Can someone explain why you want a Slingbox?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by AbMagFab, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. ciper

    ciper Active Member

    Nov 4, 2004


    I wouldn't mind to join such a club however -

    Its against the slingbox TOS
    The user could delete your entire NPL if he wanted.
  2. m_jonis

    m_jonis Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    Albany, NY
    Or if you're like the unlucky bunch of us in TW Cable "country" where every channel is set for 0x02 (except for the 6 HD local stations) so you cannot transfer it or watch it anywhere other than where you recorded it.

    One of the main reasons I will not be buying another TivoHD or Series3.
  3. wildtexaschef

    wildtexaschef New Member

    Jul 4, 2005

    Slingbox can bypass the 0x02 protection. Soon with Slingbox HD Pro, Slingcatcher & Slingplayer 2.0 along with using your TiVo HD/S3 hooked up. Then you can watch Hi-Def programming anytime anywhere you want AND have no need to worry about the 0x02 settings whatsoever. :)


    P.S. The slingcatcher does support HD, but won't be released till sometime in MAY. The Slingbox HD Pro won't be released till just before christmas, & Slingplayer 2.0 Should be released about the same time the slingcatcher is released.
  4. holee

    holee Uncertain

    Dec 12, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    It's really neat. A friend of mine has a sling hooked up to one of my receivers. He can use it to watch TV wherever he is, no matter what device he's using. So he can watch TV while driving, or when he's abroad in another country.

    It's much easier and more flexible than a lot of other solutions out there.
  5. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000


    A far less risky proposition is to match up individuals in search of each others programming. That limits exposure so it becomes very unlikely anyone's service could be shut down or even readily identified. It is of course more costly and maybe only applicable to those who are seeking a larger amount of programming. I could readily see myself setting up a separate receiver or DVR and SlingBox for someone in exchange for them doing the same in a market like the UK... well, if there weren't other options readily available, anyway. :)
  6. TheNatureRoy

    TheNatureRoy New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    I travel a ton, and hotel cable just doesn't cut it.

    I actually recently purchased Locationfree -- Sony's take on a Slingbox-type device, which basically does the same thing only it also works with a PSP.

    Actually, I'm going in reverse. I currently have a Directv HD DVR. I'm moving somewhere I can't mount a dish, so I'm thinking about going Tivo HD rather than using the local cable systems' HD DVR because I'm quite certain Locationfree with play nicely with Tivo HD and I'm not sure that would be the case with their box.

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