09-04-2017 07:45 PM
Hi looking into geting a sling box and was wondering how it works and if this would let me take my tv anywhere in the world also wondering what one i would need as im just geting optik tv on wednesday also will it work with any optik tv box in the house or would it have connect to the main pvr please anyone let me know thanks
09-04-2017 08:04 PM
Ah yes, slingbox - haven't had many inquiries on this product in many years.
From what I remember,
you plug the box into your existing cable box, ensuring both are powered on. While you are somewhere else (travelling, vacation, business trip, etc) you log into an online portal which allows you to access whatever your TV at home is broadcasting, so you can watch it. One major caveat is, whatever is playing on the TV at the time, is what the remote viewer AND the person at home will be watching at the same time, they cannot be independant.
09-04-2017 08:14 PM
You do realize this is a thread for Movies & TV Shows?
You would probably get more help in this thread:
09-06-2017 09:06 AM
I have a slingbox and I have optik TV. Thoughts....
I give my slingbox 2 stars out of five due to the buffering issues.
09-06-2017 09:21 AM
09-06-2017 10:08 AM - edited 09-06-2017 10:08 AM
If you are travelling inside Canada.... another option is the Optik on the Go app for Telus customers. This allows you to watch live stations with your mobile device. Much more reliable than Slingbox.
The only downside with Optik on the Go is that many stations are tied to your home network, meaning that you can't watch them using the app unless you are on your own wifi network (ie. at home). Sadly this includes most of the major US networks. Works great for most Canadian networks though. If it worked across all channels, it would definitely render the Slingbox moot.