Hi all. I'm thinking of buying a Slingbox probably a 500 but maybe a M2. As I understand it the slingbox needs a dedicated cable box and it controls which channel the cable box is on. My question is this. Does the slingbox have to be connected to a TV and does the TV have to be left on? I will be installing it in my inlaw's house for my wife and it will be running for years. It would be a waste to have to leave a dedicated TV turned on 24/7/365 so she can watch TV remotely.
Any help is appreciated.