3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2015 1:24 PM by Rehoboth RSS

    Slingbox M1 -- color question

    Rehoboth
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      Installed as directed  .. problem is the display on laptop and I-Pad is in black and white  -- not color

      the cable box is  Motorola  DCT-2224 from comcast.

      cables are installed correctly

      what can I be doing wrong    ...

        • Re: Slingbox M1 -- color question
          alanrichey42 Master

          Almost certainly a cable problem.  How EXACTLY are they wired up ?

            • Re: Slingbox M1 -- color question
              Rehoboth

              OK, here it is

               

               

              I also need to mention I have no Audio as well. 

               

               

              Cable box is circa 2006 and has only 5 jacks on the back.

               

               

              Top row has two jacks labeled Aux Audio and color coded Red  / White

               

              I have connected a Red to Red and White to White on sling Box ( R Audio  / white Audio) .. top row

               

                

              Bottom row has three jacks   coded Audio Out   .. labeled R ( Red )  ....  L ( White )  ...  Y ( Yellow )

               

              I have connected the Red jack using the red cable to the PR on sling box  - bottom row

               

              I have connected the White jack using the cable to the PB on the sling box  - bottom row 

               

              I have connected the Yellow jack  using the green cable to the Y on the sling box  - bottom row 

               

              My feeling is cable box is too old to deal with the sling box

               

              • Re: Slingbox M1 -- color question
                Rehoboth

                I have connected the White jack using the blue cable to the PB on the sling box  - bottom row

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                corrected for clarification

                • Re: Slingbox M1 -- color question
                  alanrichey42 Master

                  >>>I have connected the Red jack using the red cable to the PR on sling box  - bottom row

                  >>>I have connected the White jack using the cable to the PB on the sling box  - bottom row 

                  >>>I have connected the Yellow jack  using the green cable to the Y on the sling box  - bottom row 

                  >>>My feeling is cable box is too old to deal with the sling box

                   

                  No, you have it wired all wrong.    Don't understand your logic, these connectors are colour-coded for a good reason.  The PR/PB/Y (orange/blue/green) are component inputs and as you say, your cable box does not support that signal format.

                   

                  >>>>Bottom row has three jacks   coded Audio Out   .. labeled R ( Red )  ....  L ( White )  ...  Y ( Yellow )

                   

                  Which is the composite output which is supported by the Slingbox.    So you connect Red to Red, White to White and Yellow to Yellow (As I said the clue is the colours )  and then you will get audio and video on the composite in.