"Works as advertised"4.5 starson by sum random dork
Pros: Easy set up, reliable service, great Customer Service
Cons: no built in WiFi
Summary: Ok, having read a few reviews here I figured I better write one as an orignal owner of Sling (waiting list for a month) then I upgraded to the Pro. I had this one set up in less then 20 mins! It's easy, I used a Linksys Game Adapter (20 bucks at Amazon) and with that I was up and running. I have coax cable and my Comcast Box running thru it. I like this becuase you can watch w/out distrubing someone if they are watching the TV but if I want to watch Digital/HD cable I can switch over. I have used my Sling on my laptop, cellphone, and also hooked my laptop up to a TV when I am out of town and want to watch a Fball or Bball game on tv.
As for some of the complaining by people, I don't see it, I'd venture to guess that 90% or more of people that buy this have a router already set up. So it's just a matter of adjusting your settings, opening up a port, and then setting the video stream.
I would highly recommend Sling to anyone and in fact have showed it to friends who went to buy their own.