PPCGeeks Forums HTC Arrive HTC HD2 HTC Thunderbolt HTC Touch Pro 2 HTC Evo 4G HTC Evo 3D Samsung Galaxy S II Motorola Droid X Apple iPhone Blackberry
Go Back   PPCGeeks > Windows Mobile > General Windows Mobile Discussions

Notices



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2008, 09:51 PM
nickm's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: 6800
Carrier: spcs
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 354
Reputation: 3
nickm is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
adding a slingbox

is there anything I should know about them before I buy one? Or is it as simple as hooking it up and your set? Any extra costs to them?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2008, 10:07 PM
larcin's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: Touch Pro
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 55
Reputation: 15
larcin is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: adding a slingbox

If you want to use it on a PPC you will need to spend an additional $29.99 for the software. Also you will have to setup some port forwarding on your router.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2008, 10:26 PM
nickm's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: 6800
Carrier: spcs
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 354
Reputation: 3
nickm is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: adding a slingbox

It seems there a 4 types of sling boxes. But I couldnt find what the difference is. I just found a site that discribes what port forwarding is. I am going to read that.

Slingbox SOLO
Slingbox TUNER
Slingbox AV
Slingbox PRO
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2008, 10:31 PM
tivoboy's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 59
Reputation: 10
tivoboy is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: adding a slingbox

If you have HD, get a pro. IF you don't, get an AV. IF you want the SB to control standard cable, get the TUNER.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2008, 10:33 PM
nickm's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: 6800
Carrier: spcs
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 354
Reputation: 3
nickm is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: adding a slingbox

I am on satellite, do I have to watch the same channel thats on the satellite tuner?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2008, 10:35 PM
larcin's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: Touch Pro
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 55
Reputation: 15
larcin is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: adding a slingbox

I have the Slingbox PRO Its good if you want to use multiple sources for the video (DVR, Cable, Computer, DVD Player)

Slingbox SOLO ( Has allows you to connect to (1) video source that has component or RCA)
Slingbox TUNER ( Has only the tuner so you can plug in to just your standard cable)
Slingbox AV ( Has only (1) RCA In)
Slingbox PRO ( The mother of all Slingbox's it has the tunner, and you can plug in 3 other devices via the HDMI port the RCA and the S-video)
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2008, 10:38 PM
sc00pmz6's Avatar
Lurker
Offline
Pocket PC: PPC-6800
Carrier: Sprint
Location: san antonio
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 14
Reputation: 0
sc00pmz6 is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: adding a slingbox

I have the slingbox classic that i got off of ebay for $50. Try looking for one of these if you are only trying to sling to your phone. I had the Pro and the difference in picture quality was not noticeable at all.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2008, 10:45 PM
nickm's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: 6800
Carrier: spcs
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 354
Reputation: 3
nickm is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: adding a slingbox

Quote:
Originally Posted by sc00pmz6 View Post
I have the slingbox classic that i got off of ebay for $50. Try looking for one of these if you are only trying to sling to your phone. I had the Pro and the difference in picture quality was not noticeable at all.
I am actually looking on EBay right now. I found a couple of the classics. Do they have an RCA input as well as the tuner? I work lots of nights so my DVD library would be nice in the middle of the night when there isn't much on TV..




larcin,
Thanks for the description. Thats made it a lot easier on me. Thats exactly what I was looking for in terms of description.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2008, 10:48 PM
markgamber's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Location: Lancaster, PA USA
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 191
Reputation: 25
markgamber is just getting started
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: adding a slingbox

Yep, classic works fine for me, too. I use mine either with the phone or over the internet and the slingbox outputs much faster than the cable modem upload speeds, let alone the phone download speed. Since I don't use it on the local 100 mbs network, there's no point in paying for speed and features I don't use. To watch widescreen content, I simply flip the player to letterbox mode. Sure, it's not HD, but it's also not a 50" plasma screen and I don't notice any real loss.

Edit: There's no RCA input on the classic. There's coax for the internal tuner, S-Video and composite inputs.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2008, 10:59 PM
rolo918's Avatar
Lurker
Offline
Pocket PC: sprint mogul ,treo 755p
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 18
Reputation: 5
rolo918 is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: adding a slingbox

as far as port fordwarding goes on your router you do not need to know alot about it the software wil set it up for you automadicly and if not it will walk you throught it with pictures
Reply With Quote
Reply

  PPCGeeks > Windows Mobile > General Windows Mobile Discussions

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
©2012 - PPCGeeks.com