Slingbox 500

US $317.99

Availability: In Stock

UPC: 753960013190

Brand Name: Sling Media

Product Model: SB500-100

Product Category: Media Streaming Players

Turn your new high-resolution tablet or Smartphone into a TV with the Slingbox 500. The elegant device delivers stunning picture quality with full HD at 1080p. You can watch and control your TV and its programming on your compatible Smartphone or tablet by downloading Slingbox software. You can connect your DVR, satellite receiver or cable set-top box via the HDMI and component or composite sources. A new simplified setup on your TV screen, HDMI and built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to get started with the Sling Media Slingbox. You can attach a USB storage device to the Slingbox and use HDMI to wirelessly archive your videos and photos and enjoy them on the big screen at home. The Slingbox 500 can be used at home, on the road, at work or on vacation. You only need a high-speed Internet connected PC, Mac or SlingPlayer for iPhone, to get access to the Slingbox media library.
Extend your living room TV experience in sparkling 1080p Full HD
Sling Media Slingbox connects to your DVR, cable set-top box or satellite receiver via HDMI and component or composite sources
Simplified setup on your TV screen
Built in WiFi
Sleek, innovative design
Watch and control your TV and all of its programming on your compatible smartphone or tablet using Slingbox software
Access your SlingBox from the web on a high-speed Internet-connected PC or Mac
On the road, at work or on vacation
Wirelessly archive your videos and photos
  • Product Type: Digital multimedia broadcaster
  • Connector Type: Component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear Component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear Composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear USB ( 4 pin USB Type A ) - rear Network ( RJ-45 ) - rear IR Blaster - rear HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear
  • Model No.: SLINGBOX500
  • Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.75
  • Product in Inches (L x W x H): 14.0 x 6.7 x 5.0
  • Walmart No.: 551125850

I would like to install the slingbox in a 220 V country. Do I need a tranformer ?


Answer : The Sling box should be dual voltage so a transformer would not be necessary, however with most 220v country the power is very unstable. So it would be recommended that a transformer be used to establish a stable power source.


Answer : Yes, you could. We sell units in Europe, Asia, and South American countries to combat the need for a transformer. I would check out locations in these countries that sell the product first, but many customers do purchase Slingboxes in the United States and use them in countries with a 220v.



does slingbox require any kind of subsciption


Answer : The Slingbox does not require a subscription. It streams the video from your cable/satellite box to the internet.


Answer : No.



Can I use this without an ethernet cable?

I would like to know if the Slingbox500 can be used without an ethernet cable


Answer : Yes, it has built in wifi



Only buy if you have NEED one

Great if you have an absolute need for it, it is VERY difficult to setup. The best feature it has is that you can hook up your iphone to a tv with no cable or satellite and still be able to watch YOUR tv and dvr. Hopefully their patent will expire soon, its only worth $100


what a great idea

We have a second home. This the perfect to defeat Comcast.


Excellent product

I love the Slingbox 500. I am able to watch my favorite TV and I have full control of my cable box in the US!


Excellent product

Shipping was fast to store and came 2 days ahead of schedule. Hooking up to cable box, tv, and wireless internet was easy and fast, took about 15 minutes total. The picture is great and just a little jumpy at time probably due to internet connectivity issues where I was viewing from with my notebook but totally acceptable and much better than I anticipated. You can bring up a picture of the remote and control the remote by hitting the keys with your mouse, just like you are holding it in your hand at home. I'm looking forward to watching all of my local sports teams and viewing my DVR recordings that I don't have time to watch at home while I am on the road! No complaints or surprises. Highly recommended.


I`ve only tried it once.

I`ve only tried it once at home in Canada after I set it up and it worked fine. I`ll know better when I get back to FL. in Jan. and try it there. The only thing I found was with the remote control you can`t punch in the channels you want ,you must use the up & down channel control to get the channel you want. Not a big deal! The picture seemed very clear. I`ll up date this review in Jan. from FL.


Only buy if you have NEED one

Great if you have an absolute need for it, it is VERY difficult to setup. The best feature it has is that you can hook up your iphone to a tv with no cable or satellite and still be able to watch YOUR tv and dvr. Hopefully their patent will expire soon, its only worth $100


Excellent product

I love the Slingbox 500. I am able to watch my favorite TV and I have full control of my cable box in the US!


Excellent product

Shipping was fast to store and came 2 days ahead of schedule. Hooking up to cable box, tv, and wireless internet was easy and fast, took about 15 minutes total. The picture is great and just a little jumpy at time probably due to internet connectivity issues where I was viewing from with my notebook but totally acceptable and much better than I anticipated. You can bring up a picture of the remote and control the remote by hitting the keys with your mouse, just like you are holding it in your hand at home. I'm looking forward to watching all of my local sports teams and viewing my DVR recordings that I don't have time to watch at home while I am on the road! No complaints or surprises. Highly recommended.


what a great idea

We have a second home. This the perfect to defeat Comcast.


Excellent product

I love the Slingbox 500. I am able to watch my favorite TV and I have full control of my cable box in the US!


Excellent product

Shipping was fast to store and came 2 days ahead of schedule. Hooking up to cable box, tv, and wireless internet was easy and fast, took about 15 minutes total. The picture is great and just a little jumpy at time probably due to internet connectivity issues where I was viewing from with my notebook but totally acceptable and much better than I anticipated. You can bring up a picture of the remote and control the remote by hitting the keys with your mouse, just like you are holding it in your hand at home. I'm looking forward to watching all of my local sports teams and viewing my DVR recordings that I don't have time to watch at home while I am on the road! No complaints or surprises. Highly recommended.


I`ve only tried it once.

I`ve only tried it once at home in Canada after I set it up and it worked fine. I`ll know better when I get back to FL. in Jan. and try it there. The only thing I found was with the remote control you can`t punch in the channels you want ,you must use the up & down channel control to get the channel you want. Not a big deal! The picture seemed very clear. I`ll up date this review in Jan. from FL.


Only buy if you have NEED one

Great if you have an absolute need for it, it is VERY difficult to setup. The best feature it has is that you can hook up your iphone to a tv with no cable or satellite and still be able to watch YOUR tv and dvr. Hopefully their patent will expire soon, its only worth $100


what a great idea

We have a second home. This the perfect to defeat Comcast.


I`ve only tried it once.

I`ve only tried it once at home in Canada after I set it up and it worked fine. I`ll know better when I get back to FL. in Jan. and try it there. The only thing I found was with the remote control you can`t punch in the channels you want ,you must use the up & down channel control to get the channel you want. Not a big deal! The picture seemed very clear. I`ll up date this review in Jan. from FL.


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