Introduction: Poor Mans Slingbox

Easy way to listen to your sports team when overseas

Step 1: Set TV / Radio to Correct Station

You might adjust the volume to normal.

Step 2: Connect Headphone Out on Radio/tv to Microphone in on PC.

You can sometimes nick this cable from the one that connects the two external PC speakers

Step 3: Make Skype Auto Answer

You will find this setting in Tools/Options/Advanced

Step 4: Skype Yourself From Another Skype Name

When you Skype the home PC the auto answer will enable you to listen to whatever you left you TV/Radio tuned to.

Step 5: Remote Control From Long Distance

Shout down the mic from the distant PC and get someone near the home PC to change the channel.

Step 6: It Works

I am listening to BBC Open commentary in the PRC. HA HA HA to you and your Great Firewall.


r.srohan (author)2010-04-26

hey man plz upload pics

acidkombat (author)2009-01-07

Then what and you go into advanced?

priorpark17 (author)acidkombat2009-08-25

Tools/options/calls/show advanced "automaticallyanswer incoming calls". Your version of skype maybe different.

zbuffered (author)2009-08-25

This is the funniest step, you'll only be shouting at yourself because the SPEAKERS ARE HOOKED UP TO THE MIC :-p

priorpark17 (author)zbuffered2009-08-25

No it works, you are at a pc at a distance talking via skpe to the pc next to the TV/radio. The speakers on the pc near the Tv /radio still work.

dombeef (author)2009-05-04

Pictures please?

MrSahnsMan (author)2008-02-12


mikesty (author)2006-07-20

That's clever. This is a good way to listen to my Yankee games in PA :)

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