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I'm not familiar with Roger's PVR offering, but the Bell (Dish) PVR allows you to access a PVR recording that is still underway and either 'View' (shows the recording from the point it's at right now) or 'Start from Beginning'. You can watch the event and pause/rewind/fast forward as with any live show, without affecting the recording in progress.

Provided your PVR will do that, you already have most of the solution. Hook up a cheap Slingbox to it (if SD is acceptible quality), make sure both it and the laptop are on your local network, and you're all set. Just use the Sling client application on your laptop to access your Slingbox over the network, and you can watch the race via remote PVR just as you would on your TV.

It will work with your laptop connected to your network either wired or wireless - you're not going to see any bandwidth issues, especially at SD resolution. You don't need a Slingplayer/Slingcatcher or any other hardware than a simple Slingbox. If you're wireless, you've essentially created a portable TV with PVR you can use anywhere in your house or yard.

Edit: I just checked out the current Slingbox offerings and the Slingbox SOLO would do what you want, and stream an HD image as well, for about 200.00 CDN.
 

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My mistake on the SOLO, as a closer look at the spec shows it only accepts the HD inputs and streams SD - but if the Rogers box doesn't have concurrent outputs and you are using component with your Sony, you'll need the HD inputs anyway. They previously sold a 'classic' model with SD inputs only, but it looks like they just have the SOLO and more expensive HD-PRO (which does stream HD) now.

You can also access your PVR and recordings remotely over the internet (with any Slingbox) when you are away from home - though picture quality is scaled to the speed of your internet connection. The limiting factor is typically the upload speed on your account.

As has been explained, you connect the PVR to the Slingbox 'IN' connections, and the Slingbox 'OUT' to your current TV. The Slingbox has an IR blaster that sits in front of your PVR IR receiver window and allows you to control the PVR with a virtual remote on your PC, which is part of the Slingbox client viewer software. Also keep in mind that you are not adding another satellite tuner - whether your Rogers PVR is being remotely controlled by the Slingbox, or a user watching the Sony TV, it is the same output going to both.

As I mentioned, with a wireless connection you can use this anywhere in range of your access point without any cables, for a truly mobile TV solution. If you have other PC's in the house, you can install the Slingbox viewer software on them as well. Good luck with your setup!
 
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