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Sling Media Slingbox SOLO (SB260-100) (Old Model)
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- Watch your HDTV anywhere on your laptop or mobile phone with no monthly fees
- Watch and control a high-definition or standard definition A/V device, such as a DVR, cable set top box, satellite receiver or DVD player.
- Full set of pass-through connections for easy integration with virtually any A/V device.
- Clip+Sling ready. Use your Slingbox to clip segments of your favorite TV programs and share them with friends and family online.
- Supports Windows XP/Vista, Mac and Windows Mobile, Symbian or Palm OS-based mobile devices.
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The Slingbox SOLO incorporates high-definition component, S-Video and composite video inputs as well as outputs, making it compatible with just about every HD or standard-definition satellite receiver or set-top boxes and DVRs on the market. The Slingbox SOLO is the perfect companion for your DVR, cable box, satellite receiver or DVD player. With the ability to watch and control your favorite TV source, the Slingbox SOLO ensures that you can enjoy your TV entertainment anywhere.What's in the box: Sling Box Slingbox Solo Internet TV Broadcaster, AC Adapter, Ethernet Cable, Quick Start Guide, Composite AV Cable, Remote Control IR Cable and 1-Year Limited Warranty.
From the Manufacturer
Slingbox turns your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone into a TV.
Never miss your home TV shows, regardless of where you are. Take your TV with you on the road. Easily connect the Slingbox SOLO to practically any one of your home-theater sources and watch your standard-definition (SD) or high-definition (HD) TV shows, sporting events or special programs on your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone* over the internet, from anywhere in the world.
Connect to one HD or SD source in your home theater, such as your DVR, digital cable set-top box or satellite receiver.
Take complete control of your TV via the web with the comprehensive and easy-to-use on-screen remote control and electronic program guide (EPG).
Sit Back and Enjoy
Watch your favorite shows in crisp SD quality over the Internet via your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone—from anywhere, anytime.
No Monthly Fees
Watch and control your TV and its programming on your compatible device with no monthly subscription fee.*
*Download sold separately. Additional fees from your mobile provider may apply.
Getting Started with Slingbox SOLO is Simple
- Connect the Slingbox to an A/V source, such as a DVR, cable set-top box or satellite receiver (The Slingbox is compatible with just about any AV source.)
- Connect the Slingbox to your home network (If your router is too far from your Slingbox for a direct connection, use the SlingLink TURBO or another Ethernet bridge for connectivity.)
- Fire up your PC or Mac computer from your home-network connection, complete the Slingbox setup and enjoy your very own home theater on your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone.
What Devices Can I Connect?
- Basic Cable TV Set-Top Box
- Digital Cable Set-Top Box
- DVRs (such as TiVo, Comcast, ReplayTV, DISH or one provided by your cable/satellite provider)
- Blu-ray Disc™ Player/Recorder
- HD Component Input Support with Resolution Up to 1080i
- Satellite Receiver such as DIRECTV or DISH
- Video/Security Camera
- Windows Media Center
What do I need to watch on my laptop?
Watch and control your TV directly from Slingbox.com. Using Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari, you have complete access to your Slingbox and its connected cable box, satellite receiver or DVR. You get a virtual remote control as well as a searchable TV guide—all without downloading or installing desktop software.
Virtual Program Guide and Remote Control
View all of your television programming with the virtual program guide. With the on-screen remote control, change channels, pause, fast-forward or rewind and set up DVR recordings.
Popup Video Player
Multitask while watching your TV, or if you prefer, watch your TV in full-screen mode.
PC and Mac Support
Access your Slingbox from any high-speed Internet-connected PC or Mac laptop or desktop.
What do I need to watch on my smartphone or tablet?
With SlingPlayer software (sold separately) watch your TV and all of its programming on your iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android phone, Android tablet, Windows Phone, Palm OS or Symbian mobile devices.
Full Control of Your Home TV
Control your programming with easy-to-use menus and shortcuts on either a touch screen or navigational interface. Easily change your TV channels, navigate program guides and schedule recordings on your DVR.
Easy Access to a Wide Range of Devices and Programs
Control your digital cable box, satellite receiver, DVR or DVD player. Access music channels or video on demand.
High-Quality Viewing Modes
Enjoy stunning full-screen video. Switch to audio-only mode to save bandwidth or battery life. Adjust the video display size or aspect ratio. (Audio-only mode and adjustable video display size are only supported on select devices.)
Take Advantage of High-Speed Mobile Internet Connectivity
Access your television programming over a high-speed 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi connection. (Check your mobile device and service for supported connectivity options. Some Android phones and tablets support 4G connections. The iPod touch only supports Wi-Fi connections.)
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second - i have had the same problem with slingbox solo that other one star reviewers have had. i too just had my unit for under a year and was still under warranty but like others, technical support gave me a total run around and would not give me an RMA and my options were to pay for a tech support consult or buy an extended warranty... but wtf, i was STILL UNDER WARRANTY - why would i want to purchase an EXTENDED WARRANTY when i'm still under warranty now when the unit has failed?!
these are bad, disingenuous and sneaky people who want to nickel and dime you for every little thing. they don't care about customer satisfaction or their own commitments and you will notice that their culture is one that is absolutely closed and stonewalled.
in every way that amazon shines for their dedication to their customers, slingbox radiates bad faith.
this technology is not worthy of these guys and it is my fondest wish that they fail so that someone bigger, better and more committed to their customers becomes the standard bearer.
i loved my slingbox and i loved the technology. they had a die hard fan in me. but with one phone call to a tech support person far more concerned with selling an extended warranty for a product that was already under warranty when it failed... man, they have earned my enmity.
as for a recommendation, it's a tough call - if it works and never fails, it's great. but if you need to have ANY kind of backup from slingmedia, you are completely out of luck.
UPDATE - for me, it WAS bad capacitors: [...]
I am not the only person to have this problem. Slingbox charges $29.95 to talk to you after their warranty period. This will be refunded if they determine you have faulty hardware. Thus it will cost you $29.95 to find out if Slingbox will repair the hardware that their own software rendered useless.
In addition, while the Mac or PC players are free, the mobile players cost $29.95 for EACH type. Want to watch your Slingbox on an iPad? Then pay up even if you have already purchased a player for your iPhone.
These guys richly deserve to go out of business. I suggest you consider a Monsoon Vulkano. These units perform exactly the same function (and more) as a Slingbox, cost much less, and do not have a history of becoming unusable. Further the player software for any platform you desire is FREE and so is their customer service.
Given the problems with these units and the available alternatives there is simply no reason to purchase one.
About 8 years ago, the Sling Media Slingbox was a great idea and a leading company to provide streaming media when there was little to no competition. This unit is so outdated in comparison to what is available now, it sings the dinosaur song.
If you have one old television that you can not bring yourself to update, then this unit may serve you (somewhat.)
Back in the day (cir 2007) these units sold for around $250 - $300 each. Now an Amazon Fire Stick (HDMI DRIVE) can do far more with less bulk and less bother in set up time, and far lower energy cost. Most modern HD televisions have at least one HDMI-IN port now. Most modern HD televisions may also have Amazon Prime built into their smart TV menu, thus making the need for a Fire Stick unnecessary.
If you want the whole world to display on your HD TV, then Kodi by way of Raspberry Pi or Intel Nuc is a much better choice..
Now lets talk image quality. I have yet to use this on an HD set top box, so I don't know how that looks, but Standard Definition looks pretty good over my local network. Now you can't expect this thing to output miracles, but once the slingbox finishes its little optimizing routine after connecting, the stream is fluid, with very little compression artifacts. I am completely happy with the image quality, but I won't be throwing away my Blu-Ray player just yet......
Now remote Slingbox viewing is a whole different ball game, the image quality is cut in half (at least for me it is, I have crap upload speeds). First time viewing it remotely it was extremely noticeable that the sling box did not look as good as at home. That bothered me a little while, BUT after I saw how pleased my wife was watching the slingbox on my laptop while we waited at the car dealership, I realized the advantage of just having a lower resolution television anywhere I could get internet access outweighed the drop in resolution. I hate waiting, but the slingbox can help pass the time. Plus my wife likes it, which counts for alot too.
So I really like it, but its not perfection. Perfection would be being able to record these video streams (without buying some third party software) so I could watch them later like a D/PVR. Also while the image quality is good, I would like them to keep pushing the envelope, go AVC instead of WMV. That said, I use this thing all the time, I never realized what a bonus it is to have a portable computer and television in a laptop. I had no idea what I was missing.