Reviews and Problems with SLING Media Slingbox SOLO
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and it seemed to work just fine. BUT every time I traveled (which is a ...
18 September 2014
Summary: This has been a money pit for me. When I first bought it, I set it up...and it seemed to work just fine. BUT every time I traveled (which is a lot) I couldn't connect to it...and had no way of fixing it as I was out of the State/Country.
Summary: I have had a sling box for many years. When it works it is great for what I want.But Sling media has a way of keeping you paying after you buy it. After the year warranty is up, low and behold a update comes along.Then your sling box wont work because of it ,and when you call tech help you have to...
Summary: I have owned 5 different models of slingboxes and the sling catcher over the last 4 years. I really wanted to watch European Champions league soccer badly I kept going back. They all worked fine for a while and all eventually permanently failed within 12 months - in the same way - failure to power...
Summary: I purchased a Slingbox SOLO mostly to view on my iPad and iPhone. After reading all the info on the Sling website and watching the videos regarding installation of the mobile apps, I purchased the iPad app ($30) with the understanding that I could install it on five iOS devices as long as they are...
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.
Summary: I am a computer professional, so I am pretty good with technology, but after 3 frustrating hours and several calls to the support people, I gave up. I couldn't get my laptop to recognize the Slingbox and that was when it connected to my local network.