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I need help, just installed Ignite TV and every time I try to watch on the slingbox the screen turns blue, anything I can do to correct the situation so I can use my Slingbox? I got the remote setup and working (I can even use the Slingbox remote to control the tv in the room) but can't get picture when I connect to the Slingbox remotely. Once I kill the connection it works fine again to watch in the room.
 

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How are you connected to the Slingbox? The Ignite box may be set to send 4K (under settings) while the Slingbox only accepts 1080i.

I believe there's a Slingbox thread or two over on the Rogers forum. You may need a dedicated Ignite box for the Slingbox, or one that's not connected to a 4K TV so the output doesn't matter.
 

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The Ignite box is set to 1080i and the tv it's connected to can only do 1080i. I have picture on the TV when I'm not connected remotely but the second I connect to it remotely the picture goes blue and when I disconnect it goes back to normal. I'm connected to the Slingbox HDMI from the Ignite box to the Slingbox.

Any advice or links to the slingbox thread?
 

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Were you using HDMI before? I believe most people use component video to Slingbox? Obviously you'll need "converter box" that converts HDMI to CV.

I just searched the Rogers forum for Slingbox and there were a few threads. Not sure if they'll be helpful in your case:

https://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Ignite-TV/Ignite-TV-and-Slingbox/m-p/445391

Sorry, I'm not that familiar with Slingbox. Good luck.
 

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I did use component before. I'll go and buy a converter tomorrow and hope for the best once I get it.

Thanks!
 

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Make sure you get the proper converter. It needs to be compliant with the signals coming from the Ignite box. The HDMI specs need to be correct to accept the signal and then convert them to CV. These converters are usually powered (plugged in). Also, you need HDMI to CV, not CV to HDMI. It may be best to purchase from a place with a good return policy. Canada Computers?
 

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I'm going to Canada Computers this afternoon. I'm going to get both an HDMI to CV and also an HDCP stripper splitter, between both I'm hoping my issue should be resolved. It's annoying they have no component out on the Ignite boxes.
 

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I just tried the HDMI splitter, it works the first time but after I logout and try to connect to the Slingbox again it doesn't work and I get the weak signal message on the screen. I got a powered splitter with HDCP 2.0. Suggestions? Canada Computers didn't have an HDMI to Component adapter.
 

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I'll go to Canada Computers and exchange the $50 1 in 4 out splitter for the cheap one and see if that makes a difference.
 

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It's impossible to say without trying. They don't ever advertize "HDCP-non-compliance". ;)

The first one is a switch and not a splitter.
 

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I'll get a couple of different ones and play with them and hope one works. I also found a place with the HDMI to component converter as a plan c if nothing else works. This is complete BS though that I should have to go through all this trouble to do something completely legal.
My main TV has a piece that allows HDMI out for the sound bar, would that work?? I really don't want to use that tv as my wife uses that tv when I'm not home but if it's the only option I may have to do it.
 

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There are no "HDMI out" ports on TVs. What it probably has is HDMI-ARC, which allows for an audio return channel, but no video.

There's nothing strange about this situation at all. It's just that component video used to be the standard and now the standard is HDMI and along with HDMI comes HDCP.

The "issue", if there is one, is that newer components, like the Ignite box (and lots of other devices) now only have HDMI outputs, which means that if you want to connect with something that has component video, you need to purchase a converter. Lots of people with older TVs that only have CV get converters.

Although some older (recording) devices had component video to allow for recording, slinging, etc. the HDMI port, if the device had it, was usually HDCP compliant, hence your "problem".
 

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Do you think Rogers gives out component converters? I have a place I'm going to pick one up from tomorrow but if there was a way I can get it for free because I "have a tv without HDMI" that would be amazing. I just tried a second splitter which was older and didn't have HDCP and still having issues so going to plan B on this unless there is something readily available in the GTA I can use to resolve this.
 

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I have heard that sometimes they provide a converter during Ignite installations. Not sure if you can get one afterwards... No harm in trying I guess.
 

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I have a Slingbox conected to a NON ignite rogers box at my folks place, My parents have a hd box with component out, I have the component model sling box, and it works beautifully, plus the tv set they have in the bedroom uses component. works great. sorry to hear you are having issues with your ignite box and slingbox, hope u resolve it soon
 

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Good news, I finally got this working!! I kept the splitter and bought an HDMI to Component converter and I finally have everything up and running! Only took $75 worth of accessories so I'm hoping I don't need to replace anything anytime soon. Good news is I told Rogers my tv's HDMI isn't working and I need a converter and they gave me a $25 credit as the converter he claimed I should get cost that much (although the piece of junk would not have worked). Better than nothing I guess and my Slingbox is fully functioning. Set the remote to Comcast X1 in the settings and no issues, just need to use the Xfinity button instead of the Rogers button to access DVR.
 
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