3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2011 12:55 PM by kgeissler Branched to a new discussion. RSS

    How to connect my HTPC to Slingbox pro


      Hi i want to hook up my HTPC to watch my media when im away on business or pleasure.


      I currently have a 6770 ATI card that has the following ports - HDMI, DVI (with a DVI to HDMI adapter) and VGA.


      The only free port i have on my Slingbox Pro is the HDMI component adapter. As i am using the other ports for Virgin Media, CCTV.


      Is there a way to do this??

        • Re: How to connect my HTPC to Slingbox pro

          Hi, ACC735827


          It seems that you need some assistance in order to hook up your HTPC to your Slingbox PRO.


          First, we recommend you to check if this device is included on the supported devices list. The following link will allow you to check the compatibility.


          Finding your video source


          The Slingbox PRO will allow four connection types: Coaxial input, Composite input, S-Video input and HD Connect cable input.


          These are the available and supported inputs. If they are already in use, you'll need to get rid of any of the devices connected to your Slingbox PRO. Just keep in mind that the available ports you mentioned (HDMI, DVI and VGA) are not compatible with the Slingbox (any model).


          Just to clarify, the available port on the back of the Slingbox PRO is for the HD Connect cable (not related to the HDMI cable).



          • Re: How to connect my HTPC to Slingbox pro
            dbsguy Apprentice

            You could purchase an HD Fury3 (hdmi to component video adapter). Out of the HDPC's hdmi output tpo the HD Fury3 adapter, then out of the HDFury3's component output adapter to the slingbox's hd connect cable adapter's component video input.


            *REMEBER the slingbox pro does NOT have an HDMI connection. What appears to be one is actually used to connect the "HD Connect" Cable Adapter"; thus the need for the HD Fury Cable adapter in oder for proper conenction.


            Also it would benefit you to updgrade to the Slingbox Pro "HD" as the quality of remote streaming will increase as well as the ability to stream actually HD (given you have the minimum required upload bandwidth to do so).

            • Re: How to connect my HTPC to Slingbox pro

              I also have an HTPC and to use slingbox I did the following.  I setup my Xbox as a Windows Media Center Extender.  I then plugged my Xbox into my slingbox using component cables and watch TV that way.  Works like a champ.