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    Slingbox and droid x. Is it worth it?

    I just talked to a dish network rep. and he was saying that if I bought a sling box for a 100 bucks, I could stream to my droid x for free. So I ask the droid experts. Is it worth it. I was thinking about using it up at the lake where we don't have cable. I was thinking about hooking it up via the droids hdmi output to are tv. I was wondering what kind of stream I could expect running on vienna 3g network. Will it buffer every 2 seconds? How will the puncture look? I'd appreciate any advice before I dish out a $100 on something that won't work for me.

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    I'm not sure what's needed on the Droid X but I have a coworker with a Blackberry and Slingbox and he can not live without it. He's demonstrated it several times when we go out to lunch and I have to say it's pretty decent. Of course that's watching the stream on the phone itself. Not sure if porting that to a TV would cause any issues.

    But as a technology, it's pretty cool and $100 is not a bad price to pay to even test it out. I'd buy one and just eat smaller lunches for a month!
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    I have Slingbox on my X and I can't live without it. Fast action is a little choppy but it is well worth the trade off. I have Directv with a DVR and I have no problems.
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    So, is it 100$ for the box and 25$ for an app? I have heard good things about slingbox, but i wonder if you could get the same thing out of some of these websites that have live tv and all of the network websites that have full episodes of their tv shows 1 or 2 days after broadcast?
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    The app was free. I just thought it'd be better then getting cable at the lake since we only go up there around 2 or 3 times a month on the weekends. I was more worried about how good the stream was. I hate watching videos that keep buffering over and over.

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    u need the slingbox and the sling app which is $30 from the market for this to work. i have been using sling for 4 years now and love it. it is the reason i never got the droid because sling wasnt avaiable on android yet until June
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    Have you ever hooked it up via hdmi output on the droid?

    Quote Originally Posted by qman66 View Post
    u need the slingbox and the sling app which is $30 from the market for this to work. i have been using sling for 4 years now and love it. it is the reason i never got the droid because sling wasnt avaiable on android yet until June


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    I have the HAVA box by Monsoon Multimedia and the Vulkano App from the market. Box is more expensive but better quality than Sling Box, the APP is Free.

    The newer boxes are call Vulkano. See web site for details:
    Monsoon Multimedia Vulkano - Watch and control your TV from anywhere
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    If you get the sling adapter for $100, the DISH app for the Droid X is free. I have this setup with my OG Droid. Works great over 3G and wifi! As you know the Sling adapter only plugs into certain of the DISH receivers.

    I can't comment on the HDMI port.
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    What's the typical data usage for streaming to your Droid?

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