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post #1 of 3 Old 03-31-2009, 11:36 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi. I've searched the forums here pretty extensively for a definitive answer on this, but seem to be finding conflicting information. Any help that you all can provide will be much appreciated.

I have a SA 8300 HD DVR through Time Warner Cable in NYC. I am utilizing the HDMI output from the DVR to supply video and sound to my home theater.

My question is whether the DVR's other outputs (component / composite / s-video / coaxial) remain operable while I have a HDMI able plugged in. I'm also unsure whether the outcome is affected by whether or not my receiver (into which the HDMI cable feeds) is turned on.

I'm asking the question because I am trying to set up a slingbox with this DVR. I have only tried the s-video output at this stage, and am not able to get any sort of picture on the computer from which I am trying to view the video (I just get a dark gray screen with some static).

Oh, also, my DVR software seems to have updated overnight (menus are now a different color). I'm not sure whether that has any bearing on the answer, but thought I should mention it.

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I have been trying to do the same thing and so far have only been able to get the s-video and composite outputs from the 8300HD to work with my slingbox solo.
I have seen conflicting reports, but it typically has to do with the HDCP protection being enabled when using the HDMI connection and thus it turns off the HD feed to the component outputs. The only solution would be (with the SOLO, at least) to disconnect the HDMI cable and use component cables and pass through the SOLO to the video display device. Not sure how much this would degrade the video signal.

A further question I have is, how much better is the quality of the video using component over s-video with the slingbox? Even on a local home-network connection, I would think bandwidth limitations would negate the component connections.
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My component and HDMI both work at the same time. When I have a hand shake issue I just switich to the components I have Cablevison and the 8300 DVR
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