Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by deesee22, Sep 16, 2006.
When will this be released?
The only articles I can find on Google say the first quarter of 2006?
Just by your shows on itunes
They are still in beta but is supposed to be released fairly soon according to engadget.
explain the slingbox concept
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A Slingbox is a TV streaming device that enables consumers to remotely view their cable, satellite, or personal video recorder (PVR) programming from an Internet-enabled computer with a broadband Internet connection. It is produced by Sling Media, Inc of San Mateo, California.
How the Slingbox works
The Slingbox redirects, or "placeshifts," a single live TV stream from a cable box, satellite receiver, or PVR to the viewer's PC located anywhere in the home or, when using a broadband Internet connection, anywhere in the world. For copyright reasons, only one user can access the signal from a Slingbox at a time.
The Slingbox connects a standard-definition TV source (via coaxial cable, S-video, or composite cabling) to an existing Internet connection. Personal video recorders and cable or satellite set top boxes can be controlled through a separate infrared (IR) cable that lets users change channels from the remote location. Software on a user's PC (only Microsoft Windows is currently supported) connects to the Slingbox and provides the user interface for viewing the video stream and changing channels.
Sling Media released a Windows Mobile version of their player on April 26, 2006 which allows users to stream their video over PDAs and smartphones. The company is also planning on releasing SlingPlayer for Mac OS X in Q3 2006. A high-definition version of the Slingbox has not yet been announced.
An article about the release from this weekend...
any new comments? I am really thinking about getting one.
my dad has one he loves it.
personally i think its kind of useless
now on the other hand, slingbox to my iphone would be
I love it. I don't have tv in my room so i can watch some 57 channels. i just got the basic and not the digital one. Works great for me. Even watch it at work some days
I got the basic and I think I have like 20 channels.
There is already a media player available for OSX.
I've been using it for 2 or 3 months now. Works great!
original thread date: 09-16-2006, 08:43 PM