Reviews and Problems with SLING Media Slingbox SOLO
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Slingbox Solo - the good and the not so good
24 August 2011
Summary: Slingbox Solo - Rating of 3 out of 5 stars Rating based on the good and the not so good. Now that the unit is working I'm very happy with it. With a few changes the rating could have been a 5. The summary below is presented not as a complaint but rather as review that might help others.
Summary: If you have experienece with a soldering iron and are not afraid to open your product up when it dies and fix it, this is a GREAT product and I have throughly enjoyed mine!!! That said I will NOT buy this product again as Sling will not stand behind it's products and resolve the defects.
Pros: Very easy to stream a variety of video signals across your network or over the internet. Decent software, mobile version supports Droid and IOS but only SOME Blackberrys.
Cons: Listen people, these products WILL die on you in 10-16 months give or take. They have a VERY well known issue with capacitors failing then the stop streaming consistently. The capacitors are VERY easy to replace and I have fixed mine but $180 is a lot of money for a product that is guaranteed to ...
Great remote viewing, but limited longevity of the electronics
W. Mayhew, Amazon
27 November 2010
Summary: The Slingbox Solo is a great device, but there are some longevity issues with the electronics: in particular since mid 2010 owners are reporting their Solos are experiencing sporadic streaming problems or just suddenly quit working.
Summary: It's 2010 and it seems some companies could care less about taking care of their customers.
Pros: My second Slingbox, Great concept when it works.
Cons: The capacitor issue took my Slingbox Solo down. Just to affirm: the one year parts warranty is worthless for all practical purposes. Unless you enjoy beating around bushes and jumping through hoops -- beware. I just want to watch my Sling :(
Summary: I love my sling box, when it works. I bought the Android software today and it works great, though only intermittently until I replace the capacitors. DEFINITELY RESEARCH THIS PRODUCT BEFORE BUYING. THERE ARE OTHER BRANDS!
Pros: Overall, an awesome idea! Once its setup, works easily. The internet viewing feature, plus mobile software increase the usability.
Cons: The biggest reason not to buy is because of their tech-support. I called to ask a question regarding mobile software and they wanted to charge me $30 to answer it because my box was out of warranty. I have had my current box for just under 1 year and it suddenly stopped working. Based on the erro...
Summary: It does what it says it does. Moreover, the customer support is fabulous within the first 90 days. I had a problem setting up my IP addresses and in five minutes support was able to diagnose, find, and solve the problem.