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.
Summary: I purchased a Slingbox SOLO last year to use while living in a hotel for several months for work. The hotel had about 5 channels and this was going to keep me sane on boring evenings in the middle of nowhere. For this purpose, I would give the Slingbox 5 stars. It works great if you have a good network connection and a decent computer, luckily I had both. So why the 3 stars? I have a first generation iPad.
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.
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.
Summary: I have heard the Slingbox advertised for several years and have often wondered what the appeal was--with other technologies like tv tuner cards and portable media players, I never saw the point. Recently, however, I purchased a 3.5G smartphone and found there was Slingbox client software available for it. The idea of watching television anywhere from my phone [with an unlimited data plan] intrigued me enough to make the relatively minor investment in a Slingbox.
Summary: These days I don't expect much to be free. Well finally here is a product that you buy once and you have no recurring fee. This product follows through on all of its promises. You can watch your cable TV anywhere you can get through a firewall on the Internet (which isn't everywhere). The video quality is not HDTV by Slingbox's own admission; nevertheless, it's pretty good quality.
Summary: I have spent the last couple hours playing with the new Slingbox Solo. In comparison to the Slingbox pro I like this new model better. It is about 1/2 the size and does not need an extra dongle for HD video. The software to setup the device is very easy and very fast. Video quality on a home network is superb. Internet is not bad but depends on how much upstream bandwidth you have available.
Summary: Brilliant but my husband had a senior moment and didn't realise the infrared sensor on the SlingBox needed to be pointed at the PVR and had hid the sensor out of sight. Solution = bring the sensor around to the front of the SlingBox or read the instructions!
Summary: I heard about these years ago and because of more travelling, thought great, now is the time. Also very good for watching Freesat (Humax foxsat HDR) box around the house on a laptop! Uses an external Infra red LED in front of the Freesat box, so that thee Singbox can control it. On the laptop you see a simulated remote control that looks exactly the same as the original controller. So you can (really!