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Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD

Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD
alaScore 83

22 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the reliability and size.

usability, design

price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Kevin Gallucci (

Sling Media Slingbox Pro HD review


Catch-up with TV remotely thanks to Sling Media

1080i support ; Sleek, neat design ; Easy to setup and use

No Freeview HD tuner ; Picture quality is dictated by internet speeds

Nov, 2010

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Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD review


There's no HDMI input, the web interface can be slow and we wish it had wireless networking, but it's still an easy way to stream video content over the internet.

The Slingbox Pro-HD is a very specialised device. The lack of HDMI inputs could be a problem for those with modern Sky or cable boxes, but it’s useful if you want to watch Freeview over the internet. £250 buys a lot of TV shows from iTunes, though.

Expert review by : John Falcone (

Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD review: Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD


Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD

Streams home TV and other audiovisual sources to any broadband-connected Mac, Windows PC, Windows Mobile, Palm, or Symbian device in the world; streams HD video (bandwidth permitting); no host PC or monthly charges required; easy-to-use software;...

Cell phone/PDA viewing software costs extra; no built-in wireless networking support; monopolizes most AV sources during viewing; best video quality requires ample bandwidth and muscular PC.

The Sling Media Pro-HD streams live TV to your PC or smartphone--but for most users, its excellent HD-capable picture quality will be diminished when accessed outside of the home network.

Sep, 2008

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"Buyer Beware!! Slingbox software updates are a scam!"


If you are considering buying a Slingbox PLEASE do your research before you buy!! A good place to start is slingbox's own answer forums (%s ). Search for "firmware update" or "software update" and you'll find dozens of instances of updates causing...

Does allow placeshifting as long as the unit is in warranty.

Once your slingbox unit is out of warranty you'll receive a software update that causes your product to stop working. Either pay the $29.95 tech support fee (potentially EACH time a software update comes out) or enjoy your new paperweight.

May, 2013

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I LOVE my SlingBox


Simply the best way to access your home TV (and the DVR or just about any other video source) from just about any wireless device.

watch TV from any internet connected device. How many more pros do you need? There have been 4 critical news issues I was able to watch in real time because of being able to connect to my TV at home from work.

One of mine,I have 2,is an older one and every time I start up the viewer it threatens not to work. So far it has worked every time but it is annoying that it might go away. But I understand they can't keep up with one I bought back around 2000 :))

Oct, 2012

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Sometimes is actually works


Save your health and your money and wait for someone to build a reliable device.

When it works its great.

Usually doesn't work. I've wasted an enormous amount of time trying every possible thing to get it to work. Sometimes it will work as advertised and I think I've fixed it and then the next time it won't work. 90 days support then $30 paid support

May, 2012

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Great device when it works...buyer beware!!


I've only had my box 3 month and i had a problem with the ethernet port not working. Long story short, after several calls and 1 month later, still no resolution. All i have to show for: -3 new power adaptors -2 replacement unit (actually, waiting on...

Excellent way to watch or catch up on recorded your shows for ppl that are on the go.

Freezes from time to time but most likely a problem with internet connection, so no big deal. Remote control option when watching on my iphone is difficult and not very responsive, better to watch on desk/laptop.

Apr, 2012

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Best EVER!!


Without a doubt, the BEST paperweight I've ever owned! Take it to the bank. If not for this product, I would have never discovered better internet bandwidth, (which doesn't help SLBX PRO-HD).

I can't think of any, unless you don't mind spending $200 plus on something that works about 7% of the time. If you can get past that, you've hit the grail!

Sep, 2013

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Love kt


other thanks sues with wifi connections which is not slingbox issue, it works great. iPad app and ability to connect from iPad to tv a d. Ives on tv also works ok.

Expensive but if I get another year or so out of it before it fails, it is well with it.

Nov, 2012

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good when it works


Capacitors looked OK. The common-mode choke (FB13) also looked OK, but when I plugged the power, I saw slight smoke rise from the component. I then de-soldered/removed the failed choke and bridged the connections for both legs by soldering on two small...

Convenient. Allows me to watch TV on mobile devices and PC/laptop.

Mine died after 3 months. No power. Unplugged and plug back in, power led and other lights come on for 5-10 seconds and then go out.

Aug, 2012