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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Punker1234, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Punker1234

    Punker1234 New Member

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    Is this possible?

    Maybe it's just silly, but I was never fond of component cables and was hoping to keep my normal HDMI connection.

    Is it possible to do that, but then have a Slingbox connect via component as well? I realized after some research that there may be an error that shows up on screen regarding an inactive HDMI signal, but that can be fixed with an active HDMI splitter.

    Would this work? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. sangs

    sangs Member

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    Not sure what model Slingbox you have, but that's how I have my 350 connected. I don't have component going from the Slingbox to the TV though, only from the Tivo to the Slingbox. (HDMI from Tivo to TV.) Works fine.
     
  3. StevesWeb

    StevesWeb Grumpy Old Geek

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    I have a Slingbox 500 with a Roamio basic connected via HDMI and a DirecTV receiver connected via component cables.

    In my case it works to use HDMI for the TiVo because it is OTA and no cable company can mess with copy protection. For cable TV subscribers this is not recommended.
     
  4. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    If you do HDMI from the TiVo to the tv and component from the Slingbox and TiVo it will probably work. Most TVs don't have a problem with this but some will cause HDCP handshake issues with the tv is off so you will not be able to stream over the Slingbox then. But the only way to know is to test it.
     
  5. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    Might try one of these, the are reported to allow you have hdmi and work well with HDCP issues:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004F9LVXC/
     
  6. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    I have my sling connected this way and it works perfectly.
     
  7. sangs

    sangs Member

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    You don't need an HDMI splitter or any other additional equipment. Just run component from the Tivo to the Slingbox and you're golden. You don't have to connect the Sling to the TV. Have been doing it this way for over a year now. First with the FiOS DVR, now with a Tivo.
     
  8. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    However there is a "little" feature in the above mentioned splitter that helps content to be streamed though newer slingbox (500?) though hdmi output. Sure the component output works fine but if you desire to use the hdmi capabilities of the newer slingbox, the splitter helps you out. (wink, wink).... Not sure if I can go into much more detail. :D
     
  9. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Why would you need a splitter? The 500 has HDMI out. And the HDMI feature is mostly for streaming local content on the Slingbox. Most channels will not support streaming so it will have to fall back to component. The HDMI feature is mostly just for a pass-thru to keep from having to do component to the tv. But you still need to do component and HDMI into the Slingbox (or just component if you don't need the passthru).
     
  10. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Not sure about the newer Sling; I have one that's about three years old. I run component from TiVo to Sling and that's where it ends. Audio is simply RCAs from TiVo to Sling since I don't care about the audio quality. I run HDMI from TiVo to HT receiver.
     
  11. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    The splitter isn't really there to split the signal, he's trying to say that you should use it to supply the HDCP authorization to the Slingbox and tivo so it outputs ALL channels from the TiVo, even if the tv is off. I haven't done it but I think what you do is split one output to the sling and one to the tv.
     

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