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SLING Media Slingbox SOLO

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Overall 10
10

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.
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Overall 9
9.0

"Contrary to negative reports - Solo works great!"

kano-dan, CNET
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.
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Overall 10
10

"Amazing but a lil hard to set up"

gioakjoe, CNET
4 April 2011
  • Pros: Tv any where
  • Cons: Some what hard to set up for not tech people
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Overall 10
10

"More revolutionary than TiVo"

subtlecaffeine, CNET
16 February 2011
  • Pros: Streams your TV over your network, the internet, even over your 3g Included IR Blaster to send remote control commands Skinned remotes resemble your device's remote Built in program guide Easy setup Watchable in your browser or dedicated client
  • Cons: Video can lag at times No built-in wireless, requires available ethernet or expensive adapter. Desktop video has no processing, looks very rough Mobile video framerate limited Mobile app costs extra
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Overall 10
10

How did I live without it!!

T. Howe, Amazon
24 March 2010
  • Summary: I've now had my Slingbox Solo for a couple of weeks now and I'm wondering why I didn't buy one of these sooner. The installation was fairly easy. Just hooked it up to my existing Netgear router and went to the internet site provided in the installation instructions. It found the Slingbox on my network in no time, then it did a firmware update asked me what Dish Network DVR I had and then we were good to go.
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Overall 10
10

"My son in Korea is watching the Gators....LIVE!!!!"

B52guy, CNET
26 September 2009
  • Pros: Clear, easy instructions. Worked right out of the box, just as advertised.
  • Cons: Need to have your router near to the slingbox, which has to be on the cable box...limits which tv box you can use. (have to hook up the slingbox to the internet via an ethernet cable.
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Overall 10
10

"I am soooo glad I did not listen to the nay-sayers!!!!"

kevpaq, CNET
14 March 2009
  • Pros: This product lives up to the hype. Within one hour of opening the box, I had hooked up the equipment, and downloaded the necessary software on both my work and personal laptops.
  • Cons: There is very little fault I can find with this product. It took maybe 5 minutes to download the installation wizard and configure the software. I was so anxious to see if it would work, it was more a lack of patience than anything else.
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Overall 9
9.0

"Works great and I'm probably going to buy a second one"

dennishurst, CNET
30 January 2009
  • Pros: We have been using our old one for over a year now and it worked great, even when we lived in London for nine months and watched TV in the US. My Dad liked it so much I gave him mine and I'm going to buy another one.
  • Cons: have to reboot it on occation but not very much. Does not like it when the router goes down.
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Overall 10
10

"Awesome product"

michaelsidneylevy, CNET
7 January 2009
  • Pros: Great stuff, I can watch my cable TV anywhere with a PC
  • Cons: NO cons, sorry
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Overall 10
10

Sling versatility

J. Canavera, Amazon
23 December 2008
  • Summary: I just bought my son a Solo for Christmas and currently own an Slingbox AV unit. I bought the AV to be able to use the Wi-Fi when out of town and watch home TV through my Dish network DVR. Keep in mind that the quality of the Slingbox video depends upon two things. First the upstream speed of your home Internet connection. Keep in mind that if you have DSL, speeds are always slower on the upstream side. I've had 1.5, 3.0 and now 6 meg DSL service.
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