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Old 4th January 2014, 09:07   #1 (permalink)
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Slingbox

Thought I would start a separate thread re this piece of kit.

For those of you who at home have Sky or Virgin why not watch all those channels on your tv when in Turkey. You are paying your tv bill at home 365/365 so why not utilise it even when in Turkey.

All you need is internet access both in Turkey and at home- no extra subscription costs.

Simply connect the Slingbox to your Satellite/Cable box at home and hey presto you can watch, record etc anything you get at home on your tv in Turkey by connecting a tablet or laptop

No Vpn required either. Slingbox ( Solo) are around 75, Slingbox App 10

If you need any more advice just ask me
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Re: Slingbox

We have a slingbox, which we tend to use as a back up when filmon is not working. We find the picture not so sharp, so no good for trying to see the ball in a football match.
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What age is your box Mickey and what upload/ download speeds are you getting?

The reason I ask is in my testing it was Sky fball I was watching and it was near perfect.

The technology on these boxes has leapt forward this past couple of years
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About 4/5 years old, it is sharper when used at home. I don't know what our download speed is, but we are in a rural location and do not have fibre optic connections
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A lot goes on good upload speed at Slingbox location and newer models much more reliable
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How does the slingbox connect to the Skybox & does it allow you to change channels ?
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I find it fascinating- big kid I know!!!

Connection is reasonably straightforward, one cable to your Sky box one to your router.

Honestly I am no tekky and I managed it. After you connect the cables you eventually just follow on screen instructions.

Now heres the fun bit -operating it!!!

What happens is on your laptop/ tablet an exact copy of your Sky remote appears!!!!


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You then just touch the remote control and can watch, search, change channels etc just as normal!!!!!!

One point I must stress is if someones using the Slingbox, say in Turkey, any viewer back at home in the UK at the same time, can only watch same channels!!!!!
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If you live full time in Turkey you could pay for a multiroom box to be installed at a friends or relatives where they have a full package. It's about 10 a month

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If I moved over thats exactly what I would do
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Re: Slingbox

I looked at the slingbox a couple of years ago but they had stopped making the 'catcher' and you needed to view on a computer, is this still the case??
I ended up with a Monsoon Lava setup (one in the UK connected to SKY box the other at the villa connected to TV, both are connected to the routers via wifi. Monsoon Multimedia Vulkano - Watch YouTube on your TV works fine but not HD quality and does depend on good upload speed in UK and good download speed in Turkey.. plus the delay caused by buffering does take a bit of getting used to when using the remote in Turkey to scroll through menu in UK (about a 8 second delay)
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