43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Perfect companion to SlingBox,
This review is from: Sling Media SlingCatcher - Digital Multimedia Receiver (Electronics)
I can't believe that there are negative reviews for this product - it's great!
I am an ex-pat living in Germany and cannot stand the "local" TV (all 70's repeats) so a SlingBox in the UK has been my saviour for the last 2 years. There were 2 problems with this setup that the SlingCatcher nicely solves:
1) Previously, I needed to have my laptop connected to the TV to get a nice picture size for the whole family to watch which was annoying to connect each time and left cables hanging around the TV for the little ones to pull on. The SlingCatcher is tiny any just sits there nice and neatly waiting for us at any time
2) No remote control! Try watching TV without a remote control for a while and then imagine this for 2 years! Every time we needed to fast forward through the adverts someone (i.e. me) had to get up from the sofa and use the virtual remote on the PC sling software. While it may be good for a bit of exercise, sometimes I just want to lie on the sofa in peace.
So.. Is it worth £200 to make the living room a bit cleaner and to allow me to have a remote control when watching TV? Absolutely. Every penny.
The other features (Sling Projector, etc) are a great bonus too but for me, being the "other half" of the SlingBox was the reason for purchase!