SlingCatcher

Blog Andy Shaw Feb 18, 2011

Sometimes, when you’re watching something on your computer like a YouTube video, you can’t help but wonder why you’re not doing it on your TV. Enter the SlingCatcher.

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Sometimes, when you’re watching something on your computer like a YouTube video or anything else for that matter, you can’t help but wonder why you’re not doing it on your TV. Enter the SlingCatcher. With this device switched on, you just load a small ‘projector’ on your PC, draw a rectangle around whatever it is you want to watch on screen (or choose full screen if you prefer), and up it pops on your TV. Alternatively, you could copy media onto a USB device, plug it into the back of the SlingCatcher and watch the media through your TV that way.

If you also happen to have a Slingbox – the other Sling Media device that lets you stream what’s on your TV over the internet for watching on your computer while you’re away – you could simply plug this into a second TV and use it to watch whatever your Slingbox is broadcasting.

The device needs a wired network to hook up to, though we used 200Mbps HomePlug devices, which worked a treat. Sling Media has a set it can sell to you or you could use any manufacturers’ devices, as the port on the back of this is just a standard Ethernet socket. You can hook it up to your TV with HDMI, Component, S-Video or Composite connections.

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