I was holding down the button.
WOW>... I just figured it out.. I unpluged the power from my new google TV.
It had a IR blaster I put next to the slingbox's blasters.... somehow the google tv IR blaster is interferaring with the slingbox.
With the google tv powered off I get no issues....
can anyone explain this?