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Advatage of 922 vs Slingbox solo?
Posted 10 October 2010 - 05:41 PM
Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:53 PM
Folks that have a 722K + a Slingbox HD add-on have pretty much the same features, without the fancy new 922 GUI... and the 922 is limited to the Dish Web site or iPhone app for sling, while a Slingbox HD is still supported by SlingPlayer on PC and Mac computers.
There are a few who have argued the add-on Slingbox HD is better for them because of the greater ability to Sling on their local networks.
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:47 PM
I believe there is one very important difference between having a Slingbox HD-Pro on a regular ViP DVR (as I have) and having a 922. The 922 simultaneously outputs independently controlled HD through the TV1 output and the Sling output (TV2). On my 722, the TV1 HD output is the source of the HD signal on my TV and my Slingbox, indeed the only source of an HD signal available as TV2 is SD.
If Sling would ever produce the Sling Receiver 300, known on the Dish website as the Sling Extender coming soon, then a single 922 could feed two HD TV's with independently controlled signals.
With that said, yes my Slingbox PRO-HD can be used in the future on anything with an HD output. When my 722 dies, I could move the Slingbox PRO-HD to my 612 and get a 922. I probably won't, but I could.
I have no real need for a larger hard drive as I use EHDs extensively.
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:32 AM
So... the 922 doesn't have single and dual modes like a 722... but rather single and Sling modes.
In single mode, you do what you want just like on a 722 in single mode.
In Sling mode, you can't swap or PiP anymore because TV2 is in use by Sling.
Until we get TV Everywhere, the only way to view 922 Sling content is via the Dish Web site or the iPhone app... which means you are limited to your internet connection upload speed... so it is difficult to tell the quality of the HD being "slung" via Sling on the 922.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:46 PM