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What is the best/convenient method of streaming slingbox to HDTV?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by unr1, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. unr1

    unr1 Legend

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    I want to setup an HDTV and stream slingbox over it
    I only have about 3-4 mbps bandwidth upload from the source

    So I know I'm not gonna get perfect HD but I want something easy to navigate with a remote. Kinda like how good the regular dish dvr remote is.

    What are some good options? Built into a TV? Peripheral device? Laptop?

    I appreciate your feedback.
     
  2. Jim5506

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    Let me see if I understand your question.

    You have a TV at location A and a slingbox at location B and want to stream the Slingbox output to that TV.

    I would connect the TV to a laptop or other PC with an HDMI output.

    The 3 or 4 MB upload should give you a pretty good HD picture.
     
  3. unr1

    unr1 Legend

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    here's my speed test

    [​IMG]

    Jim, that's exaclty what I want to do. Thanks for the tip.

    btw, I tested this and I got 1.25 MBPS on the slingplayer web app. What's the best way to use it on mac/windows? Wasn't there a standalone, I can't seem to find that. With the remote control on screen.
     
  4. unr1

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    btw... MBPS, mbps, and Mb/s
    are all the same right? :)
     
  5. unr1

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    I'm actually upgrading my cable in a few days. I should eb getting a solid 2-3 MBPS up. I'll find out later.
    But this upload sucks for what I pay for ($55/month).
     
  6. unr1

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    It's really confusing because I have the slingadapter. I use to have the slingbox pro I think it's called. But anyway, dishonline is alright but I miss slingplayer features. I'm not sure how to access slingplayer using a slingadapter connected to a 722
     
  7. garys

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    I don't believe you can connect the two.
     
  8. Jim5506

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    Slingbox has its own separate software/ incompatible with Sling Adapter.

    Slingbox - you log into www.slingbox.com, sling Adapter you log into www.dish.com.

    For a short time there was an interval where the Slngbox software worked on the sling adapter, but no longer - and I agree, the Slingbox software is highly superior to the Sling Adapter crap.

    Dish should unite the two into the same software package and not the one they use on the sling adapter!
     
  9. unr1

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    sigh, that's so lame.
    Well, my dish contract is up in a year and a half. Hope they shape up by then.
     
  10. tampa8

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    Or?
    To have the new built in APP in streaming devices for the Slingbox that just recently came out, Dish changed the way the Sling adaptor and Slingbox work.
     

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