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Topic # 164445 10-Feb-2015 08:44
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Purchased a Slingbox M1 via ebay(new) for about $170 NZD incl postage. Plugged it into MySky and router behind TV and crossed my fingers. Created a login to Slingbox via computer, Slingbox detected.  I followed a guide on the Slingbox forums for setting up Sky NZ. 
Got picture straight away, fantastic quality and you even see the sky remote on screen so you can change channels.
Also got it working on Amazon fire stick (free app), Ipad ($19.00) and Android phone ($19).You can even change channel on your phone from anywhere ( I was at work). Just means the people at home have to watch the channel you are watching.
All up I rate this device highly. If you want to get sky into another room and don't want cables or a new decoder this is a great option with the added ability to watch Sky NZ anywhere in the world.


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  Reply # 1233920 10-Feb-2015 09:24
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Intriguing! Looks like a better, more flexible and more reliable option than SkyGo with all the benefits of the DVR side of things to boot.  

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  Reply # 1234224 10-Feb-2015 15:54
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Sound very useful.  Looks like it doesn't take HDMI input so no HD from any NZ broadcasts.  I wonder what bitrate it is streaming the video over the LAN/internet, and if that is adjustable to prevent bandwidth congestion.




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  Reply # 1234249 10-Feb-2015 16:41
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Can you have multiple streams running from multiple locations? (All viewing the same channel of course)

Could be handy for giving your friends the login when a big game is on. :)



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  Reply # 1234260 10-Feb-2015 17:02
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NonprayingMantis: Can you have multiple streams running from multiple locations? (All viewing the same channel of course)

Could be handy for giving your friends the login when a big game is on. :)

You could if you had two myskys and two slingboxes. But you cant log into the app on the phone and the Mac at the same time.

You could give a friend a login and they could watch, while you watch at home. Hope this answers your question.

I have seen whole cable packages in the UK and US  for sale via slingbox. Cable packages whereby people have a 2nd cable box and a slingbox and its dedicated to you. 



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  Reply # 1234262 10-Feb-2015 17:14
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rlevis: Sound very useful.  Looks like it doesn't take HDMI input so no HD from any NZ broadcasts.  I wonder what bitrate it is streaming the video over the LAN/internet, and if that is adjustable to prevent bandwidth congestion.


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  Reply # 1235930 11-Feb-2015 19:23
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Very interesting, thanks.

Looks like it could be an option to replace my Broadway, which does the same thing but has pretty poor picture quality.

I can already hear my credit card whimpering in the distance........

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  Reply # 1235955 11-Feb-2015 19:56
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$59 for a Chromecast at JBHiFi at the moment.




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  Reply # 1236066 11-Feb-2015 21:15
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Cool I was looking at a "Vu Duo Solo2" off Trademe couple guys seem to be selling them.

This is cheaper and does what I need.

But will these systems work when sky rolls out their new decoders later this year??






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  Reply # 1236204 12-Feb-2015 06:08
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daunjan: Cool I was looking at a "Vu Duo Solo2" off Trademe couple guys seem to be selling them.

This is cheaper and does what I need.

But will these systems work when sky rolls out their new decoders later this year??





I'll let you know when it happens. As long as it has component out should be ok.

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  Reply # 1236684 12-Feb-2015 16:27
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NonprayingMantis: Can you have multiple streams running from multiple locations? (All viewing the same channel of course)

Could be handy for giving your friends the login when a big game is on. :)

You could if you had two myskys and two slingboxes. But you cant log into the app on the phone and the Mac at the same time.

You could give a friend a login and they could watch, while you watch at home. Hope this answers your question.

I have seen whole cable packages in the UK and US  for sale via slingbox. Cable packages whereby people have a 2nd cable box and a slingbox and its dedicated to you. 


So turning this around a little - and forgive me if this has been asked and answered but I have looked all over the place and can't find an answer - hypothetically speaking(!), if I had family in the US who subscribed to a cable provider such as Direct TV and they had a Slingbox (the 500 looks awesome!), could I watch their cable on my Roku 3, Apple TV or iPhone here in NZ? But more importantly, can I watch WHATEVER channel I wanted on their Direct TV, even if they were already watching another channel?



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  Reply # 1236703 12-Feb-2015 16:47
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Yes you can watch their cable, and no you can't watch whatever channel you want while they are watching.
If I change the channel at work on my slingbox android app then my Sky decoder at home changes channel. The cheap way around it would be for your friends to get a 2nd cable box dedicated to you. You pay them whatever the 2nd cable box is and then  you could get all the channels on roku, apple tv etc.

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