1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 26, 2015 3:16 PM by alanrichey42 RSS

    From HDMI cables to Component cables to no remote control over my Slingbox?

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      Slingplayer kept telling me to use component cables instead of a HDMI cable.  My old Slingbox 500 doesen't even have a HDMI slot.

       

      Well, I unplugged everything and powered it back up.  The annoying component/HDMI cable message is now gone but now I can't remotely control my old Slingbox 500 with my iPhone.

       

      Anyone have any solutions?

        • Re: From HDMI cables to Component cables to no remote control over my Slingbox?
          alanrichey42 Master

          Seems to be some confusion here.   Are you sure it was Slingplayer telling you to use component cables ?   In most cases it is the cable/satellite box after they have implemented HDCP?

           

          What is an 'old' Slingbox 500 ?    As far as I know all Slingbox 500s have an HDMI slot.   Do you actually have an earlier Slingbox model (Solo, Pro-HD....)

           

          What is happening with your iPhone when you connect ? 

           

          What are you trying to control ?   Is it the Slingbox or the cable/satellite box ?  

           

          What make and model is the cable/satellite box ?  

           

          Does it work with the PC ?

           

          Sorry about all the questions but you just haven't given us enough information to help you.