Dish Network or anything
I'd like to get Dish Network or DirectTv, to air my existing channels in the mainland... Does anybody know how to do this or who could do it?
Follow this link to CNET short video about the VIP922 Slingloaded DVR.
I used to Sling content from our DirecTV setup in Seattle down here to STX early last year when my family was still there and I was here. Problem is that every week or so I would have to ask my wife to reboot the Slingbox or the DirecTV receiver in order to get things running right again. For that reason I didn't even bother trying to use the setup after my family moved here (we still have the house and had the account active there until a week or so ago.)
I don't know if my experience is typical but if it is I suspect SlingBox won't work long without someone on the other end to help out.
When it did work it was cool as I also downloaded their app for my smartphone and could view the same content on my mobile --> slick.
The connection in Chicago is 6mbs download and 1.5mbs upload. The upload is what you use at the send end. On STX I have 1mbs service. The streaming rate that I am actually receiving is usually around 800kbs. The minimum a SlingBox stream needs for a reasonable picture is 256kbs. If I am watching the SlingBox it it does slow down doing other things on my networked internet connection. I have three computers plus an I-phone running off my wireless network.
I use the connection as a back up to Innovative and to get certain channels not available here such as Versus and the Big Ten Network.
When I am not using the stream I let a friend watch the SlingBox. He has a 500kbs internet connection.
I would guess that between the two of us we watch about 4hrs of TV daily.
No complaints from the ISP at either end about bandwidth hogging.