Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD SB300-100 (Old Version)
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- No monthly fees
- Streams High Definition video Around the house or over the Internet (requires minimum 1.5mbps upload)
- Multiple inputs Up to 3 devices
- Built-in Tuner ATSC/NTSC/QAM
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From the Manufacturer
Slingbox turns your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone into a TV.
Tune in to your favorite shows, sporting events and special programming in stunning, true-to-life 1080i high-definition (HD). Change channels, browse the program guide, and set your DVR with an on-screen remote control that looks just like the one you have at home. The Slingbox PRO-HD easily connects to up to three of your A/V sources so you can take your entire entertainment center with you—on your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone*.
Easily Connect Everything
Connect one HD video source, one standard-definition (SD) video source, and one coaxial source and watch anywhere.
Take complete control of your home theater via the web with the comprehensive and easy-to-use on-screen remote control and program guide.
Tune In to 1080i HD
Watch your favorite shows in stunning HD over the Internet on your PC or Mac desktop or laptop—from anywhere.
No Monthly Fees
Watch and control your TV and its programming on your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone with no monthly subscription fee.*
*Download sold separately. Additional fees from your mobile provider may apply. Picture quality depends on network speed.
Getting Started with Slingbox PRO-HD is Simple
- Connect the Slingbox to up to three A/V sources, such as a DVR, a cable set-top box and a DVD player/recorder (The Slingbox is compatible with just about any A/V 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 home network-connected PC or Mac computer, 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 or Digital Cable Set-Top Box
- DVRs (such as DISH, TiVo, Comcast, ReplayTV or one provided by your cable/satellite provider)
- DVD Player/Recorder
- Satellite Receiver such as DISH or DIRECTV
- Video/Security Camera
- Windows Media Center
- Digital Antenna
- Digital Cable (clear QAM)
- HD Component Input Support for 720p or 1080i (60Hz)
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 tablet or smartphone?
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 smartphones.
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.)
Top Customer Reviews
UPDATE ONE MONTH LATER: Sling was now willing to honor the warranty on my Slingbox....but only if I paid them $50 more for an extended warranty. Yes, even though my product was well within the one year warranty. Only if I paid them more money would they answer my calls or e-mails asking them to replace my unit.
Anyone considering this product should add $50 to the purchase price when evaluating its worth to you. The product essentially comes with a mere 90 day warranty--you must pay extra after that. Sling should be upfront, adding that $50 to the list price and providing good support. But I guess that's not how they do business.
UPDATE ONE YEAR LATER: After stewing over the extra $50 for months, I opted to pay it so I could move forward and actually have a working SlingBox. I will give Sling credit: Once you pay them their extra $50, they do support you. They stayed on the phone with me at length, connected in remotely, and didn't hesitate to send a replacement unit for my failed one.
I did require support after receiving the new unit because no installation instructions were included and their software is not all that smart. It should have recognized there was a new SlingBox on my LAN and proffered "Do you want to configure the unconfigured SlingBox?Read more ›
In order to use access the video from your Slingbox remotely (when away from your home), Sling has created the concept of an online "sling account" which stores your Slingbox access information on the internet.
As far as I can tell, once you leave your home network, there is no way to access your slingbox signal, without logging into your sling account. This is basically a website, that you log into with email/password, and designate which slingbox you want to watch.
I recently ran into a problem where my email address changed (they require you to login into your slingaccount with your email address rather than a userid), and I needed to update it on my slingaccount. After MUCH searching, all I could find was a way to change my password, but no way to change my email address.
So, I found the "contact us" email link, and fired off a quick request to "please let me know how to change the email address on my sling account".
What I received back was really shocking. Honestly, I have been buying electronics, web services, etc for a long time, and have never received as outrageous of a reply as this.
The response was basically:
- We checked your account, and you purchased your slingbox over 90 days ago, which makes it outside our warranty.
- Therefore, in order for us to resolve you issue, you will need to pay us $29.99 per incident.
- OR you can pay us $49.99 for 2 more years of support.
Are you kidding me!Read more ›
But today, about a week before the 1 year hardware warranty is set to expire the box just quit. No power light, no network lights - the box doesn't do anything. Clearly a hardware issue or a bad power supply.
However when I follow the directions on the SlingMedia website to get an RMA to return the defective hardware, I was told I need to pay $29.99. I said it is still under warranty - you cannot charge me. The person said it was $29.99 to talk to them. I asked if it turns out to be a hardware issue - which it clearly is, would I get refunded? No was the reply. There is no escalation path.
Consumers should not have to pay to have warranties honored. SlingMedia is no longer a company I respect or can recommend. I highly recommend everyone avoid this company.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Haven't had this for a year yet and I now need to buy another power supply but may look in to something else.Published 19 days ago by pistol pete
Working good so far. Thanks. Try a little more packing material next time however.Published 3 months ago by Jon J Stanley
Nothing beats the Slingbox. The new model pushes ads on whatever device you're watching your slingbox from. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paddy
I purchased this particular unit so that I could stream OTA channels over the internet for free. I just LOVE it! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Patrick & Jane
I loved it while it worked. My first unit failed after a few weeks; the manufacturer replaced it, and my second unit lasted long enough to fail out of warranty. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Daniel Valverde
I've had some scares where i thought it broke, but it was the power adapter. I've replaced it four times.Published 6 months ago by Marc K.
Great product! I watch my home television from anywhere and have tv in my home office via my iPad without paying for an additional cable set top box.Published 7 months ago by TJ