"EZ Install - Works as advertised"4.5 starson by LarryInAz
Pros: Use your TiVo, cable or satellite remotely
Cons: None that I can think of.
Summary: If you have installed a router or cable modem or dvd player you can install the Slingbox.
For many years I've had issues at work of not being able to get a tv signal because of the buildings construction, I've tried all sorts of powered antennas and no luck. Now that the Slingbox is available I can remotely view AND control my Directv TiVo box.
I can also regain the control I lost when I gave up my "stand alone" series 2 TiVo since I can now schedule programs [or season passes] and anything else I could only do at home.
The faster your connection the better the picture and sound however I'm even able to use the Slingbox with an ISDN connection at work [128k under the best conditions], granted I'm watching a smaller window on my desktop but it works for me. In the next 60 days I'll be connected to a 768k cable modem and it should really sing then.
When using the Slingbox at home and viewing from a different room over my wireless network the video and audio are very watchable on my laptop full screen - if I wanted to I could also feed the signal out to my WEGA 32" and watch it remotely that way also.
In the 6 weeks that I've owned the Slingbox the software has already been upgraded twice and the most recent upgrade vastly improved the way the TiVo remote works - it even looks like the famous TiVo "peanut".