Reviews and Problems with SLING Media Slingbox SOLO
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poor customer service and instructions
Theodore L. Garrett, Amazon
1 December 2010
Summary: I like the product, but installation was a challenge and customer service by telephone was poor. The small brochure that comes with the slingbox is cursory and provides little explanation of how to use the product. Terms aren't defined for those not tech savvy. I got blinking red lights when the power and ethernet cables were plugged in.
Summary: I have to say I have not used this product very much yet, but so far it does perform fairly well and as advertised. HOOKING UP: I will tell all of you that I was a little fearfull of hooking it up AFTER I purchased it and started reading reviews on all the trouble people seemed to have had.
Summary: I'm an American currently living overseas in Poland and I have nothing but positive things to say about this product. I was a little nervous seeing previous reviews, but I am happy to say the Sling Box has lived up to my expectations! We have Dish Network at our home in the USA (no one is currently living there) and use the sling box to remotely access our dish while we're in Poland. We're no longer stuck watching CNN! It has been wonderful.
Very cool product - Works well with iPhone and Touch!!
Jeff ten Bosch, Amazon
14 May 2009
Summary: I wasn't going to write a review for this product since so many others already have. However, I changed my mind when Sling recently released the software for the iPhone and iPod Touch. First of all, the device works as expected. The only frustrating thing is the initial setup. CHECK ONLINE FIRST!!! Before you begin to setup the Slingbox for your TV/DVR/Satellite/MCE box, be sure to check that the remote control codes are supported.
Summary: This review is for the purpose of remote viewing only. I only use the HAVA and Sling Box on a completely separate internet connection from where they are stationed. Sometimes this is across town and sometimes it is on the other side of the world. These devices do allow you to stream locally, on your local network, but I do not do that often enough to comment on it.
Summary: I was quite impressed with the specs for the Slingbox Solo and ordered one. I wanted it primarily for tuning into TV while out of the country but also during travels in the US. The Slingbox arrived well packaged, and was fairly quickly running on my home network. The picture quality on the network was...is...great. Problems arose, however, when I attempted to program the box to access the internet.
One of those things you don't know your missing.....
C. Ramirez, Amazon
16 March 2008
Summary: This is my first SlingBox product. I was on the fence about buying one, wasn't sure how much I would use it to justify it's expense. But Amazon as always had a pretty attractive price, so I bought it, and I am very happy that I did. First lets talk about set up. I have a fair amount of PC/Tech knowledge, but I am not a professional.
Summary: I bought this so I could watch the Sacramento Kings while on the road and TV on the computers in my house. It was easy to setup on the home computer and the laptop and at work. Just keep in mind your cable or satellite box connects to this device and then connects via Ethernet cable so they need to be close (I routed the wire through the wall to the den). If that's not possible you need to spend more money on a wireless solution.
Summary: As we spend part of the year in Cyprus we wanted to be able to use our UK TV service there rather than pay for a satellite service. We had a bit of a problem setting the sling box up mainly because our Virgin V+ box disables all other outputs when using HDMI. The very helpful call service at Sling media did suggest a setup which involved using the HDMI component output to the sling box and another cable back to the TV.
Summary: I travel a lot - in UK and globally with my work and it's frustrating not being able to watch TV. If I take a laptop with me, BBC iPlayer doesn't work abroad. So I bought a Slingbox Solo (I've named mine Slinky). I read the manual online before it arrived so it took about a minute to set up with the Sky box we have in the bedroom.