Rated 4 out of 5
from Good product but could be better I have had a couple of Slimboxes and the M1 is an improvement to the older version I had as it has WIFI. However it doesn't have an HDMI connection which in this day and age is incredible. Also while the ads disappear in full screen mode they shouldn't be there when you pay good money for the kit. Overall it is certainly worth having if you are away from home a lot.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5
from Works very well if set up properly I noticed reviews that call the product garbage. Dropped signals etc. First make sure you have good equipment at your end. I make sure I have a good signal from the cable box. The cable box must put out a strong signal to be split. Second, make sure you have a good router. Some of the cable company supplied routers can be older technology. Make sure you are using latest firmware for your router. Dropped signals would be a router problem, not the M1. Make sure your upload speed is adequate. I run FIOS at one and and DSL at my vacation home. I also run a standrd signl, not hi def. Note the DSL speed the player works but its not as clear. The software adjusts to the conditions so I get usable video but its not hi-def. I play my slingbox on my iPad. I paid for the app. It is well worth it. At work I use one of the older Slingplayer programs. Using the website logging on method will get you a lot of ads. What would you prefer? Slingbox does not charge an annual fee so would you rather watch ads or pay an annua fee?
Date published: 2016-07-09
Rated 1 out of 5
from Garbage Had the M1 for about a year and it's garbage. The sling players apps are garbage. Support is beyond garbage. Despite setting up port forwarding and awesome upload and download speeds at both locations this product has many many problems. It disconnects, there are always problems changing the channels, and airplay is an exercise in frustration. It works, but far from seamless. Save your money and find another solution.
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5
from Slingbox - Save money & cut ties with cable I love my sling box! I have it hooked up to my parents cable box. I use theirs and my Wi-Fi to stream it on my living room TV. GREAT way to save money and not be a slave to the cable companies charging you $100/month for basic cable!
Date published: 2015-10-20