Print Posted By Lost in France on 4 Aug 2008 in Living in France - TV, Satellite and Radio in France

Watch your UK TV Anywhere in France ...or the World

The SlingBoxDo you want to watch what's on your TV at home in England while you're on holiday in France but don't want to bother installing satellite or Sky TV equipment? Well with a Slingbox now you can.

This nifty gadget plugs into the back of your home TV and delivers whatever is on the box be it satellite, sky, cable or freeview and streams the TV that you want to watch across the internet to your pc or laptop wherever you are in the world.

As well as watching your favourite TV programs you can also connect it to a home security camera and keep an eye on your home while your away - from France or the UK.

How does it work?

The SlingBoxIt redirects or "placeshifts" the TV signal from your cable box, satellite receiver or personal video recorder (PVR) to a computer or laptop of your choice no matter your location - so long as you have a high-speed Internet connection. This utterly unique device will transform the way you watch TV. Whether you want to watch your favourite soaps while you're in France or catch the big game the power is now in your hands.

Quick Specs

  • Redirects the TV signal to the computer of your choice - providing high quality video, no matter the distance!
  • Connects to digital cable box, DVR, satellite receiver, DVD players, video/security camera, or any NTSC component HD, S-video, or composite video source.
  • Watch and control your home TV, DVR, basic cable, digital cable box, or satellite receiver anywhere around your home, in France or around the globe.

Get more information or buy the SlingBox from Amazon (UK & France & Europe): Sling Media - SlingBox Proalt (US): Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD SB300-100


Cable or DSL Modem (for out-of-home viewing)
256 Kbps Upstream Network Speed Recommended (higher upstream network speeds yield higher quality video)
Home Network Router - wired or wireless (UPnP capability highly recommended)

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