"Optimization software is impressive! Great Product!"4.5 starson by robstak
Pros: Small footprint; doesn't commandeer your cable box. Streaming video quality better than youtube videos.
Cons: Can't watch my DVR recordings; Phone software not free ($30)
Summary: I got the tuner for 120 on buy.com last week, and I love it already. The box is smaller than I thought it would be, was a breeze to set up. The package even came with a cable splitter and extra cable, very thoughful.
I specifically got the TUNER because I only pay for one cable box in my house. If you get the AV or HD you have to control your actual cable box with the sling box. With the TUNER, you can just plug it into the spare coax.
I want to mention is the optimization which is impressive! My cable is split so many times that the remaining quality is poor, but the slingbox has complex optimization software that must be described as active video noise-cancelling. The quality over EVDO is better than youtube for me, but you can tweak the settings to whatever you want. Over my home network, the quality is almost as good as an actual TV tuner.
Finally, the package comes with a CD with the player for your computer/laptop (which is also used to set up the box on your network). Unfortunately, and like so many PocketPC programs, it's not free. It costs $30, but for the real road warrior, it's awesome. On my XV6700 I can still read the scrolling headlines on CNN.