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Slingmedia SB260 Slingbox SOLO

Slingmedia SB260 Slingbox SOLO
alaScore 87

793 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 793 reviews of Slingmedia SB260 Slingbox SOLO. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Slingmedia SB260 Slingbox SOLO is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 614 user reviews of Slingmedia SB260 Slingbox SOLO from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sling Media Slingbox SOLO (SB260-100)

May, 2016

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (



Ever since the original Slingbox appeared on the scene in 2005, TV junkies have been using it and its various descendants to place-shift television. All Slingboxes to date have offered a compelling combination of a clear picture, easy setup, and no...

HD-compatible. Good video quality. SlingPlayer software is easy to use and works on PCs, Macs, and several cell-phone platforms. Excellent value. No monthly fees

No integrated Wi-Fi. Doesn't actually stream in HD quality in most situations. As with other Slingboxes, anyone at home gets stuck seeing whatever you're watching while on the go. SlingPlayer Mobile costs extra ; Watch the Slingbox SOLO Video Review

Never miss must-see TV with this well-priced, HD-compatible box. As long as you don't expect miracles in video quality when streaming over the Internet, the Slingbox SOLO is a pleasing buy.

Jan, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mike Spitalieri (

Slingbox Solo


Sling Media's best box yet offers improved video quality, high-definition support, and expanded compatibility for an affordable price.

Extremely easy setup ; HD inputs included ; Very good streaming video quality ; Compatible with Mac and several smart phones

No integrated Wi-Fi ; Lacks HDMI

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: John Falcone (

Sling Media Slingbox Solo review:


Hot off its acquisition by EchoStar , parent company of the Dish Network satellite service, Sling Media is back in the saddle with a new product, the Slingbox Solo. The latest Slingbox model is essentially a streamlined version of the Slingbox Pro ....

Streams home AV sources to any broadband-connected Mac, Windows PC, Windows Mobile, or Palm Treo device in the world; no host PC or monthly charges required; simple, straightforward setup; excellent, easy-to-use software; pass-through AV jacks...

Cell phone/PDA viewing software costs extra; no built-in wireless networking support; monopolizes the attached device during viewing.

An evolutionary upgrade of past Slingbox models, the Slingbox Solo remains an excellent way to stream your home TV programming to an increasingly wide variety of broadband-connected computers and smartphones.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Sahas Katta (

SlingBox Solo + iPhone SlingPlayer (Review)


I rarely begin a review by drawing final thoughts right off the bat, but the SlingBox Solo simply rocks. For those that haven't heard of SlingBox, it's a little set-top box that streams a residential Satellite or Cable TV feed over the internet for...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Boylan (

Sling Media Slingbox SoloReview


The latest entry in the Slingbox product line allows you to tune into your standard definition or high definition television shows from across the room or across the globe with a low hardware cost and no monthly fees.

In 2007, Sling Media was acquired by EchoStar/DISH Network. What this means for the future of SlingBox products is not yet clear. Certainly it would make sense to build the SlingBox technology right into a future version of the DISH DVR. But it's...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Grant Clauser (

Review: SlingBox Solo


Some people are so attached to their TV programs that even the convenience of a DVR to record every episode of Dance Wars isn't enough. If you're a frequent traveler and absolutely must watch your home shows, then the SlingBox by Sling Media (now owned...

The picture quality looked mostly good on my widescreen laptop, and I didn't notice any performance difference when watching high definition or standard definition. The channel guide, which looks fine on my 50-inch TV at home, was almost impossible to...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Gary (

Slingbox Solo Review


Last year, I was amazed as I used a SlingBox for the first time. I said then that is was a product that was truly capable of changing your life - and for us, it

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: theunwired (

REVIEW: Sling Media Slingbox SOLO

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Arne Hess (

Sling Media Slingbox SOLO


If you plan to use your Slingbox with an external set-top box only (like a satellite receiver or a Microsoft Windows Media Center), the recently launched Slingbox SOLO is the right device for you. Unlike the Slingbox PRO (see our earlier review here)...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Paul Stamatiou (

Review: Slingbox Solo


Testing Since I didn't have any real HD devices, I went to a friend's place to attach the Slingbox Solo to his Xbox 360 with HD-DVD player. This was before I realized that HD content only gets streamed at 640x480 through the Slingbox. The Slingbox and...

Product Specifications


1080p Upscaling: No
Built-In Modem: No
CDMA Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Display: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Insteon: No
Integrated Firewall: No
Integrated Modem: No
Integrated Private Branch Exchange (PBX): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): Yes
MHP (Multimedia Home Platform): No
Power LAN: No
Power over Ethernet: No
Remote Control: Yes
Show View: No
TV Cable Net Function: No
Twin Tuner: No
Ultra-Wideband: No
USB Host: No
Wibree: No
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: No
WLAN 802.11g Port: No
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: No
ZigBee: No


ADSL Port: No
ADSL2+ Port: No
Bluetooth: No
DECT Port: No
Device Type:Gateway / Bridge
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire: No
Home Radio Frequency Port: No
HPNA Port: No
IrDA Port: No
ISDN Port: No
Memory Card Slot: No
MiMo Port: No
S-Video: Yes
SDSL Port: No
Token Ring Port: No
TV Cable Port: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN 802.11n Port: No
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: No
WLAN 802.11g Port: No
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: No

Decoding Systems

Free-to-Air: Yes
Terrestrial:Not Applicable

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

Access Point Function: No
Analogue Satellite Receiver: No
Bridge Function: No
Device Form:Extern
Hub Function: No
Optical Drive: No
Reception Standard:Digital
Router Function: No
Segment:Networking Device
Switch Function: No
Switch Type:Not Applicable
Table / Portable:Table
VoIP Function: No
VPN Function: No