I have SlingPlayer on Macintosh, which I love. However, I was thinking about buying the EyeTV, but am fairly new to it. I live in an apartment in college. In my bedroom I don't have DirecTV hooked up. Would I be able to still use EyeTV on my laptop via DirecTV? Also, would it screw up the TV in the living room if someone is watching it? What I mean is would I be forced to watch the same thing? thanks!