2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 3, 2014 12:28 PM by sosweetz RSS

    Advice for setting up sling box; moving overseas . . .

    liamsmami

      Ok, so I have a slingbox (don't know which model, it the small pyramid with red sides, bought it 2 years ago).  So we are moving to Europe with the military.  We are thinking of hooking this up at a friend's house stateside but have no idea how to do it.  Can they just order an additional receiver form wherever they get their satellite/cable?  Then they just keep this on and connected with slingbox but out of the way and not hooked to a tv ?  Is there another better way to do this so neither family will be interrupting the other with watching tv.  On our side in Europe, we plan on streaming to a macbook and connecting to our internet ready tv (hopefully we are able to get a good internet connection!)  Thanks in advance!

        • Re: Advice for setting up sling box; moving overseas . . .
          stanley.sling Apprentice

          Hey liamsmami,

           

              Good questions! To answer your questions simply:

           

          • Most cable/satellite providers do allow their customers to add additional set-top boxes to their existing plans.
          • You can have a Slingbox connected to a seperate, dedicated set-top box. However, you do not need to keep the cablebox on, as the Slingbox should be able to toggle the power to the set-top box you when are viewing remotely.
          • Using a dedicated set-top box is the best way to ensure you will not interefere with anyone else's viewing.

           

          If you have any other questions, please let us know!

           

          Stanley,

          Sling Media Forum Moderation Team