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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by timstack8969, Apr 22, 2011.
What is the best way to hook up the TIVO Premiere and Slingbox Pro HD?
If you are using HDMI with your TV, use component (blue/green/red with white/red audio), or vice versa. All video output is live.
Beware of the occasional HDMI/HDCP glitch when using both component and HDMI simultaneously. My Tivo likes to throw "HDMI not permitted" errors momentarily on component whenever the HDMI-connected Tv is powered on or off, and for the entire duration of when the Tv is set to a different (non-Tivo) source.
Alittle disappointed the slingbox doesn't have HDMI-Also do I have to disconnect the Cable Wire from the TIVO to the Slingbox?
I would guess the problem with it using HDMI is the HDCP DRM "feature" that protects content from being copied. Component video lacks this important feature.
As far as the cable wire, IIRC the slingbox has an internal tuner that you can use as an alternative to using the device it's connected to (i.e. Tivo). It'll probably be a restrictive set of channels that you can tune without a cablecard. Personally, I wouldn't bother, I'd just use it in combination with the Tivo to get all your channels and DVR functionality. Depends a lot on what your intended application is.