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Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD

Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD
alaScore 86

23 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and size.

usability, design

price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Kevin Gallucci (techradar.com)

Sling Media Slingbox Pro HD review

 

Catch-up with TV remotely thanks to Sling Media

1080i support ; Sleek, neat design ; Easy to setup and use

No Freeview HD tuner ; Picture quality is dictated by internet speeds

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD review

 

There's no HDMI input, the web interface can be slow and we wish it had wireless networking, but it's still an easy way to stream video content over the internet.

The Slingbox Pro-HD is a very specialised device. The lack of HDMI inputs could be a problem for those with modern Sky or cable boxes, but it’s useful if you want to watch Freeview over the internet. £250 buys a lot of TV shows from iTunes, though.

Expert review by : John Falcone (cnet.com)

Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD review: Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD

 

Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD

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.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : John Falcone (cnet.com)

Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD review

 

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.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : John Falcone (cnet.com.au)

Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD review: Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD

 

Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD

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.

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Buyer Beware!! Slingbox software updates are a scam!"

 

If you are considering buying a Slingbox PLEASE do your research before you buy!! A good place to start is slingbox's own answer forums (%s ). Search for "firmware update" or "software update" and you'll find dozens of instances of updates causing...

Does allow placeshifting as long as the unit is in warranty.

Once your slingbox unit is out of warranty you'll receive a software update that causes your product to stop working. Either pay the $29.95 tech support fee (potentially EACH time a software update comes out) or enjoy your new paperweight.

May, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

I LOVE my SlingBox

 

Simply the best way to access your home TV (and the DVR or just about any other video source) from just about any wireless device.

watch TV from any internet connected device. How many more pros do you need? There have been 4 critical news issues I was able to watch in real time because of being able to connect to my TV at home from work.

One of mine,I have 2,is an older one and every time I start up the viewer it threatens not to work. So far it has worked every time but it is annoying that it might go away. But I understand they can't keep up with one I bought back around 2000 :))

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

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

May, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

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. All i have to show for: -3 new power adaptors -2 replacement unit (actually, waiting on...

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. Remote control option when watching on my iphone is difficult and not very responsive, better to watch on desk/laptop.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Best EVER!!

 

Without a doubt, the BEST paperweight I've ever owned! Take it to the bank. If not for this product, I would have never discovered better internet bandwidth, (which doesn't help SLBX PRO-HD).

I can't think of any, unless you don't mind spending $200 plus on something that works about 7% of the time. If you can get past that, you've hit the grail!

Sep, 2013
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