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Post 1 made on Saturday August 4, 2018 at 17:02
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I have a local US customer who expressed interest in viewing TV content from her native Switzerland. Would this be practical if she could pair up with a friend or relative in Switzerland to host a Slingbox? Is there an issue with PAL and NTSC compatibility?
Post 2 made on Saturday August 4, 2018 at 23:58
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This is a great idea. Yes, somewhere you'd have to convert the signal.
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Post 3 made on Sunday August 5, 2018 at 00:08
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converting the hdmi to streaming should solve any conversion issues.
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Post 4 made on Sunday August 5, 2018 at 00:14
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Fins,
does that mean that a signal that would be shown in Europe as SD and therefore PAL will play in the US if it's simply HDMI in Europe? Is there just one HDMI standard, that's the same in the US and Europe? That might be so, and maybe even obvious. I just haven't heard the question asked before.

Thanks.

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Post 5 made on Sunday August 5, 2018 at 01:03
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If you get it streamed on your laptop or tablet, it is already converted and ready to play.
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OP | Post 6 made on Sunday August 5, 2018 at 07:45
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I poked through the Slingbox website and US purchased units are 120V only. Therefore it would be easier for all if the Swiss partner purchased the Slingbox locally.

Supposedly, there is a ROKU App that plays Slingbox. Does anyone have experience with this? My customer is an elderly woman and the user interface should be straight forward. Of course, since she is a Mac person she could play Slingbox through her Mac, but this complicates things physically because I think a TV should be used as the display. This is a new installation, there has been a single phone conversation with her, the walls are open, but I don't yet know what kind of "deck" I'm playing with.

She (a customer from 25 years ago) has a friend (also our customer) with Sonos and this seemed very attractive to her. I mentioned that Sonos can play Internet Radio from around the world and she brought up the idea of Swiss TV. I have not yet mentioned Slingbox to her.

Does anyone know if the Swiss ISP's offer "all you can eat" deals or is the billing strictly use based?
Post 7 made on Sunday August 5, 2018 at 09:25
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On August 5, 2018 at 07:45, buzz said...
I poked through the Slingbox website and US purchased units are 120V only. Therefore it would be easier for all if the Swiss partner purchased the Slingbox locally.

When we did work recently in Saudi Arabia, there were so many US products in use that it was quite normal for offices and homes to have 220-110 transformers. This may be the case in Europe, as well.

You say she's a Mac person. That's spelled MacPherson.
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Post 8 made on Sunday August 5, 2018 at 09:39
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On August 5, 2018 at 00:14, Ernie Gilman said...
Fins,
does that mean that a signal that would be shown in Europe as SD and therefore PAL will play in the US if it's simply HDMI in Europe? Is there just one HDMI standard, that's the same in the US and Europe? That might be so, and maybe even obvious. I just haven't heard the question asked before.

Thanks.

Ernie

You aren’t playing an HDMI signal in the US. You are basically converting an hdmi to Netflix. Then any hdmi signal in the us would be based on the streaming appliance that you use to connect to a tv.
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Post 9 made on Sunday August 5, 2018 at 10:41
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This brings to mind HDMI frame rates versus local power line frequency. That's a separate topic and I'm asking about it at [Link: remotecentral.com].
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