2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 16, 2011 2:24 AM by OvCollyer RSS

    How to stream slingplayer to hdtv from a macbook?

    nadams1

      I just bought the slingbox pro-HD for myself to use in my dormroom. I installed all the software and i bought a mini display point to hdmi output to display my macs screen on my hdtv and it does not work. The only thing that shows up is a grey screen when im on safari and on slingplayer webpage but it also does the samething on the mac software on the desktop by showing just the original background to the mac. Is there something that has to be turned on sharing wise to make the slingplayer be shown onto the tv? Thanks in advance.

        • Re: How to stream slingplayer to hdtv from a macbook?
          Apprentice

          Hi, nadams1

           

          It seems that you are having some issues in order to send the signal out to a HDTV.

           

          Firts, we do not provide support for this specific configuration (out from computer to HDTV set). And even though you can try it out, the Slingbox and the HDMI cable are not compatible (no matter which Slingbox you own), due to the HDCP restrictions.

           

          The following link will provide you with further information about this specific situation.

           

          I get no video with any SlingPlayer (Watch, Windows, or Mac OS)

           

          Regards

            • Re: How to stream slingplayer to hdtv from a macbook?
              OvCollyer Apprentice

              To be honest, I'm struggling to understand this having read both the link and the post above.

               

              Can you confirm if the following setup will work, or not?

               

              Location 1

               

              Slingbox Pro-HD connected to set-top box HD output via component (since this is the only method as Slingbox Pro-HD has no HDMI input)

              Slingbox Pro-HD connected to Internet/Network

               

              Location 2

               

              Mac laptop connected to Internet/Network

              Mac laptop running Safari Slingplayer Webplugin in full screen and set to stream in HD

              Mac display port connected to TV HDMI in (via adaptor)

               

              Is it the case that the above will work *until* the set-top box HDMI output is connected to the TV at location 1, which then might interfere with the set-top box component output to the slingbox?