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Slingbox 500 Media Player - Extend 1080 HD anywhere, Ethernet & Built-in WiFi, Mobile Device Compatible, HDMI / component / composite interface w/ Remote
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Pros: Marketing claims are great. HDMI, HD over internet.

Cons: HDMI does not work due to provider streaming restrictions, no S-Video, WD LIVE not supported (yet), Sling Catcher not supported (forever), Sling Player not supported (forever).

Requires 2x the bandwidth for Standard Def than predecessors. Video is very choppy.

Stream over web to Firefox dropped four times in the first hour of use

I have 23.5MB upload in my "Place", 18.5MB download in my "Shift", according to speedtest right now.

Other Thoughts: Sling is a company who lost their way. They have focused on the "place" rather than the "shift". So much for Sling place-shifting.

Must I really dedicate a full computer to watch TV on a TV in my home away from home?

I'll admit, I don't have an iPad or iPhone - my business only supports VPN and Blackberry. I could buy an iPad to stream through to my TV, but now I'm talking $1,200 of equipment to get the stream to me, before the cost of the TV. The value prop is gone.


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Display Name: eric y.

Date Joined: 02/02/10

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 10/28/12
  • Last Review: 10/28/12
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