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Excellent on the go TV viewing

By kanehi from honolulu on 10/04/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I own the Slingbox Pro prior and upgraded to the 500. I was blown away by the features specifically the wireless connection as there's no more hassle of connecting an ethernet cable from the box to the router but the option is still available. Just got wireless cable and the 500 mates with it beautifully as I don't have to bother physically connecting a cable connector to the rear of the unit. The new Slingplayer is awesome as it has more controls to manipulate the 500. I can access the 500 on my Android phone and tablets, iPad, and on Windows tablet/laptop/desktop and getting the program on the Microsoft Store which is free by the way. I like to watch local programs when I'm travelling and when away from home. I have unlimited data on my cell phone and that's a plus. After the firmware update the setup was a breeze. There is a mention of the possibility of not being able to view programs using the HDMI cable exclusively because of protection rights but I connected mines thru aux cables instead.


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Slick, simple, complete

By nc3man from Solana Beach, CA on 09/18/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I was fretting about paying for an extra TV service at our second home. This is the perfect solution. Fantastic hardware and the software setup had me up in less than 20 minutes. Fyi, I used the HDMI connections and have CAT5 ethernet, so I have very high quality on the input. So far, although this wasn't my primary use case, it is amazing to watch TV from our android phones and tablet. I can't wait for our upcoming trip to our second home to see how well it works 3,000 miles away, with a fast internect connection on the other end as well. Someday, though, I hope all we pay for is bandwidth - for phones, internet, TV without having to pay for these silly huge packages where we only watch 6-8 channels. The business model has to change, but for now the Slingbox is just what the doctor ordored.


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VERY EASY setup, couldn't have been simplier!!!

By Jeffrey from Smithfield, VA, United States on 08/05/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought the Slingbox 500 and was amazed how easy it was to set up compared to problems I've had over the years with my old Slingbox Pro. I loved the on screen set up guide once all of the connections were made and the full HDMI connections are great for remote viewing quality.


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abig step bacward from sling

By larry from pa from pa on 06/26/2015


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

i bought this to replace a dead pro-hd. sorry to say this is a step backward from sling, not a step forward. needed a new sling to watch sling on my fire tv. but this product is clunky to setup, does not have manual ip setup, and genrally is not very fluid in gui and function. best bet is to go to a m1. I am also dismayed in the fact that the optical audio was remove, so I am not ble to stream 5.1 anymore. the hdmi is only usefull for a hdmi attaced dvd player or laptop, not for tv


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What an awesome way to save money

By Loving tv from Edgartown, MA, United States on 06/08/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this so we wouldn't have to pay 2 cable bills. Score!! Works perfectly paired with our Roku 3


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Just as I was hoping for...

By FrogmanTM from Michigan, United States on 05/26/2015

I bought a Slingbox 500 recently for a vacation home and it worked perfectly! I was primarily watching on a TV through a ROKU and smartphone, and this works great although using the phone for the remote is a bit cumbersome. I suppose next trip I'll try a tablet or maybe direct from a laptop. There were only a handful of instances when the feed was "buffering.." and the video quality was excellent. I really like the PC app that has the onscreen remote.


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Doesn't work with Comcast

By Moonfrog from Seattle, WA, United States on 05/16/2015


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

It works great if never want to change the channels that it's on Comcast won't allow that.


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An amazing product

By Emad from Missouri, United States on 04/29/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love the Sling box and I just got my 2nd box after 4 years of using the old model. Great product and service. Thanks


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Great potential if support was better

By Djkeln from Phoenix, AZ, United States on 04/19/2015


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

I bought a Slingbox 500. A large sticker on the box says free Sling TV. I cancelled a trial account I had with my FireStick. There is no slingTV just my own stuff from my TV sat. service. I cannot find any help in forums or support. I have followed all of the directions. I have also connected two different hard drives. The box does not recognize them. The link in the quick start directions for media drives takes me to a page that no longer exist. I feel a bit misled. Bad directions and support.


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Great product!

By Chuckie73 from Boonton, NJ, United States on 04/04/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I just added my second Slingbox 500. I use it to watch TV in my office, in my vacation home, on the road in hotels and to stream in my home to TVs with Roku or AppleTV so I don't have to pay a monthly fee for extra cable boxes.


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hdmi

By dre 222 from LA, CA, United States on 03/24/2015


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

All I have is a hdmi conection. almost everything is protected. Wish you would say this on the box.


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So Close...

By AJF34 from Seattle, WA, United States on 03/11/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My wife bought me one of these a year or two ago. We managed to get around the HDCP protection by hooking up the HD component cables off the back of our old cable box. So, we were able to receive all of our HD channels and it worked great! However, we moved, got a new cable box that didn't have the component video out. Only HDMI for HD video. Since a good number of the channels have HDCP Protection, you can't get them over HDMI. So, you can only view your SD channels. I have mostly HD channels in my cable package, so the Slingbox just isn't for me. It used to fit my needs, but now with new cable equipment, it just doesn't fit anymore. I would recommend it to anyone who still has HD component video on their cable box, but if you only have HDMI, it isn't worth it.


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UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME!!!!!

By mike panama from San Carlos, Panama on 03/08/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

i am working out of the country, and sling box is the answer to my prayers! I could not be more happy with my purchase experience, the promptness of delivery, the ease of set up, to the high quality of the customer service team. I could not recommend this product more strongly.


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Great product

By Patrick1956 from Houston, TX, United States on 02/21/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have been using the slingbox 500 at our weekend home for about a year now and it works very well. The picture was OK but not great so I increased our network speed at our camp from 5mb to 12mb and that all the difference. Viewing is not HD quality as slingbox states but it saves me a ton of money by being able to watch whatever I can from my home provider at this remote home. I think my favorite part is I can watch my recorded shows just like I am at home. Great great product.


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Slingless

By Corky from WV, United States on 02/20/2015


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

I have owned the Slingbox 500 about a year. I have 8 mbs up and 1 mb down. It will not sling from the living room to the bedroom with any decent connection. Buffers constantly. Very laggy performance. I use it on my Ipad3 and/or Roku. Useless. Very frustrating. Does not do what they say it does. (Unless possibly you have a very fast internet connection.) (Possibly)


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Excellent product

By Tpalmer43 from Fairfax, VA, United States on 02/16/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am so happy with this product! I can watch TV when I am away from home!


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Very Bad, compatibility with BELL PVR and Box

By Steph from Montreal, QC, Canada on 02/13/2015


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

After beeing a user of PLEX, I decide to switch to sling box. Error. Product is suck, poor quality, etc. My connection is a 175gigs up and down, so problem is not there. Very bad experience. It all be related to the BELL service that I am using, who knows... but this is going back to the store !


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Family Overseas

By jerry72 from Scranton, PA, United States on 02/09/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great Product. I have family living in Japan and they love to log into my Slingbox 500 to watch and record their favorite programs at their convenience! Keep up the good work!


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Not ready for prime time!

By other from Undisclosed on 01/31/2015


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Tested this out to watch the first round of the college football playoffs at a vacation home on a large screen TV with consistent dropouts despite excellent broadband at the sending and receiving locations. An alternative streaming service tested at the same time worked much more reliably. I am showing my displeasure by returning this substandard product and urge others dissatisfied to do the same. At the receiving end I had a new Vizio 4K HD and a Roku3 box that seems to work perfectly and had the Slingbox app installed. Test #1: I downloaded the Slingbox app on my phone ($14.99!) so the Roku app could receive the Slingbox broadcast via my wireless router. (Note, once the Roku is connected by the phone, the phone can be switched off since the streaming function then goes directly though the Roku.) Results: would work about 5 minutes before losing the signal and would have to restart the process. This was definitely the worst. My wife was not happy. Luckily I realized within an hour that this was hopeless and was able to get an app refund on Google Play. A reviewer on Amazon said the refund limit was 2 hours so I only downloaded it when I was ready to go. Test#2: Same as Test#1 except I used my Android tablet instead. Results were the same. Test#3: I used my Windows 8 laptop to go to slingbox.com and watch my broadcast. Then I set up my TV to function as a wireless display (i.e. Miracast/WiDi) which works pretty well. This worked better than Tests #1 and #2 but it lost the connection enough that it wasn't worth it to try to pursue it any longer. Again the wife was not happy. Test#4: Similar to Test#3 except I signed on to WatchESPN (using my Comcast account). This definitely worked the best and the connection was solid. However, instead of commercials ESPN plays a single electronic composition in a mind numbing loop. Again the wife was not happy (after a while) but at least I was able to mute! Bottom line is that it is a great idea but the implementation is not reliable enough. My aim was to watch my expensive home cable subscription at the vacation place so I wouldn't have to pay for another cable subscription that I was only going to use for a few weeks each year. So far, mission not accomplished.


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Shhh don't tell the wife

By gmann21133 from Houston, TX, United States on 01/29/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Finally the day has arrived. I got my 500 today, and could not wait to hook it up. What's worse I had to hide it, and install it while my wife was not looking, and I had to hide the old one in our room. Mission accomplished, life is good well at least till my secret gets out.


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Instructions Please!

By Rkooi from Porter, TX, United States on 01/20/2015


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

We bought this and installed by instructions provided and by watching videos on website. My laptop will not play and I have the highest internet speed available. iPad played with so much buffering it was painful to watch. I am now having to pay someone to come reinstall and see if they can get it to work. If not we will return to store.


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Best christmas gift ever

By Easybel from Montral, QC, Canada on 01/15/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My son gave me the Slingbox for christmas. We live in Canada and spend our winters in Los Angeles, and miss a lot of our canadian shows, not anymore! This is great


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TERRIBLE

By Stevie from Chicago, IL, United States on 01/09/2015


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Zero support for Chrome (64 bit)? Absolutely horrible! Don't waste your money!


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If you have a 2nd home, a Sling is a must-have.

By beachcondo from Hilton Head Island, SC, United States on 01/02/2015


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I own a condo where we spend considerable time throughout the year. Since it is not a primary home, I brought high-speed internet in through the local cable provider, but did not purchase a package that included cable TV. This was intentional, as I needed reliable data access for work (and all of the kids tablets, phones, etc), and for the minimal amount of time that we actually watch TV while we are there, streaming media, Netflix, YouTube, etc, would fill that need since I purchased a smart-TV. Or so I thought. I found that I miss most of the sporting events for my home team(s), and buying the local cable didn't get me what I needed anyway. As with most condo associations, you can't install a dish, so you are left with a mixed-bag of solutions/subscriptions that kind-of fill the need. I also tried a high-end Digital antenna since I have the top-floor condo. I tried it at our primary home and it worked exceptionally well, so I had high hopes for at least some broadcast channels in the condo. I went into the attic and installed the antenna as high as possible, but still could not get a signal because of the location of our condo complex. I thought I was out of options until a friend mentioned that he 'slings' TV to his cabin in upper Minnesota, and that brought me to Sling. I must have watched the video on your site about 10 times trying to figure out what I was missing. It couldn't be THAT simple, but it was. You put a Sling box between your home cable box and your TV, you follow the prompts that appear on your TV, and in minutes you are watching TV from anywhere. One of the hidden gems that you didn't mention on your site is that your home experience does not change at all. The Sling box just inserts itself between the TV and your cable box, but neither device actually sees it there. I bought the Sling 500, which does give me the ability to make my home TV smarter when I choose to, but the cable box will never know about it, which is the real magic here. We still use the same remote from our cable company and do everything the same way. I will say that I have seen some of the negative reviews about a choppy video and/or sound being out of sync with video, but since I'm on high-speed at both ends of the equation I have not experienced this at all. I do travel for work, and have seen both of these problems when I'm on the shared network at a hotel or convention, but Sling can only do so much with that physics problem. :) I give my Sling500 5 stars because it has solved the exact problem that I had; Lots of great channels at home, lot's of internet speed at a 2nd location, but no access to the channels that really mattered to us no matter which package we bought from the local provider. Problem solved with no additional subscriptions or inconvenience. Thanks Sling!


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No support for external USB Drive

By MichiganMike from Brighton, MI, United States on 12/29/2014


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Sorry for the negative ratings. The Slingbox 500 works very well for place-shifting TV content. The latest software updates, however, have dropped support for the external media device (USB drive) from users who had already purchased the Slingbox 500. This was a great feature and I hope Sling will bring it back.


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Slingbox 500

By CableGuyLA from Los Angeles, CA, United States on 07/14/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've been using my Slingbox 500 with my Apple TV, iPhone 5/iPad & Roku 3.The SlingBox 500 is the best thing to happen to TV on the go. I got the best steaming results using the Newest Apple Router.


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Using for a long time...now upgrading.

By jadams from San Diego, CA, United States on 06/27/2014

I bought this device over 10 years ago...now upgrading... It works good in most countries, the only country I have had problems with is China, they censor all internet activity. But, in most countries it works well. I have become dependent on Slingbox over the years! It would be nice if there was a bluetooth "remote control" device for controlling the slingbox remotely through your computer. As it is, you have to stand up and go to the computer to change channels...it would be great with a remote!


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No support for Amazon Fire TV

By NolongerusingSlingbox from Undisclosed on 05/20/2014


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Product works fine from my laptop and they have an android app, but no support for Amazon Fire TV.


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Woks as advertised!!

By POMERS from Saratoga Springs, NY, United States on 04/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Little tough to set up but tech support was outstanding. Thank you Melvin! When I read about Slingbox I just had to have one. Great easy to use software. Cool that it shows on screen the actual Time Warner remote so you don't have to learn a new one. I would recommend Slingbox to anyone that has moved out of the country, travels a lot or just has to have the latest, coolest electronic device. Thumbs way up!


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Excellent part of the Connected Home

By Toto from Seychelles on 04/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Since I have been using slingbox it has really change the way I watch my favorite programs. It have even forced me to change my TV to a smartTV allowing me to connect to all my content feeds wirelessly. Only one downside of it so far is that only one device can watch contant at anyone time.....that's a real shame...hopefuly with the next upgrade we might be able to watch on multiple device at anyone time. I cannot see how they cannot do this for it the stream is multicast or changed later to multicast this could be easilly possible. Most STBs can do this these days..


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I love it!

By ClipperUSA from Texas, United States on 04/02/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have been using my Slingbox 500 with my iPad and iPhone for over 6 months now and I absolutely love it! I use it at home in rooms where I don't have a TV and I have used it when I was out of town. I haven't had any problems and highly recommend it to others.


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Slingbox 500

By SeanG from Farmington Hills, MI, United States on 03/06/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Awesome equipment. I put off Purchasing sling box for a year. I we Purchased the HD Sling 500. Totally Love it, can't live without it. Keep up The good work!!!!!!


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I now have two Slingbox 500's

By Foxbite from Las Vegas, NV, United States on 03/04/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've had one in my home for about two years and just bought two new 500's to upgrade my home and add one to my son's home. The Slingbox is great. My son and I travel to Asia a few times a year and we can watch all our local channels on the iPad and/or the big screen TV in the hotel room. You need to get the word out. Most people I tell about the Slingbox don't believe what it can do....


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Great product - dependent on internet connection

By ksplash19 from Boston, MA, United States on 02/25/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Slingbox is great! The only problem is the place I am slinging it from does not have great internet and therefore I sometimes lose connection. When it is working well I love it though.


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Love My Slingbox 500

By jpowers65 from Detroit, MI on 02/22/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I really enjoy my Slingbox 500. I'm able to time shift and watch recorded shows from my whole home DVR via connection to my Slingbox. This far and away exceeds the capability of DirecTV watch anywhere because I can watch even local programs like the broadcast news in my area instead of just nationally televised programs.


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Can watch from anywhere

By Alexena from Chicago, IL, United States on 02/18/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am a truck driver always waiting around for work , great for down time. Never fails always connects no problems even if your not on wifi it works great with 4 g or LTE.


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Stream Live HD TV! Perfect!

By benjammin from Los Angeles on 02/18/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this Slingbox about a year ago. One of the best purchases I've ever made by far! It streams live HD cable/satellite to practically any device! I use this device almost everyday. Whether I'm on the road, at a hotel or even at home. It streams to any iOS device or android or windows; moreover, I can even stream to my apple tv via display mirroring on my mac.


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Great Product cant live without

By npa247 from Union City, NJ, United States on 02/18/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I brought this product over a year ago and cant imagine my TV watching experience before I brought this. I can watch TV anywhere... I use it everyday....


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Great and high quality!

By jutjo from Columbus, OH, United States on 02/18/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this for myself for christmas and has been put to use thoroughly, but never fails. Thank you for a great product.


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Long Time Customer, SlingBox Continues to Inovate

By rhoop from Undisclosed on 02/18/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have been a SlingBox customer since the beginning and continue to add products to my network. The 350 and 500 represent SlingBox's dedication to innovation.


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The comfort of home the whole world around! :)

By mkisawesome from Albuquerque, NM, United States on 02/18/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Not only can I keep up with TV when I am traveling worldwide, but I get it all in HD and can even control my DVR recordings! Never again will I miss a game or event that everyone is talking about. This helps me to stay connected with my loved ones on those family TV nights when I can't be there. Incredible product!


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I wish I had known about Slingbox sooner!

By Marilu from Worldwide on 02/18/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love Slingbox. I travel overseas for long periods of time and it's wonderful and comforting to be able to have my local cable available to me anywhere I go. I only wish I'd have known about this sooner!


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Greatest gadget ever!

By nyfofam from NY, United States on 02/18/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Initially went with the non-HD version. Didnt take long to return it for the upgraded system. Totally worth it! As an overseas traveler, this is essential. Even if you have a cable or satellite provider that streams content online, its often blocked overseas due to international licensing laws. That never happens with Slingbox.


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Excellent product with wonderful features

By Shoba from Bangalore, Karnataka, India on 02/18/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Slingbox is an incredible product and service. The latest set-top box, the Slingbox 500 is well worth its premium price, particularly for frequent travelers and students living away from home.You can Connect your smartphone to the same network as your Slingbox 500


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Great overall

By crazy_nickie_v from Louisville, KY, United States on 02/18/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have had this product for over a year and I love it. I travel a lot and being able to record tv and watch it any time and any place help waiting in the airport or at a hotel. The best part might be the one time cost, no subscription! Very glad that I bought the 500.


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Intuitive interface

By soulacist from New York, NY, United States on 02/17/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Slingbox features a well designed intuitive interface that's easy to navigate on browsers and my mobile app, especially the pop up program guide window & player.


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Great and Getting Better

By tyaagi from Detroit, MI, United States on 02/17/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The streaming is fluid, and affords you complete control over your cable box. The only issue initially was that app support was lacking for ios. That has been fixed -- even airstreaming to my apple tv from from ipad is flawless.


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Amazing technology for watching my TV anywhere

By Redcaad from Boston, MA on 02/17/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My Slingbox 500 is one of my favorite processions which enables me to watch my TV anywhere on my computer, iPad or iPhone. I use my Slingbox every day and I think it's one of the most useful things I've ever bought. The technology is amazing with so much potential and it keeps getting better and better. I travel a lot around the world and with Slingbox I can watch my TV anywhere, I can remotely control my cable box, I can use my DVR to record my favorite shows and all for free over the internet using Slingbox.com. Recently I was on vacation in Thailand for 3 weeks and using my Slingbox I was able to tune in to my TV in Boston and remotely control my cable DVR to watch the news and football playoff games.


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Virtual perfection!

By Arizonany from Clifton Park, NY on 02/17/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Before I purchased the Slingbox 500 I had huge expectations for it and I wasn't sure if it would live up to them. I was not disappointed! This thing does everything that I want, and does it extremely well. With my current travel situation the Slingbox is a piece of equipment that I would not want to live without. Plus it SAVES me money! Now I don't have to purchase packages to be able to watch my favorite sports team when I'm not home. I figure it's already paid for itself in less than a single year!


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As a traveler, I love my Slingbox 500!!!

By rgtwng from Wausau, WI, United States on 02/17/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I had always considered buying a Slingbox, but never pulled the trigger. I finally bought the Slingbox 500 and it has changed my life! The kids can watch TV on family car trips. I never miss my sports. I can always keep current on my shows when I am on the road!


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Remote Watcher

By freeway4 from NY, United States on 02/17/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have watched my TV from South America, Europe and even from the waiting room of the Dr.'s office! I also stopped paying for cable at my second home now that I can just sling my home TV there. My slingbox paid for itself in three months!


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Great for abroad use!

By MarcoSolo from Westchester, NY, United States on 02/16/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought this to use for my 6 month work tenure in Russia and it has worked phenomenally. Set it up with a cable box in a room thats used very little and then set off to the airport. It really is incredibly comforting knowing that I can record all my favorite daytime shows and be able to watch them when I get home from work here. It's a phenomenal device and makes life abroad that much easier.


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Absolutely love it !!

By MJCulross from Fort Worth, TX, United States on 02/16/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Our current Slingbox 500 replaced our "original" Slingbox for Christmas 2012. The new one was very easy to setup, it works very well through our home network, & we use it all the time when we travel away from home. We love everything about our Slingbox 500 !!


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Surprised

By PhyllBird from New York, NY, United States on 02/16/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Of course the sales person told me I could stream directly to my TV. After a quick call to customer support, I was told differently. Not discouraged, it is working fine. But, if I can get this working on the TV set, I will be extremely satisfied.


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My Review

By joey from long island on 02/16/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've owned my sling box for over a year now and I couldn't be happier with it. My Slingbox allows me to watch all of my sports without local blackout restrictions no matter where I am. Every time I use it I am reminded of how great an investment my slingbox was. Thank you guys sooooo much. Love it!


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SlingBox 500 & DirecTV - Optimize

By User500 from Cyberspace on 02/16/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The SlingBox 500 delivers a great connection speed. I upgraded from a SlingBox SOLO and difference was amazing. I stream DirecTV. With an iPad, the SlingPlayer app, and Apple TV, you can stream to your flat screen (or watch on the iPad). I also stream to a Galaxy Note 2. The Android app is good, and I can stream great on my Sprint 4G LTE unlimited data plan. But if you want to stream to your flat screen, the best combination is SlingBox 500 + iPad + SlingBox app + Apple TV. If you're old school, and your TV uses RCA connectors (yellow, white, red), you can't use Apple TV, but you can use the WD Live TV, which has the SlingPlayer app pre-installed. The interface is not as good as the iPad, but you can figure it out.


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Smooth

By metsfan1975 from Tampa, FL, United States on 02/15/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I upgraded from the solo to the 500 and is was extremely simple to setup and watch on my ipad.


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Love my Slingbox

By taz_sf from Phoenix, AZ, United States on 02/15/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've owned my slingbox500 for over a year, and for me it's the most utilized device I own (next to my smartphone). I've also used a slingbox solo and slingbox pro before the 500 and can definitely see an overall refinement in picture quality. I don't use the advanced features (usb storage or picture share) much as I'm usually on the other end of the internet. I do wish the HDMI input was more useful, and didn't appreciate the reduction of inputs (compared to the pro), but as I only hook into a single source these limitations aren't really affecting my enjoyment of the slingbox. Being able to view high quality video (sports and favorite shows) on a big screen via the internet is priceless (I view my slingbox mostly on a sony media player hooked up to an HD LCD, but also use windows laptops and android smartphones).


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Love Slingbox!

By josehype from Chicago, IL, United States on 02/15/2014

I love using slingbox when I'm away from home. Greatest product out there!!!


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Slingbox 500 is the best!

By MorpheousNeo from Northwest Arkansas on 02/15/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am a video junky and I have to say, with the Slingbox 500, I sling everything! The picture on the iPad Air is so good, I use it as my TV in my Master bedroom. Bottomline, if you are thinking about getting one, stop and just do it. I have had one since they first were released and by far best thing I have ever bought. JUST GET IT!


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Excellent Product

By butla0dg from Illinois on 02/15/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've had the 500 nearly 3 months and love it. Easy setup, works consistently. I use it with a home theater projector via a home LAN, on a 100+" screen... fantastic quality. We watch it more often than the actual TV connected to the cable box.


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Fantastic product

By JoyD from Pinehurst, NC, United States on 02/14/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have been using my Slingbox for about 3 months. It is fantastic. The Windows app not so much, but I still get great service watching from the website.


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Its just great

By Andrew from China on 02/14/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love my Slingbox, this is the 3rd one that I have bought starting with the classic and now the 500, they are the best way to watch tv when on the road.


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This a great product .

By Gerry from NH, United States on 02/14/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am able to use the 500 when I travel or when I work outside.


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So Convenient and portable!

By CindyT from Edmonton, AB, Canada on 02/14/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought the slingbox as a Christmas gift for my husband. We have a condo in Mexico and miss watching our favourite shows when we are away. This past Christmas, we took our Slingbox with us and I was able to watch all my favourite shows, as well as my taped shows which were on my PVR. The remote control is so easy to use and enabled me to watch all of my previously taped shows as well as delete them. I was able to watch all my shows on my t.v. (through my laptop and an HDMI cable). The clarity on my television was amazing. It was just like watching cable at home. I've told everyone I know what a great buy the Slingbox is!


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Great Way to Access English Content When Traveling

By SarasotaGeorge from Sarasota, FL, United States on 02/14/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

We did two home exchanges in Germany in August. Since these were with German families, their TV content was all in German so we were pretty much left out of any access to US-based news, sports and entertainment shows. When we returned to the U.S. a friend told me about Slingbox. Since our son and his family live in Zurich, Switzerland and since we travel quite often outside the U.S., we decided to buy a Slingbox 500. That was a great decision! It was easy to install and use so that when we were in Switzerland and Malta with them over the holidays, we were able to have access to shows that kept everyone happy and informed. What a great invention!!


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Slingbox 500

By Patcope from Boston on 02/14/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I purchased this one to replace the slingbox solo. I would recommend this one because it has a built in WiFi. The slingbox is great for when you are out and don't want to miss a game or show. We have the phone app and the computer so we can watch TV anywhere.


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Love it!

By pauls from Waltham, MA, United States on 02/14/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this in the past month and it's been great to watch tv on my tablet or phone. I am also excited about canceling cable tv at my vacation home and using slingbox instead. It will pay for itself in just 6 month!


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What a cool piece of technology!

By GLSR from Evansville, IN, United States on 02/14/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I can watch tv in different rooms as I work on my computer. And, I can watch favorite shows if I'm out of town and have an Internet connection but no tv. I love it!


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Slingbox SAVED Me in Barbados!!!!

By Dave2424 from Barbados!!! (now living in North Carolina!) on 02/14/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought my first Slingbox (of many!!!) in 2008 and now have the best one, the Slingbox 500!!! My job required that I live full-time in BARBADOS (2008 to 2013), though my family stayed in North Carolina. Barbados television, even the televising of major events like the Olympics, was TERRIBLE and often did NOT even televise in Barbados. Baseball and footbal, as well, were not shown. TV shows were a decade behind current U.S. shows!! What to do!!!!! I was rescued from this horribleness by Slingbox!!! I watched everything!!!! All my favorite sports and tv shows!!! Slingbox saved me!!it was remarkable and I told everyone about it!! People in Barbados came to my home just to see my Slingbox and I converted many many people to it!!!Thank you for making my Barbados experience a great one by helping me connect to the world outside of that tiny little island!!!! Hurray for Slingbox!!! I use it today in NC and look forward to the latest updates and new devices!! I am forever sold on your product!!! Thank you!! Regards, Dave Forster


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Nice for two households

By katie8283 from Champaign, IL, United States on 02/13/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This has been really nice with my husband and I living in different cities during the week. He has cable at our house, and I use this at our apartment. It's been nice not having to pay two cable bills. My only issue is how slow the fast forwarding is on the DVR. It's much better for live viewing, but overall, we're happy.


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More than I expected

By Califle from San Diego, CA, United States on 02/13/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I was first advised about SLINGBOX concerning a friend's son stationed in Germany. SLINGBOX is an act of sharing between them. SLINGBOX instructions were simple enough even for me to set it up. I am contemplating buying a second SLINGBOX for my vacation home. Good quality for the price.


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Great for expats

By Labradorgirl from Undisclosed on 02/13/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I use this to watch my Canadian TV from all over the world and now so do my expat friends. Love it!


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Great with more features coming!

By jglaser from Undisclosed on 02/13/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this so I could watch my tv and ondemand on the go not expecting any updates and now we can upload movies and tv shows stored on a hard drive or USB stick plugged into the usb port. I did not expect more but now suggesting the Slingbox 500 because of that!


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Pretty sweet!

By ChriG from Undisclosed on 02/13/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am a student and have the slingbox setup at my parents house so I can watch cable and not have to pay monthly. This was a great investment. I just wish my parents internet had a faster upload speed so I can watch in higher quality.


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What an upgrade!

By dougmeag from Undisclosed on 02/13/2014


Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

I bought the 500 to replace my original which I had found "glitchy" in working with my home network. The new Slingbox setup was extremely easy and straight-forward, and the new features are fantastic. I am thrilled with my purchase!


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I love my new toy....awesome!

By roadking001 from Nyack, NY, United States on 02/13/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am completely satisfied with this great invention. I will no longer pay a cable bill at my beach house. the break even on this is 3 months.


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Very fast and great quality!

By sherm9491 from Queens, New York, NY, United States on 02/13/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought over the summer before I started college, works great!


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Every Expat Should Have one!

By Ghassan from Dubai - United Arab Emirates on 02/13/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I recently moved out of the US. Luckily I was able to leave a slingbox 500 behind at my sisters house. I get to follow all my sports teams as if I were still in the States, watch content the day it comes out and all this in HD!


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Easy to Use!

By napervillecookie from Naperville, IL, United States on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I received the Slingbox 500 as a gift and was a bit skeptical at first. After a pretty easy setup I began to appreciate the ease and convenience of this gem.


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Sling 500 GREAT GREAT GREAT

By alm502 from Dacula, GA, United States on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I first got the original Slingbox many years ago (and still have it). Last year, I got the Slingbox 500 as a Christmas present...it's connected to our second TV. Now I can watch recorded videos on either TV but the Slingbox 500 is by far the best thing ever...I just love it :)


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I love my Slingbox

By Alex from Santa Clara, CA, United States on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've been using Slingboxes for 8 years now and they just keep getting better! The Slingbox 500 is the best yet - great performance, easy to setup and excellent picture quality from any device. Inbuilt wireless functionality is an added bonus enabling the Slingbox to be located anywhere in the house.


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great product

By donnaj from Undisclosed on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

my husband bought it and I love it. we can watch our tv from our vacation house and I can watch my shows as work


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Works great on all platforms

By CANCYC from Vancouver, BC, Canada on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I run my Sling Player from Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8, iPad 4, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and a Sony Tablet S. All work well in full HD mode inside my LAN. Which is what I had purchased the Slingbox 500 for. For the few occasions that I had tested at wifi hotspots at the local coffee shops, lower resolution works best. The lag experienced while changing channels etc, is a bit annoying but hopefully, this will be addressed in future software updates. All in all, a great experience.


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works as advertised

By jackie27 from Alabama, United States on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am working away from home 955 of the time and this saves me a ton of money


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Best Slingbox ever

By LeeS from Baltimore, MD, United States on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Been a Slingbox fan and the envy of friends for years. This is my 3rd box and is by far the best. Setup is a breeze and performance has been excellent. I am very picky about picture quality and this one produces nearly flawless HD with any decent broadband connection. I have used it all over the world and it's fun to watch the local news or sports team from thousands of miles away. Setup is easy and operation is smooth and simple. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to see their own cable box while on the go.


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Cool

By jjarzynka from Scottsdale Arizona on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

It is so cool with it's cool wifi connect and stuff the new features have a new distinctive design and Awesome Facebook and Twitter integration!


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Freedom and expert Technical support!

By DocA from California, United States on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

First the staff is the most courteous and user friendly. They will call back and confirming what they did behind the scenes to make things work. They researched a hard to find Time Warner Code for the remote. Taught me the advanced set up tricks. I wish our health care insurers, medication suppliers, government agencies, cable companies and other electronic firms were run like this company for support and accessibility. Next I am in a hotel and the programming is awful. But thanks to Slingbox I can view anything on my Direct TV account since I selected that provider to pair with my sling instead of TWC. Instead of paying extra for movies, I have it all with my computer or mobile devices that can project with adapters onto the flat screen in the royom! Genius with no restrictions on content or copyright issues for movies that are recorded. Also can enjoy my pics and vids! Thanks


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Dependable

By micseigle from MA on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Have both 350 & 500. 500 is far more dependable than 350. Good product. Wish it had hdmi input.


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Best in Class for watching TV

By conejo77 from Lima, Peru on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have had my Slingbox 500 now for several months and it provides me great access to TV from back home as I reside in So. Am.


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good HD picture

By pequeno from kennesaw, ga on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

We've had original slingbox Solo since it was first invented. Upgraded to HD500 box and love it. Much better picture resolution. We can access our home sports programming from anywhere with internet service. I've watched my favorite American programs even while on assignment in England, France and Switzerland.


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Great Purchase

By jssmmb from Ohio, United States on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I travel extensively domestically and abroad. I wanted to be able to watch baseball post season and college football while I was away from home on my IPad. I wanted to place the sling box on a different floor than my router. Thus, the sling box 500. The installation of the 500 was much easier than expected. I think the setup only took like 10 minutes max. Next step was to install the app for the iPad. Worked perfect the first time and have had no issues at all. Works great on hotels wireless connections and works great with my iPads AT&T 3G network as well. So yes, all non-drivers can watch live tv on the road traveling as well. We have had a crowd around us while watching a college basketball game waiting for my sons basketball game to start. I think I may have sold a couple of sling boxes that day. The group was impressed!


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Love my slingbox

By Nicole from Raleigh, NC, United States on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this before Christmas because I was going to be traveling and it works really well from my iPad when away from home. Love being able to watch my DVR from anywhere.


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Does everything I hoped for and more

By smkell43 from Pittsburgh, PA, United States on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought the slingbox to sling TV to a precariously placed TV with no cable jack near it. I did have apple TV and thought I could sling the TV from another box in the house without running wires all over the place and punching holes in walls. It works great and has so many features that I didn't think I would use that I do, including Online viewing through laptop and tablet viewing. Love it.


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Everyhting I expected plus more

By Beast from Hyattsville, MD, United States on 02/12/2014

This is an awesome piece of technology. I didn't know it was this great or I would've bought it years ago.


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AWESOME TECHNOLOGY

By PAT099 from New Jersey, United States on 02/12/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

MY SON AND WIFE BOUGHT THIS FOR ME FOR XMAS AND i HEARD ABOUT IT FROM MY NEPHEW A FEW YEARS AGO, WOW DO I LOVE THIS THING! I CAN NOW WATCH ANY TV CHANNEL ON MY WORK COMPUTER.


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Slingbox 500

By Denise from Poway, CA, United States on 02/11/2014


Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

I bought this to watch programs off my DVR while away from the device. The playback is not the quality I thought it would be and most of the time is choppy and the sound is not with the picture. Sometimes it is virtually impossible to even watch the show I want because it is so bad. This happens with live TV as well. This item is not near the quality I expected, especially based on the price paid. I recommend you do something to remedy the problem


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Awesome Device

By ajcphoto31 from Phoenix, AZ, United States on 02/11/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is my second Slingbox, needed a Wi-Fi version to place with a TV that has DVR. I am never away from my TV with the phone App.


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Wonderful

By el12345 from Bethlehem, PA, United States on 02/11/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This product is perfect. When I moved off campus at my college and none of my housemates wanted to pay for cable, I was upset. During the holiday season, my parents told me about the Slingbox. It solved all of my problems. I can now watch my family's cable anywhere I go, on any device, for one flat fee. It was also fairly simple to install.


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good options

By jse298 from Los Angeles, CA, United States on 02/11/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

this box is really cool because it lets you watch live tv anywhere you at.


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I love slingbox

By miriam from Atlanta, GA, United States on 02/11/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have had a slingbox HD Pro for years, probably 5 years, and when I fire up my slingbox people are amazed to see how I can access all of my cable channels on my tablet. I work at a big corporation and about 5 people have bought them because I let them know how convenient it is to watch your favorite shows and manipulate your cable box. Just recently my slingbox HD has given out on me, but I am eyeing the new slingbox 500 and will make my purchase for my birthday on February 12. Keep up the good work Slingbox. You have an excellent product!


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Easy to watch TV!

By Boomerk23 from Raleigh, NC, United States on 02/11/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this for college so I wouldn't have to pay $150 dollars a semester for cable all four years of college. The Slingbox 500 allowed me to view all of my local channels with ease from my dorm room! This is such an easy product to use!


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Excellent option!

By Cwmxwell3 from Spring, TX, United States on 02/11/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I got this for Christmas so I could watch my programming up at my lake property. I absolutely love it. I can watch my recorded shows that are recorded on my home DVR or live TV, all in high def!


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fast and easy to use

By zhq_hd from china on 02/11/2014

Using wireless to watch tv is very easy and protable; airplay tv is fun to every one


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Expetacular piece of Technology

By amlo77 from Lake Worth, FL, United States on 02/11/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am really happy with my sling, and also extremely happy with each update new things are added.


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Love it!

By Jenly from Virginia, United States on 02/11/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This box allows me to watch TV without cable. It is such a wonderful thing! My step-brother bought it so I could have access to more than just the few channels that my little antenna on the side of the house was offering me. Actually, he upgraded from an older model a few years ago to the 500. It works like a charm!


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Slingbox 500

By pfd0212 from NY, United States on 02/11/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This product works amazing. It works just as good as being home. Set up was easy and i have never had a complaint.


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Brilliant!

By ThatGuyNamedDave from UK on 02/11/2014

This is a great piece of kit would recomend to anyone


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my slingbox

By josephzimbler from carpentersville il. on 02/11/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Well ive owned my slingbox over 2 yrs now and i LOVE it. I don't really do much traveling, but i love the features, and what it does. I can connect anywhere i have internet, i can even watch tv while eating at most fast food restaurants that offer wifi.And i love it when ppl come up to me, and ask who did i do that, and i take the 10 minutes to explain everything to them, and how t works. then they ask..IS THERE A MONTHLY SERVICE? and i tell then no..just the cost of the box, its a very easy set up. as easy as hooking up a vcr. and setting up an account takes 5 minutes.i love the ease of connecting anywhere on the go as well.i don't have the android app yet, but i will soon.maybe sling can give me a free promotion code?lol..but seriously. i tell everyone about my slingbox, i LOVE IT TO DEATH.


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Love my Slingbox!! :)

By mpjhockey27 from Mankato, MN, United States on 02/11/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought my first Slingbox a few months ago and love it. I use it on my Tablet as another TV that I do not have a cable hookup or anywhere I want. Overall it has saved me lots of money. Thanks!


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Works for me

By Elkay from Illinois, United States on 02/11/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

We bought the Slingbox foe a second home so we wouldn't have to pay the high cable bills at two locations. At first we had some problems with cutting out and voices out of sync. This turned out to be a problem with the modem at our second home and since replacing it the slingbox has worked great


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Best Thing since sliced bread!

By Beanie from Houston, TX, United States on 02/11/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is my second slingbox and I couldn't be happier! I travel a lot and being able to view my TV from abroad makes me sooooo happy :) Thank you!


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Fantastic!

By David from San Diego, CA on 02/11/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have wanted this product ever since an associate of mine raved about hers. I finally walked into the store and bought it. I travel frequently and am now able to catch up on my recorded shows and my favorite channels.


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Not what I expected

By ttall2 from Doylestown, PA, United States on 02/11/2014


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Unless you have a very high speed internet connection it doesn't show hockey games very clearly which is one of the reasons I bought it. It should include apps. The USB port locks up showing pictures.


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user friendly

By ca0605 from Pocono Summit, PA, United States on 02/11/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have been using slingbox 500 for over a year and enjoy being able to watch my television cable on my laptop when i travel.


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Too convenient!

By jpeji from Long Beach, CA, United States on 02/11/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this Slingbox last year and my life has dramatically been less stressful when it comes to watching my shows! I love being able to rewind live television through the website, and I always watch on my phone and tablet. The cloud feature has made it easy for me to share my personal videos with friends and family, and i can't imagine living without the convenience of a slingbox anymore


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Easy Setup and Works Great

By robertbl78 from Memphis, TN, United States on 02/11/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Setting up the 500 was pretty easy and flawless, but takes about 30 minutes because of downloads, etc. Worked well on the home network and great over the net when I was traveling it. Initially, it will have a problem, but then when I reconnected it worked great. The picture quality was great too. Pretty pleased with the result despite the high $$ initial outlay. I wish the apps for each device didn't cost so much especially considering the high initial cost.


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Solved my mobile TV watching problem!

By WonderDory from Honolulu, HI, United States on 02/11/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I use my Slingbox 500 with a 4G hotspot and iPad/ iPhone and I am able to use my cable box and DVR anywhere!


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Christina's Love

By TNA5 from Arizona, United States on 02/11/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought this for a Christmas present and it works amazing when travelling or not at home and want access to Direct tv. There a few things i find tedious like how long it takes to looks through the guide of course the time lag but still amazing plus the tv pauses when you are looking through channels on the guide. Still amazing


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Awesome convenience and big money saver!

By BKNICKER from Chelsea, MI, United States on 02/10/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought my Slingbox 500 so I could avoid paying two cable bills between my primary home in Michigan and Condo in Boston. I use it with my iPad and Apple TV to watch high-def TV in my condo and all of the same features as being at home (DVR, OnDemand, premium channels). I also love the fact that I can watch my content/channels at any hotel when I travel weekly...which is nice when they only have basic channels and super nice when I'm in Europe and only languages are German or Italian. Creature comforts, convenience, and it paid for itself in less than a year by avoiding another cable TV subscription. The quality and features of the app have also improved significantly over the past year and I look forward to more of that!


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Excellent upgrades and improvements from earlier m

By atencio1 from New Mexico on 02/10/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I upgraded from two Slingbox AV models I have been using for quite a long time. The set up of the new 500 model is so easy with the option to do it on screen. The wireless hook up is also a very nice feature since I am now able to set up a second sling box 500 in my office where I do not have access to the router. Overall the HD quality when receiving the signal is excellent. Furthermore, I was viewing away from home on my cell phone and learned that I was able to do so with as little as 1 meg download. I highly recommend 500 model, it is a very sleek design, and works exceptional well.


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Good functionality but charges too high

By Wheels from MD, United States on 02/10/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The app is $14 for each device you use. I have mutliple devices and that means I have had to purchase it three times.


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Bonding Time with my College Student Daughter!

By flmom2000 from Clearwater, FL, United States on 02/10/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I LOVE my Slingbox 500 - it is my second Slingbox. The new features make it super super easy to use and setup. I'm in Florida and my daughter's in college in NYC....I record our favorite shows and we frequently watch them together, me at home and her on her laptop or Ipad. She doesn't have a TV in her room or a DVR so this way, whether I'm home or not, she can keep up with SVU or Pretty Little Liars, etc.. I also use my slingbox 500 to stream shows into other rooms of my house that either don't have a cable box or to watch recorded shows. I definitely use my Slingbox 500 far more than I ever thought I would!!!!


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Been with Sling from the start. Amazing device!

By scottjinla from Los Angeles, CA, United States on 02/10/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My family and I love the Slingbox. It will transform the way you watch television. Take your TV with you wherever you are, whenever you want. It's easy to set up, and even easier to use. Fantastic playback quality.


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Easy to hook up-easy to use!

By PoppyNA from Shreveport, LA, United States on 02/10/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Slingbox 500 was very easy and quick to hook up to my current TV system and was very easy to start watching. Great picture and features.


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Easy setup. Excellent features.

By MJS1 from Los Angeles, CA, United States on 02/10/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Just now setup Slingbox 500. Haven't used all the features. We travel a lot and want to enjoy our 900 digital cable choices on the road. Can hardly wait to watch our favorite TV programs from abroad.


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Love watching my home tv from anywhere

By bigmac from Denver, CO, United States on 02/10/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought this to keep up on sports coverage while working and traveling. It hasn't disappointed. Love having access to my home tv regardless of where I'm at.


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Almost 5 stars

By sor20 from Florida, United States on 02/10/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Has almost all the connections save the digital antenna via coaxial found in the prohd series.


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Don't think, just buy it!

By LeDeluge22 from Hampton, VA, United States on 02/10/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This machine has really come in handy for me. I do a good deal of traveling and I HATE hotel cable channels!! I'm able to watch my DVR from anywhere and keep up with all my shows! At home I use this in the kitchen as I'm cooking or cleaning and it just works great! Couple things to note... there is a lag of 1-2 seconds between live and Slingbox. also keep in mind if your remotely controlling it the tv its hooked up to can't be used to watch other things. but overall I love it!!!


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Love my Slingbox

By frogreign from Fort Worth, TX, United States on 02/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I travel fairly regularly, and my Slingbox keeps me connected to all my shows. It was easy to set up. The picture quality is excellent, and I love being able to connect to my own DVR from my phone, tablet and laptop.


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Easy Setup, great video quality

By rfloresn from Houston, TX, United States on 02/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Easy Setup, just 5 minutes to install. Great HD video quality.


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Great product, very very easy setup, works perfect

By joe302 from Pleasanton, CA, United States on 02/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This has to be the easiest product I have ever setup and used. They did a great job designing the setup with a large printed setup guide. I recommend this product to everyone I know. It works !!!


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Works well

By kenxxxxxx from Lititz, PA, United States on 02/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Glad I bought this. The wifi is useful, but with HDMI you have to leave your TV on 24/7 or else just run component. Or, you can buy a monoprice HDMI splitter for $40...


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Very Good!

By Yeem from Ft Lauderdale, FL, United States on 02/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I had an older Slingbox that was several years old and not really performing like I wanted. I upgraded to the 500 and have had great performance with it. I love it!


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Now, Our family start watching Cable TV.

By beautifulsunday from Houston, TX, United States on 02/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I want to hook up the cable box in the livingroom. Cable guy can't do that but he can setup the box in the 2nd floor. Because My house too old. I paid the cable fee every month, but I couldn't cable tv. then, I found slingbox today. bought it in the bestbuy. setup then, Now our family start watching winter 2014 Olympic game. Great product, simple setup, Our family also happy with this product. I setup this slingbox without TV. Just connect all cable. download slingbox plugin. then make account, start setup in the website. We watching cable tv with TV + appleTV+ airplay or with ipad/iphone. Thank you guys.


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Very cool

By Cadolfan from Pembroke Pines, FL, United States on 02/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought it a few months ago and thought that it did not work very well. It turned out that I did not know how to operate it correctly. I use it for a second home out of state. I was watching home NFL games from my 1st Home. Very cool.


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Couldn't live without it

By Drakerich21 from Chicago, IL, United States on 02/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Taking your TV everywhere is awesome. Taking your DVR with you is even cooler. Slingbox is the best of all worlds. I would recommend that everyone gets one!!


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Love It When Travelling!!!!

By LisaMG from Stamford, CT, United States on 02/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Had it for several months.....travel a lot and watch the NEW York Ranger game.....my daughter loves it also for the same reason


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Slingbox 500

By kg123 from Undisclosed on 02/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The slingbox is a great thing to have if you want to watch your TV away from home. I will say that it is susceptible to going off line due to any power disturbances at your house. In those situations, better hope you have someone who is at the house to simply unplug and replug in the power on the slingbox. Luckily, that's all it takes to get it working!


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A great enabler!

By MrSilver from Nashville, TN, United States on 02/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Slingbox has been the go to for our digital media needs, when someone in the family wants to access our tv service from anywhere, on any device. It just works!


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Great for our boating and travel.

By AvalonArt from Long Beach, CA, United States on 02/09/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

We like to watch TV on our small cruising boat when at anchor. We've only had an antenna to capture over-the-air digital programs with no cable content. Installing a satellite antenna system is way too expensive. The Slingbox, in conjunction with our AT&T mobile hotspot, saved us; and it also is great at hotels when we want to watch home news programs.


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Love it on international trips

By EJS1986 from Hong Kong on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I recently purchased the slingbox 500 and am very happy with this product. I am able to watch all of my channels as if I was home no matter where I am in the world!


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Love the freedom of movement

By JayRB from Virginia, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I asked my daughters to buy me the Slingbox 500 for my last birthday (a year ago now). It has turned out to be one of the best gifts and products I've ever received. Instead of sitting fixed in front of the TV, my wife and I are able to use our ipads anywhere in the house or on a trip to watch TV from our cable provider. The freedom of watching anywhere is fantastic and the way TV should be available to enjoy. This has literally eliminated my desire to purchase another large screen TV. Bravo Slingbox and thanks so much for the freedom and flexibility to watch at the location of my choosing.


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Watching MY home team!!!!

By Scoots from Burnsville, MN, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I never miss my home team sports, Football, NCAA, everything.


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Keeps me connected to home while im away

By Blootaz from Southeast Ohio on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My husband gave this to me as a Christmas gift and I couldn't be happier!!! I currently work in an extremely rural area where entertainment is limited and televsion stations aren't the greatest. My Slingbox 500 allows me to see my shows and movies that I would normally watch at home, and I don't feel so lonesome and remote when I'm working for 2-4 weeks stents away from home!!


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When it works it's great

By Masco81 from REVIEW_NUMBER_FIELD_PREFIX80112 on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've had my 500 for about a year. I primarily use it at home to view my save DVR content. It takes the 500 a while to connect through the network. Sometimes it doesn't connect at all and I go watch Netflix instead. When we went to Hawaii I was able to connect and watch the last episode of Games of Thrones, so when it works it's great.


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Watching the game

By DonnyO from Coram, NY, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

We bought this item a few months ago and can not be happier. We use it when we are away from him either when at the store or out of the state. My friends have even bought one after seeing me use it


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How did I live without this!!!!!!!!!!!!

By COLJaws from Colorado Springs, CO, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I had tried everything else before to get my Cable video in other rooms and locations. I tried video transmitters, long HDMI cords, etc... This will pay for itself when you turn in your cable boxes and "sling" the signal to other TVs in your house. Now for getting the signal away from you house -- this is awesome!


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A true life saver that keeps me sain!

By livingthedream46 from Japan on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have been the owner of a slingbox for several years now. I have been living outside of the us for over 13 years now with very little access to US programming. My slingbox is connected to a directv receiver at my brother's house. My slingbox has enabled me to keep in touch with the world and record all my favorite programming. Not to mention provide me with a live feed to all my sports games. Yes recently there are other companies offering online software but they lag in time and some are not even legal. None of them provide me full access to all my live NY events and I can access my sling account without having to vpn in. I just upgraded to the Slingbox 500 and it has been working flawlessly for the past few weeks. My previous box needed to be restarted every so often. I also have access to my direct tv through both my iPhone and Galaxy Note, which I confess watch while stuck in traffic. I highly recommend it to anyone that is going to be away from home. For me it is indispensable!


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BEST PURCHASE IVE EVER MADE

By BRENDAN from Boston, MA, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

NEVER MISS ANOTHER GAME OR SHOW BECAUSE OF OTHER OBLIGATIONS THIS PRODUCT I S THE BEST


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Amazing Connectivity

By SlingerEnthusiast from Dallas, TX, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this because I am always on the go and want to keep up with my television sshows. Boy has this been the key to my happiness!


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Great Product

By inetwiz2 from Toronto, ON, Canada on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love this product is works great wirelessly or via wired, I would recommend this product to anyone.


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Works great!!

By JJ311 from LA, CA, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This product does exactly what I was hoping for. Easy to setup and use!


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AWESOME PRODUCT.

By Toddlish from New York, NY, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I got the product because I wanted to be able to eliminate the need to pay for cable. I have the box connected to a cable box at my parent's house. Reception comes in 98% of the time with no lag. Have recommended to friends and two have them have purchased because of my recommendation.


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You can really get your tv away from home

By fabcee from Newark, CA, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Very easy and straightforward to set up and connect. Had some problems running with Firefox on a PC. Switching to IE works fine. Firefox on a MAC works fine as well. Never paid and tried the iPhone and iPad apps. The only issue when watching in a laptop is battery life - Slingbox drains it really fast making the experience not as nice when away from a power source.


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Great features

By Rjo116 from Philly, PA, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this 3 months ago and the built in wifi makes this product great


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Best purchase I ever made!

By mottes from Oceanside, NY, United States on 02/08/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've had the slingbox for over a year now and besides my cell phone, it is the most useful piece of technology I own.


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Super way to watch your TV from anywhere

By ReasonableWoman from San Francisco, CA, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love that I can watch TV and control my DVR from anywhere. Usually works really well, but when there is a software update you should definitely be home, as you may need to restart the unit to have everything work properly. Pretty easy to set up and use. I have two homes, but only one cable bill! Just have to have good quality internet at home and away.


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Great when it works!

By jtime from Chattanooga, TN, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've had sling box for 7 months. When it's working, it's absolutely fabulous. I when I watch it on my computer or iPad, it works very well. My problems arise when I try to airplay it to my tv through AppleTV. Whenever it tries to buffer during shows, it always loses the connection, and I have to reconnect, find my channel again, switch the quality back, and then start watching. I typically lose about 3 minutes of programming when this happens.


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Extending the Range of My TV Viewing

By Harrysmom from New York, NY, United States on 02/08/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I hemmed and hawed about buying the slingbox. I wasn't sure if it would be worth the money, and I read favorable reviews and not-so-favorable reviews about the Slingbox 500. I liked the appeal of connecting wirelessly via the internet, and I certainly liked the fact that I could seemingly watch my TV on other devices in other places. Well, I finally made up my mind and went for it. Luckily I spoke to a sales person at the electronics store that clued me in to the fact that I would also need another device to connect to the player from a different TV set. I got that too, and connected everything, which turned out to be relatively easy. The only thing lacking in the instructions for the slingbox was that the TV's cable top box had to be left on. Maybe the instruction book writers assumed that was a given. Anyway, after I went back and left the cable box on to the TV to which the slingbox was connected, I had no problem whatsoever, and I have been very happy with my purchase and the oveall performance of the equipment. Occasionally the picture freezes, but usually picks up from where it froze and I am happy watching TV with my one cable subscription in other places. Thank you Slingbox!


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Wow!!!

By JerryPap from Flemington, NJ, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

With no TV reception in our vacation home in the mountains and very expensive cable for minimal channel coverage, someone told me about Slingbox.. I absolutely love it. I was able to cancel the minimal cable service at the vacation home, saving money and am now getting all the cable channels I receive at my primary residence at no additional cost. How can you beat that. The reliability of this unit is unsurpassed. I can travel 200 miles to the vacation home and know that I will have all my primary cable channels there also.


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Stop researching.....buy now!

By JG22 from San Francisco, CA, United States on 02/08/2014

Absolutely love my slingbox. Have it hooked up to my TV in my room so that I wouldn't bother my roommates if they were watching something in the living room. I watch it on my iPad, computer, and phone. Dont hesitate.


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Vast improvement on a great product(Slingbox SOLO)

By TROCK from Texas, United States on 02/08/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

HD and WIFI. The only thing I would like is two people being able to log on at the same time.


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Love the ability to always have my channels

By nathanthebarbarian from Little Rock, AR, United States on 02/07/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought the 500 around 5 months ago and I used it all football season to watch the big games even when i was far away on business


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good image

By misu from USA on 02/07/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

It's my 3rd model and they all did a good job for their time, this latest one can do HD if the connection is good enough and that lets me watch F1 wherever I am


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AWESOME TECH

By ShanenDenver from Denver, CO, United States on 02/07/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I got this Slingbox for Christmas and I use it everyday! The best present I have gotten in years!


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Helps me Maximize my Cable!

By Kevin8587 from Acworth, GA, United States on 02/07/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My slingbox helps me stay in touch with sports i would normally miss due to work. I travel frequently and have to work weekends, however, with my slingbox, all I have to do is connect my computer to a TV in the showroom and I can watch my favorite games and share them with everyone else at the show that may be missing the big game. Why pay for cable at home that I can't watch? Get a slingbox and you don't have to feel bad for shelling out that money every month for unused cable and internet.


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Great product. Easy and so convienent

By illinilifer from St. Joseph, IL, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Got this product a few months back and have been extremely happy. Great for when you are away from home and want to catch a show that is live and or on dvr. Also has helped when i can pull up on ipad and watch a game while wife watches bachelor or something to that affect. Heck can watch one game on tv and another on tablet. the life. great product and idea. Thanks.


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I love this thing its awesome

By Joe2 from New Jersey, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I got this for Christmas I had the original solo and I loved it so I got this to replace it


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Slingbox has changed my international experience

By rabarry2 from Toronto, ON, Canada on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I moved to Toronto, Canada a little over a year ago. I'm originally from Chicago and I really had a tough time dealing without my Chicago sports and local TV while being in Toronto. I heard about the Slingbox and it has made my experience here feel like I was at home. It is a great device that continues to wow with each update. If you have a strong enough internet connect, it's amazing to me how great the picture is. I recommend this product to anyone that is traveling outside of their hometown.


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A FIVE STARS SLING ALL THE WAY

By joevh1953 from Cantonment, FL on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I AM LEARNING MORE EACH MOMENT ABOUT WHAT IS NEW AND PROGRESSIVE LIKE SLING.


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You wouldn't understand ....it's a man thing!

By Chuggs2011 from Indiana, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Ive had this since last year & virtually no glitches. I bought the app for my GS3 phone & it has a fantastic picture. Now I have a iPad air & it works seamlessly. I bought the sling box just for those rare occasions when I could not be home to watch NFL football. Yeah it's a man thing! Yeah Buddy.


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Best Idea Ever!!!

By Bucky from Folsom, CA, United States on 02/07/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I had the original sling box and was limited where i could use it due to no wireless feature. Now with the new SB500 i can put it in anyroom with a TV and enjoy having access to my DVR anywhere with my phone, ipad, or even random computers from hotel lobbys. This is by far the best version to date.


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I love it

By Naeem from Denver, CO, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Its easy to configure, fast and easy to play around


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My Experience with Slingbox 500

By TKTock from Media, PA and Sea Isle City, NJ on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

About one year ago, I purchased a Tivo and the "lifetime subscription plan". Unfortunately, the unit burned out shortly after the Tivo warranty expired. It was at this point I learned that the lifetime plan was specific to the Tivo unit I originally purchased. In other words, I was left with a dead machine and no Tivo subscription to fall back on, regardless of whether or not I chose to purchase yet another Tivo unit. After hearing many accolades about Slingbox, I decided to give it a try. Here's a summary of my experience: Setup - Simple and easy to follow instructions made setup a snap. Installation - also a no-brainer. My only beef is the lag time between the pushing a button (giving a command) and seeing the result on my TV screen. It is literally impossible to fast-forward with any degree of precision. That's ok, as I've turned this shortfall into a game of seeing who can FF through a block of commercials without under- or over-shooting the beginning of the TV program being watched. In spite of the problem with delayed reaction time, I love my Slingbox 500. It paid itself off in three months.


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Great unit

By yvrvancouver from Vancouver, BC, Canada on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Have been using this unit for a year, very satisfied!


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The Approved Solution!

By Broskeeto from Richmond, VA, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Received the Slingbox 500 for Christmas, and could not be happier with it's functionality. I am able to watch any channel I want, from any device I choose. And, whether watching from a tablet or a desktop, the image quality can be HD, or SD, if I choose so. I know that Slingbox has been around for a while, but the 500 is streets ahead of the original.


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Much easier to set up

By Issac2000 from Greenville, SC, United States on 02/07/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I had to set up several of these recently. They are soooooo much easier to set up than the HD Pro. I do like the ability to static the IP on the Pro, but it's something I can live without. My devices have multiple viewers, so having to "invite" them was a little time consuming as apposed to sharing the IP or ID. The picture quality is great. Using the web interface instead of having to use slingplayer is better. It's a great product no regrets at all.


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Great looks and remarkable how it works

By Technobody from Connecticut, United States on 02/07/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought the slingbox 500 because I would be travelling and wanted to access my DVR at home. It is great because I did not have to suspend my service at home. The device looks great in my AV center


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Reliable viewing

By dpni from St. Louis, MO, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I use this to watch the news on my office computer every AM. I've found it to be very reliable.


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Fun Device!

By caspies from Corolla, NC, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Got this as a Xmas present, and have basically been very pleased with it. I did have to get help from their support line to get the proper virtual remote installed, but after that it has worked fine. Takes some getting used to the time lag between input and response, and using the remote via computer screen is somewhat awkward since the buttons are so small - but it works. Was disappointed to discover the older Rokus I own won't work with Slingbox (one needs the latest Roku 3).


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Exactly What I Needed!

By malone8459 from Clarkston, Michigan, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I purchased the slingbox about a year ago to see if it could be a solution to my problem in my vacation home. I have a home on a lake about 4 hours from my residence. We get up there as often as we can but since we are still working it is mostly on just the weekends. I did not want to have a cable service on a place that was used less than 50% of the time. The Slingbox was the ticket. I can log into the slingbox from up north and view all my TV cable as needed. No loss in viewing capability ever. It saves me about 60-70$ per month to keep my wife happy.


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Entertainment on the go!

By Posnee from Mission Viejo, CA, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Slingbox 500 is awesome! I've owed a Slingbox unit since the very first one was available in stores. If you're like me and are on the road a lot or travel international, then Slingbox is your prime ticket to entertainment. From my smart phone, tablet or PC I can view all my cable programming and DVR shows from my list at home. One of the best investments I have ever purchased and would be lost without it. Thanks Slingbox!


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Everyone is jealous

By Briansandoval from Las Cruces, NM, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I'm am one of two people at work that has this device and everyone is always wanting to watch our devices to catch up on daily news and Olympic updates.


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Sling Box is great but not as advertised

By Nukem15 from Beaverton, OR, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

When I bought the sling box I thought I was going to get HD but it all depends on your signal and where the other box is located. I tried everything even hard wiring it in. I get a SD single at "Better" If I try to put it in HD I get lots of lags like it can't keep up. still nice not having to pay for cable at 2 places but I wish it was a stronger signal.


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Great Product Works Exactly As Described!!

By SCbeachbums from Myrtle Beach, SC, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I was initially hesitant to purchase the Slingbox 500 due to the mixed reviews I had read about it. After two trips to the store, I took the plunge and bought it. I am so very glad I did. It has met all of my expectations and beyond. It was very easy to install and trouble-free; you just have to follow the instructions and make sure your equipment meets their specs. The wireless installation portion is so very simple; I haven't got a clue as to why others have had problems with it.


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International travelers Necessity!

By trenking89 from Los Angeles, CA, United States on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I just upgraded my slingbox from an older version to the slingbox 500, and the product quality just keeps getting better and better. As i have now been traveling for work for several years internationally this is the only way to stay up to date with all your tv shows and live sporting events overseas. This is a must have!


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Great Invention, long process for set up

By Zyloman from Westminster, CA, United States on 02/07/2014

Absolutely love the 500 after I finally completed the set up process. Took forever with lots of technical problems in between. Customer service was very helpful and helped me keep the faith after I nearly gave up and returned It. Have the sling app on my phone and iPad and have no problems except for occasionally needing to clean the cache memory when it locks up, Great product and highly recommend it when you're on the go and traveling. Watched my TV all the way in Europe! Three stars for ease of use only because of my struggles during the initial setup. $15 for the app is a bit of nickle and diming so gave it four stars for the value.


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Does everything advertised!

By Fluffy from Washington State on 02/07/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

We travel oversea frequently and have been able to watch all our shows!


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Has worked flawlessly

By BarryO from Pittsburgh, PA, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

We got our 500 model as a xmas gift from our children. This box has HD and wireless capability. It has worked flawlessly so far. My wife uses her iPad app every day to carry around the house and sunroom outside. Zero problems. We are now in Florida for a few weeks break from winter. Both her iPad app and my MacBook Air have worked perfectly. What a difference to have all our home DirectTV channels available everywhere we have gone. Hotel and resort channel lineups are so limited nowadays. We have watched our favorite sports teams and tv shows when we want using the home DVR while traveling. Installation went smoothly using the provided step by step instructions. No negatives so far. Highly recommend this product. One thing to note is that you can only use one device at a time with the a Slingbox. This is not a negative and makes complete sense from a Slingbox business perspective.


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Easy to Use, Great Quality!

By bensonam from Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I was amazed at how easy it was to set up my Slingbox 500. The quality is excellent!


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500 getting there but still needs more

By Nlions from California, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My inventory of place shifting technology includes every Slingbox and Vulkano ever made and many of the attempts at putting Slingplayer capability in the streaming devices, i.e. Logitech, WD,etc. Had to see what the 500 brought so got one when they first came out. My environment is setup to allow me to view cameras, satellite receivers, and cable receivers in IL from CA, and vice versa. IL has 100 mbps internet connection and CA has 80 mbps so speed of the link is not a problem. CA has 82" Mitsubishi TV with laptop HDMI connectivity. Of all my setup environments, the best reception comes from a Windows laptop running the no longer supported Slingplayer client connecting to a Slingbox PRO HD (actually have two Directv DVR's connected to two PRO HD units for redundany. The Slingbox 500 is not supported on the older Slingplayer client and only used the web slingplayer capability. I won't review the streaming devices with the 500 but they are woefully inadequate for anything I want to do. My experience with the 500 is good, not great. It provides me no technical advantage over the PRO HD or Solo units for my configuration. What I was really hoping for was for Slingcatcher functionality in the 500 similar to what Vulkano does to allow one unit to communicate directly with another and take advantage of the bandwidth available. The 500 does not do as much with high bandwidth as does the PRO HD connected to my laptop and using the Slingplayer client. I keep hoping for the new products to use every available bit of the internet pipe but only when locally connected can they do that. Come on Slingmedia, do something really innovative. The 500 isn't that next generation and the streaming devices are horrible for the power users of your products.


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Easy to Set Up & Use, High Quality Video

By Okieboat from Sugar Land, TX on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Purchased back in 2012 for use from my Bangkok house. Watched this Slingbox almost daily fro Bangkok for real time video streaming and recorded DVR shows. As long as I had an Internet worked great, both on a laptop and through the iPad APP.


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Great product!

By Jandrew1 from Atlanta, GA, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Last time I gave you a 4 star rating because of a minor problem with the iPad app. After the review I realized that the app had an update. The problem of settings being lost is now history. 5 well deserved stars now. Thanks for a great produce.


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A lot of potential

By Lane from Seattle, WA, United States on 02/06/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I haven't used this as much as I had thought I would after 4 months, but with the type of travel I like to do, I see a lot of potential.


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I Just Love Slingbox

By GeorgeW from Chester, va on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

A friend/mentor told me about the slingbox and I was eager to try it. Ordered one, immmediately hooked it up and now just can't live without it. My grandson love it too as we travel for an hour to church and he gets to watch his favorite TV show on the go.


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I logged in to my TV from Australia!

By Aheath0269 from Portland, OR, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Wish I'd have brought it before my month long trip to Europe! I use it everywhere, even on my tablet while getting ready for work in the morning. Even in boring business meetings on my phone with a pair of headphones!


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IT WORKS!

By UCLAStew from Laguna Beach, CA, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Had thought about getting a Slingbox for 2 or 3 years, but when I knew we were going to be in Italy (September 2013) and I would miss the UCLA-Nebraska game, it was time to get one. So after spending the day in Venice we returned to our hotel about 10:30 PM. A couple of days earlier, I had opened my SlingPlayer (a one time $15 for the app with no annual fee) and clicked on the icon for my remote (a duplicate of the one I use at home) and set my DVR (at home) to record the game. Now at about 10:35 PM, I went through the same process and opened the DVR list and there it was:the game! Using the remote, I could still fast forward through the commercials, pause,etc. and it worked great! Btw, UCLA won!


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Flawless 4 Media Dosage and Supportive Sibling!!

By lmnhd84 from Fayetteville, NC, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I purchased my slingbox about a year and a half ago to watch mainly on my phone while I am delivering mail. I mostly have the news running on it all day since I have no actual radio in my mail truck, this is my portal to what all is going on in the world! I currently switch off an on using it and letting my brother borrow it occasionly to keep up with his few shows and for watching football on the weekends until he gets back on his feet and is able to get cable again. I give slingbox a 5 out of 5 and would give it more if i could!!! Thanks Slingbox!!


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A perfect companion,,,

By Eve66 from Florida, tats-Unis on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this to give me access to my TV shows when I am travelling! I works perfectly! I recommended it!


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Great Product

By Lorddunmore from Katy, TX, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The new Slingbox 500 is a fantastic step up from their previous products. The most notable improvement is that you do not need to have to modify settings in your network's router to make it work. This greatly simplifies the whole setup process.


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Nice alternative to watching local TV while travel

By BigDaddy from Indianapolis, IN, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this unit 2 years ago and I love it. It is nice to be able to watch your local TV any where in the world. I traveled to Cancun last May (2013) and it worked flawlessly down there. (Mexico TV is awful)


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Road Worrier

By EddieG from Ft Lauderdale, FL, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I travel for work about 90% of the time going out on assignment for 3 weeks at a time. Wherever I am, I can stay connected to my HD Receiver at home with my Slingbox 500. I can stay updated on my local news at home and I can watch all the sporting events that are shown on my local channels at home. This is one of the best devices I have ever bought and recommend it to everybody. Only concern is there needs to be two good internet connections. One at your home and the other wherever you are watching from. Otherwise, you might get some titillating from slower internet connections. Additionally, I am unable to connect when I am flying and using the Gogo system on Delta airlines.


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My Rays Baseball, everywhere I go.

By nth10 from Tampa, FL, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this last baseball season so that I could catch more games. Easy set up and quite reliable! Very happy, GO RAYS!


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Amazing!

By hunsa1 from Durham, North Carolina, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Im from Australia and wanted to watch some of the shows and sport from home while in the US so I purchased a slingbox 500 and took it back to Australia when I went for a holiday. I was initially worried that it may not work because the slingbox is largely unheard of in Australia but it worked a treat. Everything was setup without an issue and I am able to watch all the aussie sports I want!


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Eeeezzeeeyyy Peeezeey

By Charles1974 from Maryland, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Just purchased my slingbox 500. I was so excited to set this up and 15 minutes later (had to do a quick update) and I am up and running. So awesome and all my friends are so jealous. They own the older version.


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Setup Issues

By Dstnrunner from Walnut, CA, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I had hardware issues with the setup - the ports on my cable box were not connecting well. As a result, the setup took much longer than it should have and neither the cable company tech support nor Sling Media's were all that helpful.


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Great features and easy to use!

By Rick22 from Hialeah, FL, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I use the Slingbox500 anytime I am away from home. I can watch live programs without interruptions or lose of signal. Awesome picture and sound quality. I highly recommend for everyone who wants the convenience to watch live programing and don't want to miss a show.


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great box

By will from Boston, MA, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

awesome gear. ya will never miss or game any show again.


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Couldn't Be More Satisfied!

By Dzineguy13 from Montgomeryville, PA, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

I bought my 500 about 6 months ago and it has performed flawlessly! I'm working out of state most of the time and having access to all of my programming while on the road has been awesome rather than being limited to the few stations or channels available in hotels. I couldn't recommend the 500 with any more enthusiasm. It's a great product and well supported.


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love it

By rak59 from North Miami Beach, FL, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

had for a year, can watch my programed shows anywhere,and can program new shows


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Awesome

By aks2411 from Dallas, TX, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is an awesome device. It has great media streaming and it comes with everything you need. They include a cable for every port on the device. The picture quality is amazing, and it works very well.


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MORE THAN I EXPECTED

By kescalona from Casablanca, Grand Casablanca, Morocco on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this to use overseas due to job transfer...better than i expected....excellent!!!!


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limited

By wahwah from Detroit, MI, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Didn't do as much as I thought it would form the price. In particular, media player functions are not impressive: slow scrolling, default back to main menu every time, cannot access media simultaneously on multiple TVs (I understand this limitation for cable, but not my own files). Also, the box is big and ugly.


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Best product Created!!!!!

By SMITTY from Omaha, NE, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I upgraded to this from the SLINGBOX PRO. I love the features and the performance of the box!!


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Great iPad app

By GramSixty from Wichita, KS, United States on 02/06/2014

I have had Slingbox 500 for more than a year. The iPad app is great!


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Works Great!

By Rckfly from Vallejo, CA, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love the model 500. It works really good and the HD quality is so clear. The internet connection is easy, because you just use the remote to configure it. Connecting using my Android phone is also easy, also my Samsung tablet.


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Easy as 1-2-3

By JGoldman from Philadelphia, PA, United States on 02/06/2014

We purchased for Christmas. Have used it a few times already without any problems. Was super easy to set up and get started. Glad I purchased. Looking forward to use it when I Travel Abroad soon.


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Very easy to setup and use

By easy from Keighley, United Kingdom on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Very nice easy to use and setup. great for HD viewing with HDMI connection.


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Easy to use

By Frasie from Montral, QC, Canada on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought it 2 months ago and I can watch my home program (in Montreal) here in Florida during the winter


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Does it all and then some.

By ferg25 from Tampa, FL, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Has all the function that person can want. You can control you dvr watch you home tv and hook up a hard drive to watch you movies. There are few things that I feel comfortable recommending with electronics because technology changes so quick, but with this it will be good for a while.


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Great Innovation

By uspilot from Los Angeles on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Slingbox 500 is an amazing piece of technology. It performs very well albeit you must have a good high speed internet connection. I use the device for time-shifting my program viewing to when and where I want to view.


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Simply Awesome

By Tom01 from Cincinnati, OH, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Slingbox 500 is an incredible device - easy setup, no wiring and no subscription fees. I had it up and running in under 10 minutes. It works extremely well and the transmitted picture is crystal clear whether using a computer, tablet or smartphone. It may be the best electronic device purchase I've ever made!


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The perfect

By Amrokh from Dubai - United Arab Emirates on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've been using this slinbox for over 6 months now, and the least i could say is that it's perfect.. I travel a lot and usually i don't find my favourite channels in many hotels, specially if i'm abroad, and slingbox solved this problem for me, I now have my own home tv channels in my pocket everywhere i go. Installation is very easy, but i have to say that finding the suitable remote control file took alot of internet research, but it's all worth it now.


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Slingbox 500

By majmz from San Jose, CA, United States on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Works wirelessly, faster, high resolution, would recommend! HDMI bypass works well!


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Love My Slingbox!!!

By ccoopah from Long Island New York and Florida on 02/06/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought this a few months ago because we have a little place in Florida and wanted to get my premium channels that I pay for in New York down here in Florida and not have to pay another bill for them. I love that I can watch those channels on my Samsung Galaxy phone and my tablet anywhere. I can have my business channel playing in the car while I am driving (of course not watching - just listening) and or see the local weather and news for our New York home. Sometimes there are lags in the playback and I hate it that they don't have our remote listed yet (Cablevision, Long Island) but other than that it is really great.


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Picture quality is poor and lots of stops to downl

By Dwight from England on 02/05/2014


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

It may be a function of the internet at both locations, but the picture quality is poor and it stops often to download


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TV on the Go

By RonArroyo21 from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

There is no product out that can match my Slingbox 500. I like to travel in my RV and motorcycle and there's nothing like watching your favorite shows live and what's on your DVR. Now if I could only bring my recliner....


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Great when your on the road

By cfryeusa from Gaithersburg Md. on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I use this when away from home works well. One thing I did notice is that if your set top box is off it sometimes show no signal. If you go to the guide and hit the dvr channel it will wake up the bos then all is well.


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Great way to catch all your TV including Sports!

By dbrohan14 from Portland, OR, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this at Christmas 2013 and have never been disappointed! Works over sea's and through out the country!


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BF Sing 500

By Bart from Lake Oswego, OR on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Love this product. Don't know what I did before it came out. I use it around the world with great success. Thank you for understanding your customers and exceeding their expectations.


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Take your TV & DVR everywhere!

By cra71 from Matawan, NJ on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought this over a year ago and could not be happier. Have watched the Yankees at the San Francisco airport, the Super Bowl while giving my kids a bath & the Auburn miracle touchdown while they watched Cinderella.


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Great Concept

By D2inParkCity from Park City, UT on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I received this gift for Christmas. I could not get audio from one of my cable DVR's but switched to another and it worked fine. Accessing the DVR remotely from my iPad App is not intuitive. You must click on the tiny "remote" icon and then press the appropriate buttons on the remote control that pops up.


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Very pleased

By Sabod from Nashua, NH, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Set-up was pretty straightforward. I now have the ability to watch live TV or anything that's in my DVR wherever I want. I am using it a lot with both a computer and also with an ipad. The picture quality is very good.


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Great Clarity and Buffering

By andrew82 from Baltimore, MD, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I find the new Slingbox 500 to work incredible fast, with a clearer picture, and little skipping when buffering.


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Amazing technology

By Vikingnose from Southern, MD on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I learned of this device by a co worker and was amazed how well it worked. I travel a lot overseas and also subscribe to the NFL ticket. When my wife and I were in Jamaica, we were able to flawlessly watch our perspective teams battle each other live!!


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There's no better place-shifting device!

By glove2006 from Atlanta, GA, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've had a Slingbox since the company began. They improve by leaps and bounds with each new iteration.


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Commuting, Beach or Paris, all of your favorites

By Larry from Bronx, NY on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The new Golden Age of Television is at your fingertips 24 7 whether you're playing golf or traveling. While others are stuck suffering one of life's inevitable and interminable delays, you can catch all of your favorite shows. Stuck in a hotel in one of the cities that doesn't carry your sports team, in an airport because your flight has been canceled, pop open your Slingbox app, and you'll feel like your sitting on your couch in your living room cheering your team on or getting current with your overstocked DVR content. Easy to install, no IR blaster issues, wirelessly connected to your internet, done, done!


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Love my Slingbox!!!

By Tish from Wichita, KS, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have had it for a month now and love it. Great for traveling or just using it at home throughout the house.


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I love it

By brianander2000 from Fargo, ND on 02/05/2014

I love the fact that I can be camping or ice fishing and still have my cable with me if I chose to watch it, especially if I can't pick up local channels so I can watch the news.


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Enjoy everywhere

By Racefaster from San Jose, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is my second Slingbox. I started with the Solo. Now with the 500 I enjoy every minute of it. I don't miss any of my favorite sports.


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Slingbox

By Flysafe from Houston, TX, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this a little over a year ago and it changed the way I spend my time in a hotel. I travel a lot and when I have time to watch tv, I want to watch what I want to watch when I want to watch it.


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Excellant product

By CMODZ from Undisclosed on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Have had a couple of years and always works perfectly.


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Great for those that have multiple homes

By Abef from Lake Worth, FL, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought this awhile back and glad we did. we recommended it several of our neighbors and they bought one as well. we highly recommend it to all our friends.


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Nothing like watching your DVR anywhere you are!!

By DoctorJ from Manalapan Township, NJ, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is the coolest technology out there for flexible entertainment options. I can't believe how well this works. I was on a business trip in Mexico City, and I was sitting in the Airport watching my DVR recorded shows on my Samsung Note 10.0 pad without a hitch, and in brilliant HD no less.Wonderful!!


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Great and simple for cable tv whenever and whereve

By Michelle from St. Cloud, MN, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have used this product with the apple app and it works great on my phone and iPad


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awesome

By ekap56 from New Jersey, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Just purchased the Slingbox 500. It really lets you watch your home cable system anywhere!


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Awesome product

By Garth from Mequon, WI, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought Sling Box to watch cable at our cabin. The cost of cable was much o high to pay for when we are only at the cabin 3-6 months of the year ( only on weekends). Sling Box allows us to watch the same shows we would from home while traveling. Super convenient


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WIFI is a must have

By cabinessence from San Francisco, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

so happy I bought this! its turned me into a walking commercial, converting other displaced sports fans. Be a baller and get the 500. With the absurd pricing for sports premium packages this thing pays for itself. Joy on the iphone too.


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Slingbox 500

By Anon from Oakland, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The wireless Slingbox is better than the original Slingbox which required another accessory and a complicated set up.


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Does everything I wanted it to do

By VMoney from Minneapolis, MN, United States on 02/05/2014

Bought it so I can stream baseball games and works great.


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Great Product

By drumnken from San Diego, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought SlingBox 500 and had it shipped to my condo in San Diego for testing. Then I shipped to my home in Gig Harbor, WA where it resides now for permanent hookup. So far it has work flawless.


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Fantastic for me as an oversea viewer

By tmplowl from Hadera, Israel on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I'm living overseas and Slingbox is keeping me connected with all of my live sports . When I hook my laptop to my HDTV, it's as if I'm back in the States


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Great for on the road, or around the house

By lbob1976 from Greenbank, WA, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I use my laptop on the counter in our bathroom and watch TV while I shower. My wife just shakes her head so I tell her it's a guy thing.


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Terrific Device for People on the Road a Lot

By Chito from San Francisco, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Watch NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL or other shows to your hearts content even when you can't be home for the games. You can even instantly replay any action that you missed if you had to go to the bathroom (you should have up to 30 minutes stored in memory if you have been watching at least 30 minutes depending on your computer's memory - unfortunately not yet available from your smartphone)


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Great Product !

By TyLisa from Richmond, VA, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Never miss any television programs because you're not home . I love my SLINGBOX !


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Great Picture, Easy to Use

By Big_Bill_D from Michigan, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought this so my son, while away at college, could watch the shows he DVRs. Works great!


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Bulletproof product!

By Jumpinoff from Germantown, TN on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this to watch my home DVR while I'm traveling. It has worked flawlessly......and I've been on five continents in the last eight months while it worked without one issue! Not only would I highly recommend it to anyone I know.....I have and they have purchased them!


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What more could you ask for?

By keith386 from Fernandina Beach, FL, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I absolutely love my Slingbox 500. I travel full-time for work and before I had a slingbox I had to wait to get home (which could be a month) to watch them. Now I can watch any show I want, whenever and wherever I want. I have never had a connection issue or anything else that could be blamed on slingbox. Make room for thisdevice in your entertainment center!


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Too cool...

By 99handicap from Tulsa, OK, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I travel extensively and am glad to have access to watch all of my normal tv shows and movies. I have had my Slingbox a couple of months and am really glad I bought it.


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THE Solution

By Caliguy809 from Los Angeles, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My son is studying in Australia and misses his Uverse. Since you cannot watch Uverse Online outside the US, this was the perfect solution. It is on a less used receiver that would be in the house in any case. Now he can watch his favorite programs and even record and watch different shows and events even a Uverse subscriber can't watch online.


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Great Product, just one missing feature

By GreggMF from New York, NY, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love my slingbox. I use it all the time on my phone and my ipad. The only thing that is missing is the ability to stream it to another TV well. I currently stream it to my ipad and then use mirroring on Apply TV, but if there was an app for Apple TV that made it full screen would be so much better.


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Fullfils my needs!

By hobog from SF, CA on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this because I have a place in Hawaii that we use 3 months a year 1 month at a time. I do not want to pay cable tv but I do have internet. So this works well for my purpose. I get to watch all my sports teams along with everything else. I hdmi my notebook to a 42" LCD and the quality is pretty good. Let's see, I've had some problems so it's not a perfect setup. If my internet is slow then the quality suffers. If my internet at home is down, then so is Slingbox. Sometimes the slingbox unit needs to be reset so someone at home needs to do that. The unit will take over one tv so there could be fights between someone at home and you. Also last I checked the app costs about $15.00 per smart phone and tablet. I have one glitch where upon connecting, the video doesn't show unless I change the channel or press guide. But overall, a great item for my purpose. Not great for data plans if you are not grandfathered into one of those unlimited usage plans.


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TV Anywhere Anytime

By SteveA from Long Island, New York on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My family have used Slingbox in the US, Europe, Asia, etc. The new model is much improved and works extremely well. A tremendous addition to our household electronics. BTW we were early adopters so we have seem the positive progression in the new models.


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great item

By stephen from Schenectady, NY, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

crisp and clear picture, i'm in n.y. and take it down to florida a few times a year, and easy to use. a great hd picture,i'm not tech savay and it took me a little to set up but not to bad at all. I'm very pleased this is my second sling box i owned the solo for a long time but when the 500 hd came out it was a must have.


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Easy set-up.

By Pete3433 from Nashville, TN, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is great when traveling and staying in touch with home news and movies.


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It works somewhat

By drtolman from Salt Lake City, UT, United States on 02/05/2014


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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

I bought this 3 weeks ago and for the most part it works. Tryed hooking it to my ROKU and Apple TV; however neither had component hookups so I had to buy an HDMI to component converter to make the sling box work. Works great with satllite box as long as box has component hookups. It needs to be able to transport signals by HDMI only without component hookup, major short coming. Don't like the design to ackward.


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I'm out of the doghouse!

By KHerrmann01 from Burlington, NJ, United States on 02/05/2014

I love my slingbox. Easy to use and my TV anywhere.


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GREAT

By Ritchie from San Juan, Puerto Rico on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have slingbox since 2004, aprox. But the new Slingbox 500 is awsome; great HD quality


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Great Idea for College Students

By Bcrew13 from Spring Arbor Township, MI, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this so that I could watch cable in my room, since my school doesn't have cable hooked up in each room, it works great for having a group of friends watch sports together and just hang out.


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Best product I ever bought!

By bill1970 from Syracuse, NY, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I stream my TV to my home office and it's picture quality is phenomenal.


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Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

By EKoontz1212 from Hyattsville, MD, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Slingbox 500 allows me to watch TV from my parents house and saves me a whole cable bill! I'm grateful to my parents for allowing me to "Sling" off their cable but also grateful to Slingbox for their amazing technology. Having the app on the Xbox 360/One would be the only improvement I'd like to see, but I know they are relatively new in their developments. Otherwise, I use it on my phone, computer, and Kindle Fire HD with ease! Thank you, Slingbox!


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I would never travel without my 500 at home

By kazakhbaku from Cocoa Beach, FL, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've owned Slingboxes for years and the 500 is by far the best ever. I just returned from a 3 week China trip and it worked perfectly on both my computer and my iPad Air. Somehow Slingbox improved the throughput so the picture is excellent even on low speed internet systems. I can't stand CNN International and the BBC so it's very nice to be able to watch my favorite US stations.


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The Perfect Alternative to High Cable Bills

By Jman from New York, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought my Slingbox 500 about 8 months ago and I have already saved well more than I paid for it in the absence of cable bills. The 500 is great in that it allows you to connect wirelessly to your home internet connection, via the wi-fi capabilities. From a laptop or tablet, Slingbox is a breeze to work with, mimicking your cable box, including your home remote control. However, the only complaint (for me) is that Slingbox doesn't have an app with Samsung's Smart TVs, therefore not allowing wireless streaming to the TV. Other than that, it's a terrific product.


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picture is perfect widescreen

By rickster from Ronkonkoma, NY, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

this is my second one i had the 350 and it was good but the 550 is better and faster


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Great remote 2nd screen

By BrSing from Atlanta, GA, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Ok, you know the drill. they want to watch a movie on TV but you want to watch the game. Or, they want to go out to dinner, but the game is just getting good. Well my Slingbox allows me to watch the game on my iphone/tablet/laptop while others watch something else on the big screen or while away from home!


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Great Product for Road Warriors!!

By UpperBuchanan from Warwick, RI, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought the Slingbox 500 about three months ago and it has performed as advertised. I am a big baseball fan and it served me well during the end of the baseball season. My wife and I could watch baseball games together even when I was on the road. I hooked up my Slingbox to my TV and downloaded the Slingbox App on my Ipad and Iphone. I watched the baseball games via my Ipad through the Slingbox when ever I needed to see a game. My Iphone served as a hotspot and I could watch my home TV from anywhere. It works like magic! I just bought another Slingbox for my buddy who saw me access my TV at the airport and wanted one. What a great product.


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It works great!

By Barb from Bloomington, MN, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I always use it when I visit my son in Georgia because he likes Nascar and I hate it!


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Worth the money

By Djm120753 from New lonex il on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

We bought it to save on cable at our summer home works grate


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Awsome!

By spduran from Los Gatos, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am glad I upgraded, it is the best model so far!


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Easy to Use and Works Worldwide

By Greyghost from Chicago, IL on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I greatly enjoy my Slingbox 500. It was extremely easy to set-up and even easier to use. I travel worldwide and it is a great pleasure to be able to catch local sports programming and other US television while abroad. The set is quite durable and is always on and available to use. A great product that I recommend people to purchase.


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Great App but not worth the App price

By CwBriggs from Los Angeles, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Love the sling box hate that you have to dish out 15 dollars to have the application on your iPhone, and having to dish out an extra 15 dollars to have it on your iPad. This is on top having to pay for the sling box itself. If you were to get an android Tablet or phone guess what? You would to have to pay that app fee again. I do recommend the slingbox but I do tell people that they have have to pay the extra cash for the apps.


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Slingbox 500

By JimF from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have had this now for about 4 months and it is terrific. Great picture and sound quality. Well worth the money


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Great to have

By Sturook from New Jersey, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought it over the summer and I love it. My wife and I can watch our own tv anytime we are traveling or if we're out and I want to catch the score of the game I can check.


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General Review.

By tony99999 from San Diego, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have had slingbox 500 for 2 months. I am really upset at myself for not buying it 2 years ago when i was thinking about it!!! it is simply unbelievable. as a sports fan i catch all my games wherever i am. even in my cell phone at the football game. awesome!!!! My friends a simply zealous!


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Great product!

By jaysonslade from Gulfport, MS, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great product! I've had slingbox since 2008. Love the products!


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Game Changer

By Brandon from Fort Worth, Texas on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I travel quite a bit in Central and South America, so it is so comforting to be able to watch local news channels, keep up with all the college/pro sports, sitcoms on the DVR, and have plenty of english speaking TV choices. It took some time to figure out all the internet upload/download speeds, but I now feel like I understand how all of this works. For a long time, I was blaming the other country's "poor" internet connections, but all my problems were really stemming from the slow/unacceptable upload speeds I had at home with AT&T. Once I figured out this was the problem, I switched to a much faster internet provider and everything has worked much better. There are still times when the upload speed cycles down to such a slow speed that it is impossible to get all the HD content pushed over the internet, but it is still worth the investment. Even better, we saved a good chunk of change by not having to sign up for some other country's version of Directv, which would only get us a few english channels and all their sports feeds come from Europe, so no American football, basketball, etc... I am a big fan of Slingbox, but it is not as easy as they make it sound. However, if you will stick with it, troubleshoot the issues, and , in the end, you will get what you want and be smarter for it!


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I'm always at "home" no matter how far away...

By jbinvt from Westfield, VT on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Love my 500. As a ski bum, it's always great to catch up at what's going on at home when away. I always load my DVR with things I want to see while I'm away. Works all the time, easy to setup and easy to use.


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Able to watch my recored shows while on vacation !

By BigTex52 from The Colony, TX, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Have bought this over a year ago and have had no problem with it. When out of town its easy to watch my favorite shows while away from home. I never get behind. Also I can watch a special event from my TV provider Uverse.


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TV everywhere as promised

By Sandy from Illinois, United States on 02/05/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

About 10 years ago, I bought a home in Mexico and having tried local cable options and a pirate dish service on the roof! I found Slingbox about 8 years ago. It worked well and delivered US tv to me when I was in Mexico. This past year, I upgraded to the 500 and it is awesome. Even with only mediocre cable service, the picture and sound are wondrous. I use this when traveling to places besides Mexico and think the Slingbox experience is like being transported back to my own living room.


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Perfect for watching your channels world wide

By ahast from Los Angeles, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have had the Slingbox (the 500 is my second one) for several years now. And it allows me to take my favorite channels with me wherever I go. Be it on a business trip within the US, Europe or one of my favorite places, Lima, Peru.


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Must have is you like sports

By DavePintheoC from San Clemente, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have owned one for about 4 years now. In a DVR world of recording shows, the only thing left that you have to see live is sports. We watch 80% of our slingbox on sports, but we also watch DVR recordings on the road or live cable as well. The wi-fi so I don't need a wireless adapter bridge (and power 2 devices) like I am using on my Slingbox HD-Pro. I use N-band on my Cisco router and have great connection upstairs. HDMI only input would be great but I realize that is not a slingbox issue but a digital media act of blah blah blah that is restricting what can and cannot be viewed. Other features are add-ons that enhance the product like an external-usb drive or on-screen projection, that being said, the Wifi, HDMI, & HD feed along with the support of the apps that get better and better makes the Slingbox 500 amazing.


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Awesome

By JD07079 from South Orange,NJ on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have owned multiple models of the Slingbox throughout the years. The 500 is by far the best. Being wireless it allows me to setup anywhere in the house without having to worry where my router is located. Setup was easy. The HD picture quality is GREAT!!


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very easy to use

By none from Oregon, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

the 500 is my second unit and I love it. I had one of the first units slingbox had for sale. the 500 is absolutely great and what a picture it gives you:0) Bill


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Everything it was said to be !

By BPSTP from Bethel Park, PA, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I received this as a Christmas Gift from my wife in 2013. It was best gift I've ever received, since 1976. My slingbox does everything I was told it would do. Everyone that has seen the reception have been impressed. one guy told me the reception I got was better than he got on his TV.


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Excellent

By Charlie from Undisclosed on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I purchase this unit in Florida for a trip to South America and this unit pefrms perfect in Argentina. Will never travel without it.


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love it

By Richard from Boston, MA, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I drive limo service in ma I use slingbox 500 every day on my phone iPad tablet my computer .I love the features you updated the features all the time. My wife love it to she finds it so easy to use. I never miss the game, the news my on demand from my cable box I've had the system for 2 years works great ty for helping me with my down time


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Industry Leader

By Shug from Clifton Park, NY on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have owned a Slingbox since they first came out and the new 500 is by far the best streamer in the market. If you want a true HD experience, all of your home programs inthe palm of your hands then you need to pick up this product. Now the 500 has additional features like My Media that allows you access to your pictures and videos/movies via USB or other supported external devices.


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Able to watch HD TV in college!!!

By Kyle from Worcester, MA, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought the sling box 500 to watch my TV shows from my DVR at home for when I have the time to watch them on my laptop or tablet at college.


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Reliable viewing

By Lisa from San Diego, CA, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My family uses our Slingbox 500 regularly as we travel to watch our DVRs. We have two. One hooked to cable on one to Directv. One feature I like about the 500 is the ir blaster. Our housekeeper occasionally dusts inside the electronics cabinet and moves the ir blasters on our old slingbox. The 500 is always workoing


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Love my new Slingbox!!

By Gregkun from Chicago, IL, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I had an HD-Pro that was having some trouble and I upgraded to the new 500 and it is amazing! I love that I don't have to setup an IR blaster anymore! I have bought 3 of these and they are all great!


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Get the most out of your Cable Service!

By mik824 from New York, NY, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought this box to make the most use out of cable tv subscription. Works very well.


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Can't beat it !!!!!

By jodeci888 from NY on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Had the original solo, and now streaming HD since Xmas 2013.


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Love the ability to watch my shows from anywhere!

By JohnnyS from Phoenix, AZ, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Slingbox 500 is a fantastic product. While this has nothing to do with the product, there is a delay with connectivity. The strength of wifi is critical to a quality experience. But the capability is phenomenal.


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love it

By selsom1 from Sacheen Lake, WA on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have 2 500's and a 350, I love them. We watched the super bowl with 8 friends on our big screen TV in Cancun Mexico on a Spokane station. Perfect HD.


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Excelent and reliable

By Asalas from Miami, FL, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

TiVo + slingbox + iPad is like watching tv in the future. I bought it 6 months ago and I use it mainly with my iPad at home. Is like having my tv anywhere in the house. Sometimes my wife wants to watch something different on the bed and I can catch up with archer episodes on my own with my iPad.


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I bought this 6 months ago and it works just fine.

By Stridge from Anderson, SC, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Our son is in the Air Force station in Japan and he wanted to watch all the sports channels on TV. So we purchase the Slingbox for him and it is working perfect.


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Best Slingbox Ever!

By jetfixr2 from Chicago, IL, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have had other slingboxes before the 500, and all of them conked out after a year or so. This one is different, and so far it has been going strong with no problems.


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Works Great

By curtman from Brentwood, TN, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I purchased this to stream video to other Roku 3's in my home. Streaming works extremely well through the iphone to the Roku. I do wish that the Roku app worked as a stand alone rather than relying on the iphone. The only problem I found was that your home wifi signal has to be superb for it to work reliably. The web-based video works flawlessly. Video quality is great and appears to be as clear as 1080p.


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innovative leaders

By WilDavis from Kew Gardens, n.y on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Using slingbox since 2006, upgraded to the 500 series, and the wireless performance is top notch, with a strong internet connection, there is zero stuttering or glitches, I use my slingbox on my living room television which cancels the need for a living room cable box(saves almost $16 a month). Watching on my Galaxy S4 is seamless also, and the same goes for my Galaxy Tab! With a strong internet signal you can not lose with sling box technology.


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Ensured I'd never miss a down of Seahawks football

By TRev from Sandringham, Victoria, Australia on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought the SB 500 so I wouldn't miss a single play of my Seattle Seahawks. I am on long term international assignment for work in Melbourne, Australia for the next couple years. And there is no way I could go without my NFL or ESPN! Thank You Slingbox 500 and GO HAWKS!


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Pretty great, but a few minor complaints.

By jlwilli4 from Houston, TX, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The picture quality is pretty good, but is not quite HD quality because it has to transmit via component rather than HDMI due to handshaking issues with HDCP. The quality is pretty close to 720P if your connection speed is above 2 MBPS. I also had some problems getting connection rates above 2 MBPS until I upgraded my powerbridge Ethernet converter to A Linksys PLEK500. Now I am getting between 3 and 4 MBPS over a wired connection and 2 MBPS over wireless.


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EZ 2 set up/"manage" - Pls add 1 MAJOR IMPROVEMENT

By CobraPilot from Northern Virginia on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I replaced my older SlingBox Solo with the newer SlingBox 500. I figured it would be more "difficult" to set up than was my Solo setup I did several years ago. I was wrong. Setting up the SB500 is much easier. Glad I upgraded! We also enjoy the ability to receive HD broadcasts via the SB500 when we are out of town and want to watch the "local" news and weather from our hometown TV stations. One thing I wish SlingMedia could get "worked out" is the "outputs" from the SB500. Right now, when someone starts watching remotely, via SB500, anyone that is watching the "in-house" TV will have to switch it over to a non-HDMI input (like Component); a REAL PAIN! If nothing else, it would be GREAT to be able to set the SB500 up such that if the "in-house" TV is on, the remote viewer will receive the Standard Definition (SD) output from the SlingBox - while the "in=house" TV continues to receive the HD signals. If possible, make it so that the Slingbox's "Administrator" can change the default configuration: 1. "In-house" gets HD priority with remote getting the SD signal OR 2. "In-house" gets HD signal UNTIL a SPECIFIED Guest (one or more - but NOT all, unless Administrator specifies All) logs in - then THAT Guest gets the HD signal and the "in-house" TV gets downgraded to SD signal until the HD Guest logs out. SlingBox - I have "thrown down the gauntlet" - will you pick it up?!?


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As it claims and then more

By rayw86 from Detroit, MI, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I use this overseas and I must say, it works fantastic! A must buy for anyone staying outside the USA for an extended period of time.


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Amazing product, excellent service.

By jamisondcush from Somerville, MA, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Slingbox is an incredible product and service, with only minor drawbacks. The latest set-top box, the Slingbox 500 is well worth its premium price, particularly for frequent travelers and students living away from home. PROS Delivers on its Watch Your TV Anywhere promise No monthly service fee Offers complete TV control via web or mobile app All necessary cables included CONS Set-top box is ugly Some delay in TV controls SlingPlayer mobile app costs $15


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Must Buy

By MikeBelv from Merrick, NY, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I was hesitant at first to buy the slingbox, but after speaking with a few people I decided to give it a try. BEST decision I have made in a while! Great quality and stream. The picture and audio match up perfectly, which was a big component for me. I hate when streams lag! I highly recommend the slingbox 500.


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Improved product

By Jungle from Seattle, WA, United States on 02/05/2014


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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is the third version that I have bought. This one works on a much lower band width.


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