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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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$299.99  
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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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 Slingbox 500 Black Media Player
 
4.7

(based on 569 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (455)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (6)
  • 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.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Slingbox 500

      I bought this to watch programs off my DVR while away from the device. The playback is not the quality I thought it would be and most of the time is choppy and the...Read complete review

      I bought this to watch programs off my DVR while away from the device. The playback is not the quality I thought it would be and most of the time is choppy and the sound is not with the picture. Sometimes it is virtually impossible to even watch the show I want because it is so bad. This happens with live TV as well. This item is not near the quality I expected, especially based on the price paid. I recommend you do something to remedy the problem

      Reviewed by 569 customers

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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 Slingbox 500 Black 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 Slingbox 500 Black 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 Slingbox 500 Black 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.

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 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 Slingbox 500 Black 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 Slingbox 500 Black 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.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      No support for Amazon Fire TV

      By NolongerusingSlingbox

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Black Media Player:

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

      Comment on this review

      (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 Slingbox 500 Black 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!

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent part of the Connected Home

      By Toto

      from Seychelles

      Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Black Media Player:

      Since I have been using slingbox it has really change the way I watch my favorite programs. It have even forced me to change my TV to a smartTV allowing me to connect to all my content feeds wirelessly. Only one downside of it so far is that only one device can watch contant at anyone time.....that's a real shame...hopefuly with the next upgrade we might be able to watch on multiple device at anyone time. I cannot see how they cannot do this for it the stream is multicast or changed later to multicast this could be easilly possible. Most STBs can do this these days..

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love it!

      By ClipperUSA

      from Texas, United States

      Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Black Media Player:

      I have been using my Slingbox 500 with my iPad and iPhone for over 6 months now and I absolutely love it! I use it at home in rooms where I don't have a TV and I have used it when I was out of town. I haven't had any problems and highly recommend it to others.

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Slingbox 500

      By SeanG

      from Farmington Hills, MI, United States

      Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Black Media Player:

      Awesome equipment. I put off Purchasing sling box for a year. I we Purchased the HD Sling 500. Totally Love it, can't live without it. Keep up The good work!!!!!!

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