Hi all - I need to ask for some more advice.
I took an offer from TWC that included a Cisco STB so I can now record scrambled channels like BBCA on my 515 using the "free" on-demand. I also picked up a Slingbox 350 on a 1-day $70 deal. I have everything working but not sure if my setup could be improved.
Cable is split to the Cisco and the 515 with pass-through to TV.
515-to-TV is HDMI.
Cisco-to-Slingbox is component.
Slingbox-to-515 is composite.
Edit> Forgot - Cisco-to-TV is HDMI
Cisco unfortunately has no S-video out. And the Cisco composite out doesn't seem to work with HDMI and/or component outs in use - hence the Slingbox output.
Most recording is unattended from raw cable split, and that seems somewhat better quality than the on-demand through Slingbox composite.
One possibility is to run the full cable into the 515, then split the pass-through to TV and Cisco, but that still leaves me with a composite source for on-demand recording.
When I got the Slingbox I thought I would be able to record its stream on a PC, but haven't been able to figure out any way to do that.
Also, on-demand programs sometimes have an HD choice. With this setup, would you expect better results choosing the HD version? So far I'm not seeing much if any difference in the recording quality...
Who knew "flammable" and "inflammable" mean the same thing???
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