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Sling Media Slingbox

alaTest has collected and analyzed 507 reviews of Sling Media Slingbox. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Sling Media Slingbox is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sling Media Slingbox

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Sling Media Slingbox from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability, and reviews are divided on the size.

usability, price, design

reliability

72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sling Media - Slingbox PRO-HDSling Media - Slingbox PRO-HD

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Sling Media Slingbox 350

 

Think of the Slingbox 350 as an updated, less-expensive Slingbox Solo. It's great for watching cable TV channels and recorded content on the go, but there's not much that's new, even four years later.

Gorgeous 1080p video streaming. Simplified setup. Reliable performance. Includes plenty of cables in the box.

No Wi-Fi. Ties up the television to which the Slingbox is connected. SlingPlayer mobile apps all cost extra. Sluggish channel changes.

Setup, In Use, and Conclusions The Slingbox 350 also lacks the remote and on-screen TV setup the 500 offers. That's not much of an issue, though, because Sling Media's redesigned Web interface is easy to navigate, and you don't need to input a complex...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Rick Broida (wired.com)

Review: Sling Media Slingbox 500

 

The new Slingbox 500 represents the best of the device's breed to date, offering all the features fans have been wanting and even a few...

Finally supports HDMI, Wi-Fi, and 1080p. Built-in IR blaster. No monthly fees. Still the single best way to watch live TV when you’re away from your TV

Big and expensive. Mobile apps cost apiece. Hijacks the TV feed from whoever’s watching at home. Some premium channels require component-video connection, even if you’re already using HDMI. No tuner

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: John Falcone (cnet.com)

Sling Media Slingbox review

 

Editors' note: The Slingbox model reviewed here (model SB100-100, aka "Slingbox Classic") is no longer produced. It has since been replaced by the Slingbox Solo and the Slingbox Pro-HD .

Works with Macs, Windows PCs and Windows Mobile handhelds and cell phones; simple, straightforward setup; no host PC or monthly charges required; decent video quality; easy-to-use viewing software.

No built-in wireless networking support; monopolizes the attached device.

If you can't live without your favorite shows, the Sling Media Slingbox is the best way to beam them to any broadband-connected PC or Windows Mobile device in the world.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Brian (NotebookReview.com)

Sling Media Slingbox Review (pics, specs)

 

As many of us jam up our digital video recorders with shows and movies we don't have time to watch live, many of us are finding we don't have time to watch them recorded either. Well, at home anyway. But what about your lunch break at the office?...

I’ve had a lot of fun with the Slingbox. It’s a little gimmicky and you can’t save programs to your computer for offline viewing, but with a decent wireless connection the quality is good. The only other issues I had were surrounding the poor remote...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Take Your TV Anywhere

 

Sling Media's Slingbox allows you to watch your home TV from anywhere, over the Internet.

Sling Media's Slingbox allows you to watch your home TV from anywhere, over the Internet.

Jul, 2005

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Expert review by: Administrator (techreviewsource.com)

Sling Media Slingbox

 

The Sling Media Slingbox is probably one of the coolest things that we've ever seen for your home entertainment center. This Slingbox compresses and transfers live TV, satellite, or DVR video from your home to a computer located anywhere in the world....

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Jim Buzbee (tomsguide.com)

Review: Sling Media Slingbox

 

What PVRs did for TV program time-shifting, Sling Media's Slingbox hopes to do for "place-shifting" any video content to anywhere there's an Internet connection. Jim Buzbee takes a look.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Sling Media Slingbox review

 

Take your home TV set-up on the road

30-minute set-up

No ability to record

A simple and affordable way of accessing your home TV on the move

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD review

 

The Slingbox range plugs into your home video equipment and broadcasts its content over the internet, so you can watch your shows from any PC or Mac connected to the ‘net. There are also smartphone players, so telly addicts don't even need to carry a...

There’s no HDMI input, the web interface can be slow and we wish it had wireless networking, but it’s still an easy way to stream video content over the internet.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Benny Har-Even (trustedreviews.com)

SlingMedia Slingbox

 

The Slingbox lets you watch your TV from any web browser in the world. That's pretty cool.

The icing on the cake is that you can remotely control your set-top box as if you’re sitting in front of it. The candles on top of the cake are that you don’t even need a set-top box as the Slingbox has a built-in DVB-T tuner. This has been especially...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

The Slingbox is a breakthrough consumer electronics device that enables you to watch your living room television programming from anywhere by turning virtually any Internet-connected laptop or PC into a personal television. The Slingbox place shifts your television signal from a cable box, satellite receiver, or DVR to your PC - located at home or 3, 000 miles away - via the Internet. Whether you want to watch your soaps in the laundry room, or catch the big game during a conference call, or watch your local news from China, the power is now in your hands. Wherever you go, your TV will follow.

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver / broadcaster / TV tuner

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4in
Height:1.6in
Weight:1.5lbs
Width:10.6in

Header

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

Network & Internet Multimedia

Functionality:Digital video broadcasting

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1