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Sling Media Slingbox

alaTest has collected and analyzed 500 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sling Media Slingbox is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sling Media Slingbox


alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Sling Media Slingbox from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the usability. Reviews about the design and price are mixed. There are some negative reviews about the size and reliability.


reliability, size

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

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

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

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 (

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 (

Sling Media Slingbox review: Sling Media Slingbox


Sling Media Slingbox

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 : Richard Baguley (

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

Expert review by : Brian (

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?...

Jan, 2006


Expert review by : Administrator (

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 (

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 : Benny Har-Even (

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

Expert review by (

Stuff magazine


If you're not interested in watching everything from your Sky box to your DVD player while away from home, this is a cost-effective alternative to the Slingbox Pro

Ease of use and impressive quality makes this the choice for people who want their favourite TV anywhere in the world, but don't want to pay the earth for it

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

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

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



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

Network & Internet Multimedia

Functionality:Digital video broadcasting

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1