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All about the Slingbox 500 remote control

Want to get the most out of your Slingbox 500 remote control? Take a look here.

The Slingbox 500 remote control is very simple, but it does have some buttons with specific Slingbox-related functions.

Take a look here to see what's what:

BUTTON
WHAT IT DOES
Main Menu (topmost button with the Sling logo on it)
Displays the Slingbox 500 main menu on your TV screen.
Back (circular arrow)
Returns you to the previous step, or the previous screen. It can also close the onscreen keyboard.
Playing
Takes you to live TV.
Favorites/Details
In Gallery view, sets favorite movie channels or shows. When watching live TV, press it to see a list of YouTube videos that are related to what you're currently watching. Clicking this button while watching live sports shows the stats for the sports event.
          
Menu navigation
Standard four-way navigation controls, plus an OK button for selection.
DVR-type controls (Fast-forward, Rewind, Pause, Stop)
Currently used for quick up/down scrolling in long lists and switching between fields when entering data.
Skip Back/Skip Forward
Skip Back currently acts as "backspace" when typing. Skip Forward is currently not in use.
Numeric entry
Used for entering numbers.
Search button (magnifying glass)
Currently not in use.
Passthrough video/Slingbox button
Toggles between live TV and the Gallery.


Slingbox 500 remote control

Affected Products
  • Slingbox 500 - SlingTV
Affected Countries
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