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Slingbox: Still The Best Gadget For Tv-watching Anywhere You Go

Discussion in 'IPTV Hardware' started by Chris Blount, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I’m always surprised at the number of people who have never heard of Slingbox, the mobile technology that lets you watch TV anywhere. Since it's been around for 6 years, I would have thought more people would know about it.

    And yet, when I open my smartphone and show people live TV pictures from my home — local channels, cable and premium TV, and even recorded shows — the immediate answer is invariably, “Wow, What IS that? I want one of those!

    Full article: http://crosscut.com/2010/12/19/technology/20457/Slingbox:-Still-the-best-gadget-for-TV-watching-anywhere-you-go/
     
  2. Carl1367066121

    Carl1367066121 New Member

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    Love Slingbox. Have 3 of them. Also modulate security cameras and stuff it into the tuner so I can view those via sling.
     
  3. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

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    I have 2.. one here at home and one in Chicago, so I can watch Chicago TV. They're great!
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I've got two, and couldn't be happier with them. They do what they are supposed to.
     
  5. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Agree. I have 3 of them as well. The only problem is when I show it to people they call me a geek. :)
     
  6. Carl1367066121

    Carl1367066121 New Member

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    And the problem is ???
     
  7. BMoreRavens

    BMoreRavens New Member

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    I have a Slingbox Pro HD and Slingbox Pro. I use them all of the time. They work well with my Driod X too.
     
  8. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

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    ONe of mine is a Slingbox Classic since it's connected to basic cable in Chicago. Problem is that that slingbox won't work with the iPad Slingbox app. I may have to get a new one when I go up there, but none of the others will let me use coax connectors, and I don't want to set up a wifi point for the slingbox since I get great throughput now with a direct connect to the router, and it will turn to trash if I make it wireless.
     
  9. houskamp

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    I have singbox pro.. mostly use it for around the house stuff.. way less power needed to run it than D2pc.. sometimes use it for nascar on work weekends.
     
  10. Carl1367066121

    Carl1367066121 New Member

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    Hmm. Two of mine are classics, and they seem to work fine with the Android slingbox app. My third one is the original Pro, and it also works fine.
     
  11. rad1367066121

    rad1367066121 New Member

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    Have a Slingbox Solo connected to a HR24 mainly for the wife to use, she travels for business, when she's stuck in an airport.
     
  12. inkahauts1367066121

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    You need to get a vcr as a tuner, then hook up your new sling box that way. Then you can use one of the newer slingboxes...
     
  13. inkahauts1367066121

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    I only have a classic.. Of course, I've had it since about a month after it came out... :D
     
  14. MartyS

    MartyS New Member

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    Carl, it works fine with the iPhone app... just not the newly updated iPad app, which was disappointing. I kept the iPhone app on the iPad, so at least I still have the capability to view it on the iPad.

    I don't know why the classic became "unsupported" on the iPad, but it did.
     
  15. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I have a Slingbox Pro that is sitting there unpowered. I need to finish my media closet's new shelving so I can rearrange everything to use it. I would love to start using the Sling Media App for my hTC EVO 4G. :unsure:
     
  16. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    What kind of upload speeds do you need to make the Slingbox worthwhile?
     
  17. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    400k is what I see to be minimum usable.. fullscreen will still be fuzzy but I can read the ticker on nacar races..
    at home it will run up into 4000k and is noticabley better..
     
  18. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    I'm somewhere in the 600 +/- range for upload with my DSL.
     
  19. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    oh and one other thing: slingbox is very good at not hogging bandwidth.. at work I can run it and still do other things (lookup parts) and slingplayer will back off and not bother the stuff I actualy get paid for doing :unsure:
     
  20. Carl1367066121

    Carl1367066121 New Member

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    With SD, I agree that 350-400K is about the minimum, however I have watched with lower speed connections having some pauses and interruptions. Right now I'm checking my Sling - upload is via cable modem with plenty of bandwidth, download is via Clear, and my bitrate is fluctuating between 400 and 700 Kbps, mostly holding around 600.
     

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