3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2012 6:55 PM by ddbq RSS

    Slingbox Pro HD and DirecTV DVR


      Hello all, I'm trying to accomplish being able to watch TV on my IPad while also allowing somebody to watch something different on the main TV where slingbox is connected.  I have a dual tuner DVR with 2 Coax cables coming out of the wall.  I bought a coax splitter and have one coax coming directly out of the wall to the DVR and satelite 1 and then the other coax for my satelite 2 going into the splitter, from the splitter i have one coax going into the slingbox input coax port and then the other coax out of the splitter going into my satelite 2 input on the DVR.


      Right now the slingbox works with the component cables no problem.  However when trying to change the input to the coaxial method I am not getting a picture.  I have tried to do a scan of the channels and still no video. The 2 tuners are working properly on the TV.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.

        • Re: Slingbox Pro HD and DirecTV DVR
          chakkarinen Apprentice

          I have such a wall splitter in front of my SB-HD and my single tuner DVR.   I found (from reading another thread in this forum) that l could only get the internal tuner in the SB-HD to properly find the channels coming from that coax cable connected between the splitter and the SB-HD if I turned off power to the SB-HD, disconnect all cables to the SB-HD, then connected ONLY the coax cable from the splitter, then powered up the SB-HD and did a hard reset of the SB-HD, and setup the coax input only.   Once I got that working, then power down the SB-HD again, connect the cables to the SB-HD from the DVR, power up the SB-HD, and then setup the second set of inputs (I think in my case it is using the S-Video connection for input) for the DVR source.


          After I did that, everything works OK, and I can switch inputs being slung between the coax source and the S-video source.   And each source has its own (and different) type of virtual remote displayed on the web browser (or standalone webplayer) screen on my computer.

          • Re: Slingbox Pro HD and DirecTV DVR
            dbsguy Apprentice

            It doesn't work that way with satellite; and in particular with DirecTV.


            The 2 incomming coaxial connections are needed to be connected to sat 1 and sat 2 "in" on the back of the DVR. They are comming from the dish's LNB or a multiswitch.


            DirecTV HD receivers as well as DirecTV HD DVR receivers only have 1 TV output although they contain multiple forms of output (composite, component, hdmi, etc). In your particular senario, you need another dedicated direcTV receiver hooked to the slingbox in order for it's exclusive use for the slingbox.


            Dual tuner does NOT mean dual output in the case of DirecTV's gear.

            • Re: Slingbox Pro HD and DirecTV DVR

              You are going to need another, seperate, DirecTV source 'tuner' to do that.  If you don't want another DVR (with it's attendent DVR lease fees), the way to go is what I've done:


              Get one of the cheap receiver (non-DVR's) only for the second source.  You'll pay the $5/month 'mirror' subscription fee, but nothing else, as you'll actual 'own' the box instead of 'leasing' it..  That's the setup I have in my living room, a HR20-700 DVR and a H20-100 receiver. I do have a couple other H20 DVR's, but they are scattered throughout the house (and one in my travel trailer during the summer months).


              My big holdup right now is trying to get multiple component inputs with the Slingbox, that's a bit of a trick that so far eludes me, but maybe sometime in the future I can fee mr. Slingbox with multiple HD soucrces without having a carbon-based lifeform doing the actual switching at the box location. (!)