Originally Posted by bmzt31
how does this slingbox work exactly?
You buy the device and hook it into your tv / cable box / whatever. You configure it to be viewable over the internet. You go on vacation or what not and you can access your tv over the internet on your computer (or smartphone & tablet if you buy that app). Really anything you can watch on your home tv can be watched over the slingbox.
Obviously you need a decent internet connection.
In the case of my requested swap, you can create view only passwords for your slingbox, which you can pass out to the swapee.