It does the job of displaying my cable box content on another TV without a cable box (in this case, through a NeoTV streaming device), but my complaints would be:
- Navigating/changing channels is *brutal*. You have to wait at least 15 seconds or so to see the response of any command sent to the cable box (channel change, etc.).
I'd recommend accessing from a laptop, which is a much better navigation experience than through another TV, and doesn't require you to pay for an app.
TV Anywhere! Now your TV can go with you wherever you go. Easily connect the Slingbox 350 to any of your home theater sources and watch your standard-definition (SD) or high-definition (HD) TV shows, sporting events or special programs on your PC, Mac®, tablet, smartphone or connected TV over the Internet, from anywhere in the world. Take complete control of your TV with the easy to use on-screen remote control and program guide. A great value, the Slingbox 350 provides superb picture quality at a new low price.
Mobile and Connected Device Requirements: SlingPlayer software for Android, iOS and other mobile and connected devices is available separately. Visit www.slingbox.com/requirements for a current list of the supported tablets, smartphones and other connected devices.
Windows or Mac Minimum Requirements: Intel Core 2 Duo or better; DirectX 9 Class video card with more than 256MB of dedicated memory for Windows PC
Operating System: OS X 10.6 (or later); Windows Vista (or later)
Browsers: Latest versions of Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer or Safari (OS X only)
Minimum Network Bandwidth: HD Viewing: 1.5 Mbps; SD Viewing: 600 Kbps; Mobile Viewing: 250 Kbps
Supported Audio-Video and Storage Sources Connect to any of the following high-definition video sources in up to 1080p:
Digital cable set-top box
Digital video recorder (DVR)
DVD or Blu-ray Disc Player/Recorder
Video security cameras
What's in the Box
1 Slingbox 350
1 Quick Start Guide
1 Composite Video Cable
1 Component Video Cable
1 Stereo Audio Cable
1 Ethernet Cable
1 AC Adapter
1 Slingbox 500 Remote Control
1 IR Emitter Cable
“The picture quality on the Slingbox 500 is phenomenal and like the 350, viewable in gorgeous 1080p…the Slingbox is a terrific way to remotely tune-in to what’s on live TV, what’s on the DVR or what’s offered via OnDemand.”
– Christina Warren, Mashable [Click here for full review]
“A Slingbox is still the best way to watch [my TiVo] when I’m not at home–or even when I just happen to be in another room.”
– Harry McCracken, Time [Click here for full review]
"…Channel-changing was smooth and the quality of the picture was outstanding…[I] like it a lot.”
– Edward C. Baig, USA Today [Click here for full review]