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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.
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.
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.
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
Component Video Cable
Composite Video Cable
Stereo Audio Cable
Remote Control (2x AAA Batteries not Included)
IR Emitter Cable
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
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
None internal to the Slingbox. Attach your own USB storage device for remote viewing and archiving of videos and photos.
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)
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.)
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
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)