This is a newbie question and I am very sorry if this is a question that has been asked before.
I looked around this forum and couldnt find a definitive answer to the following question.
I have a Son who is presently on his 3rd deployment to a remote region where American military personell have limited access to any type of TV.
I would like to be able to record TV programming and send it to him on a disk so that he can watch it on some type of player on his PC.
I have a DISH Network Player-DVR 625 TV receiver that allows us to watch what I believe is an encrypted satellite TV signal that can be stored on a linux varient formatted drive.
The code used to encrypt the signal comes from a smart card installed on the DVR and validated from time to time via a phone line which is also connected to the DVR.
Can any "Slingbox Devices", be hooked up to one of the outputs of the reciever so that I can record TV shows which could be placed on an external drive and mailed to my Son for playback.
I am not a hacker and am looking for a legal solution to my sons need.
I dont care if the drive I send to my Son, needs to be encrypted or not encrypted.
I am willing to pay for a legal solution to this problem.
My Son lives with me and would be watching the same signal that I pay for and would send to him if he wasnt deployed.
Once again Thank You for reading/responding to this question.
If there are no Slingbox devices that will not perform this task, do you have any idea on how I can accomplish this task using other equipment.
If the DVR that you have is compatible with the Slingbox, then you can control what's on the DVR by using the virtual remote control that comes with the SlingPlayer software, to check if your DVR is a compatible one, you can check the following link: