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Slingbox 500

Slingbox 500
alaScore 90

9 reviews

Oct, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Slingbox 500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The reliability and price get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Slingbox 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Slingbox 500 review: Worth it for the Wi-Fi

 

The high-end Slingbox 500, which streams live TV -- and DVR recordings -- to most smartphones, tablets, and PCs, adds HDMI support, but it's only really worth it if you need the Wi-Fi connectivity.

The ; streams video from your TV or DVR (or any analog source) to your PC, tablet, smartphone, and some streaming boxes at resolutions up to full 1080p HD. IR blasters are built into the box’s body, eliminating the need for annoying extra external...

At close to $300, it's fairly expensive. Smartphone- and tablet-viewing apps cost extra. It duplicates some of the features found on TV anywhere apps you may already be using. As always, streaming capabilities are only as good as your home bandwidth.

While you'll pay a premium for its extra features, the Slingbox 500 is an excellent way to watch your TV or DVR video content anywhere.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Josh Smith (gottabemobile.com)

Slingbox 500 Review: Take Your TV Anywhere

 

The Slingbox 500 is a small box that connects to your cable or satellite box and streams your full channel line-up to mobile apps on the iPhone, iPad and Android or a computer.

The Slingbox 500 is available at Amazon and retailers like Best Buy.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Warner Crocker (gottabemobile.com)

Buyer Be Cautious with the New Slingbox 500

 

I've had a love/hate relationship with Slingbox for some time. I love it when it works and, well, I hate it when it doesn't. The reason previous Slingbox models would not work for me have to do with HDMI, HDCP (High-Bandwidith Digital Copy Protection)...

As I said, I’m a fan of the Slingbox hardware and service. If it works well with your existing system or you’re prepared to make some changes, it is an excellent way to view content from your TV in another location. But I think users contemplating...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Slingbox 500 review: Worth it for the Wi-Fi

 

The high-end Slingbox 500, which streams live TV -- and DVR recordings -- to most smartphones, tablets, and PCs, adds HDMI support, but it's only really worth it if you need the Wi-Fi connectivity.

The ; streams video from your TV or DVR (or any analog source) to your PC, tablet, smartphone, and some streaming boxes at resolutions up to full 1080p HD. IR blasters are built into the box’s body, eliminating the need for annoying extra external...

At close to $300, it's fairly expensive. Smartphone- and tablet-viewing apps cost extra. It duplicates some of the features found on TV anywhere apps you may already be using. As always, streaming capabilities are only as good as your home bandwidth.

While you'll pay a premium for its extra features, the Slingbox 500 is an excellent way to watch your TV or DVR video content anywhere.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Slingbox 500 review: Worth it for the Wi-Fi

 

The high-end Slingbox 500, which streams live TV -- and DVR recordings -- to most smartphones, tablets, and PCs, adds HDMI support, but it's only really worth it if you need the Wi-Fi connectivity.

The ; streams video from your TV or DVR (or any analog source) to your PC, tablet, smartphone, and some streaming boxes at resolutions up to full 1080p HD. IR blasters are built into the box’s body, eliminating the need for annoying extra external...

At close to $300, it's fairly expensive. Smartphone- and tablet-viewing apps cost extra. It duplicates some of the features found on TV anywhere apps you may already be using. As always, streaming capabilities are only as good as your home bandwidth.

While you'll pay a premium for its extra features, the Slingbox 500 is an excellent way to watch your TV or DVR video content anywhere.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Nice product

 

Was easy to set up. I have it hooked up to my DirecTV receiver. Was able to log into my box from 500 miles away and watch my DVR'd shows in HD. A little remote control pops up on the screen that looks just like the one I have hat home and controls the...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent Product!

 

I am very pleased with this version of Slingbox. Absolutely outstanding!

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Best idea I ever had!

 

This product is the best! I am able to watch all my local sports anywhere in the world, so far I have had no problem seeing the woeful Eagles on 2012 as well as all my HD channels in Singapore, Tokyo, Delhi, Mumbai, Sao Paolo and Shanghai during my...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Dont buy this product

 

Was unable to get this product to work, support never answered the phone, doesn't allow you to watch Cable programs in HD. It is not returnable so I'm stuck with a 300 worthless product

Jan, 2013

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