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Sling Media Slingbox 500 Black Media Player - SLINGBOX500

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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 Slingbox 500 Black Media Player, Model SLINGBOX500

View your favorite shows, wherever you go!
Have you ever been late to work, or to an event because you wanted to catch those last few minutes of your favorite show?  Or had the horrible feeling of not being able to see those important last moments of your favorite sports team? Well, you can enjoy your favorite programming, without having to miss a moment of it with the Slingbox 500 Media Player.

If you have a laptop, Smartphone or tablet and have access to the internet via Wi-Fi, you are never more than a few buttons away from your TV.  The Slingbox connects directly to your DVR, cable set-top box, or satellite receiver.  The information will be carried through Slingbox 500, which can then be received by you, on whatever mobile device you have. It’s that simple!

Amazing Features & Crisp Video Quality
Once connected to your program provider, you can stream the video in up to 1080p HD quality.  The sleek looking design gives your home entertainment center a unique look and it can blend in with your existing electronics.  The Slingbox 500 is so simple to connect. Connect with virtually any audio-video (AV) source. You can even hook up your Slingbox 500 to a wide variety of compatible standard-definition (SD) or high-definition (HD) sources like digital video recorders (DVRs), digital cable set-top boxes and satellite receivers.

It doesn't stop with simple connections. Once set-up, you can watch television just as you would when at home.. With the on-screen remote control and program guide, you can change channels, schedule recordings on your DVR, fast forward, rewind, pause and play. You’ll never be separated from your favorite TV shows, sporting events, breaking news stories, digital video recordings or video on demand. Have your mobile device to all the work.  By installing the proprietary SlingPlayer software for your Android phone or Apple device, you can access your programs, change channels, or schedule recordings for your all your favorite programs.

Whether you are on the road, in a plane, or sitting in a waiting room, enjoy your favorite programs in full 1080p HD with the Slingbox 500. 

Features:

  • Extend your living room TV experience in sparkling 1080p high definition
  • Connects to your DVR, cable set-top box or satellite receiver via HDMI and component or composite sources
  • New simplified setup on your TV screen
  • Built in Wi-Fi
  • Sleek, innovative design
  • Watch and control your TV and all of its programming on your compatible smartphone or tablet using SlingPlayer software (Download sold separately)
  • Access your Slingbox from the web on a high-speed Internet-connected PC or Mac
  • On the road, at work or on vacation, anywhere - anytime
  • Wirelessly archive your videos and photos and enjoy them on the big screen at home or wherever you go. Attached USB storage required

Specifications:

SlingPlayer System Recommendations

  • Mobile and Connected Device Requirements: SlingPlayer® software for Android™, iOS® 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 10.6 (or later)
    • Windows Vista (or later)
  • Browsers: Latest versions of Chrome™, Firefox®, Internet Explorer® or Safari® (OS X only)

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™ player/recorder
  • Video security cameras
  • USB storage for remote viewing and archiving of videos and photos (not included)

Minimum Network Bandwidth

  • Video quality is dependent on network speed and conditions
  • HD Viewing: 2 Mbps
  • SD Viewing: 600 Kbps
  • Mobile Viewing: 250 Kbps

Box Contents:

  • 1 Slingbox® 500
  • 1 Quick Start Guide
  • 1 Composite Video Cable
  • 1 Component Video Cable
  • 1 HDMI® Cable
  • 1 Stereo Audio Cable
  • 1 Ethernet Cable
  • 1 AC Adapter
  • 1 Slingbox 500 Remote Control
  • 1 IR Emitter Cable

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

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sling Media Slingbox 500 Black Media Player
 
4.7

(based on 567 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (454)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (93)

  • 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

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      500 getting there but still needs more

      My inventory of place shifting technology includes every Slingbox and Vulkano ever made and many of the attempts at putting Slingplayer capability in the streaming devices, i.e. Logitech, WD,etc. Had to see...Read complete review

      My inventory of place shifting technology includes every Slingbox and Vulkano ever made and many of the attempts at putting Slingplayer capability in the streaming devices, i.e. Logitech, WD,etc. Had to see what the 500 brought so got one when they first came out. My environment is setup to allow me to view cameras, satellite receivers, and cable receivers in IL from CA, and vice versa. IL has 100 mbps internet connection and CA has 80 mbps so speed of the link is not a problem. CA has 82" Mitsubishi TV with laptop HDMI connectivity. Of all my setup environments, the best reception comes from a Windows laptop running the no longer supported Slingplayer client connecting to a Slingbox PRO HD (actually have two Directv DVR's connected to two PRO HD units for redundany. The Slingbox 500 is not supported on the older Slingplayer client and only used the web slingplayer capability. I won't review the streaming devices with the 500 but they are woefully inadequate for anything I want to do. My experience with the 500 is good, not great. It provides me no technical advantage over the PRO HD or Solo units for my configuration. What I was really hoping for was for Slingcatcher functionality in the 500 similar to what Vulkano does to allow one unit to communicate directly with another and take advantage of the bandwidth available. The 500 does not do as much with high bandwidth as does the PRO HD connected to my laptop and using the Slingplayer client. I keep hoping for the new products to use every available bit of the internet pipe but only when locally connected can they do that. Come on Slingmedia, do something really innovative. The 500 isn't that next generation and the streaming devices are horrible for the power users of your products.

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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

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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.

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      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.

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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 Slingbox 500 Black 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 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!

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      (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.

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      (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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      5.0

      I now have two Slingbox 500's

      By Foxbite

      from Las Vegas, NV, United States

      Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Black Media Player:

      I've had one in my home for about two years and just bought two new 500's to upgrade my home and add one to my son's home. The Slingbox is great. My son and I travel to Asia a few times a year and we can watch all our local channels on the iPad and/or the big screen TV in the hotel room. You need to get the word out. Most people I tell about the Slingbox don't believe what it can do....

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great product - dependent on internet connection

      By ksplash19

      from Boston, MA, United States

      Comments about Sling Media Slingbox 500 Black Media Player:

      Slingbox is great! The only problem is the place I am slinging it from does not have great internet and therefore I sometimes lose connection. When it is working well I love it though.

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