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Best way to stream live and recorded to TV without receiver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by ProfLonghair, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. lincolnnellie

    lincolnnellie Cool Member

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    I have the new slingbox 500 and I love it, great picture quality. I agree that a slingbox is the way to go, but you do not need to have a TV on. You connect both the HDMI and a component cable to the slingbox and it chooses one or the other based on the programming. The nice thing about the slingbox is you can use the android app, web based application or any number of alternatives (google tv, WD TV, netgear neotv, etc). I use it on the road and use it to watch tv on my projector outside.
     
  2. Diana C

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    No, you don't NEED to have a TV, but if you do, then the satellite receiver will look for a HDCP handshake on that port. If the TV is off, it won't respond to handshake request, and so the receiver will refuse to display any copy protected content (basically HBO/Cinemax and Starz/Encore).

    If you can dedicate a receiver to the Slingbox, then you have no issues.
     
  3. lincolnnellie

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    Hmmm, I don't have that problem. Maybe it is because I go through an AV receiver.
     
  4. ProfLonghair

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    Epilogue: Got everything set up. Live-ish TV on the iPad is mediocre, at best. The lack of time shifting and overall delays in the app (it can be 30 seconds or more to start up, and I have to give it a few minutes to notice the live recording for live-ish TV) and not so great video quality, which, to be fair, is partly CrApple's fault (lightning to HDMI, google it's epic shortcomings), coupled with Amazon disabling HDMI out on Prime videos with the iPad, are why I will be returning it tomorrow and getting a Slingbox.

    I will be streaming to my Nexus 10 instead.and using Boat and Flash to watch Prime videos, and the sling player for android.

    It would have been nice if they actually had a Nomad app for Android, but it's clearly vaporware, and given the subpar-at-bests implementation on the iPad, it's probably irrelevant anyway.
     
  5. goinsleeper

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    Don't know if it helps at this point but, you could always look into grabbing an owned D10, D11 or H21. If you have an HR20 and are looking to upgrade it, you could put it on the deck. The HR20 is no longer recoverable by D* so you could turn it off whenever you want and you won't be required to send it back.
     
  6. ProfLonghair

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    Streaming to a new nsz-gs7, not my Nexus, and it's great so far.

    Interesting about the HR20, I have two that I'd like to eventually get around to upgrading, but didn't want to lose what I had on them. Not having to send back makes that a bit easier.
     
  7. mis3

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    I assume you saw that the Nomad app has just come out for Android?
     
  8. ProfLonghair

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    The one that doesn't work on rooted devices, so I had to fool it I had to temporarily unroot, and it still looked stuttery and mid quality at best? To say I'm disappointed that in a year, that was the best they could do, is putting it nicely.

    I admit, I don't exactly come around here as much, but when exactly did DirecTV fall so far behind in tech? I don't want to rant or anything, but literally the only thing keeping me with them now is Sunday Ticket.
     

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