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New unannounced Slingboxes

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by RunnerFL, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

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    And most of the reviews I've read about the new interface and related features have been bad. I have the Slingbox PRO HD and love it. I can't see any reason why, putting price aside, I'd ever go with any of these newer models.
     
  2. djwww98

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    Hooked up to a DirecTV DVR (HR24) will the slingbox allow remotely watching something that has been recorded, or does it just stream real time stuff? Hooking it up to my non-DVR reciever would be easier because of the location, but if DVR functions work, I'll do what I have to do to install it with the DVR instead.
     
  3. Lord Vader

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    You can do everything with your Slingbox that you can do with your DVR, so the answer is yes. You just use the DirecTV remote feature on the Slingbox and away you go. It's very easy, too.
     
  4. ka7gzr

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    Has anyone figured out how to set up AV1 on the new models yet? I can control the primary input but don't see a selection for AV1. I have a 500, ProHD, Pro and the orignal slingbox with 2 HR24s and a HR-21 Pro.
    Jim
     
  5. dettxw

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    Got a pretty good upload speed (3.5) and Verizon LTE so I'm going to try a 350 to replace the Solo and stream better quality video to the phone. It'd be nice to at least be able to make out the score on a ball game.
    Shows up from Amazon Monday.
     
  6. Lord Vader

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    If you can find the Slingbox Pro HD around somewhere, I'd recommend that highly. I have it, and it's simply awesome.
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Fry's start selling both new models too.
     
  8. dettxw

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    Wasn't discounted yet (or much) on Amazon when I placed my order. Still priced at $260, only 3 left.
     
  9. Lord Vader

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    They're better than the 350 and 500, IMHO, and based on the reviews of the 350 and 500, I'm not the only one who thinks that.

    The limits of HDMI due to HDCP on the 350 and 500 are enough to make me stay away from these 2 new models. Personally, I think Sling dropped the ball on these 2 new models.
     
  10. ka7gzr

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    I don't agree> I own and use the 500, Pro HD and the PRO. These are lashed up to two HR24s and a HR21 Pro. The Slingbox 500 is noticeably better than the Pro HD in every respect- local and remote. I travel a lot using both iPhones and the iPad for remote connections. The “WoW factor of 500 over the previous Slingboxes is not just an incremental change but a Sea-State change.
    I am using component video and separate audio for all of them- HDMI video/audio is interesting but not technically superior to separate component video and audio.
    Jim_Z
     
  11. Lord Vader

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    You are definitely one of the rare ones. The reviews I've been reading are not good at all. The complaints run the gamut from horrible software to the HDMI HDCP issue.

    My Slingbox Pro HD delivers a stunning picture, and it's very easy to use, so I see no need for me to waste ~ $300 just to get a sleeker-looking box.
     
  12. ka7gzr

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    I bow to your online reviews vs. my personal ownership and experience with the 500 and Pro HD. In fact, I don't even agree with your online review summation. I'm sure you have exceptions, but the majority of on-line reviews I have read are very positive for the 500/350.
    $300 is a lot for the upgrade but my only point is that it is “better”. The judgment of better is only a matter of affordability- not technically. As I access both of them locally or remotely there is a very noticeable improvement with the video from the 500 vs. my (door-stop) Pro-Hd
     

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