the slingbox now  £75 @ tesco direct-collect in-store or P&P applies
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the slingbox now £75 @ tesco direct-collect in-store or P&P applies

SuperEd 16
SuperEd
Found 22nd Feb 2009
The Slingbox facility is a unique computing accessory which enables your PC to recieve your home TV signals via pre-existing high speed internet connection.

It is compact and connects to your TV system to divert (placeshift) signals live to your PC wherever you are.

It's 2 way traffic the Slingbox even allows you to manage your TV recordings remotely.

Minimum system requirements for Anywhere TV are Windows PC/ High speed internet connection/ Home Network Router.

Accessories Included Software CD ROM, Power Adapter, Ethernet Cable, Quick Start Guide, Composite AV Cable, Stereo Audio Cable, S-Video Cable, Remote Control IR Cable, Aerial Cable
Brand Sling Media
Features of Product Slingbox is a compact and elegantly designed, state-of-the-art electronic device that connects to the back of your TV. It redirects, or placeshifts, the TV signal from your cable box, satellite receiver, or personal video recorder (PVR) to your computer or laptop of choice, no matter your location - so long as you have a high-speed Internet connection. This utterly unique device will transform the way you watch TV. Whether you want to watch your soaps in the showerroom, or catch the big game during a conference call, or watch your local news from China, the power is now in your hands.
Minimum Network Requirements Cable or DSL Modem (for out-of-home viewing). 256 Kbps Upstream Network Speed Recommended (Higher upstream network speeds yield higher video quality). Home Network Router - wired or wireless (UPnP capability highly recommended)
Minimum System Requirements Windows Vista, XP or 2000 (with SP4), Pentium IV 1ghz, 256 MB RAM, 100MB Hard Disk Space, Graphics Card (24-bit), Sound Card (16 bit), Ethernet Network Connectivity (wired, wireless, or Power Line)
Slingplayer SlingPlayer is the interface that appears on the screen of your computer. This pioneering software allows you to watch and control your Slingbox with wide-ranging functionality and ease.
Slingstream SlingStream is the innovative streaming technology that ensures you receive the clearest picture possible at any given location. No need to know all the technical ins and outs of video streaming, SlingStream does it all for you

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Original Poster SuperEd

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Cheaper at Expansys - and often vouchers available for them: expansys.com/p.a…gle

Edit and has been around £50 before

Picked on up in PC World sale for £24.99, great bit of kit

oneeyedvic;4456257

Cheaper at Expansys - and often vouchers available for them: … Cheaper at Expansys - and often vouchers available for them: http://www.expansys.com/p.aspx?i=170005&partner=froogleEdit and has been around £50 before



About £77 at Expansys when you add on postage. But, as you say, they do often send out vouchers to existing customers. It used to be cheaper.

try using some software called orb first.
at orb.com

mumofsix;4457937

try using some software called orb first. at orb.com



Was going to suggest that too.

ive never understood the point of these.

Arent home upload speeds too slow to be of use when you are out travelling around?


Can anyone tell me when they use slingboxes? I.e. on what occasion (and i dont mean when you want to watch tv that youve recorded at home, from a remote location!!!)

centaurandrew;4459796

ive never understood the point of these.Arent home upload speeds too slow … ive never understood the point of these.Arent home upload speeds too slow to be of use when you are out travelling around?Can anyone tell me when they use slingboxes? I.e. on what occasion (and i dont mean when you want to watch tv that youve recorded at home, from a remote location!!!)


1. To set something to record when I forget.
2. To wind up the other half when I'm not in.
3. To watch both live and recorded TV (I know I'm not allowed that answer for some reason but thats what I use it for so I've included it)

Upload speeds can be restrictive but mine has always been good enough for me.

mumofsix;4457937

try using some software called orb first. at orb.com



I know you are only trying to help but I personally don't like leaving my pc on when I go on holiday and I don't have a tv tuner in my pc, so I don't really see the comparison sorry.

How do you use it to wind up the other half???!!!

Aha I see so its used as a PVR, can it go straight to an external hard drive or does it have to be to your PC?

mumofsix;4457937

try using some software called orb first. at orb.com



Never heard of that, but will check it out. Reps added for that tip

centaurandrew;4486160

How do you use it to wind up the other half???!!!Aha I see so its used as … How do you use it to wind up the other half???!!!Aha I see so its used as a PVR, can it go straight to an external hard drive or does it have to be to your PC?



It's not a PVR in itself...the Slingbox is used to send a video/audio signal, that you have plugged into the Slingbox, to a slingplayer client/software somewhere else where an Internet connection is available.

So you can have a PVR like Sky+, or CCTV camera plugged in or just use the inbuilt tuner to watch Freeview.

For example I was watching a Top Gear recording off of Sky+ when I was out in India towards the end of last year.

As for winding up the other half, I'm guessing potatouk changes the channel when he/she sees someone is at home flicking through the channels

lightbulb;4494772

It's not a PVR in itself...the Slingbox is used to send a video/audio … It's not a PVR in itself...the Slingbox is used to send a video/audio signal, that you have plugged into the Slingbox, to a slingplayer client/software somewhere else where an Internet connection is available.So you can have a PVR like Sky+, or CCTV camera plugged in or just use the inbuilt tuner to watch Freeview.For example I was watching a Top Gear recording off of Sky+ when I was out in India towards the end of last year.As for winding up the other half, I'm guessing potatouk changes the channel when he/she sees someone is at home flicking through the channels


Yep pretty much, or turn it off when pretty much any soap is on, or my favorite is to cancel the recording reservations and claim that they couldn't have been set right in the first place :thumbsup:

potatouk;4498128

Yep pretty much, or turn it off when pretty much any soap is on, or my … Yep pretty much, or turn it off when pretty much any soap is on, or my favorite is to cancel the recording reservations and claim that they couldn't have been set right in the first place :thumbsup:



This sounds ideal!

hi would this work on a iphone

adam786;5720895

hi would this work on a iphone



As far as I am aware, this model wouldnt work, you would need the current SlingBox which you can see at uk.slingmedia.com/go/…box

I'd be happy to be proved wrong though if anyone has it working. :thumbsup:
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