Reviews and Problems with SLING Media Slingbox SOLO
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Does what it says, and does it well
Stephanie Kippen "Skippen", Amazon
3 October 2013
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? 2. No built in wifi ability- have to either hard wire the connection to the router or buy a separate piece that lets you connect to wifi. 3.
"Contrary to negative reports - Solo works great!"
16 May 2013
Pros: Living in the Philippines, most all US video is blocked: government here refuses to enforce piracy laws. Slingbox is the only option: streaming Comcast from Portland, OR. 2 years of use no problems at all. Powered up 24hrs, used here 6 hours daily.
Cons: Website is down twice a year, once for 2 days. ISP connection speed (poor in the Philippines) under 500Kbps: forget it, picture freezes. More than a few seconds, content is lost. BUT not a Slingbox problem, its an ISP problem! 2+Mbps works great.
Summary: I've had my Slingbox SOLO for roughly 4 years (purchased through Amazon). I've never had a single problem with it. The setup is easy and the ability to watch my favorite sports on the go is priceless. I can't even tell you how many people have asked me, "How are you watching the game?" I know the majority of the negative reviews for this product talk about poor customer service and the company's overall lack of customer support.
Summary: My wife gave me a Slingbox for Christmas 2010. It worked flawlessly for the 1st 4 months,then it seemed to die. Slingbox, sent me a replacement unit within 2 days. Since then, no problems. It's one of the best tech products I've owned. I accessed it all over the world, some places required a personal VPN, especially in the middle east, but i was still able to access and enjoy the game/TV show I recorded.
Great for a traveler, someone moving, or a TV fanatic!
spk711 "spk711", Amazon
7 August 2012
Summary: The SOLO Slingbox is exactly what I needed! I am relocating, so this device has allowed me to keep up with my TV recordings as well as live TV while out of town house-hunting. I opted for the SOLO because it is less expensive than the HD model (like 1/2 the cost!)and HD is not really necessary while I'm traveling. It also came in handy for the Olympics--I was able to record them and watch on my own time.
Summary: My wife bought me a Slingbox Classic many years ago. She thought it would be a good thing for me to have on my month long business trips around the world to stay caught up on my love for sports and help me feel like I was close to home. I ended up buying 3 Slingbox Classics so that my friends all over the world could log in and see U.S. sporting events. A year ago, my wife bought me an IPAD and that called for an upgrade.
Summary: When my Slingbox died, I tried to see if I could do without replacing it--but found I couldn't! I missed watching Yankee games when I was away from home and watching better shows than the bad cable selections in some hotels. One of my favorite things ever.
Summary: I use my slingbox on my DirecTV-satellite DVR at my home in the country and watch at my apartment in the city. I have an apartment with WiFI and don't want to pay for premium cable services. The slingbox allows me to watch anything from my DVR on storage or by tuning into current broadcasting ANYWHERE! I downloaded the app for my computers, my phone and for my tablet. These work great!
One of the best A/V Purchase I've made in the last 7 years
M. Soule "Beradon", Amazon
25 April 2012
Summary: So there's a little bit of backstory to this purchase. For years I've been using Windows Media Player, or various other networked applications to stream video to myself as I'm out and about with varying levels of success. Very recently I converted my house from using the Time Warner Cable cable boxes to using an HTPC with a Ceton InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner with Windows Media Center and an XBox 360 as a Media Center extender for displaying cable on the other TV in the...