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    Slingbox

    I'm going to be away from the country next summer for business. Don't want to miss my Twins games. What is the best way to receive American TV in Europe? I have heard of Slingbox technology but don't know much. I know about MLB.com but would like to get something with a broader selection. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.



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    Re: Slingbox

    Slingbox will work as long as you have fast speeds on both sides. You can just hook it to your cable box/dish receiver. I've used it multiple times overseas.



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    Re: Slingbox

    I have it with my dish box. It may be the greatest invention ever. I've only used it when the wife drags me along on her shopping trips though. Occasionally I have had to reset the thing if something freezes so if you don't have someone around you may get stuck.



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    Re: Slingbox

    We are looking at one. I am leaning towards Belkin's @tv plus. Same idea, but seems to be much better reviewed on Amazon. Vulkano is the other player in the market.



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    Re: Slingbox

    You're out of luck. Start practicing your vuvuzula

    The slingbox would be your best bet if you could set it up at your parents house or something



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    Re: Slingbox

    I am watching it right now. I stream my home Dishnet to my office and have it running on a laptop on my desk. Hangs up occassionally, but basically no problems. I have 2 up at home, so I do not the fastest connection but it works even in HD.

    My next step is to put it on by Razr HD MAXX and have it everywhere.



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    Re: Slingbox

    I would look into buying the Slingbox 350. I've had two slingbox models and the first one still runs like a champ (only low def) and the other one broke after less than a year and they've had a lot of problems with them.



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    Re: Slingbox

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    Re: Slingbox

    Slingbox works great for overseas travel with a six timezone difference.


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    Re: Slingbox

    Another thing to think about is that it will also play your DVR material.



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    Re: Slingbox

    why bother? can't you stream or download everything anyway?


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    Re: Slingbox

    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    why bother? can't you stream or download everything anyway?
    You can stream all of your Directv/Cable channels without using something like Slingbox? I'd be interested in that set-up.



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