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


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#1 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:27 PM

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!

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#2 OFFLINE   Carl1367066121

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 02:43 PM

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.


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

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:21 PM

I have 2.. one here at home and one in Chicago, so I can watch Chicago TV. They're great!
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:25 PM

I've got two, and couldn't be happier with them. They do what they are supposed to.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:26 PM

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

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:18 PM

The only problem is when I show it to people they call me a geek. :)


And the problem is ???

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:53 PM

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

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:02 PM

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.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:08 PM

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.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:29 PM

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.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:51 PM

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.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:53 PM

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.



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...

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:54 PM

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

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:51 AM

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.

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.
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:51 AM

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:
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 11:19 AM

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

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 11:27 AM

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..

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 11:32 AM

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..



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

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 11:44 AM

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:

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 09:57 AM

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..


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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Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:46 PM

I have the Slingbox ProHD. It works flawlessly on my iPhone 4 and my pc. Needless to say "I Love It!"

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:16 PM

I have the Classic and it works great on my IPhone and IPad. I don't really see the need to upgrade unless Sling kills it off.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:27 PM

I've owned a Slingbox for about two years. I use it occasionally when traveling on vacation, but use it mostly around the house.

We have our Dish Network DVR wired into it, and can watch any channel we get from Dish, all of the local OTA channels, and any shows or movies we've recorded anywhere. I have the software on the two home computers... one I-Mac and one PC... and on the laptop. Works great!

I do not have the capability to see it on my phone yet. I have a Palm Pre... no Sling app for that yet.

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Edit: I now have an HTC EVO 4G and have the Slingbox app on the phone now too. Works great!

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:39 PM

I have the Classic and it works great on my IPhone and IPad. I don't really see the need to upgrade unless Sling kills it off.



Are you using the ipad app or the ipphone app on the ipad? I was under the impression the actual ipad app won't work with the classic...

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 04:21 AM

Are you using the ipad app or the ipphone app on the ipad? I was under the impression the actual ipad app won't work with the classic...

The updated iPad app definitely WILL NOT work with the Slingbox Classic. Only the iPhone app will work with it.
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