Slingbox Media Streamer Review now £105.95 – As seen on TV

Posted on Jun 5 2009 - 5:25pm by Richard Sharp

Here at gadgets and gizmos we love TV and would dearly love to take our flat screens and sky plus away with us on trips and holidays. Well we have found something that can do the next best thing, the best part is you don’t have to take a thing with you to make it happen!

The Slingbox SOLO allows you to watch and control your favourite TV source – including your HD content — from anywhere in the world on your laptop or mobile phone. So now you can watch your DVR, digital cable, satellite receiver, or DVD player wherever you see fit. With the Slingbox SOLO, you can watch your favorite TV shows and sporting events from anywhere.

Single Input
Connects one high definition or standard definition device such as your DVR, digital cable set top box or satellite receiver.

HD Component Input
Connects to any one of your high definition sources for great picture quality on your laptop, desktop, or mobile device. This means you can stream your sky HD straight to your phone, amazing!

No Monthly Fees
Watch and control your TV and its programming on your compatible cell phone, PDA, laptop or desktop with no monthly subscription fee.

Software
Sling Player is the software that works hand-in-hand with the hardware inside the Slingbox to bring your entire living room TV viewing experience to your laptop, desktop or mobile device.

Sling Remote 
SlingRemote actually looks and works precisely like your real remote control at home, giving you full control over your viewing experience. From changing channels to setting a DVR to record, you can do it using buttons right on your computer screen or phone.

Three Viewing Modes
SlingBar docks the SlingPlayer (the TV screen) on either the right or left of the desktop, allowing you to watch your television and work with other applications simultaneously. Or, if you’re feeling in the mood, you can watch TV in full-screen mode.

Customizable Settings
Extensive customisable settings, including a Favourites Bar,  Manual Audio and Video controls, allow you to fine-tune your viewing experience.

Sling Media Slingbox Solo SB260-110 Watch home TV progammes anywhere Watch TV anywhere in the world via web On screen virtual remote control Watch your satellite/cable or digital TV Control recordings via Sky+service orPVR Requires existing broadband connection Connect to WiFi Network with W/L Bridge Min Spec: Windows XP Home/Pro/2000

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Richard Sharp is the founder of gadgetsandgizmos.org. He loves technology, gadgets (comes with the territory) and social media. You'll find him writing features, attending events and playing with cool tech. Life's good.

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  1. Liam June 6, 2009 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    I am living in the US, and I’d love to watch Gaelic football televised on Irish TV. Setanta does not stream all football played there. So the alternative might mean that I could install a Slingbox in say, my brother’s house in Ireland and “dial into it” from here in US? I am just trying to figure out the connectivity of it all …… How is the slingbox connected to his Internet? From an output port on his router? Does the router need to be adjacent to his TV? LOve to know the external wiring that’s needed. Thanks,
    Liam

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