Saturday, February 5, 2011

Toshiba D-TR1 now supported by Sling Media

Sling Media has added loads of remotes for the new Japanese market.  Now Toshiba D-TR1 is officially supported but the skin is a generic one with a lot of tiny unused buttons and some buttons are missing.  I will keep using my skin.

Sling Media's Toshiba remote skin (left), my D-TR1 skin (middle), my shorter D-TR1 skin (right)

The skin I made is a bit too big, but shrinking the size takes a quite a bit of work so I rather live with this one.

WebSlingPlayer picture quality in regular SlingPlayer

WebSlingPlayer renders much smoother pictures than the regular SlingPlayer.  The difference is particularly apparent for sharp features as shown below (click on the image to see the pixel-by-pixel image).

I tried copying some files from the WebSlingPlayer program directory to the SlingPlayer directory to see if it is possible to have the WebSlingPlayer picture quality in the regular SlingPlayer since I do not like the WebSlingPlayer.  It turned out that copying and works.  Here are the versions of the players I tried:

WebSlingPlayer (IE8):
OS: Windows 7 Professional

I tried the same with my netbook running Windows XP, but the method above didn't work for some reasons.