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This review is from: Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD SB300-100 (Old Version) (Personal Computers)
My first impression of the Slingbox was "hey, this thing is great." It was relatively easy to set up and worked reasonably well, though it did not really support HD on the Macintosh platform. After several months of relatively carefree use, I did a software/firmware update recommended by Sling. Since then, my Slingbox has been essentially useless. The streaming speeds are now so slow, that the video and sound quality are not watchable.
The biggest disappointment, however, comes in the form of lack of support. Despite the "firmware upgrade issue" being all over the internet billboards, Sling will not acknowledge the issue. Additionally, after the initial setup support from Sling, they charge you just to talk to a human in support. Those who have tried this have found that since Sling doesn't acknowledge the problem, they can not help the caller and suggest that the hardware is defective......and the suggestion from them is to BUY a new Slingbox. Unbelievable really.
Unfortunately for us, there is no equivalent hardware out there.
Buyer beware......do not expect any support from this company if you choose to buy their equipment.
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Initial post: Feb 10, 2010 8:43:01 AM PST
George W. Mays says:
Check out the Hava box....
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