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Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Player - SB500

Abt Model: SLINGBOX500 | UPC Code: 753960013190
Sling Media - SB500 - Streaming Digital Media Players
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$299.99  
Watch And Control Your TV In Full HD Anywhere You Can Connect To The Internet/ Turns Your Laptop, Tablet Or Smartphone Into A TV/ Connects To Your Digital Video Recorder (DVR), Cable Set-Top Box Or Satellite Receiver/ Ethernet Connectivity/ Built in Wi-Fi/ Black Finish
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Sling Media Slingbox500 Media Player - SLINGBOX500

Key Features:

  • Your TV. Smarter
    Slingbox turns your home TV into a smart TV. Easily find news, shows or movies, or set up your own favorites with the on-screen Gallery view. Use intuitive filters to always find what you want to watch
  • For the Ultimate Sports Fan
    With Slingbox you can easily access all the games and matches you want to watch, and view live sports scores and stats while you're watching, all on the same big screen. You'll be the king of your fantasy football pool
  • The Best Experience
    Only Slingbox gives you the most complete TV anywhere experience with an enhanced Slingplayer for iPad* interface. It features an intuitive gallery view for easy program discovery and social media integration
  • Watch Anywhere
    No matter where you are in the world, or your backyard - watch and control all of your TV on your mobile devices, live or recorded, over the Internet
  • Stunning Quality
    Extend your living room TV experience in sparkling high definition video up to 1080p. Tune in to your favorite programs on your tablet, phone, Mac, PC, or connected TV and enjoy your shows in the best possible quality
  • Absolutely No Monthly Fees
    You already pay a lot of money for your current cable or satellite subscription. Only Sling lets you take it anywhere in the world without additional monthly fees

Features:

  • Watch and control your live and recorded TV shows anywhere, anytime – in up to Full HD
  • Experience it your way. Watch shows with friends, view insider show content and receive new show recommendations
  • Never miss a final episode or live event. View them on your tablet*, phone*, PC, or Mac when you want, where you want. Then you can be the spoiler in your social group
  • Replace your traditional program guide with a fun and easier way to find your favorite shows on your big screen TV with the Gallery view
  • Find all the games and view live sports scores and stats while you’re watching the game
  • Play and schedule DVR recordings
  • Watch on a second TV anywhere via Apple TV®, Chromecast®, and Roku®**
  • Access to thousands of movies, as well as international sports and channels
  • Features WiFi, Ethernet, HDMI, composite and component in/out connections
  • Enhanced Slingplayer for iPad* with program gallery, social sharing, and live sports stats
  • Absolutely no monthly fees

Specifications:

  • Compatible with
    • AT&T U-verse®
    • Bright House Networks®
    • Cablevision® Systems
    • Charter Communications®
    • Comcast XFINITY®
    • Cox Communications®
    • DirecTV®
    • DISH Network®
    • Time Warner®
    • Verizon FiOS®
      • ...and all other cable and satellite operators
  • Supported Audio-Video and Storage Sources
    Connect to any of the following high-definition video sources in up to 1080p
    • Digital cable set-top box
    • Satellite receiver
    • Digital video recorder (DVR)
    • DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ 2player/recorder
    • Video security cameras
    • Works with most tablets and mobile devices and is available on: Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore and Windows Store
      • Video quality is dependent on network speed and conditions
  • Mobile and Connected Device Requirements
    Slingplayer® software for Android™, iOS®,Windows® 8.1, and other mobile and connected devices is available separately.
  • Windows® or MAC® Minimum Requirements
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or better
    • DirectX 9 Class video card with more than 256 MB of dedicated memory for Windows PC
  • Operating Systems
    • OS X
    • Windows
  • Web Browsers
    Latest versions of Chrome™, Firefox®, Internet Explorer® or Safari®

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Footnotes:

  1. *Requires Slingplayer app, available through Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore and Windows Store
  2. **AppleTV support requires Slingplayer for iPhone or iPad. Roku support requires Slingplayer for iPhone, iPad or Android Phone
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Player
 
4.7

(based on 592 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (466)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (7)
  • Fast (3)
  • Good remote control (3)
  • Great picture quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product, just one missing feature

I love my slingbox. I use it all the time on my phone and my ipad. The only thing that is missing is the ability to stream it to another TV well. I...Read complete review

I love my slingbox. I use it all the time on my phone and my ipad. The only thing that is missing is the ability to stream it to another TV well. I currently stream it to my ipad and then use mirroring on Apply TV, but if there was an app for Apple TV that made it full screen would be so much better.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not ready for prime time!

Tested this out to watch the first round of the college football playoffs at a vacation home on a large screen TV with consistent dropouts despite excellent broadband at the sending and receiving locations....Read complete review

Tested this out to watch the first round of the college football playoffs at a vacation home on a large screen TV with consistent dropouts despite excellent broadband at the sending and receiving locations. An alternative streaming service tested at the same time worked much more reliably. I am showing my displeasure by returning this substandard product and urge others dissatisfied to do the same. At the receiving end I had a new Vizio 4K HD and a Roku3 box that seems to work perfectly and had the Slingbox app installed. Test #1: I downloaded the Slingbox app on my phone ($14.99!) so the Roku app could receive the Slingbox broadcast via my wireless router. (Note, once the Roku is connected by the phone, the phone can be switched off since the streaming function then goes directly though the Roku.) Results: would work about 5 minutes before losing the signal and would have to restart the process. This was definitely the worst. My wife was not happy. Luckily I realized within an hour that this was hopeless and was able to get an app refund on Google Play. A reviewer on Amazon said the refund limit was 2 hours so I only downloaded it when I was ready to go. Test#2: Same as Test#1 except I used my Android tablet instead. Results were the same. Test#3: I used my Windows 8 laptop to go to slingbox.com and watch my broadcast. Then I set up my TV to function as a wireless display (i.e. Miracast/WiDi) which works pretty well. This worked better than Tests #1 and #2 but it lost the connection enough that it wasn't worth it to try to pursue it any longer. Again the wife was not happy. Test#4: Similar to Test#3 except I signed on to WatchESPN (using my Comcast account). This definitely worked the best and the connection was solid. However, instead of commercials ESPN plays a single electronic composition in a mind numbing loop. Again the wife was not happy (after a while) but at least I was able to mute! Bottom line is that it is a great idea but the implementation is not reliable enough. My aim was to watch my expensive home cable subscription at the vacation place so I wouldn't have to pay for another cable subscription that I was only going to use for a few weeks each year. So far, mission not accomplished.

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2.0

abig step bacward from sling

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from pa

Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Player:

i bought this to replace a dead pro-hd. sorry to say this is a step backward from sling, not a step forward. needed a new sling to watch sling on my fire tv. but this product is clunky to setup, does not have manual ip setup, and genrally is not very fluid in gui and function. best bet is to go to a m1. I am also dismayed in the fact that the optical audio was remove, so I am not ble to stream 5.1 anymore. the hdmi is only usefull for a hdmi attaced dvd player or laptop, not for tv

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5.0

What an awesome way to save money

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from Edgartown, MA, United States

Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Player:

I bought this so we wouldn't have to pay 2 cable bills. Score!! Works perfectly paired with our Roku 3

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5.0

Just as I was hoping for...

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from Michigan, United States

Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Player:

I bought a Slingbox 500 recently for a vacation home and it worked perfectly! I was primarily watching on a TV through a ROKU and smartphone, and this works great although using the phone for the remote is a bit cumbersome. I suppose next trip I'll try a tablet or maybe direct from a laptop. There were only a handful of instances when the feed was "buffering.." and the video quality was excellent. I really like the PC app that has the onscreen remote.

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1.0

Doesn't work with Comcast

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from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Player:

It works great if never want to change the channels that it's on Comcast won't allow that.

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5.0

An amazing product

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from Missouri, United States

Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Player:

I love the Sling box and I just got my 2nd box after 4 years of using the old model. Great product and service. Thanks

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3.0

Great potential if support was better

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from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Player:

I bought a Slingbox 500. A large sticker on the box says free Sling TV. I cancelled a trial account I had with my FireStick. There is no slingTV just my own stuff from my TV sat. service. I cannot find any help in forums or support. I have followed all of the directions. I have also connected two different hard drives. The box does not recognize them. The link in the quick start directions for media drives takes me to a page that no longer exist. I feel a bit misled. Bad directions and support.

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5.0

Great product!

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from Boonton, NJ, United States

Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Player:

I just added my second Slingbox 500. I use it to watch TV in my office, in my vacation home, on the road in hotels and to stream in my home to TVs with Roku or AppleTV so I don't have to pay a monthly fee for extra cable boxes.

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1.0

hdmi

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from LA, CA, United States

Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Player:

All I have is a hdmi conection. almost everything is protected. Wish you would say this on the box.

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2.0

So Close...

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from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Player:

My wife bought me one of these a year or two ago. We managed to get around the HDCP protection by hooking up the HD component cables off the back of our old cable box. So, we were able to receive all of our HD channels and it worked great! However, we moved, got a new cable box that didn't have the component video out. Only HDMI for HD video. Since a good number of the channels have HDCP Protection, you can't get them over HDMI. So, you can only view your SD channels. I have mostly HD channels in my cable package, so the Slingbox just isn't for me. It used to fit my needs, but now with new cable equipment, it just doesn't fit anymore. I would recommend it to anyone who still has HD component video on their cable box, but if you only have HDMI, it isn't worth it.

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5.0

UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME!!!!!

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from San Carlos, Panama

Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Player:

i am working out of the country, and sling box is the answer to my prayers! I could not be more happy with my purchase experience, the promptness of delivery, the ease of set up, to the high quality of the customer service team. I could not recommend this product more strongly.

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