Summary: Full disclosure- I did not buy my refurbished Slingbox Solo through Amazon. My concerns before buying the box: 1. Only broadcasts in HD when you're using a computer hooked up to the same network (usually, your house) as the Solo; otherwise broadcasts in SD. And who watches anything in SD these days?
Summary: Alright, after doing some research I have come to the conclusion that my second Slingbox that breaking within one year was not a coincidence. This time there was a lot of smoke actually coming from the unit and it smelled really bad. It wasn't even streaming when it happened too.
Summary: Slingbox Media deserves nothing less than class action lawsuits and bankruptcy.
Pros: Before it self destructs, AND IT WILL, it works okay
Cons: This device WILL fail. Count on it. Search the internet. See for yourself. Slingbox Media culls their forums of any posts regarding the garbage that they sell. After 30 days they charge $30 to even talk to you for support. The one year warranty is a LIE. Bad capacitors, updates that brick the uni...
Summary: Update (October 2012): If customer service is of any value to you whatsoever, look elsewhere for another TV placeshifting product. I don't know that I can adequately put into words my dissatisfaction with this company, but I'll try.
Summary: I've had the Slingbox SOLO for about two years now. It bought it so I could watch cable TV on the train to and from work on my iPhone (an additional $30 for the app). After several months, it started disconnecting after a few seconds every time.
Worst Support Ever Experienced! CHECK if your device is supported before buying.
21 January 2012
Summary: This thing does what it's supposed to do the but the support SUCKS. Half of the new DVR's are NOT supported which is absolutely ridiculous for a product that is supposed to allow to stream TV. The website is the worst website I've ever come across.
Works great from South America, picture is not the greatest in full screen
TCB in a Flash, Amazon
8 December 2011
Summary: I purchased this to be able to watch NFL and college football in Argentina. It is attached to a Dish Network DVR in my parent's house in Colorado, and due to the layout of their house, I also purchased the Slinglink Turbo 1PORT Enet Connection Bridge (SL 150-100).