|Product||Sony LF-V30 LocationFree TV||Sling Media Slingbox Solo||Sony LF-B20 LocationFree Base Station (wireless)||Slingbox 350||Slingbox 500|
|Price||$269.00||$99.99||$79.99||$148.99 to $179.99||$269.99 to $299.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||4 stars||3 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||2 stars||3 stars||0.5 stars||2 stars|
|Release date||September 15, 2007||September 26, 2007||Info unavailable||October 14, 2012||October 14, 2012|
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Sony's latest LocationFree TV product adds compatibility with HD video sources, but its two big distinguishing factors--built-in wireless networking and PSP compatibility--aren't enough for most users to choose it over the competing Slingbox.
An evolutionary upgrade of past Slingbox models, the Slingbox Solo remains an excellent way to stream your home TV programming to an increasingly wide variety of broadband-connected computers and smartphones.
Sony's improved third-generation LocationFree TV product includes several cool features--including wireless connectivity, PSP compatibility, and remote control customization--but setup headaches and software limitations keep it from being a true Slingbox killer.
The Slingbox 350 is an excellent way to watch your TV or DVR video content anywhere.
While you'll pay a premium for its extra features, the Slingbox 500 is an excellent way to watch your TV or DVR video content anywhere.
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