A quick definition:
- Composite cable: Yellow (video)/Red/White (audio). Capable of carrying a standard definition TV signal and stereo audio
- Component cable: Red/Green/Blue (video), commonly includes Red/White (audio). Capable of carrying a high definition TV signal (and stereo audio with the addition of the Red and White cables)
Yes, it is possible to do the following:
Satellite Receiver -Component-> Slingbox 500 -Component-> TV
As long as your TV has component jacks.
There are a couple possibilities that could be causing this.
Take a look at this article: Using an HDMI video source with your Slingbox 500
This could be an issue with Selectable Output Control video source. That article will give you a couple troubleshooting steps to try.
Let me know if this helps!
Sling Moderation team
This is still not working. HDMI cables are completely disconnected and I can only see the channel that the tv is on. I can't change the channel by going through the sling box.
This can be interpreted two different ways:
"I can only stream the same program on my Slingbox that I can see on the TV at home. I want to watch a different channel on the Slingbox than the TV."
"My remote control isn't working so I can't change the channel"
Resetup the Slingbox and confirm the chosen remote works.