[mythtv-users] Slingbox

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Jan 1 01:41:56 UTC 2008

On Dec 31, 2007, at 5:33 PM, Chris Isip wrote:

> On Dec 31, 2007 3:45 PM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>  
> wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone's using a Slingbox with their MythTV setup.
> I got a Slingbox Solo for Christmas and I'm debating if I should even
> open it and give it a shot or just return it for some other MythTV
> goody. It seems to only take Component as an input which would mean
> running dual screen on my nVidia 6200 to DVI (my 1080p display) and
> component (to Slingbox). I don't even know if my card can do that.
> Also, I'm worried about having the Sling box control MythTV.
> Thanks,
> Brad
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> I have a slingbox connected to my mythtv backend, which is in the  
> basement, so I dont really have it connected to a TV.   I have used  
> a couple of ways to control the mythtv such as ssh and firing off an  
> xvkbd command or using asterisk as a remote.  You can also control  
> via the telnet interface and I believe this is how some of the  
> webserver based remotes work.
> The video quality is better than my old solution prior to the  
> slingbox.  I had a TV capture card that myth is not using record the  
> output of the graphics card and then ffserv it to a remote mplayer.
> Its been a while since I tried this though.

Good to know. I could attach it to my backend in the basement and use  
my iPhone to control the frontend. Thanks!

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