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Sling Media SlingTV Media Player - SB500

Abt Model: SLINGBOX500 | UPC Code: 753960013190
Sling Media - SB500 - Streaming Digital Media Players
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$299.00  
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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Product Details

Sling Media SlingTV Media Player - SLINGBOX500

Key Features:

  • Your TV. Smarter
    SlingTV 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 SlingTV 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 SlingTV 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 SlingTV Media Player
 
4.7

(based on 572 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (456)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

98%

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

    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.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great box if your Cable Co doesn't block

      I bought the Slingbox500/SlingTV because it offers the superior HDMI interface. Sling Media notes that some programs might be blocked for copy protection on some cable boxes. I called them first and inquired...Read complete review

      I bought the Slingbox500/SlingTV because it offers the superior HDMI interface. Sling Media notes that some programs might be blocked for copy protection on some cable boxes. I called them first and inquired about the Comcast X1 system: was told that there was no way to know if it would work without buying and trying the Slingbox500. Well, it turns out that Comcast blocks ALL programs on the HDMI output to the Slingbox! So it was necessary to utilize the Component outputs instead of HDMI. Which works fine, except that the Slingbox M1 and 350 also can do that at a much lower price. (This isn't Sling's fault, but they could be more honest about incompatibility.) Recommendation: if you need wifi, get the M1; if you're willing to run an ethernet cable, get the 350 (which I did). The extra features in the 500/TV are nothing that a Roku or Chromecast doesn't provide, so not worth the extra bucks just for that.

      Reviewed by 572 customers

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      5.0

      If you have a 2nd home, a Sling is a must-have.

      By beachcondo

      from Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

      Comments about Sling Media SlingTV Media Player:

      I own a condo where we spend considerable time throughout the year. Since it is not a primary home, I brought high-speed internet in through the local cable provider, but did not purchase a package that included cable TV. This was intentional, as I needed reliable data access for work (and all of the kids tablets, phones, etc), and for the minimal amount of time that we actually watch TV while we are there, streaming media, Netflix, YouTube, etc, would fill that need since I purchased a smart-TV. Or so I thought. I found that I miss most of the sporting events for my home team(s), and buying the local cable didn't get me what I needed anyway. As with most condo associations, you can't install a dish, so you are left with a mixed-bag of solutions/subscriptions that kind-of fill the need. I also tried a high-end Digital antenna since I have the top-floor condo. I tried it at our primary home and it worked exceptionally well, so I had high hopes for at least some broadcast channels in the condo. I went into the attic and installed the antenna as high as possible, but still could not get a signal because of the location of our condo complex. I thought I was out of options until a friend mentioned that he 'slings' TV to his cabin in upper Minnesota, and that brought me to Sling. I must have watched the video on your site about 10 times trying to figure out what I was missing. It couldn't be THAT simple, but it was. You put a Sling box between your home cable box and your TV, you follow the prompts that appear on your TV, and in minutes you are watching TV from anywhere. One of the hidden gems that you didn't mention on your site is that your home experience does not change at all. The Sling box just inserts itself between the TV and your cable box, but neither device actually sees it there. I bought the Sling 500, which does give me the ability to make my home TV smarter when I choose to, but the cable box will never know about it, which is the real magic here. We still use the same remote from our cable company and do everything the same way. I will say that I have seen some of the negative reviews about a choppy video and/or sound being out of sync with video, but since I'm on high-speed at both ends of the equation I have not experienced this at all. I do travel for work, and have seen both of these problems when I'm on the shared network at a hotel or convention, but Sling can only do so much with that physics problem. :) I give my Sling500 5 stars because it has solved the exact problem that I had; Lots of great channels at home, lot's of internet speed at a 2nd location, but no access to the channels that really mattered to us no matter which package we bought from the local provider. Problem solved with no additional subscriptions or inconvenience. Thanks Sling!

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      1.0

      No support for external USB Drive

      By MichiganMike

      from Brighton, MI, United States

      Comments about Sling Media SlingTV Media Player:

      Sorry for the negative ratings. The Slingbox 500 works very well for place-shifting TV content. The latest software updates, however, have dropped support for the external media device (USB drive) from users who had already purchased the Slingbox 500. This was a great feature and I hope Sling will bring it back.

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      3.0

      Great box if your Cable Co doesn't block

      By N3IC

      from Owings Mills, MD

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Never Freezes
      • Powerful
      • Quiet
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Hdmi Iffy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sling Media SlingTV Media Player:

        I bought the Slingbox500/SlingTV because it offers the superior HDMI interface. Sling Media notes that some programs might be blocked for copy protection on some cable boxes. I called them first and inquired about the Comcast X1 system: was told that there was no way to know if it would work without buying and trying the Slingbox500. Well, it turns out that Comcast blocks ALL programs on the HDMI output to the Slingbox! So it was necessary to utilize the Component outputs instead of HDMI. Which works fine, except that the Slingbox M1 and 350 also can do that at a much lower price. (This isn't Sling's fault, but they could be more honest about incompatibility.) Recommendation: if you need wifi, get the M1; if you're willing to run an ethernet cable, get the 350 (which I did). The extra features in the 500/TV are nothing that a Roku or Chromecast doesn't provide, so not worth the extra bucks just for that.

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        4.0

        Works Great

        By Tony D

        from Chicago area

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Powerful
        • Quiet
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Some Set Up Glitches

        Best Uses

        • Dorm Room
        • Gaming
        • Multimedia

        Comments about Sling Media SlingTV Media Player:

        I was concerned about the reliability of this product. But after working though some non-Sling issues...cable and internet), it has run flawlessly. As other reviewers have mentioned, key is internet speed/reliability on both ends.

        Very happy so far.

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By Happy Customer

        from NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Sling Media SlingTV Media Player:

        We own a beach house where I was paying over $150 per month for cable and internet. I bought this so that I could cancel the cable and I haven't looked back. I also bought a WD Live because it has the Slingplayer built in and I didn't want to have to hook up a computer, Ipad or phone to watch tv. Reception is great and I get all of the channels (including premium) that I'm already paying for at home. The guide is a little slow, but that's probably due to my internet connection at home. It will pay for itself in just 4 months and then I'm saving over $75 per month.

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        5.0

        Slingbox 500

        By CableGuyLA

        from Los Angeles, CA, United States

        Comments about Sling Media SlingTV Media Player:

        I've been using my Slingbox 500 with my Apple TV, iPhone 5/iPad & Roku 3.The SlingBox 500 is the best thing to happen to TV on the go. I got the best steaming results using the Newest Apple Router.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Using for a long time...now upgrading.

        By jadams

        from San Diego, CA, United States

        Comments about Sling Media SlingTV Media Player:

        I bought this device over 10 years ago...now upgrading... It works good in most countries, the only country I have had problems with is China, they censor all internet activity. But, in most countries it works well. I have become dependent on Slingbox over the years! It would be nice if there was a bluetooth "remote control" device for controlling the slingbox remotely through your computer. As it is, you have to stand up and go to the computer to change channels...it would be great with a remote!

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        5.0

        Stream your Xfininity and Roku Remotely

        By FunWithDigital

        from Chciago, IL

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Sling Media SlingTV Media Player:

        This is my second Slingbox. I've used it to watch Hockey off my laptop in the backyard wirelessly. With the virutal remote you can control your devices as if you are sitting in your own living room. Great product. Clear picture, easy to setup, easy to use.

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        (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        No support for Amazon Fire TV

        By NolongerusingSlingbox

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Sling Media SlingTV Media Player:

        Product works fine from my laptop and they have an android app, but no support for Amazon Fire TV.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Woks as advertised!!

        By POMERS

        from Saratoga Springs, NY, United States

        Comments about Sling Media SlingTV Media Player:

        Little tough to set up but tech support was outstanding. Thank you Melvin! When I read about Slingbox I just had to have one. Great easy to use software. Cool that it shows on screen the actual Time Warner remote so you don't have to learn a new one. I would recommend Slingbox to anyone that has moved out of the country, travels a lot or just has to have the latest, coolest electronic device. Thumbs way up!

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