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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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SLINGBOX500 - Slingbox 500 Media Player

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®

by PowerReviews
Slingbox 500 Media Player
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

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)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Bob A

      from Scottsdale, AZ

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Slingbox 500 Media Player:

          Does everything advertised extremely well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Great Product

          By Mohamad

          from Trenton, NJ

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Great Picture

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Slingbox 500 Media Player:

              Hi,
              Great product except for one thing that not all remote controls of TV boxes are supported & therefore you cant change channels away from home. Check first to see if your TV box's remote is supported or not.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Great idea!

              By Barman45

              from Florida

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Airplay Can Be Challenge
              • Good Remote Control

              Cons

              • Airplay Can Be Challenge

              Best Uses

              • Attached to Computer
              • Home

              Comments about Slingbox 500 Media Player:

              Great product, few challenges but delivers what it intends to deliver.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Super Easy and Great Quality!

              By humorme201

              from Norwalk, CT

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • All the connections options I could ever need
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Remote Control
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Slingbox 500 Media Player:

                  if you have kids or travel this is a must have. great quality, great response time, overall a big step in the right direction for Sling.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  It works!

                  By Doc

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Remote Control
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Ball Games While I'm Away

                    Comments about Slingbox 500 Media Player:

                    It works!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    I love this product

                    By DavidS

                    from Goldens Bridge, NY

                    About Me High bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home network

                      Comments about Slingbox 500 Media Player:

                      Watching sports when out of town from my own tv at home. Watching NY local news away from home. Anticipating watching TV outside on the deck

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      4.0

                      No regrets.

                      By tvwatch

                      from Kansas City, KS

                      About Me Low bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Better than expected
                      • Fast
                      • Fast Connection Speed
                      • Reliable connection
                      • Secure Connection

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Set Up
                      • Gets Too Hot
                      • Needs 2mbps Modem

                      Best Uses

                      • Home network

                      Comments about Slingbox 500 Media Player:

                      As mentioned in ads, I can watch cable TV in other places or anywhere in the world.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Customer service was readily available (by Chat), and knowledgeable.
                      Thanks for the free shipping.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Simply Amazing!!!

                      By Jeb

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Slingbox 500 Media Player:

                          Truly amazing performance. Performed beyond my expectations.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          Slingbox 500 Media Player

                          Slingbox 500 Media Player

                          UPC Code: 753960013190
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