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EchoStar HDS-600RS

EchoStar HDS-600RS
alaScore 83

146 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of EchoStar HDS-600RS. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Satellite Receivers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the EchoStar HDS-600RS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of EchoStar HDS-600RS from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Satellite Receivers on

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: EchoStar HDS-600RS SlingLoaded TV Anywhere Freesat+ HD digital TV recorderEchoStar HDS-600RS SlingLoaded TV Anywhere Freesat+ HD digital TV recorder

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Steve May (

Echostar HDS-600RS review


When Slingbox first launched, placeshifting, as it quickly became known, was a technology to watch out for. Everyone got excited about the idea of using the internet to stream video from their home recorder.

A solid PVR performance; easy to use; integrated Sling Placeshifting functionality

SlingMobilePlayer app is expensive; poor quality streamed images to mobile devices and PCs

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Steve May (

Echostar HDS-600RS Freesat HD PVR review


Innovative combination of TV recording and Slingbox TV anywhere

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Steve May (

EchoStar Freesat HDS-600RS - Pocket-lint


Early iterations of Sling's placeshifting gizmos required a lot of faff to get working. Echostar's HDS-600RS changes all that; it's extremely easy

Seamless integration of Slingbox placeshifting, easy to use Freesat+ PVR, distinctive design

SlingMobilePlayer app is expensive, video streaming quality struggles with a slow net connection, no media playback via USB

With its sloping sides and funky indentations Echostar’s HDS-600RS may look more like confectionary than consumer electronics (definitely a bit Marmite) but it’s still a brilliant combination of placeshifter and PVR.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS hands-on - Pocket-lint


EchoStar, the company that owns Sling Media is launching a Freesat powered PVR in the UK to take on the likes of Humax, Sony, and Samsung. The new box,

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Echostar HDS-600RS SlingLoaded review


The Echostar HDS-600RS SlingLoaded is a clever streamer that gives you a Freesat HD fix wherever you go

Watch Freesat HD anywhere ; easy to use ; good picture quality ; attractive design

Mobile app could be better ; needs a hefty broadband connection for best quality

If you spend time on the road, the Echostar is an ideal way to catch up on your TV

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (

EchoStar HDS-600RS review


While the Sling Box made it possible to access your PVR over the internet, setting up an extra box and hooking up the IR transmitter created an extra set of cables that had to sit underneath your TV. Now that Slingmedia has been bought by PVR maker...

A very simple-to-use dual Freesat HD PVR with the ability to stream video over the internet, but it's expensive and not as flexible as we'd hoped.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (

Echostar HDS-600RS review


This Freesat PVR streams TV to your phone, tablet or laptop, wherever you are

A great PVR with impressive streaming talents, but phone viewing should be better

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (

Echostar HDS-600RS Review


A great PVR with impressive streaming talents, but phone viewing should be better

The EchoStar HD-600RS is the world’s first PVR loaded with Slingbox technology, giving it the ability to transmit live TV and recorded video over the net to a laptop, tablet or phone.To get up and

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (

EchoStar - SlingLoaded HDS-600RS


Although times may be economically hard for many of us, thanks to the advent of Freesat we're not forced to swell the coffers of Sky in order to have access to scores of satellite TV channels. ...

The EchoStar SlingLoaded HDS-600RS cleverly and stylishly extends the range of the conventional Freesat PVR to allow distance viewing on mobile phones and tablets as well as hefty record capacities - but it is expensive. BEST POINT: Simple setup and...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Nigel Whitfield (

Echostar HDS-600RS Freesat HD recorder


Review Freesat, launched three years ago, hasn't quite caught the imagination in the same way as Freeview HD, but if you don't have terrestrial coverage, or you want more channels than Freeview provides, without having to go for pay TV, it's a good...

Overall, Echostar’s HDS-600RS does the job as well as any other Freesat recorder. For most users, the big question is whether or not it's worth paying the £50 quid or so extra – £70 if you include the smartphone app – to be able to watch TV wherever...

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications


1080p Upscaling: No
Application Store: No
Built-In Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
Number of identical Tuners:2
Show View: No
Twin Tuner: Yes
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No


DLNA certified: No
Ethernet: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Decoding Systems

Free-to-Air: Yes

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

Analogue Satellite Receiver: No
DVB-T2: No
Reception Standard:Digital
Table / Portable:Table