Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My New Favorite Toy...


The Slingbox Pro - google it

The thing is great, I can watch live TV or from a Tivo (still the greatest thing EVER) at my Dad's house over the internet anywhere I have a high speed internet connection. I will see how it works in Slovakia. If it works like I think it will making watching Giants games simple. I will keep you updated.

For any of you who travel and miss seeing local coverage of sports and news while you are away from home, the Slingbox Pro is for you. The Solo is also good but spend the extra 20 bucks for the Pro, if you can find one. (I got so lucky to get mine but again, the Universe puts me where it needs me when it needs me there.) It was easy to hook up and setup , the only extra I needed was a wireless adapter. The kind the work on the Xbox 360 works with it and it was the easiest and cheapest solution to get it connected to the house wifi. It just plugs into the network port on the back of the Slingbox. That took about 3 minutes to setup with a PC before connecting it to the Slingbox. After making the connections in the back of the box I plugged it in and worked perfectly. You download the software (Mac or PC) and it walks you through setting up the the Slingbox. It took less than 10 min. but I was taking my time, mainly because I was amazed how cool it was and easy to setup. I then spent the next two hours just playing around with settings and basically went into super geek mode. I have tested over the internet and it works great. the faster your internet connection the better.

A special thanks to Dad and Janet for letting me set it up in there house. Dad, enjoy watching the races on your laptop.

3 comments:

Jacob said...

When I saw one of these in action 2 months ago, it had your name all over it. Best invention since TiVo. Glad you like it. Care to post your login credentials?

Clement T. said...

Sounds like he'll have his English language porn accessible again...

It must be hell to not understand the dialogue.

Clement T. said...

Hmmmmmm...

Over one week later and it seems that this Slingbox Pro has killed followsean.com... Either that or it's too hard to type with hands all cramped up.

I have a new theory though: Alloccatonks has found a wrinkle in the time space continuum. You are basically sitting in your living room in New Jersey at this point and any time that you step through your front door you vault through a worm hole into Slovakia... Must be great to manipulate the universe in such a way.