3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 27, 2013 5:34 PM by ferguspa RSS

    DirectTv Receiver


      If my Slingbox is hooked up to a DirectTV receiver and is being used remotely, can a person at the location of the receiver use it to watch another channel or does the Slingbox lock out another user?

        • Re: DirectTv Receiver
          Tyler.Sling Novice

          Hello Patsyt,


          Thanks for posting in the Answers Forum! That's a great question!


          When using the Slingbox it does take over the stream from your set-top box. Therefore, if someone is watching something at home, whatever channel you are on when connected to the Slingbox will appear on the home TV. As well as if the change the station, it will also switch the that station on whatever device you're connected to the Slingbox from.


          There is a way to avoid this with the Slingbox PRO-HD. All you need to do is connect a splitter to the coaxial cable that goes to your cable box. Then run one coaxial cable from the splitter to the IN on the Slingbox and another cable from the splitter to the IN on your cable box. This will give your cable box and Slingbox a seperate cable signal.


          The only downside of doing this is that you will only get channels 0-99, rather than your digital cable.


          Hope this answers your question!



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