For viewing on the big screen, simply use the Slingbox remote control to access the on-screen menu, select My Media, then choose between videos or photos and browse for the file you want to watch. We appreciated that we could swipe up and down on our iPhone's display to change channels, and left and right let us switch between favorite channels. Verdict It's a little hard to assign a final rating to the Slingbox 500, because so many of the features touted by Sling are not yet available. A wired connection will still provide the most consistent, high-quality stream, but the Wi-Fi option greatly expands the M1's flexibility of placement and setup. I'm not entirely sure about what the specific process is that gets it working, but once it works, it is nice.
The faster your upload, the better the video will be. Aided by the fact that the 500 is wireless, and the onscreen step by step guide, it took me just a few minutes to get this up and running. Everything I needed was in the box - which is always a big plus. As for traveling and connecting via your cell network or free wifi hotel or coffee shop it is a bit slow but I think it is die to my at home upload speed. This device has been rated on a average scale of 3. Let me start by saying that the picture quality is essentially perfect. Fortunately it sits on top of my Blue Ray player, so it's quirky design is not a major issue.
Also, I was intrigued by the prospect of watching my home cable anywhere in the world. This protocol is widely disabled due to the very significant security issues surrounding the protocol, and is not available on all routers. It can also be connected to the Internet typically via a local Ethernet network and we can see the online streaming of any events. This means that you could be on the other side of the world or in space, for that matter and access, for instance, your live cable box feed. But found a kind of workaround for Windows computer users. Impressions: Once it's setup, it works fairly well. I think this gift has come in handy when needing to watch a football game while at the mall or wanting to keep watching a show while you are in the car as a passenger.
Setup The Slingbox 500 is designed as a pass-through device. With that being said, the video quality will be generally good no matter where you are. Of these platforms the SlingCatcher is considered to be the best and most reliable. However, in general, the product works as advertised. I can't comment on premium channels because I don't have them. Yes, sixty frames per second. But for those with multiple platforms, be prepared to pay some extra cash, which raises the already pricey sum up even more; 3.
You currently can't beam videos, but Sling promises this is coming in an update a few weeks after the device launches. It also supports a clip sharing feature, where users can share and promote clips from shows they are watching through a easy-to-use interface. Slingbox confirmed to me that it is a bug and they are working on a new update that will fix it. It's a minor quibble, but the Slingbox 500 bears no resemblance to Sling's other new device, the Slingbox 350, which is square with a diamondlike pattern. The front right corner is made of translucent black plastic, underneath which glows the Slingbox logo when the device is on and streaming. But, there are other factors involved in a customer's experience with a product.
On desktops, Slingbox can be used in either Windows or. In the SlingCatcher, my Slingbox500 appears in the directory of available devices, but it requests a password to access it. So they are either unaware not interested in their user-base's feedback. Reset and tried again, no joy. I chose a similar model of receiver which was on the Slingbox menu and it worked fine. On the iPad app, calling up the remote displays an on-screen remote that looks like that on the desktop app. That process needs to be fixed.
The resolution will be downscaled a bit, as 1920×1080 video at 2Mbps would be very ugly, which means that the video will be best suited for playback in the window, rather than at full screen. I would recommend this to a friend We went to Paris for 3 weeks and my wife wanted to be able to watch all her shows, both live and recorded. On the other hand, even the total cost of the M1 and the app is less than the Slingbox 350 on its own, and that required the paid app as well. While favorites were synced between our iPhone and our iPad, they weren't synced with the desktop app. Not perfect, but less aggravating.
Both programs offered a full program grid and emulated remote control commands to the connected Dish Network Hopper, thanks to the included infrared remote. One thing to note is that the unit will get fairly warm, but not hot. It's a solid upgrade across the board from its predecessor, the , and earns our Editors' Choice. So, I came upon Slingbox 500. If you found this helpful, then please vote, thank you. Then hop in the internet and go to the Slingbox web site, type in your account name and password and within a few seconds you are watching your tv on your computer from anywhere in the world.