1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 30, 2010 11:03 AM by Fofo RSS

    Slingbox Pro question

    paperwings
      Hello Slingbox,
      I am working for the company Royal Huisman Shipyards (www.royalhuisman.com)
      At Royal Huisman Shipyards we build custom yachts for costumers.
      We are using the slingbox in our new yacht to stream sattilite tv to the Mac Mini's onboard of the yacht.
      This is the setup:
      We have around 6 slingboxes (slingbox pro), 6 Mac Mini's and 6 sattilite decoders on the yacht.
      They are connected through a Gigabit LAN network.
      The tv's we are going to use are from 20 to 40inch.
      When we were watching the stream with the slingplayer the quality was ok but it was shocks little bit.
      Also if we control our input device with the slingbox the stream would lag for like 5-10 seconds when we press the button and after that it plays normal again.
      The questions we have:
      How can we improve the quality of the stream for the sharpest and best results and the best speed without lag?
      Is there any other software to play the stream besides the slingplayer on the mac?
      Is it possible to broadcast the slingbox to more slingplayers?(or other software)
      Can we improve the system so it wont lag when we control the input device with our slingbox?
      Do you have any protocols for the slingbox (or the slingbox software) for controlling the slingbox so we can write our own software for that?
      Kind regards,
      Leon
      System Intergration Department
      Royal Huisman Shipyards
      www.royalhuisman.com
        • Re: Slingbox Pro question
          Apprentice

          Hi Paperwings,

           

          How can we improve the quality of the stream for the sharpest and best results and the best speed without lag?

          That will depend on the video cables that you are using, if you connect the Slingbox to the receiver using the HD connect, you will experience the best quality. The streaming will be much better if you have a very fast Internet connection

           

          Is there any other software to play the stream besides the slingplayer on the mac?

          To connect to the Slingbox, you can use Watch at Slingbox.com or the SlingPlayer for Mac

           

          Is it possible to broadcast the slingbox to more slingplayers?(or other software)

          The Slingbox was made to have one connection at a time regarding the EULA End User License Agreement

           

          Can we improve the system so it wont lag when we control the input device with our slingbox?

          Unfortunately no, the connections that you have right now are the best options

           

          Do you have any protocols for the slingbox (or the slingbox software) for controlling the slingbox so we can write our own software for that?

          Not right now

           

          I hope this works

           

          Regards