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Old 04-14-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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Question A Mini and a Slingbox 350

I'm looking to possibly hook up a mini to a Slingbox 350. The Mini actually might be moving into a basement bedroom that isn't used too much (& therefore a better location for the slingbox). Everything will be hard wired ethernet too. There is also a Sony 32" flat screen CRT TV down there that it would be hooked up to so its not HD, but it does have component connections (currently used by a 2-tuner Premiere).

From what I can tell, the Slingbox 350 has in/out component jacks so it looks like I would simply connect my mini (with a breakout cable) to the Slingbox. Then connect the Slingbox OUT connections to my Sony TV.

Does this sound about right and all I need to do? It seems pretty much straight forward & as simple as I think. I saw some other past posts about trying to use both the HDMI AND component outputs at the same time with a Mini connected to a Slingbox & running into some issues. Are there possibly any other issues or concerns I might run into with this scenario? Or is it pretty easy for this setup?
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:05 AM   #2
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I'm using Mini to feed Slingbox 350 with breakout cables and it works fine. Some TVs when off will not keep HDMI HDCP handshake alive, so you may need active HDMI splitter or switch in that case else when TV is off else the component output will have a nag message. Other option if that is a problem is just use Slingbox component output to connect to TV instead of HDMI from Mini.

EDIT: 20.4.1 release may have introduced issue for Mini where both HDMI and component use at same time may not work. I'm only using component though so not a problem for me.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:25 PM   #3
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Yes there is some kind of issue. I use component from my Mini to my Slingbox 350. Then HDMI goes to a two way splitter. With one output going to my XBOne and one going straight to my receiver. Since the Spring update I have lost video on my SLing box a couple times now. But each time it happened it was right after my XBOne updated it's software. So somehow my XBOne has been tied to the issue I've seen. Both times I rebooted my Mini and I got my Slingbox video back. It has been fine now since my last XBOne update.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:55 PM   #4
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FWIW I have 20.4.1 on my mini using HDMI to my receiver and component to my Slingbox 350 without any issues.
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