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Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster

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Product Highlights
  • HD Streaming

The Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster from Sling Media allows you to watch live television streamed from your home cable or satellite connection via the Internet.

Connecting to your television and broadband Internet connection, the Slingbox streams live television over the web and allows you to view it anywhere with Internet access. The device allows you to connect up to 4 home theatre sources, and even includes an internal digital tuner for cable or off-air TV signals.

Professionals who pay for expensive cable or satellite packages for sports or movies will appreciate being able to watch when traveling for business and commuters will love the fact that they can catch up on the morning news live on their laptop or phone during the morning train ride. The Slingbox is the technology that allows you to take your television programming with you wherever you go.

Multiple Device Connections with Tuner
The Slingbox Pro can handle up to 3 video sources. It features 2 SD and 2 HD analog inputs. The device also features an ATSC/NTSC/QAM TV tuner.
SlingStream Technology
The Slingbox features SlingStream technology. This innovative compression dynamically adjusts video quality to best suit the type of material you are watching. This lets you watch video at optimal quality when streaming over the Internet.
Ease of Use
The Slingbox feature an automatic device discovery wizard to help you easily set the system up. It was designed with ease of use in mind, so you won't have to be a computer genius to get it working.
PDA and Smartphone Compatible
In addition to streaming to a laptop or desktop computer, the Slingbox Pro can be used with SlinPlayer Mobile software to play video directly on your Windows Mobile PDA or Smartphone. A free trial version of this software is available from Sling Media's web site with additional registration costs for the full version.
No Hidden Fees
With the Slingbox there are no hidden subscription fees that other services may charge. Once you own the hardware you can start watching TV over the Internet without having to worry about a hidden charge.
Mac OS X Support
Mac OS X support can be added via a download from Sling Media's website. This lets you take advantage of the Slingbox on your MacBook or MacBook Pro!
System Requirements PC Client

Standard Definition
Computer: 1.3GHz
Operating System: Windows Vista, XP SP2
Memory: 1GB
Hard Drive: 150MB for software; 2GB live video buffer
Hardware: 24-bit Graphics Card, 16-bit Sound Card, Network connectivity

High Definition
Computer: 3GHz or 2GHz Dual-Core CPU
Display: 1280 x 768

Mac Client (Standard Definition only)
Computer: Power PC G4/G5 800MHz; Intel Mac
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4
Memory: 1GB
Hard Drive: 150MB
Hardware: Network connection

Network
Cable or DSL modem
256Kbps upstream network for standard definition
1.5Mbps upstream for high definition
Higher upstream network speeds yield higher quality video
Home network router; Wired or wireless (UPnP compatibility, 802.11n highly recommended)

Video (NTSC) and Audio Source
Any of the following: Basic Cable TV Set-top Box or Digital, Cable Set-top Box, Digital Video Recorder (DVR) such as DISH, DIRECTV, TiVo, Comcast, ReplayTV, or one provided by your cable/satellite provider, DVD Player/Recorder, Satellite Receiver such as DISH or DIRECTV, Video/Security Camera, Apple TV, Windows Media Center, Antenna, Digital Cable (clear QAM), also known as DTV cable
Connectors Inputs: 1x Composite Video/S-Video (Shared), 1x RCA Component, 1x RF Coaxial, 1x Coaxial S/PDIF, 2x RCA Stereo
Outputs: 1x Composite Video/S-Video (Shared), 1x RCA Component, 1x RF Coaxial, 1x Coaxial S/PDIF, 2x RCA Stereo
Device Control: IR emitter
Network: RJ-45 Ethernet
1x USB
Electrical Requirements AC: 100-120VAC, 50-60Hz
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster
  • AC Adapter (100-120VAC, 50-60Hz)
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Coaxial Cable
  • Composite AV Cable
  • Component Video Cable
  • Remote Control IR Cable
  • S-Video Cable
  • Stereo Audio Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Sling BoxSlingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster
     
    4.5

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy installation (23)
    • Crisp picture (20)
    • Fast connection (19)

    Cons

    • No HDMI (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home (16)
    • Sports (16)
    • Movies (13)
    • Office (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (11), Power user (9), Casual user (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great product that can be a challenge

    The Slingbox Pro-HD really is a fantastic device that will bring a big smile to your face... eventually!If you would like the potential of watching your cable service or other devices via...Read complete review

    The Slingbox Pro-HD really is a fantastic device that will bring a big smile to your face... eventually!If you would like the potential of watching your cable service or other devices via the internet while travelling or on holidays, this is THE device for you.With a plethora of device connections, it gives the user lots of choices and doesn't disappoint with it's ability to sling High Definition content around the house and beyond (as long as your have a quick Upload speed to the internet).My situation in Australia with the current offering of ADSL residential speeds, means I cannot obtain faster upload speeds than 1MB/s.So the Slingbox adjusts accordingly and outputs a lower quality/resolution stream across the net to be able to cope with the limited bandwidth.The quality of the stream the Pro-HD outputs around my house is very very impressive, I could not be happier and can easily control the device(s) being streamed via an on-screen remote.I've also installed the iPhone SlingPlayer software which is highly recommended in getting content onto your portable device, it's an extra option that is fairly priced in what it offers.[...]!My overall rating of the Slingbox Pro-HD is a 4/5 and would have been given a perfect 5 Stars if not for the challenge it presented on initial set up.To give an idea, I'm a 25 year PC user and have a solid understanding of networks and maintaining a tight network at home. However I almost found myself losing sleep after receiving my Pro-HD in my attempt to get it working on my network correctly.The Pro-HD did not like being given a Static-IP address and forced me into setting up DHCP on my router to allow it to setup a dynamic IP address.Once I set this up, things got easier, however this is the only device to have ever been so fussy.This is a minor issue now and the only bad experience to report so far, otherwise this device is solid and minus this issue, I have to say it comes Highly Recommended for anyone looking to achieve streaming of media inside or outside the home network.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pretty Good

    The unit works as advertised but a couple things prevent it from being perfect. First, when you control your DVD using the built-in remote, you might lose a couple seconds of your stream. ...Read complete review

    The unit works as advertised but a couple things prevent it from being perfect. First, when you control your DVD using the built-in remote, you might lose a couple seconds of your stream. That's annoying if you just press something like the info button.

    There are several firmware and software updates that are required before you can use it on other machines. For example, if you run it on one machine and it says to update the firmware, it seems to install fine. Then when you try to run the program, it will not work unless you upgrade the software. Finally when you think it's working perfectly, you try accessing it through another computer and it makes you upgrade the software again. So the firmware upgrades are not downward compatible with the software versions.

    I don't like the fact I have to provide it my email address every single time I upgrade the software and/or install it on another computer.

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    5.0

    This thing is awesome

    By Signaldoc

    from Philadelphia.PA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Crisp Picture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office

      Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

      I had no problem whatsoever hooking this slingbox up. I was watching HD tv on my laptop away from home in a matter of hours.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Slingbox Pro HD becomes favorite

      By dbrins

      from Nashville, TN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Crisp Picture
      • Easy Installation
      • Fast Connection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Sports
        • Travel

        Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

        Use it when I travel to watch live TV and shows DVR'd. Also allow our kids to GUEST watch their favorite shows (usually sports teams) since they have basic cable.

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        • No

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        5.0

        "I LIKE VERY MUCH THIS PRODUCT"

        By MT.SANTOS

        from MARIA , BRASIL

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Installation
        • Fast Connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Movies
          • Office
          • Sports

          Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

          THIS IS MY SECOND. UNFORTUNATELY MY DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE. AS I LOVED, I BOUGHT IT AGAIN AND MUST TO BE IN BEH, BECAUSE IS THE PLACE WHERE I ALWAYS BUY MY ELETRONICS, ALL OF THEM WITHOUT EXTENTEDED WARRANTY. THIS YEAR, FOR THE FIRST TIME, I BOUGHT MY SLING BOX WHITH THIS EXTENTEDED WARRANTY, AND HERE I AM. I HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER ONE. WARRANTY, NEVER MORE!!!!

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          5.0

          Works Great

          By Mtnibker99x

          from Robbinsville, NJ

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Crisp Picture
          • Easy Installation
          • Fast Connection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Movies
            • Office
            • Sports

            Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

            Works great, use when I am on the road to catch my local games and other progaming back home.

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            4.0

            If you need it you've got it!

            By RickHorn

            from Cleveland, Ohio

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Crisp Picture
            • Easy Installation

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Movies
              • Office
              • Sports

              Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

              I have had a Slingbox Pro for many years and have used it successfully all over the world.
              I just bought a 3rd. gen, iPad which requires a Slingbox Pro HD to utilize the new retina display.
              The new player is better than the old one (not surprisingly). The only problem encountered is uneven bandwidth from the internet suppliers. When there's heavy usage the picture suffers.
              One bit of advice: If you need a wireless bridge and use Apple Airport for your normal router, be sure to use Apple airport express for your bridge. I used to use a Belkin and had many problems but with the Apple to Apple setup it has been almost flawless.

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Mellajean

              from Lafayette, LA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Crisp Picture
              • Easy Installation
              • Fast Connection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Movies
                • Office
                • Sports

                Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                My purpsoe of buying htis product was to bea ble to bring my cable experience whrever I go. It has not let me down! I can now bring my tlevision experince wherver I go on my smartphone.

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                5.0

                Works Great

                By DennisS

                from Robbinsville, NJ

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Crisp Picture
                • Easy Installation
                • Fast Connection

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Office
                  • Sports

                  Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                  No problems works great easy set up.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Works as Advertised

                  By El Judio Jodido

                  from New York and Bat Yam

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Installation
                  • Fast Connection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                      I got this product in anticipation of a move abroad at a friend's recommendation. So far, I like it and it does what it says. The controls are not as user friendly as I would like, and not the easiest to figure out. Otherwise, I love it!

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                      4.0

                      Great Product

                      By Al

                      from Florida

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                            Works great on Comcast boxes.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Slingbox Pro-HD review

                            By slap shot

                            from Mt Olive, NJ

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Crisp Picture
                            • Easy Installation
                            • Fast Connection

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Movies

                              Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                              I currently have the slingbox hooked up to one of my cable boxes located in a bedroom that is not used very often. So far I can watch TV using our desktop computer our laptop computer and an I-pad. The picture quality is outstanding. The sling box software tells me the video is being processed at a rate of 8,200kbps.
                              I can also watch TV from our boat which we have a wifi connection. I was pleasantly surprised over how good the picture quality was considering that my computer at home has a max upload speed of 2Mbps.
                              At the boat the slingbox software indicated a transfer rate of 2,040kps. This rate was adequate enough for me to receive an uninterrupted high quality picture.

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                              4.0

                              Works as advertised

                              By techboy5

                              from San Francisco, CA

                              About Me Power User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Crisp Picture
                              • Easy Installation
                              • Fast Connection

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Movies
                                • Office

                                Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                                Product is used in many instances where a remote vendor needs access to screening video quality.
                                The fact that the image is HD quality is a real plus.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Product

                                By eddzis

                                from New York

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Crisp Picture

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                                    Worked great on a mac. Didn't work well on a netbook. Wish it came with a remote control.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Product

                                    By jidler7

                                    from Brooklyn, NY

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Crisp Picture
                                    • Fun to use
                                    • One set up easy to setup

                                    Cons

                                    • Difficult to Hook Up
                                    • Hard to set up

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Sports
                                    • Streaming

                                    Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                                    Works like a charm. Took too long to set it up

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    I dont know how I lived without this !!

                                    By rpinto

                                    from Norwalk, CT

                                    About Me Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Crisp Picture
                                    • Easy Installation
                                    • Fast Connection

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Movies
                                      • Office
                                      • Sports

                                      Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                                      Great for business travel !
                                      I dont know why I have not seen more advertising, I found out by word of mouth.....

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                                      3.0

                                      Awesome...but slightly flawed

                                      By sicksticks

                                      from santa monica, ca

                                      About Me Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy Installation
                                      • Great idea

                                      Cons

                                      • Not totally thought out

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                                        The unit performs as advertised, with an easy interface online. However, if someone is at home while someone else is using the product, guess what? The person at home is no longer in control of the entertainment system they have. TOTAL control is given up when you access this product/service.
                                        Not so good...
                                        And having to pay an extra $29 for mobile access is I guess to be expected but a bummer.

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                                        • Yes

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                                        5.0

                                        Above and Beyond Expectations

                                        By Cajun1

                                        from New York

                                        About Me Casual User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Crisp Picture
                                        • Easy Installation
                                        • Fast Connection

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Movies
                                          • Sports

                                          Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                                          Use to bounce New York Cablevision to Florida vacation home.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          a must buy!

                                          By UPSMike

                                          from Columbia TN

                                          About Me Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy Installation

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home
                                            • Office

                                            Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                                            I got this mainly to view my home security camera's via my phone, and I never realized how awesome it would be to see them, my HD OTA signal and my Dish Network signal anywhere I had cell service.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            I would buy this product again and again

                                            By LBB1972

                                            from BRAZIL, RJ

                                            About Me Power User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy Installation
                                            • Works in Brazil

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Movies
                                              • Sports

                                              Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                                              I got to see my games for iphone

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                                              • No

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              A success story for a great product

                                              By Funseeker

                                              from Evergreen Park, Illinois

                                              About Me Power User

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                                                    needed a way to stream high def TV/DVR to other areas of my home... this product has met that need... and then some
                                                    Pros:

                                                    Love the ability to watch my TV/DVR from anywhere in the house. Even the remote looks identical to the real one and works the same

                                                    Its easy to setup... and they even provide the cables

                                                    Didn't need to teach my wife how it works because the system is very intuitive.

                                                    Discovered that I can even watch my own recorded shows from different locations (after some firewall settings) such as my Mom's house ( she lives about 40 minutes from my location )

                                                    Cons:
                                                    none that I can tell so far... and let me tell you I am using this product daily

                                                    Summary:
                                                    I'm IT literate... but my wife is not... this product allowed me to show my wife and friends that you can stream TV/DVR to any where and anyone can do it.

                                                    highly recommend

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                                                    • Yes

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Why didn't I buy one sooner??!!??

                                                    By NLK21

                                                    from South Jersey

                                                    About Me Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Crisp Picture
                                                    • Easy Installation
                                                    • Fast Connection

                                                    Cons

                                                    • No HDMI

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Sling Box Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster:

                                                      This is a very good product that I wish I bought at least a year ago. I use this to watch my Satellite HD DVR via laptop PC or HTC EVO when I'm on the road

                                                      Hopefully the newer versions will support 1080P via HDMI to make it fully future ready.

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