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Slingbox Pro HD

by mopscare42 / May 29, 2013 5:41 AM PDT

I use the Slingbox Pro HD to sling Seattle Seahawks games to my son who is in the military and moves around a lot.
I now use a cat5e from the Slingbox to my gigabit router behind a gigabit modem, he signs in to our Slingbox account and watches the game.
I was told by a tech at a computer store that I should be using Cat6 instead on Cat5e as the picture will be much better on my son's end.
That doesn't make a lot of sense to me so thought I would check here to see if that statement is true.
We both have Comcast and are getting about 55 down and 11 up on both ends so bandwidth is not a issue.

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Sorry no, not something I seen matter.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2013 6:06 AM PDT
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The real bottleneck is the internet which is 10 or more times slower than the 100 or so megabit LAN.

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Thanks Bob.
by mopscare42 / May 29, 2013 7:37 AM PDT

That was my thought too.
With how I am using it shouldn't make any diffence. I Just roll out 30 feet of the cat5e on the carpet from the Slingbox to the router and roll it back up when I am done.
Before they retired me I had run miles of cat5e, but was just getting into cat6 and cat7 so only know what I have read about it.

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Sorry for the typographic error.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2013 8:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Bob.

But at these speeds and distances, you can make a bet it won't pay off.

At 100 megabit we've run 100 feet and longer without trouble.

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