Sling Media Slingbox M2: Enjoy your favorite shows no matter where life takes you with this streaming media player, which connects to your set-top box via a component or composite output to enable streaming cable or satellite channels through a second TV in a hotel or a friend's home.
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Great discovery for travelers
Posted by: JWilliams from: on
As a frequent traveler outside the US, I was constantly frustrated at not being able to watch the TV shows that I love. After hearing about Slingbox I researched it as a viable connection of my TV service to a personal up streaming service that I could watch anytime, anywhere. I discussed my needs with the Best Buy staff and finally selected this model. As I write this I am in a weeks-long trip in which I have been able to watch TV shows and my own recorded shows directly from my box! One of the best recent technical discoveries in our household.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Posted by: XFeverMan from: on
This box works ok but any positive experience to be had with this item are ruined by having to watch ads. IMHO paying a premium for the hardware and having to watch ads is inexcusable.
19 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Ithucus from: on
Well worth the price! I use it all the time with my mobile devices and to sling to another TV in the bedroom without monthly charges for another cable box.
9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Purchased 2 Sling Boxes
Posted by: Nww208 from: on
Purchased 2 Sling Boxes so I could connect 2 different televisions in my shore home to do away with the cable bill.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Needed an update.
Posted by: Ddfj77 from: on
Needed to update my slingbox solo to work with Amazon Fire TV Stick, works great and easy to setup!
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Two months and still not working
Posted by: GaryK from: on
I wanted to be able to sling my DTV signal to a roku tv using a new Samsung Tablet as remote control over my home wifi network.. Before I bought these components I spoke with Sling support twice to assure it was a viable. I was told they recommended the use of a tablet as a phone's display was too small to serve as a remote control. It has been 2 months and the integration of these products does not yet work. The necessary "cast icon" never appears on the tablet to initiate the sling of the video. I have been escalated to level 3 support three weeks ago and there has never been a response. Then I read in their support forum that the issue has been around for 4 months before I bought the equipment. No resolution in sight. Today, I was told by Sling level 2 support that it also does not work with the Google Chromcast (as is advertised).. Sling acknowledges that this is a widespread issue and not native to my set-up, network or equipment. Buyer Beware
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Good simply device
Posted by: Pilot1 from: on
I have used several of the older Slingboxes and all have worked well but the Slingbox M2 is a great improvement. The wifi addition is a big plus.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Slingbox M2 Works Great!
Posted by: BDANIELS from: on
I got the M2 so that I would have unlimited downloads for free. The M1 is pay as you go. The M2 along with their recommended HDMI/Composite Video splitter works great. The hardware is fairly low profile and set up was easy. The M2 has built in Wi-Fi, but I opted to direct connect since I had a LAN port available. One thing to note is the location to set up. I set up in the mail family room, but I learned that when I access Slingbox from my android phone, it will take over the family room TV. I may move the M2 to my bedroom TV location so I don't impact the family room TV that could be in more use. Bottomline, if you want your TV/DVR programming available anywhere, Slingbox is the way to go.
7 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Altm from: WV on
Works well with Direct TV. Relatively easy to set up.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Great Item for Frequent Traveler's
Posted by: AdaK from: on
Older versions of this item seemed to get negative reviews but so far we are very happy with our purchase. We've had it for 2 months and are satisfied. Obviously it only works as well as the internet connection that you have at your physical location. Sometimes working the remote via your laptop can be painfully slow and tedious but the HD quality and overall experience is better than expected.