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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
( 556 reviews)
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  • 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/s0701477_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0701477_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0701477/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 558 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (449)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

500 getting there but still needs more

My inventory of place shifting technology includes every Slingbox and Vulkano ever made and many of the attempts at putting Slingplayer capability in the streaming devices, i.e. Logitech, WD,etc. Had to see...Read complete review

My inventory of place shifting technology includes every Slingbox and Vulkano ever made and many of the attempts at putting Slingplayer capability in the streaming devices, i.e. Logitech, WD,etc. Had to see what the 500 brought so got one when they first came out. My environment is setup to allow me to view cameras, satellite receivers, and cable receivers in IL from CA, and vice versa. IL has 100 mbps internet connection and CA has 80 mbps so speed of the link is not a problem. CA has 82" Mitsubishi TV with laptop HDMI connectivity. Of all my setup environments, the best reception comes from a Windows laptop running the no longer supported Slingplayer client connecting to a Slingbox PRO HD (actually have two Directv DVR's connected to two PRO HD units for redundany. The Slingbox 500 is not supported on the older Slingplayer client and only used the web slingplayer capability. I won't review the streaming devices with the 500 but they are woefully inadequate for anything I want to do. My experience with the 500 is good, not great. It provides me no technical advantage over the PRO HD or Solo units for my configuration. What I was really hoping for was for Slingcatcher functionality in the 500 similar to what Vulkano does to allow one unit to communicate directly with another and take advantage of the bandwidth available. The 500 does not do as much with high bandwidth as does the PRO HD connected to my laptop and using the Slingplayer client. I keep hoping for the new products to use every available bit of the internet pipe but only when locally connected can they do that. Come on Slingmedia, do something really innovative. The 500 isn't that next generation and the streaming devices are horrible for the power users of your products.

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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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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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5.0

Using for a long time...now upgrading.

By jadams

from San Diego, CA, United States

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

I bought this device over 10 years ago...now upgrading... It works good in most countries, the only country I have had problems with is China, they censor all internet activity. But, in most countries it works well. I have become dependent on Slingbox over the years! It would be nice if there was a bluetooth "remote control" device for controlling the slingbox remotely through your computer. As it is, you have to stand up and go to the computer to change channels...it would be great with a remote!

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(1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

No support for Amazon Fire TV

By NolongerusingSlingbox

from Undisclosed

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

Product works fine from my laptop and they have an android app, but no support for Amazon Fire TV.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Woks as advertised!!

By POMERS

from Saratoga Springs, NY, United States

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

Little tough to set up but tech support was outstanding. Thank you Melvin! When I read about Slingbox I just had to have one. Great easy to use software. Cool that it shows on screen the actual Time Warner remote so you don't have to learn a new one. I would recommend Slingbox to anyone that has moved out of the country, travels a lot or just has to have the latest, coolest electronic device. Thumbs way up!

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4.0

Excellent part of the Connected Home

By Toto

from Seychelles

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

Since I have been using slingbox it has really change the way I watch my favorite programs. It have even forced me to change my TV to a smartTV allowing me to connect to all my content feeds wirelessly. Only one downside of it so far is that only one device can watch contant at anyone time.....that's a real shame...hopefuly with the next upgrade we might be able to watch on multiple device at anyone time. I cannot see how they cannot do this for it the stream is multicast or changed later to multicast this could be easilly possible. Most STBs can do this these days..

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