Sling Slingbox 500

Sling Slingbox 500

Sling Slingbox 500

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Product Highlights

  • Watch & Control TV from Tablet/Phone/PC
  • Find Programs with On-Screen Gallery
  • Play and Schedule DVR Recordings
  • Absolutely No Monthly Fees
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet Port
  • HDMI/Component/Composite Input & Output
  • Access to Thousands of Movies
  • Watch via Apple TV/Chromecast/Roku
  • Quick On-Screen Set-Up
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The Slingbox 500 from Sling empowers you to extend your living room TV experience in 1080p high definition to your PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone or connected TV in another room. It does require the Slingplayer app, available through Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore and Windows Store. You'll also be able to watch live or DVR-stored content remotely from an Internet-connected device anywhere in the world. The Slingbox 500 contains built-in Wi-Fi, an HDMI input and output (in addition to component and composite video ports) and comes with a real remote control (in addition to the software-based remote on your computer or other screen).

Location-Free Control and Viewing of Your TV Shows
Leverage your home network so you can view and control live channels or recorded programs normally enjoyed from in front of your TV using a computer, tablet or smartphone in another room. Viewing and control extend to computers and mobile devices connected to the Internet anywhere in the world.
View Content in Full HD
The Slingbox 500 delivers 1080p video quality and includes an HDMI input and output.
IR Blaster Controls Your Cable or Satellite Box
A built-in emitter and included IR relay cable enables you to command your set-top box from another room or across the planet.
Built-in Wi-Fi
The Slingbox 500 is Wi-Fi capable (or you can attach an included Ethernet cable)
Receive and Display Photos on the TV
The new SlingProjector feature allows you to wirelessly display personal media, such as photos, from your smartphone onto your big TV screen.
Hard Remote
Used while seated in front of the Slingbox 500, the remote is deployed for on-screen setup as well as personal media functions such as controlling a photo slideshow.
Additional Features
Sort by program genre or set up favorites
Review live sports scores and statistics - all on the same screen
Access to thousands of movies, as well as international sports and channels
Enhanced Slingplayer for iPad with program gallery and social sharing
In the Box
Sling Slingbox 500
  • HDMI Cable
  • Component Video Cable
  • Composite Video Cable
  • Stereo Audio Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Remote Control (2x AAA Batteries not Included)
  • IR Emitter Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Supported Connect to any of the following high-definition video sources in up to 1080p:

    Digital cable set-top box, satellite receiver, digital video recorder (DVR), DVD or Blu-ray Disc player/recorder, video security cameras

    Storage None internal to the Slingbox. Attach your own USB storage device for remote viewing and archiving of videos and photos.
    Operating Systems Mobile and Connected Device Requirements:

    SlingPlayer software for Android, iOS and other mobile and connected devices is available separately. (Note: SlingPlayer software for your compatible smartphone or tablet is sold separately.)

    Computer Client (Windows or Mac):

    Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    DirectX 9 Class video card with more than 256 MB of dedicated memory for Windows PC
    OS X 10.6 (or later) or Windows Vista (or later)
    Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari (OS X only)
    Bandwidth Minimum Network Bandwidth:

    HD Viewing: 2 Mbps
    SD Viewing: 600 Kbps
    Mobile Viewing: 250 Kbps
    (Note; Video quality is dependent on network speed and conditions.)
    Connectors Inputs: 1x HDMI, 1x set component video, 1x composite video, 1x pair stereo
    Outputs: 1x HDMI, 1x set component video, 1x composite video, 1x pair stereo audio, IR
    Other: Ethernet, 1x USB
    Electrical Requirements 100-240V
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 11.4 x 2.2 x 4.9" / 28.96 x 5.59 x 12.45 cm (includes connectors)
    Weight 1.2 lb (0.54 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.3 lb
    Slingbox 500 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 28.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ad infested software Sling recently updated the desktop software, and web browser to include ads. If you have a small screen, you will only be able to use about 1/3 of it for TV. I do not recommend this product because of the ads.
    Date published: 2015-03-30
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy..they have ruined web player It is amazing that companies can be so greedy that they resort to shooting themselves in the foot to make an extra buck...Sling(Dish) is an example of such a company. They have introduced advertising to their web players. Read the forums ... folks are irate as this was not part of the product stack when many purchased their Slingbox units. Shame on the idiot that thought adding flash advertising was a 'brilliant idea'. I hope I can get $50 bucks on craigslist for my unit.
    Date published: 2015-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast & Easy set-up. Reliable. Wireless. This is my 4th slingbox and I've had 3 sets of turbo slings. By far this is the best Slingbox experience I've had. The set-up is very fast. Yes it is more expensive to buy the wireless box - but if you can't connect it close to your modem/router then you have to buy turbo slings and Ethernet cords - which adds up. Plus, if you have to troubleshoot it takes quite a bit of time - unplugging, replugging everything in sequence to make sure it picks up the IP address correctly. In summary, the fast and easy set-up, and the reliability saves me time. It was well worth the extra expense.
    Date published: 2013-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product!!! I have been using Slingbox since 2007. I love it. The picture quality is great. It allows you to watch using Standard or High Definition. There are multiple ways to set it up (Composite, Component and HDMI). I use mine to watch my TV/DVR in other rooms in the house, on the patio, by the pool and on my laptop or tablet when traveling. You have access to your TV's Program Guide, can control your TiVo/DVR, and it has an on-screen remote control. Also Slingbox customer service is very good if you have questions or need additional help setting it up with your system.There is one thing you must do before purchasing the slingbox, make sure that you have every thing you need to complete the hardware ste up. It comes with an A/V cable and a HDMI cable, but some setups require an additional A/V or HDMI Cable (it depends on the inputs and outputs you have on your TV or set top box. If you call Slingbox Customer Service and let them know what equipment you have, they will be able to tell you if you will need any addition cables. I would definetely recommend this product to others.
    Date published: 2013-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent - works great, setup easy Easy setup, Good GUI, multiple inputs, great streaming quality. HDMI doesnt work with HDCP protected content, limiting its usefulness, although the RGB component inputs offer good quality. The addition of WiFi over the previous SlingBox Pro is very helpful.
    Date published: 2013-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product The Slingbox 500 is easy to setup and works as advertised. Video and audio quality is excellent and allows you to watch TV on phones, tablets, or computers anywhere you have Internet. The Guide feature is better than my cable box guide and the free apps (with ads) now means no hidden costs. Everything you need is included in the box! Best purchase I've made this year.
    Date published: 2016-01-24
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good product - poor support Using server intervention - requires the server and everything between to be working well - even if the Sling and the computer, that you are watching it on, are sitting next to each other. This also creates a terrific lag time for the picture and every command used - making fast forward and rewind difficult to use. Wonderful idea - just needs a bunch of improvement.
    Date published: 2015-08-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT one calbe provider, and our TV channels, recordings, and control of both are always with us ..across the USA, across the world, on TVs, Laptops, and iphones. This implementation of technology deserves wider awareness.
    Date published: 2013-02-20
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