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Slingbox?
« on: February 28, 2010, 05:24:18 PM »
Just curious what folks here use a slingbox? I have a Slingbox HD and love it  :wub:

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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010, 05:26:22 PM »
I don't. Too expensive down here. :no:

Although I really want to invest in one. :yes:

I'm looking into getting the SlingBox solo. Does it stream 1080i HD through component video and can I output it to the TV since our box only has one set of component video jacks? Can't use HDMI because we have a rear-projection TV. :hmm:
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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010, 05:52:50 PM »
Just curious what folks here use a slingbox? I have a Slingbox HD and love it  :wub:
Gee Martin you surely forgot about me..:P

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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 06:06:33 PM »
Just curious what folks here use a slingbox? I have a Slingbox HD and love it  :wub:
Gee Martin you surely forgot about me..:P
lol no I remembered :P

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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 06:14:16 PM »
Well that doesn't answer my question. :noexpression:
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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2010, 08:38:16 PM »
I don't. Too expensive down here. :no:

Although I really want to invest in one. :yes:

I'm looking into getting the SlingBox solo. Does it stream 1080i HD through component video and can I output it to the TV since our box only has one set of component video jacks? Can't use HDMI because we have a rear-projection TV. :hmm:
I have a SlingBox SOLO. Yes it can stream 1080i HD, as I do it with my TIVO. It does not do it in true HD though, as for a security measure, it scales the HD picture down significantly, but keeps it in the 16:9 ratio, hence why my screen caps are somewhat blurryish.

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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010, 09:11:31 PM »
I don't own one but my friend bought one that he never used, I found it in his basement one day and borrowed it (that was months ago). This one is an older SD only box. One of these days I'll get a Solo. Anyway, I love it, I always have the news or something on while I'm at work, thankfully nobody cares :P

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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2010, 09:34:34 PM »
I <3 my slingbox. I nearly had it gone last September but found it from my attic and reinstalled it. Zach, it's really not expensive. Most internal TV Tuners cost more than a slingbox which is around $100-$120 depending on the model.

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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010, 10:03:47 PM »
I don't. Too expensive down here. :no:

Although I really want to invest in one. :yes:

I'm looking into getting the SlingBox solo. Does it stream 1080i HD through component video and can I output it to the TV since our box only has one set of component video jacks? Can't use HDMI because we have a rear-projection TV. :hmm:
I have a SlingBox SOLO. Yes it can stream 1080i HD, as I do it with my TIVO. It does not do it in true HD though, as for a security measure, it scales the HD picture down significantly, but keeps it in the 16:9 ratio, hence why my screen caps are somewhat blurryish.
That's understandable. I just want it to do 16:9 so if I post screenshots of TWC HD I won't have to do any photo stretching. :yes:
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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010, 10:08:44 PM »
I've been looking at slingboxes but am waiting to find one under $100.

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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2010, 04:07:43 PM »
I've been looking at slingboxes but am waiting to find one under $100.
Highly unlikely. If you want to use the slingbox to record TWC, then this is NOT the device for you. The recorder produces a crappy quality recording and to buy the full Slingcorder program you need to pay $30 yearly

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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2010, 06:54:16 PM »
I don't have one but...

http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/ -- I want to get one of these, as you can use Windows Media Encoder or any other TV tuner standard program with the added awesomeness of HDMI and Component!

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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2010, 07:05:29 PM »
I don't have one but...

http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/ -- I want to get one of these, as you can use Windows Media Encoder or any other TV tuner standard program with the added awesomeness of HDMI and Component!

Holy crap now I'm dreaming! :faint:
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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2010, 07:58:36 PM »
Damn that is nice!

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Re: Slingbox?
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2010, 09:42:45 PM »
I don't have one but...

http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/ -- I want to get one of these, as you can use Windows Media Encoder or any other TV tuner standard program with the added awesomeness of HDMI and Component!

Holy crap now I'm dreaming! :faint:

$2,300+ for a tuner? Now that's just crazy