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Re: Ignite TV and Slingbox

I just tried the HDMI splitter, it works the first time but after I logout and try to connect to the Slingbox again it doesn't work and I get the weak signal message on the screen. I got a powered splitter with HDCP 2.0. Suggestions? Canada Computers didn't have an HDMI to Component adapter. I found another place that does in Brampton which is a bit of a pain for me so anything I can do at Canada Computers would be much easier.


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@fwd1955 wrote:

The output of the 8300 should be the same as the NextBox, not likely causing the issue, although dumbing it down to a lower resolution might help.  


He's got an Ignite box, not a Nextbox, hence his posts in this thread. The output signal on the Ignite boxes can be different (up to 4K). It also uses HDMI-CEC to automatically set the video output when connected to a TV.  The video output of the Ignite box needs to be set manually to something compatible with the Slingbox (like 1080i, not 1080P or 4K) when using such a device.  Also, any devices (like a splitter or converter box to CV) needs to have the appropriate specifications for the HDMI signal.


 

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Re: Ignite TV and Slingbox

The newer splitters may follow HDCP compliance and not strip the copy protection signal like an older, different splitter (discussed earlier in this thread) may do. Conjecture on my part.

 

Devices are supposed to be HDCP compliant after all.

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/208917/htg-explains-how-hdcp-breaks-your-hdtv-and-how-to-fix-it/

 

The above article discusses HDCP and also talks about using a cheap splitter to strip HDCP...



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Re: Ignite TV and Slingbox

Nice article 57, very educational, you are always on top of things.  I can't say for certain if my solution will work on on an Ignite box.  As I said, I haven't made the switch yet, and am hesitant to do so with all the glowing reviews I've read on the forum!  I currently have my splitter between a 4642HD box and the SlingBox 500, which goes on to the TV, all via HDMI.  I tried running the TV from one side of the splitters' output (in parallel with the SlingBox), but that cost me the ability to use the SlingBox' setup screen, I guess it is not output to the internet.  So now all three are effectively in series.  The cable box tends to want knock the resolution down to 720P, but it's a 26" TV and a 13" laptop I'm watching on.  I have yet to try it with the NextBox 3 4K box, but the current setup suits my needs.

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Re: Ignite TV and Slingbox

Do you think Rogers gives out component converters? I have a place I'm going to pick one up from tomorrow but if there was a way I can get it for free because I "have a tv without HDMI" that would be amazing. I just tried a second splitter which was older and didn't have HDCP and still having issues so going to plan B on this unless there is something readily available in the GTA I can use to resolve this. It doesn't look like Ignite to Slingbox via HDMI will work at all unless there's something I'm missing.

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Re: Ignite TV and Slingbox

I used the same component adapter suggested by @fwd1955  and it solved all my slingbox 500 problems. I used the PVR and the comcast box x1 selections. At first I had some response issues but after aligning my ignite box in line of sight with the slingbox everything worked fine. 

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Re: Ignite TV and Slingbox

I got it to work a while ago. I used an HDMI splitter connected to the Ignite box, one end went into the Slingbox and the other connected to an HDMI to Component converter which also connected to the Slingbox. This worked perfectly. It was about $75 worth of equipment ordered from Amazon but I managed to get it done.

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Re: Ignite TV and Slingbox

I set up my slingbox and can view the channel selected. However during the set up for Rogers Ignite I could not find the correct hardware not the appropriate remote control. The manufacturer of the converter is not listed. Scanning the 2D bar code failed. The remote is a nameless although the model is on the inside battery cover.

Help...

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Re: Ignite TV and Slingbox

Based on earlier posts in this thread that I just read, you need to configure the Slingbox to something like Comcast X1.



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Re: Ignite TV and Slingbox

Tried the products on this thread and couldn't get it to work.  Found another discussion on this elsewhere and this product was recommended and works great for me.  I couldn't get it to work with the HDMI splitter I got, but not a big deal as I will only use my slingbox when out of the country.  

 

Portta HDMI Converter HDMI to YPbPr RGB Component Plus R/L Audio Converter V1.3 Support 1080P@60Hz 2 Channel LPCM HDMI Audio Extractor for HDTV PS3 PS4 HDVD Player Wii Xbox etc

 

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00A8FIQXA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1