Slingbox?

Discussion in 'Cable & Video' started by mrpacs, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    I'm interested in the Slingbox for my HP Touchsmart PC. My cable modem and wireless router are located in my office which is adjacent to my bedroom. The Bedroom TV has HD via Comcast HD DVR. I can easily connect the HDTV to the Cable modem or router if this required by the Slingbox. Is this how it should be connected or another way?
     
  2. reedyj

    reedyj New Member

    I'm not sure of your question. A slingbox connects a video source like a cable box or satellite tuner to your network for viewing on your network or remote viewing over the web to another computer. I'm sure if you go to the slingbox web site many of your questions will be answered.
     
  3. xan_user

    xan_user Banned

  4. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    I got it up & running, thanks Guy's.
     
  5. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    Im thinking about getting a slingbox, but I need to get the internet at home. I assume the connection has to be on at all times, right? I mean, there would not be a way for me to turn on and connect the internet that the slingbox is connected to from my laptop would there?
     
  6. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    Correct, you need to have internet on at all times in order to utilize Slingbox.
     
  7. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    Im not able to get cable or DSL, will any of the satellte providers work? Or the aircards from the cell companies?
     
  8. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

  9. xan_user

    xan_user Banned

    If hughes and wildblue dont throttle slingbox traffic so much that its still usable, you will run into FAP problems the first day you watch more than one show with it.

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  10. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    Just bought me a Slingbox 500 HD. I upgraded my internet to 12 megs down so I could get the 1.5 up (best I could do without cable, I like my DTV)

    Anyway I hooked it up tonight and it looks great on my laptop and iPad. I imagine it will work just as well out of the house, gonna test it at my brothers house in a couple days. Can't wait to be able to watch Royals games and the sat tv I pay through the nose for anywhere, with my travel schedule it's well worth it.
     
  11. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    I have sling built into our two Hoppers. You will love it. Especially if you travel. With sling you don't need an ESPN app. You have live whatever whenever.
     
  12. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    Been loving my slingbox, especially being able to watch my recorded TV programs remotely. Can't wait to be able to watch the Royals on the go soon wherever I am at!
     
  13. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    Being able to watch live sports not available online is a huge deal for me. I can watch the Royals without paying extra for MLB.TV and not worry about blackouts too. Slingbox rules!
     
  14. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    I'm glad that worked out for you. I've had sling for a long time. I had a sling app way back on my old Treo smart phone years ago. :agree:


    Now their built in our Dish hoppers. It's a really cool gadget to have. Live TV, everything on your DVR plus all the live sports. I use it a lot at Buckeye football games. Especially the night games.
     
  15. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    I watched the Royals game today with my slingbox! Picture on my laptop was top notch! It was great except that they lost.:(
     

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