"Works as described!"4.5 starson by fnyello
Pros: Easy setup, nice interface, great customer service,
Cons: Sling link must be plugged directly into electrical outlet, Slingbox does not allow remote access for multiple users.
Summary: Just purchased the Slingbox Pro and Sling Link. We also purchased the additional HDMI cable but it wasn't needed (will return to store).
We have Directv with a HD DVR receiver and Sony Bravia HD TV. The DVR is connected to the TV via HDMI. Connected Slingbox via composite cables. Had to use Sling Link because the broadband connection is in another room. Connected one half of the Sling Link to the Slingbox and the other half to our Linksys WRT310N router. The directions clearly state that the Sling Link must be plugged directly into an outlet. We discovered that if we used a powerstrip or extension cord, it would not work.
After getting everything properly connected, we downloaded the player to our desktop and laptops that are on the home network. Great video quality on all three. The on-screen remote control looks just like the real one and operates the same. We could do everything with the DVR just as if we were sitting in front of it.
We had difficulty getting remote access when we tried with an aircard. Contacted Sling Media via chat and the representative configured the router and did the port forwarding in minutes. Awesome service.
When using the aircard the video quality is not as good as the home network. Obviously connection speeds will play a big part. Overall, we are very happy with it. We are going to hook up a DVD player to it next!