Monday, September 8, 2008

How we enjoy American TV

Back at my parent's house, we have this little item called a Slingbox.

Now, Brian handled the purchasing of our Slingbox. And then my dad handled installation. So I really know very little about this whole thing but I'll try to explain it. Well, as much as I know about it.

Basically, this box plugs into an American cable box. Then it is hooked up to the internet, either through a wireless connection or a landline. Since it is connected through the internet, you can connect to the box and watch it over the internet. Hence, we can watch the TV over our internet here in Switzerland.

Make sense?

If not, please direct all questions to my husband.

But in the end, we were able to watch the Ravens beat the Browns last night. And see the replay of Tom Brady's injury, ouch!

**Yes, it has been brought to my attention that the Ravens actually beat the Bengals, not the Browns. And yes I am completely ashamed that I made that mistake. But I'm leaving the mistake there, just to illustrate how I clearly am losing touch with American 'reality' and being sucked into European-ness.


Pumpkin said...

I would love to be able to watch American tv. I will have to look into Slingbox.

Mike said...

Browns? Bengals! The other Ohio team. Remember the striped helmets? Are you sure you watched? :-)

I sure hope you get to enjoy watching the Ravens in the Superbowl.

So you can watch anything that your parents can? That is cool! (Unless of course you're on a pay per minute internet account) 8-/

mrsmac said...

Pumpkin- you definitely should!

Mike- I clearly am slowly losing touch with reality. I can't believe I made that mistake. And I'm not even sure I should edit it because it is such a bad one! Geez!!!

We can watch the TV AND control the remote too!

David said...

slingbox... very cool!
You can also do this with Vista (or Media Center) and a TV card. There is a program called WebGuide which allows you to login to a PC wherever you have an internet connection and watch TV, just like slingbox.
I have it setup on my PC when I travel.

Anonymous said...

"david said" ???? Why does it think my name is david above?


Anonymous said...

thats better

mrsmac said...

Dean- that is so weird! i was wondering who David was!