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Re: Problems with Slingbox M1

Yes the splitter handles the HDCP hanshakes, then again the £5 splitter I had before worked too (Up to 1080) as I think just about any powered splitter will, a cable only type splitter wont work due to HDCP,

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Re: Problems with Slingbox M1

Just in case anyone is is interested this is part of an email I sent to a friend a few months ago of what to buy to get a Slingbox M to work with the V6 (Without the 4K splitter I mentioned earlier just a 1080 one).

They got the stuff and it worked for them too, links are a bit old but hopefully still work,

I have confirmed this setup works with new v6 box, it will limit the TV output on the V6 to 1080p (Full HD) so if you need to watch TV in 4K – Only BT 4K is available just now – you need to swap over cable in TV to directly connect to V6 when doing so.

1. Slingbox M1 - The slingbox itself, can be picked up new for around £50 from ebay.

e.g. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Slingbox-M1-TV-Box/183401605356?epid=19016664006&hash=item2ab39668ec:g:Hl...

 

2. 1 HDMI splitter – 1 input 2 outputs. Cost £5 - £7

e.g. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2160p-1-IN-2-OUT-1-INPUT-2-OUTPUT-HDMI-SPLITTER-2-WAY-SWITCH-BOX-HUB-4K-U...

(Has own power supply)

or

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ultra-HD-1080P-1-4v-3D-4K-HDCP-Stripper-1x2-HDMI-Splitter-Amplifier-1-In-...

(Power via USB port, cable supplied)

3. HDMI to Compnent adapter: Cost around £17 – from Hong Kong

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1080P-HDMI-to-5RCA-RGB-YPBPR-Scaler-Component-Video-Audio-Converter-For-S...

Power cable supplied using a USB type cable

Note: This box outputs 1080p (Full HD) or 720p (HD Ready) – Slingbox only supports resolution up to 1080i so should be set to 720p via button on unit.

4. 2 x short HDMI cables 20cm or so - £2

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HDMI-Gold-Cable-v2-0-High-Quality-Lead-2160P-4K-3D-HTDV-LED-PC-ARC-Cord-B...

5. Short component and Audio cables to connecct Component adapter to Slingbox Inputs – about £3- 50cm each

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/0-5m-RGB-Component-Video-Cable-Triple-Phono-Lead-3-x-RCA-AV-YPbPr-Red-Gre...

and

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Phono-to-2-Phono-Lead-Dual-RCA-Audio-Cable-for-TV-DVD-HiFi-50cm-to-20m-...

Optional cables would be component and audio cable to connect slingbox to TV if TV has component input – albeit it will come through in 720P

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