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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by irregularjoe, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Morris Herman

    Morris Herman Mac user since 84!

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    I did a speedtest and found that the upload and download speeds in the hotel were in the 250-275 Kbps range. At home, I just tested my connection and got 4375 kbps download and 407 kbps upload.
     
  2. tnedator

    tnedator New Member

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    As to the hotels, it will vary. I have been in some hotels where I consistantly get around 400-450k, my upload speed at home is 512k, but I never see more than around 450k when I connect to my slingbox.

    Other hotels I have bounced between 100-200k. I figure it is probably a combination of what type of internet connection they have and what kind of usage.

    A few weeks ago I was in Amsterdam and watched an episode of 24 while I was killing some time. I love my slingbox.
     
  3. rawbi01

    rawbi01 Go Bucks!

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    I'm at the airport in LA watching mt DirecTivo in Cleveland. Here is how it looks!!


    I can't figure out how to include the pic. :(
     
  4. Morris Herman

    Morris Herman Mac user since 84!

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    What are you using? a laptop or a PDA? what broadband service are you using?

    I spend a lot of time at the United Red Carpet Club in LA waiting for flights and would like a diversion.
     
  5. MisterEd

    MisterEd Very Large Member

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    Does Slingbox require an installable client to watch TV? I can't INSTALL anything here at work but I'd surely love to be able to watch TV at the end of my 3PM->Midnight shift when it's dead here.
     
  6. tnedator

    tnedator New Member

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    Yes, you have to install the slinbox player.
     
  7. SeattleCarl

    SeattleCarl New Member

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    You should be able to copy the entire slingplayer folder from a PC that it is installed on onto a USB memory card, then insert that into another pc and run the software without having to do an actual installation. I think it takes somewhere right around 65 MB.

    That might let you get around the inability to install the software, however you may still run into issues with port blocking and other firewall issues from a work location. Lots of discussion on the slingcommunity web site regarding this and possible workarounds.

    Carl
     
  8. tnedator

    tnedator New Member

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    I tried this and it didn't work. I got an error when attempting to run slingplayer.exe. I doubted this was going to work, since the vast majority of Windows apps these days need to be installed (registry settings and such), but I thought it could be handy if this actually worked. Unfortunately, it didn't.
     
  9. SeattleCarl

    SeattleCarl New Member

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    Hmm. Many people (on sling community forums) have reported that it has worked for them. Is your work PC running Windows XP, or is it possibly running 2000 or something else?

    Unfortunately, I've already got slingplayer installed on all my PC's, so it wouldn't be a valid test even if I could run a flash drive copy of it.

    Carl
     
  10. MisterEd

    MisterEd Very Large Member

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    I don't own a Slingbox (yet). However I downloaded and installed the latest software to "Computer A" and then copied the folder to "Computer B". I then ran Slingbox.exe and it SEEMS TO have started fine (no errors of any sort). Both computers are XP-Rro.

    Is there a demo slingbox that can be checked out anywhere? If so can you please PM me the info to access it. I want to try it from home and from work before making a purchase.


    Edit: Is Windows Media Player 10 a necessity? Version 9 is installed at work and I am unable to upgrade it due to computer restrictions.


    Thanks
     
  11. willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    Tell em at work that you need version 10 so that you can watch TV at your desk, I'm sure they will set you right up. :D
     
  12. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    Why wouldn't people just use Orb?
     
  13. MisterEd

    MisterEd Very Large Member

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    From what I was reading I seems I can't stream my TIVO using Orb only from a TV card in my PC which would only give me 5 local channels.

     
  14. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    With a SA Tivo and the 7.x software, apparently you can stream your Tivo. You can browse the NP list, and then play what you want.

    I watched it work.
     
  15. MisterEd

    MisterEd Very Large Member

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    Isn't this the " DIRECTV Receiver with TiVo " Forum ?? I don't have a SA.
     
  16. tnedator

    tnedator New Member

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    XP Pro on three machines. I have it installed on two of them, and attempted to run the slingplayer exe from the third machine with no luck. Doesn't really matter for me, since I don't have a problem installing it where I need it, but I figured I would give it a try 'out of curiousity'.
     
  17. MisterEd

    MisterEd Very Large Member

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    Did you copy the ENTIRE FOLDER (65MB's)including the empty top folder and all the sub-folder and put it in the PROGRAM FILES folder? It's worked on 3 computers without problem.
     
  18. SeattleCarl

    SeattleCarl New Member

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    To test this out, I copied my entire sling folder to a flash drive, took it next door to my neighbors house and plugged it into his pc and ran slingplayer with no problems. Worked just fine. I have no idea why you are having a problem doing that.

    Carl
     
  19. Markman07

    Markman07 Active Member

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  20. ayrton911

    ayrton911 F1 TiVo

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    I'll buy a slingbox, when they support OS X.
     

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