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Alternative to a Slingbox

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by tivaulo, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. BeerPimp

    BeerPimp New Member

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    I wondered about this. I just purchased a slingbox 500. I hope the add revenue and the small amount of app purchases is enough to keep the sling servers going. I don't see the sling company going anywhere since Dish owns them and they seem to be doing well with slingtv.
     
  2. milo99

    milo99 Well-Known Member

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    Falls...
    Yeah thats what I'm counting on.
     
  3. merleau79

    merleau79 New Member

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    Do you get the box saying "HDMI connection not permitted"? Also, it is odd, but I have to change the HDMI input in order to watch the slingbox. My Tivo is connected to my Xbox via HDMI 1. If I have my TV on that input I get the error "The connected video signal is not supported". But if I change the input to HDMI 4 I get the picture, but that 'not permitted' box appears. This never happened before.
     
  4. osu1991

    osu1991 Active Member

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    Not with newer tv’s

    I did with an older early model LCD connected to the mini via hdmi. I just used component cables on that tv with the mini and slingbox until I replaced that tv last Christmas. I don’t have the problem with the newer tv’s and our slingboxes. I have the mini connected to the slingbox via component cables and the mini connected to the tv via hdmi. Works fine.
     
  5. merleau79

    merleau79 New Member

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    My TV is only 2 or 3 years old. I have the Tivo and the slingbox connected by component cables and the Tivo connected to the Xbox. Then the Xbox connected to the Samsung HDMI hub.
     
  6. merleau79

    merleau79 New Member

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    I figured it out while on hold with Tivo support (they kept thinking the box was Sling TV and I couldn't convince them otherwise). Anyway, the HDMI hub for my TV, I believe, is only HDCP compliant on port 4. So, the cable from the Tivo has to be plugged into that port. And you have to leave that source on when you watch the Slingbox, which I don't like if I want to watch the box while playing PS4. But it'll do when I'm on the road. Thanks for the reply.
     

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