Poor Mans Slingbox

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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.

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    priorpark17acidkombat

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    zbuffered

    9 years ago on Step 5

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

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    priorpark17zbuffered

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    mikesty

    12 years ago

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