0 Replies Latest reply: Nov 2, 2013 2:13 PM by pmccully RSS

    Slingbox 500 using Direct TV

    pmccully

      I recently switched from ATT Uverse to direct TV.

       

      Direct TV set top box has 2 options -

       

       

      1) can connect from Direct TV set top box via

       

      a) SVideo to component cable input  on slingbox

      b) HDMI to HDMI on SB 500

      c) HDMI on SB500 to basement TV HDMI

      d) SB500 component output to upstairs TV

       

      In this way I can use the HDMI output on the  SB500 connected to one of the local TV (basement) and component output on the SB500 to connect to my other  local TV (upstairs). The issue being that I can only placeshift Standard definition over the internet in this mode.

       

      In order to obtain High definition placeshifting and avoid copy right content on HDMI cable connections, I have to use composite cables from the directtv set top box, option 2 below....

       

      2) can connect from Direct TV set top box via

       

      a) SVideo to  composite cable input  on slingbox

      b) HDMI to HDMI on SB 500

      c) HDMI on SB500 to basement TV HDMI

      d) SB500 component output to upstairs TV

       

      In this way, I can placeshift high definition however for some reason I can't get the SB500 to always stream to both HDMI (basement TV) and component outputs (upstairs TV). I think the SB500 avoids seeing the component output connections if nothing is connected to the component input connections. This means in configuration 2), I can't watch TV upstairs, so I have reverted back to config 1) above.

       

      Has anyone else experienced the same? If you've overcome this situation, I'd appreciate any direction