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SLING Media Slingbox SOLO
5.9 out of 10

SLING Media Slingbox SOLO

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Overall 8
8.0

Slingbox

Owen K., Newegg
24 May 2012
  • Summary: When viewing the units in the sling directory, I wish sling would put a message like "in use" under each box. That would be a great feature.
  • Pros: I have 4 of these and so far so good. All 4 operate in the same slingbox directory.
  • Cons: -
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Overall 8
8.0

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).
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for Watching TV from your PC

Christopher C., Newegg
18 December 2010
  • Summary: I'd love to see a stereo component sized (19") unit someday, as the shape is a bit odd for a home theater setup. Either that or some mounting brackets to hide the unit out of sight.
  • Pros: Setup is easy. Upgrade the software to the current version. Works on MAC OSX as well as PC's (just not at the same time). The channel guide and look-alike remote control is very nifty, better than the actual cable service I use. Pause and recording works very well. Now if it could just remove com...
  • Cons: None really.
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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product - a few issues

Bradley B., Newegg
26 October 2010
  • Summary: After you configure it via the Slingplayer for your OS, go to the website to setup an account an associate your Slingbox with your account. That puts you on the path to getting it on your iPhone. Your iPhone can reference the Slingbox via the website OR via the Slingbox's unique ID.
  • Pros: I can watch my TiVo from my iPhone which is great. Works well with various WiFi's (like at restaurants) or via 3G I can watch my TiVo from my Mac which is also great (I'm using the Slingplayer for the Mac).
  • Cons: Setup wasn't obvious. I got it but it was quickly approaching my 30min-send it back-this is stupid-point. Download the Slingplayer for your OS to configure. That part wasn't obvious. I tried configuring via the website and got nowhere (I'm on a Mac). Apparently there is a bad-capacitor issue. Goo...
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great

Reuben D., Newegg
15 July 2010
  • Summary: Get the PRO-HD if you want to stream HD which I will be doing.
  • Pros: Good picture around 450kbps streaming. I'm stationed in Japan watching live TV in North Carolina. I talked my mom through setting it up over the phone; she's not tech savi to say the least, and got everything up and working in about 20 minutes. Great product!
  • Cons: Does NOT stream HD. Newegg's description doesn't say that but still lists HD minimum streaming requirements, so minus one egg.
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Overall 8
8.0

Android Support?

John C., Newegg
19 June 2010
  • Pros: Works great and very easy to setup. I tether my phone to my laptop and get a decent picture on when traveling.
  • Cons: "Now watch your TV on your Android™ Phone". Not true at the moment. I have the Sprint Evo and according to the Slingbox website, Android isn't supported but will be soon.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works as advertised...pretty good product.

JB "Jimmyb30", Amazon
8 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

This thing is FANTASTIC!

Jose B., Newegg
30 December 2009
  • Summary: I am sorry I did not buy this device sooner! I gave it 4 stars just beacause of the experience with slingbox tech support and their inability to get me up and running.
  • Pros: TV on the go! Great packaging, equipment was surprisingly small and great from factor. The quality is great, although YMMV depending on your bandwidth. The picture is crisp and clear and I could not be happier. I can't wait to see what happens when I try this from Brazil next month!
  • Cons: The setup was somewhat a pain. The cablebox that I use SA Explorer 4200HD was not supported? WTH? This is a 3 year old device used extensively through out the US! I had to call tech support and they could not get it to function. So I had to dig in do some research (which I will admit was fun) and...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product!

T. Via "TV Lover!", Amazon
10 October 2009
  • 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!
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