"Amazing Technology"5.0 starson by Mark132888
Pros: Easy Set-Up Great Quality on Laptop and Treo 700W
Cons: Didn't Get One Sooner!!!
Summary: I received this as a Christmas gift this year. I am running 3 MB Cable Internet with a Linksys Wireless N router with QOS. My laptop is an old Dell Inspiron 8000 with wireless G connection. I also have it on my Verizon Wireless Palm Treo 700w and it is all connected to a DIRECTV HD-20 receiver.
When this was bought they also had the foresight to purchase the SlingBox HD connection cable as well the Slingbox Powerline Adaptors.
Each of the items comes with a quick start guide that honestly I didn't even use. I plugged everything in and timed myself doing it. With in 30 minutes I had my DVR "slinging' on my laptop. 10 minutes later it was on my Palm Treo.
Since my HD DVR is down in my living room and my router is 1 floor up the power line adaptors where put in. They work PHENONMENAL.
Picture and sound quality is unreal on both my laptop and Treo. I am surprised how well the picture and sound is on the Treo with even 1 bar in Verizon's EVDO network coverage area.
I have shown a ton of people it on the laptop and the phone and they are BLOWN AWAY with the technology. If you spend time away from home like I do DO NOT wait to get this product. A good broadband speed and good router are probably key but if you have that don't think twice about getting this product.
The CNET review is a little out of date as it mentions it only works on Treo 700p which is no longer the case.