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shodobe

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Just how good is the Sling Adapter for long distance viewing? I am thinking about it for watching my DVR programs at work on the weekends. I would be using my smartphone as a tether to my laptop. I don't care that much about the quality of signal as much as getting a decent picture. It would not have to HD but a good SD would be fine. This way I won't have to burn DVDs at home and view them on a player. So anyone try this approach? Thanks
 
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shodobe said:
Just how good is the Sling Adapter for long distance viewing? I am thinking about it for watching my DVR programs at work on the weekends. I would be using my smartphone as a tether to my laptop. I don't care that much about the quality of signal as much as getting a decent picture. It would not have to HD but a good SD would be fine. This way I won't have to burn DVDs at home and view them on a player. So anyone try this approach? Thanks

It will definitely do the job. And the fact that it's free in tlabout two weeks who cares.
 
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Thanks, saw it earlier but kind of glossed over it without digesting it. Nice to know that it will be free eventually. I am excited to know that it will work for me and I can stop burning DVDs. Most of the time the movies stop right in the middle because of updating or screen saver or something. It seems I can never finish most of the movies I start. I will be able to get more out of my DVR. Thanks
 
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Also, on the 722 there are only 2 USB ports. If I used one for my Wi-Fi then the other for my EHD, that doesn't leave one for the Adapter. Can you use a dual USB adapter or a powered multi-port USB adapter? Will there be any conflicts? Will they all work? Will I be able to access my EHD recordings remotely? Just some food for thought. Thanks
 
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Just no more than one powered EHD at a time.
 
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The Slingbox is fantastic.

How well it functions long distance is entirely dependent on your home Internet connection.
 

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