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Sling Media Slingbox

Sling Media Slingbox
alaScore 89

170 reviews

Jun, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Sling Media Slingbox. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sling Media Slingbox is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sling Media Slingbox


alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Sling Media Slingbox from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the usability. There are some less positive reviews about the size and reliability, while comments about the design and price are different.


reliability, size

72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Benny Har-Even (

SlingMedia Slingbox


The Slingbox lets you watch your TV from any web browser in the world. That's pretty cool.

The icing on the cake is that you can remotely control your set-top box as if you’re sitting in front of it. The candles on top of the cake are that you don’t even need a set-top box as the Slingbox has a built-in DVB-T tuner. This has been especially...

Feb, 2011

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Stuff magazine


If you're not interested in watching everything from your Sky box to your DVD player while away from home, this is a cost-effective alternative to the Slingbox Pro

Ease of use and impressive quality makes this the choice for people who want their favourite TV anywhere in the world, but don't want to pay the earth for it

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Sling Media Slingbox review


Take your home TV set-up on the road

30-minute set-up

No ability to record

A simple and affordable way of accessing your home TV on the move

Mar, 2008

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Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD review


The Slingbox range plugs into your home video equipment and broadcasts its content over the internet, so you can watch your shows from any PC or Mac connected to the ‘net. There are also smartphone players, so telly addicts don't even need to carry a...

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.

Feb, 2011


Expert review by : Rosemary Haworth (

Sling Media Slingbox


Have you ever had to endure an endless evening channel-hopping in some overseas hotel room, wishing you could be at home watching your own television?

Cunningly simple, with striking looks, a built-in Freeview tuner, a good selection of connections and cables and priced significantly lower than Sony's take on a similar concept - the Sony LocationFree - the Slingbox is a winner.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (

Sling Media Slingbox Pro HD review


With the Slingbox Pro HD, Sling Media has created a version of its pioneering "place-shifting" device that lets you view high-definition video in high definition, remotely.

We would consider getting a Slingbox Pro HD if we were confident of having access to reliable, high-bandwidth broadband in places where we expected to watch remotely - and if we didn't insist on flawless performance. Otherwise, the Slingbox Pro HD's...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Luke Peters (Active Home)

Review: Sling Media Slingbox


Watch your home TV anywhere in the world

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : John Falcone (

Sling Media Slingbox review: Sling Media Slingbox


Sling Media Slingbox

Works with Macs, Windows PCs and Windows Mobile handhelds and cell phones; simple, straightforward setup; no host PC or monthly charges required; decent video quality; easy-to-use viewing software.

No built-in wireless networking support; monopolizes the attached device.

If you can't live without your favorite shows, the Sling Media Slingbox is the best way to beam them to any broadband-connected PC or Windows Mobile device in the world.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Sling Media Slingbox 350


Think of the Slingbox 350 as an updated, less-expensive Slingbox Solo. It's great for watching cable TV channels and recorded content on the go, but there's not much that's new, even four years later.

Gorgeous 1080p video streaming. Simplified setup. Reliable performance. Includes plenty of cables in the box.

No Wi-Fi. Ties up the television to which the Slingbox is connected. SlingPlayer mobile apps all cost extra. Sluggish channel changes.

Setup, In Use, and Conclusions The Slingbox 350 also lacks the remote and on-screen TV setup the 500 offers. That's not much of an issue, though, because Sling Media's redesigned Web interface is easy to navigate, and you don't need to input a complex...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Rick Broida (

Review: Sling Media Slingbox 500


The new Slingbox 500 represents the best of the device's breed to date, offering all the features fans have been wanting and even a few...

Finally supports HDMI, Wi-Fi, and 1080p. Built-in IR blaster. No monthly fees. Still the single best way to watch live TV when you’re away from your TV

Big and expensive. Mobile apps cost apiece. Hijacks the TV feed from whoever’s watching at home. Some premium channels require component-video connection, even if you’re already using HDMI. No tuner

Oct, 2012

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