I’ve been using I/O Data’s networked DVD player for over 18 months. It works very well. Been wondering if I need to look at SlingBox. It sure gets a lot of press. — Iain —
I finally got around to setting up the Slingbox I got back in the spring when I met Blake at a conference and he talked me into getting one.
It hadn’t been a priority because we all use Macs in our family and there is no SlingPlayer for the Mac yet.
So I spent an hour or so today setting up the Slingbox in my family room entertainment cabinet.
It was relatively painless. I only had one ethernet jack in there and it was being used by the xbox 360 so I had to put in an ethernet switch. Now I’ve got 5 ethernet ports in my entertainment cabinet. I bet I’ll be using more of them soon.
The Slingbox does a nice job of controlling my DirecTV Tivo and the software installed fine on my old ThinkPad.
I’ll let you know what I think when I install the Mac Slingplayer. I think its going to be a hit with my kids.
(Via A VC.)