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Sling Media Slingbox SOLO Digital Set-Top Box

  • Slingbox SOLO
  • Composite A/V: 1 In/ 1 Out
  • S-Video: 1 In/ 1 Out
  • Component Y/Pb/Pr: 1 In/ 1 Out
  • USB port
  • Network jack
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Learn more about the SLING MEDIA Slingbox SOLO

Model

Brand
Sling Media
Model
Slingbox SOLO

Features

Features
Watch and control your HDTV anywhere on your laptop or mobile phone.
No monthly fees.
On screen remote control.

The Slingbox SOLO allows you to watch and control your favorite TV source from anywhere in the world on your laptop or mobile phone. So now nothing can come between you and your DVR, digital cable, satellite receiver, or DVD player. The Slingbox SOLO not only allows you to watch your home television anywhere, but it also allows you to watch any cable subscriptions, special programming, or sports packages you may have-at no extra cost. If it's on your home TV, it's on your computer and phone-with no monthly fees. With the Slingbox SOLO, you can watch all your favorites wherever you see fit.

Watch and control a high-definition or standard definition A/V device, such as a DVR, cable set top box, satellite receiver or DVD player.

Full set of pass-through connections for easy integration with virtually any A/V device.

On screen remote control. Every feature that's available on your TV remote control is accessible through the included SlingPlayer software for your Windows or Mac laptop. This means you can view your electronic program guide (EPG), change the channels, queue a recording on your DVR, or even watch pay-per-view movies.

Clip+Sling ready. Use your Slingbox to clip segments of your favorite TV programs and share them with friends and family online.

Mobile phone compatibility. SlingPlayer Mobile software lets you watch and control your TV and all of its programming on compatible iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian or Palm mobile phones. Separate download required.

Crisp video streaming. SlingStream is the innovative streaming technology that ensures you receive the clearest picture possible at any given location.

Supports over 5,000 A/V devices.

Broadband internet connection w/router required.

Spec

Specifications
Network Bandwidth:
HD Streaming: 3 Mbps or higher
SD Streaming: 600 Kbps or higher
Mobile Streaming: 150 Kbps or higher

Minimum PC Requirements:
HD Streaming: Intel 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo class processor or equivalent with 2 GB of RAM. Video acceleration support desirable on graphics card
SD Streaming: Pentium 4 class or equivalent with 256 MB RAM
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 with latest updates
Browser Support: Internet Explorer Version 7 or higher, Firefox Version 3 or higher

Minimum Mac Requirements:
HD Streaming: Intel 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo class processor or equivalent with 2 GB of RAM
SD Streaming: Intel-based Mac with 2 GB of RAM
Operating System: Mac OS 10.5.7 (Leopard) or later
Browser Support: Firefox Version 3 or higher, Safari Version 3 or higher
Connectors
Composite A/V: 1 In/ 1 Out

S-Video: 1 In/ 1 Out

Component Y/Pb/Pr: 1 In/ 1 Out

USB port

Network jack
Power Requirement
100-120V, 50-60Hz

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Owen K.
  • 5/24/2012 7:55:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSlingbox

Pros: I have 4 of these and so far so good. All 4 operate in the same slingbox directory.

Cons: -

Other Thoughts: When viewing the units in the sling directory, I wish sling would put a message like "in use" under each box. That would be a great feature.

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  • Yancy D.
  • 5/19/2012 1:25:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSatisfied

Pros: I am physically disabled and the ability to control my TV is amazing. Slingbox was very easy to set up and use. The price is also very affordable compared to similar systems.

Cons: Included cables were a little short

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend it!

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  • Nancy W.
  • 4/16/2012 4:12:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsYou Will Regret Buying This Junk

Pros: Before it self destructs, AND IT WILL, it works okay

Cons: This device WILL fail. Count on it. Search the internet. See for yourself. Slingbox Media culls their forums of any posts regarding the garbage that they sell. After 30 days they charge $30 to even talk to you for support. The one year warranty is a LIE. Bad capacitors, updates that brick the units and power supplies that fail constantly.

Other Thoughts: Slingbox Media deserves nothing less than class action lawsuits and bankruptcy.

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  • Randy M.
  • 9/19/2011 8:21:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 12 Months

Pros: Remember when you you didn't know that you needed a DVR and now you can't live without it. Place Shifting TV is very similar to that

Cons: Like many other reviews state - It will fail 12-15 months after you buy it under normal use. Sling will not help you unless you shell over money to speak to their support group. Then they will offer to sell you refirb after they confirm it is fried. Check other owner reviews on the web ... this failure rate is not a fluke or bad lot... it is a poorly engineered unit brought to you by a company that is one of the two big Satellite providers ... makes you wonder if they really want this product to be successful.

Other Thoughts: Here is the worst thing about Sling... The issue with this box is well documented all over the web (Failed Capacitors)... but they will not allow it to be discussed of their forum... they will delete any mention of the issue and direct you to their $29.99 per incident support line. It is a simple repair from $5 of parts and then you are good to go if you don't mind cracking the case and replacing parts in a year. You best bet would be to buy the Monsoon Vulkano - While not as polished a UI. The video is just as good and the base unit is much cheaper.

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  • Bruce M.
  • 9/18/2011 1:05:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs1 year 2 months, defetive

Pros: When it works it's OK. But it's more of a rental than a purchase.

Cons: Like many other people my Slingbox Solo died a little over a year after I bought it. The problem with mine is a bad capacitor.

Other Thoughts: Slingbox charges $30.00 each for Android software, iPhone software, and iPad software. I guess the expect you to buy a new Slingbox every year as well.

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  • Michael L.
  • 7/17/2011 2:10:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: I am stationed out in Spain for two years and wanted my college football plus kids shows for the kid and the wife her shows on local channels. I sent this this to my parents house and they were able to set this up easily besides the firmware problem. It's hooked up to a DirecTv DVR using component cables. Everything all the way out here in Spain works great. Even with our laggy 2.5mb internet we are able to stream decent quality video.

Cons: Updating the firmware for the first time was a little bit of a pain. It would get to 99% and then give us an error, but using the Slingbox support page we were able to figure it out. Not really a con but just a pain as I have noticed others have the same problem. Obviously something wrong on the slingbox end.

Other Thoughts: I noticed the complaints about the Slingbox going dead after a year. So i bought the extra newegg warranty to cover me if the slingbox does indeed go out after a year. With the already low newegg price it was a easy choice to add the $16 extra 1 year warranty.

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  • Quantaye I.
  • 7/1/2011 5:50:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDON'T BUY THIS ITEM!!!!!

Pros: NONE

Cons: The firmware kills the player.. No refund only replacement on item. Life span too short for such a costly device.

Other Thoughts: Had I read the reviews on this product prior to purchasing it I wouldn't be in this position. The Sling Player is horrible as the others have spoken of. I purchased this as a Father's Day gift for my husband and it hasn't steadily work since the installation. I've encountered one problem after another. It went from the IRA emitters not working properly, to the LAN Connection light not staying illuminated to the NETWORK light not working at all. Just too many problems for only two weeks. And the worst part is I can't get my money back only a replacement. REALLY, yes it's POLICY!!! I would never buy anything I can't return. Now I have to wait a few weeks and try it all over again.. Good luck readers but trust me it's not worth the hassle.. Don't buy this item...

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  • matt s.
  • 5/23/2011 12:51:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSlingbox Solo

Pros: It worked great for a year!

Cons: After about a year it started freezing up. It started off intermittently freezing and now it will freeze up almost immediately after starting. I've contacted Sling Media and they want me to pay $ 29.95 just to troubleshoot the problem. I'm tempted to do it but I've read that they will charge me an additional $100.00 to get it fixed. I told customer support that I know it's an issue with bad capacitors but they won't acknowledge the problem. FRUSTRATED!!

Other Thoughts: DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!! (Unless you don't mind throwing money down the drain)

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  • Barrie S.
  • 3/13/2011 2:13:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsBuyer beware

Pros: Very easy to stream a variety of video signals across your network or over the internet. Decent software, mobile version supports Droid and IOS but only SOME Blackberrys.

Cons: Listen people, these products WILL die on you in 10-16 months give or take. They have a VERY well known issue with capacitors failing then the stop streaming consistently. The capacitors are VERY easy to replace and I have fixed mine but $180 is a lot of money for a product that is guaranteed to die in less than 2 years.

Other Thoughts: If you have experienece with a soldering iron and are not afraid to open your product up when it dies and fix it, this is a GREAT product and I have throughly enjoyed mine!!! That said I will NOT buy this product again as Sling will not stand behind it's products and resolve the defects.

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  • Owen K.
  • 1/22/2011 4:14:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove Sling

Pros: Love these things. Two unique uses I "discovered".

1. I use these to allow home bound church members to watch the church service in real time.

2. Use sling to broadcast surveillance camera over the net.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: The uses for this are almost endless from pet watching, to security, to weather watching, to all kinds of stuff.

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