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Slingbox PRO-HD

Slingbox PRO-HD
alaScore 84

195 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Slingbox PRO-HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 195 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Editor's Choice!

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Slingbox PRO-HD


As one of the best performing, easiest-to-use media extenders out there, the Slingbox PRO-HD takes over the Editors' Choice crown that had belonged to its predecessor, the Slingbox Pro. It's a snap to set up, and it works exactly as advertisedtwo rare...

Streams HD-quality video over a home network and near-HD-quality content over the Internet (provided sufficient bandwidth is available). Can finally pause and resume live TV. New Program Guide is a welcome addition. Well-executed software player....

Program Guide and Setup Assistant contain a few rough edges. Still no Wi-Fi, DVR capability, or HDMI input. Ties up the television the device is attached to.

The Slingbox PRO-HD is one of the best performing, easiest-to-use media extenders out there. It's a snap to set up, and it works exactly as advertisedtwo rare qualities in a broad-ranging category, which is full of complex, difficult-to-decipher products.

Expert review by:

Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD


When Sling Media released a trio of second-generation models in the fall of 2006, the Slingbox Pro was at the top of the line. Unlike the entry-level Slingbox AV, the Pro had pass-through outputs, an analog tuner, multisource capability, and the...

Streams home TV and other audiovisual sources to any broadband-connected Mac, Windows PC, Windows Mobile, Palm, or Symbian device in the world; streams HD video (bandwidth permitting); no host PC or monthly charges required; easy-to-use software;...

Cell phone/PDA viewing software costs extra; no built-in wireless networking support; monopolizes most AV sources during viewing; best video quality requires ample bandwidth and muscular PC.

The Sling Media Pro-HD streams live TV to your PC or smartphone--but for most users, its excellent HD-capable picture quality will be diminished when accessed outside of the home network.

Editor's Choice!

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Slingbox Pro-HD


Watch your favorite HD channels on your notebook in any room in the house or away from home.

While the Pro-HD will work with both Macs and PCs, it can stream high-definition channels only to Windows machines; a company rep said that an updated version of the Mac player will come out later. For now, the Pro-HD down-converts HD channels for Mac...


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Gadgetell Review: Slingbox Pro-HD


Quick Review What is it? Slingbox Pro-HD place shifts your television content to where ever you have an Internet connection. What's Cool: Easy setup if you have the right connections available. Stylish device. Does what it says it does. What's Not: HD...

The Slingbox Pro-HD is a great device. The downsides are you cannot watch 1080P content, nor can you use HDMI for your HD components. However, 720P HD using the component cables gets around any weird HDCP issues and video quality is excellent as long...

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Review: Slingbox PRO-HD


I've been a big follower of the Slingbox since it came out. Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to play with one until recently. I'm kind of glad I waited this long. That's because the first Slingbox I got was the new Slingbox PRO-HD. The key...

Expert review by:

Slingbox Pro-HD


The Slingbox Pro-HD is slinging HD technology to all of your media devices.

Sling Media’s newest model, the Slingbox Pro-HD, is now slinging digital television signals to your PC, Mac or mobile devices in high-definition. It’s also ready for the coming DTV change over in February 2008 when all TV gets delivered in digital; the...

Consumer review by:

"Sometimes is actually works"


Save your health and your money and wait for someone to build a reliable device.

When it works its great.

Usually doesn't work. I've wasted an enormous amount of time trying every possible thing to get it to work. Sometimes it will work as advertised and I think I've fixed it and then the next time it won't work. 90 days support then $30 paid support

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"Great device when it works...buyer beware!!"


I've only had my box 3 month and i had a problem with the ethernet port not working. Long story short, after several calls and 1 month later, still no resolution.

Excellent way to watch or catch up on recorded your shows for ppl that are on the go.

Freezes from time to time but most likely a problem with internet connection, so no big deal.

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"Does the job but slow to innovate"


I have been using my sling box pro HD for over 2 years now. My wife is Japanese and it allows us to stream Japanese TV to our home, it even allowed us to 'cut the cable' w/out any regrets. However in order to make it work on our HDTV I needed to...

Excellent reliability, easy setup, very good image quality, does what it says it will do.

Horrible customer communication & marketing, updates are very far apart, need to be a techie to hook-up to your TV, this company has no concept of VOC (voice of the customer)

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"Great, but needs improvements"


I purchased a SlingBox Pro HD (SB 300-100) a month ago in the USA and sent it to my parents in Bulgaria (Europe) so they can hook it up to the cable TV provider there and allow me watch some European channels not available in the US.

No Fees, Awesome picture

No sound on some channels in Europe, Unstable desktop application

Product Specifications

The Slingbox PRO-HD is the first ever HD-streaming Slingbox. With the Slingbox PRO-HD, you can watch and control multiple devices - including your standard or high-definition DVR, digital cable, satellite receiver, or DVD player - from anywhere in the world on your computer or mobile phone. And your high definition programming streams in HD quality for an amazing picture. With the Slingbox PRO-HD you can watch your favorite HD shows and sporting events from anywhere.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia broadcaster / TV tuner

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC DTV / QAM
Tuner Qty:1

Dimensions & Weight



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Manufacturer:Sling Media
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sling Slingbox PRO-HD

MD System

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Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital video broadcasting / Digital audio broadcasting


Device Type: None


Television Type: None


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None