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Anonymous
July 15, 2005 4:56:59 PM

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Anyone heard of this? Sounds good to me. Anyone using it yet? Great for
travel. I must get one.

http://www.slingmedia.com/

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Anonymous
July 15, 2005 8:19:05 PM

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Jennifer L. Boyd wrote:
> Anyone heard of this? Sounds good to me. Anyone using it yet? Great for
> travel. I must get one.
>
> http://www.slingmedia.com/
>
>

It was the subject of a thread a couple days ago. There was some
controversy about how useful it was. SINNER and I thought it was
interesting and potentially convenient. Others disagreed ;-).

Randy S.
July 16, 2005 12:26:23 AM

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* Randy S. Wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:

> Jennifer L. Boyd wrote:
>> Anyone heard of this? Sounds good to me. Anyone using it yet?
>> Great for travel. I must get one.
>>
>> http://www.slingmedia.com/
>>
>>
>
> It was the subject of a thread a couple days ago. There was some
> controversy about how useful it was. SINNER and I thought it was
> interesting and potentially convenient. Others disagreed ;-).
>

Now there's a shock ;) 


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Anonymous
July 16, 2005 12:26:24 AM

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SINNER wrote:
> * Randy S. Wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:
>
>
>>Jennifer L. Boyd wrote:
>>
>>>Anyone heard of this? Sounds good to me. Anyone using it yet?
>>>Great for travel. I must get one.
>>>
>>>http://www.slingmedia.com/
>>>
>>>
>>
>>It was the subject of a thread a couple days ago. There was some
>>controversy about how useful it was. SINNER and I thought it was
>>interesting and potentially convenient. Others disagreed ;-).
>>
>
>
> Now there's a shock ;) 
>
>

Well, at least S**n isn't around trying to convince everyone that I'm
the sole Jewish member of the KKK ;-).

Randy S.
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 2:41:27 AM

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Randy S. (rswitt@NOSPAM.com) wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:
> Well, at least S**n isn't around trying to convince everyone that I'm
> the sole Jewish member of the KKK ;-).

When did you transfer your membership from the Black Panthers to the KKK? ;->

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Anonymous
July 16, 2005 3:20:05 AM

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Jennifer L. Boyd <cesaun@cox.net> wrote:
>Anyone heard of this? Sounds good to me. Anyone using it yet? Great for
>travel. I must get one.
>
>http://www.slingmedia.com/

It doesn't sound that different in functionality than what I can do with my
MythTV box, or that you could do with a networked TiVo and a Linux server
into which you can ssh. It might be a little bit easier for a n00b to set
this thing up...then again, given that it's basically a server that'll be
behind your firewall, you'll need to configure that firewall to pass traffic
through to it, and I don't see any n00b doing that.

While I was on the other side of the country a few weeks ago, I transcoded
selected MythTV recordings from 6-Mb/s MPEG-2 to 288-kb/s MPEG-4 and
downloaded them onto my notebook. It gave me something to watch on the
flight back home. No special software was needed on the notebook, and it'd
work with Linux or Mac OS X as well as Windows.

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Anonymous
July 16, 2005 3:20:06 AM

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In article <42d844a5$0$22299$9a6e19ea@news.newshosting.com>,
Scott Alfter <salfter@salfter.diespammersdie.dyndns.org> wrote:
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>In article <oyUBe.14757$HV1.5584@fed1read07>,
>Jennifer L. Boyd <cesaun@cox.net> wrote:
>>Anyone heard of this? Sounds good to me. Anyone using it yet? Great for
>>travel. I must get one.
>>
>>http://www.slingmedia.com/
>
>It doesn't sound that different in functionality than what I can do with my
>MythTV box, or that you could do with a networked TiVo and a Linux server
>into which you can ssh. It might be a little bit easier for a n00b to set
>this thing up...

In theory, but the SJ Merc's review said it was very hard to set up and they
questioned the usefulness, even to techies.

(Don't get me wrong, the idea is great -- I'd love if I could get some
news-ish shows to use as background noise at work for example.. Though after
playing with the podcasts for the first time today, I see that Nightline is
available as a podcast. I haven't checked yet whether it's the entire show,
but for some talking heads shows like this, the audio is about all that's
needed.)
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Anonymous
July 16, 2005 11:54:45 AM

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Jeff Rife wrote:
> Randy S. (rswitt@NOSPAM.com) wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:
>
>>Well, at least S**n isn't around trying to convince everyone that I'm
>>the sole Jewish member of the KKK ;-).
>
>
> When did you transfer your membership from the Black Panthers to the KKK? ;->
>

You mean I can't hold dual membership? ;-)

Randy S.
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 4:25:38 PM

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> It doesn't sound that different in functionality than what I can do with
my
> MythTV box

Except it doesn't require the same sort of goat sacrifice it takes to get a
mythtv box working on anything other than a VERY narrow set of hardware.
Anonymous
July 17, 2005 8:03:44 PM

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"Randy S." <rswitt@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:D b95no$t4a$1@spnode25.nerdc.ufl.edu...
> Jennifer L. Boyd wrote:
> > Anyone heard of this? Sounds good to me. Anyone using it yet? Great
for
> > travel. I must get one.
> >
> > http://www.slingmedia.com/
> >
> >
>
> It was the subject of a thread a couple days ago. There was some
> controversy about how useful it was. SINNER and I thought it was
> interesting and potentially convenient. Others disagreed ;-).

-->Only caveat that I had with it is that the client only works on Winblows
XP for now.
Looked good to me other than that.

Scotty
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 8:59:39 AM

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I've had Slingbox for a couple weeks now and love it for what I use it for.
Very easy to set up. For me, it's a convenient way to do two things:

-wireless way to get my DirecTivo on my upstairs pc.
-remote DirecTivo at work (beware you do have to be running on XP)

I'm about 8 miles from home to work, and the resolution looks as good as it
does at home (not superb, but not awful).

Two more big tests coming up are trying it on my laptop when I travel to
Ohio next week (I'm in California) and then Ireland the next. It's just
kind of a gee whiz kind of thing that I would be able to control my Tivo, or
other box from Ireland. Home away from home.

"wkearney99" <wkearney99@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:8LydnThfjPebqETfRVn-jA@speakeasy.net...
>> It doesn't sound that different in functionality than what I can do with
> my
>> MythTV box
>
> Except it doesn't require the same sort of goat sacrifice it takes to get
> a
> mythtv box working on anything other than a VERY narrow set of hardware.
>
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 1:26:54 PM

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Mike Brown wrote:
> I've had Slingbox for a couple weeks now and love it for what I use it for.
> Very easy to set up. For me, it's a convenient way to do two things:
>
> -wireless way to get my DirecTivo on my upstairs pc.
> -remote DirecTivo at work (beware you do have to be running on XP)
>
> I'm about 8 miles from home to work, and the resolution looks as good as it
> does at home (not superb, but not awful).
>
> Two more big tests coming up are trying it on my laptop when I travel to
> Ohio next week (I'm in California) and then Ireland the next. It's just
> kind of a gee whiz kind of thing that I would be able to control my Tivo, or
> other box from Ireland. Home away from home.

Thanks for the real-world review, Mike!

Randy S.
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 4:58:11 PM

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the major problem with it is you need to connect it to your router via
ethernet, not Wifi, so your TV must be near your router. Other than that it
is a great idea


"Jennifer L. Boyd" <cesaun@cox.net> wrote in message
news:o yUBe.14757$HV1.5584@fed1read07...
> Anyone heard of this? Sounds good to me. Anyone using it yet? Great for
> travel. I must get one.
>
> http://www.slingmedia.com/
>
>
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