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Sling Media Slingbox Pro @ Amazon.co.uk £112 Delivered
Sling Media Slingbox Pro @ Amazon.co.uk £112 Delivered

Sling Media Slingbox Pro @ Amazon.co.uk £112 Delivered

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Sling Media Slingbox Pro is selling @ Amazon.co.uk for £139.99. But until midnight Sunday 5th December 2010 you can use the code SLINGBOX to reduce it by £28 so it only costs £111.99 with free SuperSaver delivery!

The code is for 20% off.

The code also works on the SlingCatcher and the Slingbox Solo and the SlingLink Turbo - (Powerline Adapter).

This is the CHEAPEST I've EVER seen it. If you've been thinking about it, then think no more, hop on the Sling train, destination gadg' heaven. LOL. Can you tell I'm excited??

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Has anyone used this with an Acer Revo

Banned

Why would you want one?

I want to be able to watch Sky HD Box through the Revo.

Be aware that this model is not compatible with the iPad app

what do these do

Billy Congo

what do these do


They are very handy if you need to load a van quickly! Think about it.

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Agharta

They are very handy if you need to load a van quickly! Think about it.



ha ha!

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Billy Congo

what do these do



It lets you "sling" / send your input source, Freeview box, DVD, Sky +, Virgin Media, CCTV over the internet to a PC/Mac wherever in the world you can get a half decent internet connection. This is especially handy if you travel a lot, so that you are not stuck with dodgy foreign TV. It gives you an identical on screen remote, so you can control it just like you were at home!

Also works on mobiles/iPhones tho they charge for the mobile software. PC/Mac software is free.

nice find ! i may have to invest

Can't wait until they release a DVB-T2 version.

these never really get cheap, are they really worth the price? Love the idea.


I was going to buy one when working abroad recently but I guess you need a very good upload speed fo this to be any good.

stepea

Has anyone used this with an Acer Revo



Yep I use it occasionly with my Aspire Revo to send a Sky digital signal into the study from living room. Works extremely well over Wifi, picture quality is great and I've even tried on the 40" LCD and upscaled and works very well, although delay for changing channels etc takes a while to get use to. Very handy if you're staying in Hotels due to work etc, if there's free Wifi you're laughing. As another poster stated, you need a good upload bandwidth if you use via Internet, to be sure of a good picture quality, otherwise 3g is bearable for a quick fix via Iphone/Android app.

Overall, handy piece of kit if you can't be without your TV whilst on the move.

I have a download speed of 3mbs and an upload speed of 0.3mbs and use the slingbox to get British tv/freeview in Turkey,laptop picture is ok,but as my laptop has an Hdmi outlet connecting it to a 42'' Panasonic gives me a great picture,shame about the 2 hour time difference,but you do need someone at the UK end to reboot the slingbox if it goes off line,otherwise use www. Get Tv Abroad for 7euros/month to get BBC iplayer etc

You can get BBC iplayer for free anywhere without paying. Loads of stuff on google. Also uknova

does tvcatchup not work abroad? or use a proxy?

ashfp

does tvcatchup not work abroad? or use a proxy?



No, TVCatchup does not work, even with a proxy, neither does Skyplayer. BBC iPlayer works with a proxy but is only as good as the network connection at the proxy server so is often jumpy even with a paid for proxy service. I looked and looked but couldnt find any decent free ones at all.

msharif911

No, TVCatchup does not work, even with a proxy, neither does Skyplayer. … No, TVCatchup does not work, even with a proxy, neither does Skyplayer. BBC iPlayer works with a proxy but is only as good as the network connection at the proxy server so is often jumpy even with a paid for proxy service. I looked and looked but couldnt find any decent free ones at all.



Are you sure? I know all the other BBC UK content does not get streamed through a proxy, its only the initial check that is done via a proxy. I was tunneling through a proxy from work to home (as work traffic goes onto the web via Germany), once the stream had started I was able to disable my proxy and the stream carried on i.e. the speed of the proxy is irrelevant. I suspect the same will be true for iplayer

Sinecure

Also works on mobiles/iPhones tho they charge for the mobile software.



Just be aware that slings support for mobile apps is poor in that they only have a very small number of products they support via mobile apps and the list contantly changes resulting in you often not able to use a 1yr old piece of kit with the latest software eg the iPad app just released is very limiting

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Rob_Quads

Just be aware that slings support for mobile apps is poor in that they … Just be aware that slings support for mobile apps is poor in that they only have a very small number of products they support via mobile apps and the list contantly changes resulting in you often not able to use a 1yr old piece of kit with the latest software eg the iPad app just released is very limiting



I'd love to have that problem, alas my fundages won't allow for any more excessively priced Apple products! Mmmmm ipad!! he he.

Is the Pro version much better than the Solo

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stepea

Is the Pro version much better than the Solo



Pro has 4 inputs, Solo, well, it's solo, only 1 lonely input, but it all depends if you need that many inputs. I'd go for the Pro at this price, the cheapest I've ever seen it, brand new and from a reliable retailer! In the future you can add extra sources and personally I like the Pro's red box!

I've wanted a Slingbox for years, so I will be a mega happy bunny when he turns up, just hoping he lives up to my expectations!

Trouble is is that you'll have to leave all your computer, sat box and modem on while you're away from home. That's a bit of a drag.

jobibear

sat box and modem on while you're away from home. That's a bit of a drag.



Most Sat/modems are normally on all the time i.e. Turn off a sky box all your doing is turning off the picture, its still on due to the recording capabilities. The cost of leaving them on will be a minute fraction of the cost of buying all the equiptment so I don't think its much of an issue.

For easy access abroad to iPlayer, etc., try a new piece of software called Expat Shield. It's free. Downside is that it whilst it is running, it does insist on opening a window with ads. But it is harmless - no malware.

jobibear

Trouble is is that you'll have to leave all your computer, sat box and … Trouble is is that you'll have to leave all your computer, sat box and modem on while you're away from home. That's a bit of a drag.


Only the sat box and modem need to be on, but most people leave them on anyway. If your really troubled by that you could get a web controlled power switch to remotely turn on/off the sat box and slingbox.

nick1austin

Only the sat box and modem need to be on, but most people leave them on … Only the sat box and modem need to be on, but most people leave them on anyway. If your really troubled by that you could get a web controlled power switch to remotely turn on/off the sat box and slingbox.



Yeap, that's cool but what are the mobile apps like?
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