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Sling Media Digital Set-Top Box - Watch Your TV Anywhere SLINGBOX SOLO

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Learn more about the SLING MEDIA SLINGBOX SOLO

Model

Brand
Sling Media
Model
SLINGBOX SOLO

General

Type
External TV Tuner Box

Features

Features
FULL SET OF PASS-THROUGH CONNECTIONS
- Easily connect to thousands of compatible standard-definition (SD) or high-definition (HD) sources. Component, composite and S-Video connectors.

SLINGPLAYER EPG AND REMOTE CONTROL
- View your TV programming schedule with the electronic program guide (EPG). Change channels, pause, fast forward or rewind and set up DVR recordings with the on-screen virtual remote control.

SLINGSTREAM VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
- Ensures the clearest picture possible at any given location.

VIDEO BUFFER
- Pause, rewind, or fast forward live TV even if you are not connected to a DVR at home.
This feature is only available for Windows computers.

SLINGPLAYER SOFTWARE
- Watch and control your TV and all of its programming on compatible iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, - Symbian, or Palm mobile devices*. Watch on an Internet-connected TV with Boxee Box.

WINDOWS AND MAC SUPPORT
- Access your Slingbox via any high-speed Internet-connected Windows or Mac laptop or desktop.

* Download sold separately

Specifications

Specifications
SlingPlayer System Recommendations
Network Bandwidth
- SD Viewing: 384 Kbps or higher
- Mobile Viewing: 250 Kbps or higher

Supported Audio and Video Sources (Any of the following)
- Basic Cable TV Set-top Box
- Digital Cable Set-top Box
- Digital Video Recorder (DVR) such as TiVo, Comcast, ReplayTV, DISH or one provided by your cable/satellite provider
- DVD Player/Recorder
- HD component input support with resolution up to 1080i (down-converted)
- Satellite Receiver such as DIRECTV or DISH
- Video/Security Camera
- Windows Media Center

System Requirements

System Requirements
Minimum PC Requirements:
- SD Viewing: Pentium 4 class or equivalent with 512 MB RAM
- Operating System: Windows Vista, or Windows 7 with latest updates
- Browser Support: Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Firefox 5 or higher

Minimum Mac Requirements:
- SD Viewing: Intel-based Mac with 1 GB of RAM
- Operating System: Mac OS 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) or higher
- Browser Support: Firefox 5 or higher, Safari 5 or higher

Packaging

Package Contents
Slingbox SOLO
AC adapter (100-240V, 50-60Hz)
Ethernet cable
Quick Start Guide
Composite A/V cable
Remote control IR cable

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the SLING MEDIA SLINGBOX SOLO

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  • Richard A.
  • 8/14/2014 2:46:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsslingbox is great

Pros: I love slingbox it is the best media slinger out there. Easy to setup and a user friendly interface

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: @ 49.99 I would buy 3. Thanks Guys

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  • Aaron O.
  • 12/26/2012 10:10:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsAudio went out after a few months

Pros: It was great when it worked, but after a few months the audio went out on it. I called Slingbox and they had me go through a whole bunch of technical bullcrap then realized the audio input must have over heated and offered me $30 a new one....big deal for a faulty product. It still works for watching TV, but absolutely no sound.

Cons: The box seems to have overheating issues from what I have read.

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  • ROGER B.
  • 12/18/2012 9:04:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT GIZMO

Pros: While away from home I can watch live tv on my android phone. If I forgot to record a program, cn do it on my phone. LOVE THIS!!~! Only problem is I didn't buy this sooner!!!~

Cons: doesn't do dishes

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  • Steven M.
  • 12/9/2012 9:09:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsI would return mine

Pros: I worked the first time I used it. Hard to write what is good about it - it does so bad. I think the best thing I can write is, it looks better than the first one they made.

Cons: It worked the first time I used it, the picture was so bad, I left it alone for some time, (LocationFree is far better than this) Slingbox is so time consuming to setup, must type email address or user name and password every time you use it, then wait for it to accept it. If it fails to work you must pay $30 per call to fix it, whether its their fault or yours.

After setting around for awhile I tried again, it refused to let me watch videos - its going good, it accepted my email address and password, I had access to my account where I could see things, then after I installed their addons for Internet Explorer and Firefox on another computer, it stalled, it asked for the password again, and again ... I tried password change several times, it still refused.

If you have Windows it only works on Internet Explorer and Firefox and one other, will not work with 64bit software. If you have MAC it will not work on Internet Explorer.

Other Thoughts: Cable is planning to encrypt video - maybe useless sometime later

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  • kevin k.
  • 7/16/2012 10:14:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWOW love this product!

Pros: My friend gave me this little box last Christmas, and I love it so far! I can watch my favorite TV shows (live and DVR) on my PC, Mac book, and my iPhone (SlingPlayer App required). Setup was easy and picture looks great!

Cons: Only downfall (this is not for the slingbox) is that you have to purchase an app if you want to view slingbox on a my iPhone.

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  • Zachary R.
  • 7/4/2012 4:15:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsMust buy protection with this!

Pros: When it works it is very convenient for watching tv remotely through a web browser based client, which is nice if you're using a work computer to watch on. Pretty easy to set up too.

Cons: Mine, as well as many others, went up in smoke after just 6 months of use. Literally up in smoke. Something inside melted and it smelled awful. I literally got a headache from the fumes and couldn't sleep that night even after airing out the apartment for several hours. The device wasn't even in use when it happened. It was sitting on an open shelf on my desk with nothing else around it so it's not like I caused it to overheat. I knew this was an inevitability from all of the previous reviews I had read, which is why I bought it from another store with a protection plan. I have a friend who has the Pro-HD model and his has been going strong for a couple years now and all the reviews I've read indicate that those don't have the death rates that the Solos do. If you decide to buy one of these and use it as intended please save yourself the trouble and either buy a protection plan for it, or just upgrade to the Pro-HD. The image quality on the Pro-HD is much better anyway.

Other Thoughts: Device does not down convert HD channels well AT ALL. You get extra jaggies especially on white lines like the stripes on football fields. Also, the compression they use really abuses red images and makes anything red look very blobby.

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