First of all, I would appreciate that if anyone responds to me that you write as though you are addressing a six year old because quite often overly technical responses tend to make me feel like a cartoon character who has just been hit over the head with a mallet. I have no issues with you speaking to me like I'm stupid. I encourage that.
So, I have a television that I cannot wire to (don't ask) and I want to send my whole house DVR service from WOW cable over to it. It's a 47" tv complete with HDMI ports and all kinds of fun ports but keep in mind I do NOT want to use wires other than from a box to the tv. This TV is not near any cable input nor ethernet access. Therefore, in theory, this is the television that I want to receive the slingbox signal, not that I intend to send from.
We have two televisions and the gateway/router is between the two rooms in our office/computer room. We have two desktops and two laptops that are connected to the wifi gateway. That's not the issue. Can I connect the slingbox directly to the gateway router or does it have to connect to the television / cable box that gets the tv and DVR signals? Or do I need the Slingbox 500 for that???
What do I need for the television that I want to receive the signal on? Does this require a USB dongle or a magical elf with an antenna? How can I transit to a stand-alone television if the TV is not attached to the internet? I have a bluray player that gets netflix and a Roku to get hulu plus and a bunch of other channels I will never watch but I want to get access to the taped shows from my DVR and the cable service I am on the "bill us all you can" package.
To further answer my question, how could I receive my tv service/dvr on a remote television, like at my office or a hospital during a nervous breakdown caused by cable tv access??? What would be needed on those televisions??? I understand the whole tablet and smart phone transmission and receiving ... but not how to access a non-internet connected tv.
Can anyone help??? I want to know if wireless transmission is possible through the Slingbox 350 and if it must be attached directly to the "other" television or my gateway. Would the lower price 350 work or do I need the 500???
Again, please write to me in very simple terms.
- Ray (ohio)