Sling Media - Slingbox PRO-HD
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- Viewing and control of your live or recorded TV from any Windows PC or Mac (desktop or laptop) computer and from compatible mobile devices
- Connects to all of the most popular SD or HD cable or satellite set-top boxes, DVRs, DVD players, Media Centers, or home security cameras
- Avoids conflicts with other home TV viewers by allowing users to switch to a different input source, such as a DVD or the integrated DVB-T tuner
- Includes built-in digital DVB-T tuner
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Take your entire HD home-theatre with you wherever you go with the Slingbox PRO-HD. Connect to multiple A/V devices and tune into your favourite TV shows, sporting events, and special programming in stunning, true-to-life 1080i high definition. The PRO-HD gives you the same features and ease of use as the Slingbox SOLO, plus a high-quality HD viewing experience-anywhere in the world. Easily connect up to three of your home-theatre devices to the PRO-HD and take your entire entertainment centre with you-on y
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I disconnected my Pro & dropped in the Pro-HD into the same audio/video wiring from my Sky HD box. It was up and running within 15 minutes.
Using Slingplayer on the PC the video is excellent, far superior to the Pro and in particular the HD channels, but the sound has an echo, the level of the echo varies from no too bad to awful. I could replicate the same using my iPad.
I did a search on the sling forum and it seems there are a few people out there with this sound echo issue.
Luckily I decided to raise the issue straight away with Sling, as they only provide 90 days of free support. So I'm waiting on them to give me a solution, or alternatively replace the box.
After reading all the posts on the Slingbox forum and a lack of solution/response from Sling, I returned my Pro-HD to Amazon.
The sound was Ok in standard definition mode, but in high definition the echo existed in the PC app, but was more noticeable on the iPad & iPhone4 and even worse when using headphones.
So I'm back using my Pro until I hear that this issue is fixed and I decide to buy the Pro-HD again.
Any retailer advertising the crippled Slingboxes as able to receive Freeview channels are now contravening the Sales Of Goods legislation. The boxes do have a Freeview Tuner, but it does not work now.
Please read the threads on SlingMedia's Forum:-
This is a hardware/firmware fault. Sling Media who produce the product are ignoring customers who are asking for them to update the firmware to cure this. You will see that the Forum is monitored and the Company replies to questions on other topics, they have NEVER replied to threads on this issue, and some of the posts are almost 2 years old.
Anyone in the UK will NOT be able to use the internal Freeview Tuner unless or until Sling Media correct the fault.
The problem is the slingboxes only means of receiving a digital signal is via the component video connection, and guess what you don't get on a Sky HD box.
Also, the Slingbox can only handle a maximum HD source of 1080i and not full 1080p. Be sure to bear that in mind when you want to connect the Slingbox in line with your TV as the output from the Slingbox to the TV will be in that resolution as well.
So if you want to connect a Sky HD box, or any other HDMI equipped device that doesn't have discreet component (not composite, don't confuse these) connections, then you are going to need to buy two things, an HDM to component converter box, and a set of component leads. This can set you back anything from another £70 to £200 depending on the device and cables you choose.
In addition if your TV doesn't have any component inputs and only has HDMI (like so many new TVs do) then your also going to need a component to HDMI convertor cable to go back the other way again, either that or you could buy an HDMI splitter box to send a signal to the Slingbox and the TV instead of passing through the Slingbox.
It stuns me that a Slingbox is being sold in this way to consumers, it's only half a solution for most modern HD devices. You'll notice none of their diagrams show you any of this stuff (hardly surprising) so unless you're fully up on your digital data sources, your HDMI and component vs composite your in for a bit of a shock when you try and set this up.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
To all people who have a Slingbox and have commented that there box would not rescan for latest Freeview channels, I have used my box for the last 3 years but connected to a sky... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Graham
Absolutely brill the very rare bit of buffering but apart from that perfect prob would struggle on Adsl 2 line but on my fibre sweet don't buy the app for iPhone I'm using the free... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Zach T.
It was an old model version. It had returned back and got a refund backPublished 11 months ago by MR PAUL NAPIER
Doesn't seem to connect to wifi. I've had two tv experts around who aren't able to make it to my Sky box. I have given up on this product.Published 14 months ago by jlloydw
bad quality-impossible to replace parts-RCA died within 2 years and now internal tuner as well-even though it should be easy to service it they offer no service..Published 15 months ago by Spiros Stamatakis
This older Slingbox allows you to keep using the older Slingbox PC client. Newer Slingboxes must use the browser app. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Justin H.
I have 4 slingboxes in various places. Mostly they fail through the power supplies, or one of the capacitors. Read morePublished 18 months ago by D L Nicol