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Sling Slingbox AV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Sling Slingbox AV. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Views about the size and image quality are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the design. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sling Slingbox AV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: uwcableguy (newegg.com)

If work on the road, you will LOVE this!

 

I have not tried the download for my Windows Mobile based smartphone yet, but it sounds pretty cool too. Don't forget that you never pay a monthly fee.

As a former systems engineer with exposure to tons of different software and hardware, I can say, without any hesitation, that this is the single easiest device to install and configure I have EVER seen. If you do any amount of traveling and want to to...

Video quality is a little bit 'pixelated' and the remote is a bit slow to operate, but I have a feeling this is based on your internet connections both at home and where you are trying to use the remote viewer

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

sling MEDIA Slingbox AV Digital Set-Top Box For DVR, digital cable, or satellite receiver

 

When your on the road, Sling is the way to go. Keeping in touch with local news weather and sports is great......

Price was right ! Easy to install, Lots of fun

None to say

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: nobody (newegg.com)

DirecTV viewing anywhere

 

Buy this one and you' ll love it.

Works well anywhere there is high speed internet access

None

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Love Newegg (newegg.com)

Astounding, cool, well done

 

1). Due diligence for compatibility with legacy tuning devices is essential. This device has no tuner; no Coax input for cable/antenna. Instead it functions like an over-the-net universal remote control. The strategy is for it to control a device such...

This device is one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" innovations. To me it's kind of amazing that the thing works at all, as the whole concept has kind of a Rube Goldberg feel. What's admirable is that it works so well. By and large, excellent...

Because the device is essentially an integration / connectivity product, only one link in the chain need not work for your entire objective to get stalled ; This device has no tuner; no Coax input This is by design. See "other thoughts" below ; No...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Rosskis (newegg.com)

Works!

 

The other comment about establishing your geek pecking order is right on target.

Easy (believe it or not) setup, slinging both cable and DirecTv to Treo 700p w/no problems. Even works in slower non EVDO areas. Granted a bit jerky, but fine for the local news when on the road. Can control the D-TV Tivo so you can schedule programs...

Remote functions IE: FF, skip etc are a bit hard to use on treo, work great over high speed lan

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: frew (newegg.com)

Stunning!

 

Take your TV with you...no extra charges ...except for mobile phones. If wireless signal is strong...will stream smooth. If you plug into high speed net, while away from home, no worry about lag. I'm getting pretty impressive results. Go for it!

Works great. Easy setup. Some good player options in menus. Unlimited TV on my laptop or comp...along with the internet. What more could a techy want

1) Didn't get it sooner ; 2)Can't make popcorn

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Clark (newegg.com)

Excellent product, Excellent newegg!

 

Highly recommend you purchase from Newegg.com - It's cheaper and the efficiency of Newegg is unbeatable!!!

Received Slingbox AV early from Newegg.com Extremely fast shipping and Slingbox was a cinch to install. Actually easier to install than any network device I've worked with yet. Works seamlessly with Dish VIP 622

Thanks to Newegg and their fast shipping I have no complaints at all

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Alex (newegg.com)

sling MEDIA Slingbox AV Digital Set-Top Box For DVR, digital cable, or satellite receiver

 

Amazingly easy to setup. The product developers hit the nail on the head. For the price, you can't go wrong with this product

Video quality is not great when hosted over a cable modem. I wouldn't expect it to be though. I'd say it's about "youtube" quality for me

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Toast (newegg.com)

Amazing Idea

 

It can brodcast anything with a composite video outputs

This thing is absolutely amazing! We needed to get one so that my brother could get TV in his dorm room at collage, since the building was old, and not wired for tv. (but it does have wireless internet) from our cable box at home, we wirelessy...

You have to set up your wireless router to give the sling box a gateway in order to work correctly

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Steve (newegg.com)

This thing is the best creation ever

 

I was completely shocked by the quality of the product, I knew people liked it, but man I was blown away, I use it everyday when I workout in my basement to watch my dvr. I hope they have a client for the iphone.

it is crazy easy to set up, crazy easy to use, and crazy good in quality!

The setup program to download if you want to install it from a remote computer is 50 megs, I wish it was small, so you could download it quickly, but you really have to have broadband anyway, so no biggie

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications

The Slingbox AV is the perfect companion for your DVR, digital cable, or satellite receiver. With the ability to watch and control your favorite TV source, the Slingbox AV ensures that you can enjoy your TV entertainment anywhere you go. Using an Internet connected computer or compatible mobile phone, you can watch and control your home TV, DVR, digital cable box, or satellite receiver anywhere around your home or around the globe. With a Slingbox AV you will never be separated from your favorite TV shows, sports broadcasts, breaking news stories, digital video recordings, or video on demand.

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia broadcaster

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Manufacturer:Sling Media
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sling Slingbox AV

Network & Internet Multimedia

Functionality:Digital audio broadcasting / Digital video broadcasting/Digital video broadcasting / Digital audio broadcasting

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