I've got a unique situation and I was hoping for some insight.
I have both a Slingbox 350 and a HDHomeRun Prime.
I'd like to be able to stream local Philly sports from my parents' house in NJ to my house in CT. They have 35mbps up/down FIOS, and I've got 50mbps down Optimum. Currently I am using the Slingbox 350 and it works fine, but I'd like to have the DVR functionality from the HDHomeRun Prime, and replace a ~$12/mo cable box with a $4/mo CableCARD since I've got the HDHomeRun Prime anyway. I've got a couple options, and was wondering if anyone had tried any of them. The TL
R is that I am trying to get HDHomeRun Prime functionality combined with Slingbox compression.
Option 1 - Set up HDHomeRun in NJ, try to use a VPN to connect directly to it from a HTPC in CT. I don't think this will work because as far as I know, HDHomeRun doesn't compress at all, and 35Mbps upload will be too slow.
Option 2 - Set up HDHomeRun in NJ, try to use some sort of compression software in conjunction with a VPN. This seems like it could be the best option, but I don't know if software like this exists. I'd love to be able to get something like Slingbox does where it compresses and adjusts quality on the fly to keep the video smooth. Is there a program that does something like what I'm looking for?
Option 3 - Set up HDHomeRun in NJ, using VGA output to a VGA to Component video converter to the component video input on the Slingbox, then use the slingbox normally. This seems clunky and complicated, and adds in an unnecessary digital to analog to digital conversion just to use Slingbox's nice compression functionality, but seems like it would work.
Option 4 - Keep the functionality separate, have a HDHomeRun in NJ just for recording and copy files over via FTP to watch them, use the Slingbox plus the cable box for live TV. This is the least complicated and lowest risk, but the highest monthly price and loses the ability to pause and rewind when watching live.
I'd appreciate any insight you could offer.