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Sling Media® Slingbox™ 500 Network/Streaming Media Player

Sling Media® Slingbox™ 500 Network/Streaming Media Player

Item: IM1NZ5436    Model: SB500-100

Sling Media® Slingbox™ 500 Network/Streaming Media Player
4.5stars
( 561 reviews)
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  • Windows® or Mac® minimum requirements: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or better, DirectX 9 class video card with more than 256 MB of dedicated memory for Windows PC
  • Minimum network bandwidth: HD viewing: 2Mbps, SD viewing: 600 Kbps, Mobile viewing: 250 Kbps
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Browsers: Latest versions of Chrome™, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari (OS X only)Windows® or Mac® minimum requirements: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or better, DirectX 9 class video card with more than 256 MB of dedicated memory for Windows PCMinimum network bandwidth: HD viewing: 2Mbps, SD viewing: 600 Kbps, Mobile viewing: 250 KbpsEachSling Media® Slingbox™ 500 Media PlayerBrowsers: Latest versions of Chrome™, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari (OS X only)Windows® or Mac® minimum requirements: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or better, DirectX 9 class video card with more than 256 MB of dedicated memory for Windows PCMinimum network bandwidth: HD viewing: 2Mbps, SD viewing: 600 Kbps, Mobile viewing: 250 KbpsSling Media® Slingbox™ 500 Network/Streaming Media Player298.00USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/m001383833_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/m001383833_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/m001383833/Sling-Media-Slingbox-500-Network-Streaming-Media-Player/product_IM1NZ5436
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Sling Media® Slingbox™ 500 Network/Streaming Media Player
 
4.7

(based on 562 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (451)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Great Product, just one missing feature

I love my slingbox. I use it all the time on my phone and my ipad. The only thing that is missing is the ability to stream it to another TV well. I...Read complete review

I love my slingbox. I use it all the time on my phone and my ipad. The only thing that is missing is the ability to stream it to another TV well. I currently stream it to my ipad and then use mirroring on Apply TV, but if there was an app for Apple TV that made it full screen would be so much better.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Slingbox 500

I bought this to watch programs off my DVR while away from the device. The playback is not the quality I thought it would be and most of the time is choppy and the...Read complete review

I bought this to watch programs off my DVR while away from the device. The playback is not the quality I thought it would be and most of the time is choppy and the sound is not with the picture. Sometimes it is virtually impossible to even watch the show I want because it is so bad. This happens with live TV as well. This item is not near the quality I expected, especially based on the price paid. I recommend you do something to remedy the problem

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best christmas gift ever

By Easybel

from Montréal, QC, Canada

Comments about Sling Media® Slingbox™ 500 Network/Streaming Media Player:

My son gave me the Slingbox for christmas. We live in Canada and spend our winters in Los Angeles, and miss a lot of our canadian shows, not anymore! This is great

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

TERRIBLE

By Stevie

from Chicago, IL, United States

Comments about Sling Media® Slingbox™ 500 Network/Streaming Media Player:

Zero support for Chrome (64 bit)? Absolutely horrible! Don't waste your money!

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5.0

If you have a 2nd home, a Sling is a must-have.

By beachcondo

from Hilton Head Island, SC, United States

Comments about Sling Media® Slingbox™ 500 Network/Streaming Media Player:

I own a condo where we spend considerable time throughout the year. Since it is not a primary home, I brought high-speed internet in through the local cable provider, but did not purchase a package that included cable TV. This was intentional, as I needed reliable data access for work (and all of the kids tablets, phones, etc), and for the minimal amount of time that we actually watch TV while we are there, streaming media, Netflix, YouTube, etc, would fill that need since I purchased a smart-TV. Or so I thought. I found that I miss most of the sporting events for my home team(s), and buying the local cable didn't get me what I needed anyway. As with most condo associations, you can't install a dish, so you are left with a mixed-bag of solutions/subscriptions that kind-of fill the need. I also tried a high-end Digital antenna since I have the top-floor condo. I tried it at our primary home and it worked exceptionally well, so I had high hopes for at least some broadcast channels in the condo. I went into the attic and installed the antenna as high as possible, but still could not get a signal because of the location of our condo complex. I thought I was out of options until a friend mentioned that he 'slings' TV to his cabin in upper Minnesota, and that brought me to Sling. I must have watched the video on your site about 10 times trying to figure out what I was missing. It couldn't be THAT simple, but it was. You put a Sling box between your home cable box and your TV, you follow the prompts that appear on your TV, and in minutes you are watching TV from anywhere. One of the hidden gems that you didn't mention on your site is that your home experience does not change at all. The Sling box just inserts itself between the TV and your cable box, but neither device actually sees it there. I bought the Sling 500, which does give me the ability to make my home TV smarter when I choose to, but the cable box will never know about it, which is the real magic here. We still use the same remote from our cable company and do everything the same way. I will say that I have seen some of the negative reviews about a choppy video and/or sound being out of sync with video, but since I'm on high-speed at both ends of the equation I have not experienced this at all. I do travel for work, and have seen both of these problems when I'm on the shared network at a hotel or convention, but Sling can only do so much with that physics problem. :) I give my Sling500 5 stars because it has solved the exact problem that I had; Lots of great channels at home, lot's of internet speed at a 2nd location, but no access to the channels that really mattered to us no matter which package we bought from the local provider. Problem solved with no additional subscriptions or inconvenience. Thanks Sling!

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

No support for external USB Drive

By MichiganMike

from Brighton, MI, United States

Comments about Sling Media® Slingbox™ 500 Network/Streaming Media Player:

Sorry for the negative ratings. The Slingbox 500 works very well for place-shifting TV content. The latest software updates, however, have dropped support for the external media device (USB drive) from users who had already purchased the Slingbox 500. This was a great feature and I hope Sling will bring it back.

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5.0

Slingbox 500

By CableGuyLA

from Los Angeles, CA, United States

Comments about Sling Media® Slingbox™ 500 Network/Streaming Media Player:

I've been using my Slingbox 500 with my Apple TV, iPhone 5/iPad & Roku 3.The SlingBox 500 is the best thing to happen to TV on the go. I got the best steaming results using the Newest Apple Router.

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