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Slingbox PRO-HD

By The HT Guys • Oct 21 2008, 4:12pm

We reviewed the original Slingbox way back in 2005. Ara currently has two of them and has been able to watch TV from his hotel in Chicago, Denver, and Europe. But the main way the Slingbox is used in the Derderian family is to extend TV reception to any room in the house. While the Slingbox works well via the Internet it works really well on your local network. The issue with Internet usage is bandwidth. First, if your upstream bandwidth is limited, it really doesn't matter how much downstream bandwidth you have. In Ara's home the upstream is capped at 1 Mbps although lately I have exceeded that.

When we saw the Slingbox PRO-HD come to market we were very excited. We realize that...

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HD HomeRun

By The HT Guys • Jul 13 2007, 2:00pm

Do you have a computer that is capable of displaying HD pictures but have no way to get an ATSC signal to the screen? The HDHomeRun now makes it possible to place a tuner anywhere in your house, as long as you have a network connection near by, and send the television picture to any or all computers on the network. The HDHomeRun is a small device a little bigger than a paperback novel. It has two ATSC/QAM tuners and a 100 baseTX Ethernet port. The concept is very straight forward. The digital signal is received by the tuners and than multi-cast on your network for all computers to receive. You can put more than one device on your network but when you use more than three you need a gigabit network to support all the data traffic.