I'm trying to connect my Slingbox HD to my media center PC running windows 7. My video card is an MSI N210 Nvidia Geforce 210 with DVI, HDMI, and VGA out. Right now the HDMI is hooked up to my TV. Has anyone succesfully connected a slingbox to a media center PC, the only inputs on the slingbox are component, s-video, and composite.
anyone have a recommendation on a video card with a TV out that would fit in a low profile case, has HDMI out, and works with windows 7?
You'd need a DVI-HDMI adapter or cable, but this 9400GT supports Component out and DVI...
I have configured my system in this way and the result is better than I expected:
Here are some comments:
In summary, I think this is a very acceptable "poor man's" media distribution system and will suit my needs until I'm ready to put media PCs on each TV. There are certainly better ways to accomplish what has been described above, but bear in mind that I tried to keep the post on topic---the main reason I went w/ a Sling-based solution is that my wife and kids watch TV from Japan from a SlingBox Pro HD that I have there and this content is available in high quality throughout my house.
I know this post is a bit old but I'm going to try to do the same -- use a slingbox connected to a WMC PC to sling video to other devices in the house.
I don't have a Slingbox yet so the answer may become obvious, but I have this question: how do you 'control' the PC using the Slingbox? I assume this is done through the IR blaster, so that means the PC needs to have an IR receiver. (Currently, I only access the system using an extender, so there is no IR receiver on the PC -- I guess I would have to add one). Is this right?
Yes, that's correct. I use this one for the IR dongle:
Sometimes you can find these on sale for <$20.....
In reality I use a Harmony as my remote.
excellent, thanks.. I managed to get it all working as I found an old M.C.E. remote and dongle lying around... works well!
Just an aside. I use an Xbox for place shifting but I chose the Vulkano Flow instead of the Slingbox. It's only $99 and does a great job. I was recently at a college football game watching another college football game on my Galaxy Tab tablet using the Vulkano.
Additionally, the app for Android and iOS costs only $12.99, which is much cheaper than Sling Media's app.