1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 24, 2013 3:16 AM by JazJon RSS

    Windows Media Center Support

    redwa6

      Hello all,

       

      I'm pretty new to the site, and I am having a little trouble finding the answer to my question: Will there be a way to control my XP Windows Media Center PVR content from the Slingbox 500?

       

      The long version:

      I use a set-top box (DirecTV, so I could change the channel that way, but that's also not exactly what I am looking to do)

      I have an XP Media Center PC with an IR receiver and HDMI out (so I know I will definitely be able to at least view what's streaming)

      I also use the PC as my DVR/PVR. Will I be able to access this through one of the embedded slingplayer remotes, and will the Slingbox 500 support that sort of thing?

       

       

      Thank you for your time!

        • Re: Windows Media Center Support
          JazJon Newbie

          Did you ever get it working?  The few people that have tried said they get blank video via HDM from PC's.

           

          What if we just add a HDCP complient HDMI splitter?

           

          Example:
          http://amzn.com/B003UYOEMI

           

          We would feed output #1 to the TV and output #2 to the SlingBox.

           

          Would this possibly work and get around the no video problem?

           

          I really would like my Windows 8 Media Center to be on a HDMI slingbox!  (I can't use component, no way)

           

          I'm tempted to just buy it, try it, and return it all if it doesn't work.  I'd rather ask first though.