0 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2015 11:51 AM by gregmottor RSS

    Cut Cable for Placeshift

    gregmottor

      Currently paying for cable in two places and investigating using slingbox to eliminate costs for 2nd location (M1 seems like the right option for me as I just want to have same access in both locations).  Have AT&T Uverse Internet at both locations, so any answers that are ATT Uverse specific are greatly appreciated.

       

      Trying to determine:

      1) Most reliable/independent option to stream at 2nd location (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, etc)?

                All except Fire seem to require a dedicated device (phone, PC, tablet, etc) to initiate and manage use at 2nd location.  User friendly is a serious consideration as wife and kids will need to be able to use.

      2) Best speed required for the money (saw 2 MBps, but see this as a minimum)? 

                Would like to get reliable quality with minimal buffering, without having way more bandwidth than actually needed considering paying for higher speed Internet 2x in lieu of 2nd cable/satellite charges.

       

      Thanks.

       

      Greg