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Anyone got a slingbox for watching UK tv?

Old Oct 2nd 2007, 6:56 pm
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Default Anyone got a slingbox for watching UK tv?

Just wondering if it works?

http://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/slingbox.html
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Old Oct 2nd 2007, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by gypsygirl View Post
Use the search option and search for Slingbox in the US forums...it's been discussed before.
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Old Oct 3rd 2007, 2:25 am
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Default Re: Anyone got a slingbox for watching UK tv?

I did that, but I actually have more specific questions I would like to ask someone who has one.
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Old Oct 4th 2007, 2:25 am
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yes, i do, ask away.
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Default Re: Anyone got a slingbox for watching UK tv?

Although I'm not the OP on this thread, I'll kick off with a few questions of my own.

I'm hoping to set up a slingbox at my dad's house in England.

Current plan.
Pay for him to get multiroom on his Sky service including a Sky+ box. cost = £99 for the Sky box and £30 for installation. Get the new Sky box installed right next to his ADSL router.

Buy a UK slingbox for £99 from Dixons or similar.

Get a mate to go round and hook it up.

Pay my dad a tenner a month for the multiroom subscription.

does that sound about right?

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That's it, in a nutshell. You'll need a hub or something attached the router, assuming you'll want to share other people on the (A)DSL router and asshuming the's no DHCP on the router you buy ?.

Originally Posted by g1ant View Post
Although I'm not the OP on this thread, I'll kick off with a few questions of my own.

I'm hoping to set up a slingbox at my dad's house in England.

Current plan.
Pay for him to get multiroom on his Sky service including a Sky+ box. cost = £99 for the Sky box and £30 for installation. Get the new Sky box installed right next to his ADSL router.

Buy a UK slingbox for £99 from Dixons or similar.

Get a mate to go round and hook it up.

Pay my dad a tenner a month for the multiroom subscription.

does that sound about right?

Alex.
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Old Oct 5th 2007, 4:34 pm
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That's it, in a nutshell. You'll need a hub or something attached the router, assuming you'll want to share other people on the (A)DSL router and asshuming the's no DHCP on the router you buy ?.
He has a Netgear ADSL wireless router with 4 ethernet ports on the back. Not sure what model.

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Old Oct 5th 2007, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by g1ant View Post
He has a Netgear ADSL wireless router with 4 ethernet ports on the back. Not sure what model.

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Perfect.....
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Old Oct 5th 2007, 9:58 pm
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Default Re: Anyone got a slingbox for watching UK tv?

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Perfect.....
If the person in the UK is running Windows Media Center (XP or Vista) install Web Guide. Its a slingbox plugin for MCE
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If the person in the UK is running Windows Media Center (XP or Vista) install Web Guide. Its a slingbox plugin for MCE
I didn't think the UK end required a computer apart from when setting up the system.
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Default Re: Anyone got a slingbox for watching UK tv?

Originally Posted by g1ant View Post
I didn't think the UK end required a computer apart from when setting up the system.
You might also need to configure the router's firewall to allow the Slingbox port to work, but after it is up and running it is pretty standalone.
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Default Re: Anyone got a slingbox for watching UK tv?

Originally Posted by penguinsix View Post
You might also need to configure the router's firewall to allow the Slingbox port to work, but after it is up and running it is pretty standalone.
I travel around Europe for work and have a sling in my room, i have used it in Sweden France, germany etc i just plug my laptop into the Hotel TV and watch UK tv problem solved,

I shall be taking this to the states with me when i go on holiday to test.

I will probably take this when i emigrate (about 3 years time as i have my car to pay off ) which is something i need to ask advice on .....
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