"Oh You Want It To Work AS Advertised... Thats Extra.."1.5 starson by johncreasy
Pros: I was able to connect to my Stinkbox while I was in Europe. It is very convenient to have the ability to watch shows, sports, and news while traveling internationally.
Cons: Picture is choppy. Slow device management. Extra fees for the HD cable and Mobile Device Software.
Summary: The Slingbox is a great concept especially for road warriors but it is not quite what I expected for the price. The Slingbox Pro is $250, the HD Cable is $50 and the mobile device software is an additional $29.99 per license. I would expect a very high quality product for these prices and I cannot say I feel like this was money well spent. The connection rates via Sling Media are slow, the direct connect function does not work, and the picture is pixelly not HD. While some of the streaming issues may have been resolved in the latest software and firmware release I would not recommend this appliance to a friend unless they were looking for a convenient way to view Television from their computer locally (Source and Destination being on the same home network). I would love to see Sling fix these issues as foreign TV is so... Foreign...