Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
Bikes: Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
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Originally Posted by mazpr
I stumbled into one of this electronic gadgets and I am thinking into buying one. If anyone has one of them or had one can you provide feedback on what I should expect?
It states the device is hookked up to my cable feed at home and that I can even watch events on my work computer.
I bought one to "sling" the TDF to the bike shop I manage. The problem is all the wizards that come with the software can't configure my specific home network. I had a network expert buddy come over and he didn't (or couldn't) finish the job of setting it up for remote viewing, so for now it's just on the internal network.
For the internal network, it does the job. I have a dual screen setup, and since I'm not one to sit and watch, it's great to be able to surf, work on projects, print out forms, etc all while watching live TV.
My wife likes it as well and although she's not technically savvy can pull it up on her PC and watch her programs at her own desk. We only have one Slingbox and have to switch it back and forth. With two units you can set it up to watch different programs simultaneously.
Limitations: The software covers my Dish DVR, but not completely. Some of the remote functions are not available. Fortunately mine is set up for an RF remote that works through walls so when I need those extra buttons, I just grab the remote.
I have a Gigabit network and there is a bit of lag as the software optimizes the stream. Once it has, it plays like any other TV. Wish I could tell you how well it does from afar, but alas...
Originally Posted by ahsposo
Ski, bike and wish I was gay.