SlingBox Must Read

powel000

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Paraclipse 2.40m solid dish,
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#1
Just wanted to get the thoughts of the members about the SlingBox. Its the unit that you attach to your reciever and can watch anywhere in the world. For Example, If you have Direct TV in the U.S, u attach the unit to it and can watch your channels in the U.K. Although the Slingbox must be connected to to ADSL. You can even change the channels while you are in the UK. The unit costs arount $250. Google it first Slingbox and lets discuss.
 

erosennin

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Solar System, currently on planet earth.
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The other side
#2
powel000 said:
Google it first Slingbox and lets discuss.
Humm...
The Washington Post has a good article / review about it:
_http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/16/AR2005071600110.html?nav=rss_technology

Also check this article on CNET about it.
_http://www.cnet.com/4520-10602_1-5619284-1.html

Sounds interesting...
 

powel000

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My Satellite Setup
Paraclipse 2.40m solid dish,
Jonsa 1.80m dish,
3.40m mesh dish,
dreambox7020SI,
relook400S,
HUMAX, dream 500hd
90CM DISH,
My Location
AMMAN-JORDAN
#3
I thought people will be more excited about the unit
 

closetosoton

More dishes than Sense.
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Wavefield T55, 20 LNB's and a whole load of analogue boxes!
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Close to Southampton
#4
powel000 said:
I thought people will be more excited about the unit
sounds good, althought it sounds far from perfect, it might sort out those who can't get astra 2d so long as they have a good mate who's willing to leave their broadband connection on, have a dedicated receiver, and lnb output.... might be cheaper than 3M dish, but quality seems questionable.... it might be my answer to TP$ and all the other FTA stuff I enjoy here nromally in UK in australia. i was thinking you could probably program a dreambox to stream its video output across a TCP/IP link, adding some remote control features...

cts
 

gameboy

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DreamBox 7000s - Nokia Freeview - Several GameBoys - DS Lite - ZX81 - SNES - N64 - Saturn - Dreamcast - PlayStation - PS2 - Gamecube - PSP - iPod - iPhone - XBox - PS3 - Wii - iPad - No Life!
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Scotland
#5
Sounds like card sharing to me!
 

rolfw

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
#6
Have to say that on reading the first article on the unit, it really doesn't excite me at all, it is a video streaming interface and a pretty limited one at that. Even with 2 megabit connection, I only have 256K outward speed, so anything coming from me would be of low quality. It can also, according to the article, only send to one source at a time, so pretty limited capability.
 

powel000

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My Satellite Setup
Paraclipse 2.40m solid dish,
Jonsa 1.80m dish,
3.40m mesh dish,
dreambox7020SI,
relook400S,
HUMAX, dream 500hd
90CM DISH,
My Location
AMMAN-JORDAN
#7
Rolf, I was wondering if the streaming speed can be ironed out o both ends, can the quality increase. Obbviously there is no way to control those speeds, but if you can watch direct TV with the the quality of the digitalb picture that would not be so bad. That's and if of course. If you have your friend set up you own connection from wherever with a dedicated reciever, it will be much more convenient and efficient. Although Rolf, I do understand your doubts about the quality of the picture. We need to look into this more and find out.
 

closetosoton

More dishes than Sense.
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#8
gameboy said:
Sounds like card sharing to me!
no, not really, i guess several people could watch the same stream, but

1) they would all have to watch the same thing
2) in a C-S set up everyone has his/her own dish 'n receiver....

-cts
 
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