Slingbox. Anyone use it? Need to watch the game.

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Martice, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. Martice

    Martice Member

    970 Messages
    7 Likes Received
    Hi my projector just blew a bulb. I am considering purchasing a slingbox to watch the game on my PC. Anyone use it and how do you like it?

  2. actual29

    actual29 New Member

    282 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    i havent used it myself but i sell them
    and i havent heard any complaints

    give it a shot.
  3. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

    7,360 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    I would recommend giving sopcast a go before you go and spend money.
  4. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

    5,945 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    I have one. It's pretty awesome. I watch/listen to tv while at work. You can watch it over your local network but it's not as good as watching your tv but still pretty good.
  5. Martice

    Martice Member

    970 Messages
    7 Likes Received
    The way it is described, it sounds like a fix that I can use for now. Have you never seen the picture?

    I have a old projector and my replacement bulbs go for almost $500 bucks!!!

    I think I will reinvest in a big LCD but until then, I am hoping that I can use this box thing as my TV.

    Wish me luck and if not, I will have to look at SopCast as a immediate alternative.
  6. Martice

    Martice Member

    970 Messages
    7 Likes Received
    Out the door!!!!!!!!!
  7. poke

    poke the older I get the better I was

    2,576 Messages
    8 Likes Received
    i will be interested in how slingbox works out......please post your results !
  8. Draegerman

    Draegerman Internet Somebody

    3,706 Messages
    4 Likes Received
    Hey actual29,

    My question is would a slingbox work in my cottage up in the mountains? I tried to install DirecTv up there a few years ago but couldn't find a clear line of sight because of all the trees surrounding my place. Would the slingbox be a more sensible option?


  9. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing

    4,239 Messages
    229 Likes Received
    You should buy a Slingbox if you travel often. Last season, I was traveling extensively, including to Europe and China. Worked like a charm, was watching the Cowboys' opening day game last year while in a little hotel in Guangzhou, China. But if your bulb went out (I have a projector too).. why not just buy a new bulb?
  10. FCBarca

    FCBarca New Member

    2,475 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    From some of these posts, I question whether some people understand how Slingbox works...It doesn't create TV on a PC, it simply allows you to transplant your existing TV/Cable/Satellite to any PC or Notebook that has both a Slingbox unit and an internet connection (Broadband).

    And, I agree, Sopcast is a pretty cheap alternative for watching live broadcasts...For DVR and local programming, Slingbox is worth it.
  11. Martice

    Martice Member

    970 Messages
    7 Likes Received
    OK. I bought and installed SLingbox. I now have a neat setup that should hold me until I research which tv I want to purchase.

    My findings regarding the Slingbox is it does what it says it does. The picture is quite sharp as long as you dont go full screen. However, I dont think I will really miss that feature as I currently have TV and CBZ sharing one monitor and I am working on some documents on the other monitor all at the same time. Not a bad setup. Most of all I can watch the game tonight. Whew!

    My projector is old and not worth it anymore. I am not totally against purchasing a new PJ mind you. However, its not worth it to buy another bulb for for my current one. Wanna get a native Widescreen projector this time.
  12. devman90

    devman90 The Master of Disaster

    324 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    I have a Slingbox and love it. I can watch TV on my motorola Q and laptop just like i would at home.
  13. Wezsh0T

    Wezsh0T Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

    1,705 Messages
    441 Likes Received
    If you get internet and can host your direcTV elsewhere, it would be a decent option. My direcTV dish sits at my friend's house and he allows me to use his internet to transfer the image over.
  14. FCBarca

    FCBarca New Member

    2,475 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Mu buddy lives in Switzerland and watches his familiy's dish network through slingbox from California...Nice :cool:

Share This Page