Do just the opposite, have the Digital cable box connect to the MC PC and
the run from your video "out" on the MC PC to the Slingbox (I use S-video and
run the audio out to the SB).
You will need to put the SLingbox IR remote next to your MC remote IR
transmitter over the digital cable IR sensor.
It works like a charm... The only disadvantage is that there are some
controls on the Slingbox remote which will not map to the MC remote. I have
sent queries to them to see if they can make their remote more universal
(i.e. allow us to type scripts or program buttons). the only thing i really
need is the ability to do a CTRL+ALT+DEL (when the Vista box reboots ...
aarrgh!! any help you can provide here is welcomed)
As for mapping the drives, you can set up your storage locations in MC to
find those drives. You will need to allow the MC PC to connect to the other
drives.. test in Vista first.
For me, I have my FTP server and my movie storage drives on servers in the
basement and MC pulls from there. I also use my FTP server to allow me to
download the "recorded" TV from MC across the internet.
The slingbox is a great setup... I was able to watch the final game of the
NBA championship over a 256k modem dialup through my Motorola Razr while
driving from Niagara Falls back to Toronto...