The Slingbox Pro-HD has an internal tv tuner of it's own. So, if someone at home is watching one channel via a cable box or satellite box, etc. You can view a different channel via the Slingbox using the internal tv tuner. However, you must have a second tv signal source hooked up to the Slingbox for this to work. You can use an OTA antenna or the raw cable tv signal via the coax cable coming from the wall. You cannot watch two different channels from your cable box or satellite box.
the only way to watch stuff from your slingbox without sharing that viewing with the folks at home is to use the built-in tuner and connect that input to basic cable or an OTA antenna. the other inputs essentially share the signal that is going to your tv. so when you change the channel, it changes it for those at home too.
so - if you have cable, split off the signal before it gets to your set top box. then send one cable to the set top box and one cable to the coax input on the slingbox. or if you have sat, hook up an antenna to that input.
then set up the tuner input in the player (either desktop or the web thing). let me know if you need any help with that part.
Hi, sorry to resurrect...
I've just installed my Slingbox Pro to my Sky+ HD (after literally days and days and days of pulling my hair out!) and now I've discovered about the whole "conflict thing"... I don't overly understand what you have put here. I have the composite/scart plugged in, but you say something about spiltting the signal. How do you do that? Sorry for being a noob!
Thanks in advance :-)