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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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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
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By Tony D
from Chicago area
About Me Tech Savvy
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Happy Customer
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.
from Los Angeles, CA, United States
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.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Using for a long time...now upgrading.
from San Diego, CA, United States
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!
Stream your Xfininity and Roku Remotely
from Chciago, IL
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.
(1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
No support for Amazon Fire TV
Product works fine from my laptop and they have an android app, but no support for Amazon Fire TV.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Woks as advertised!!
from Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
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!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent part of the Connected Home
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..
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I love it!
from Texas, United States
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.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Farmington Hills, MI, United States
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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