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Sling Media Slingbox SOLO

Speed to First Woot:
1m 36.000s
First Sucker:
slessardjr
Last Wooter to Woot:
opejumeys
Last Purchase:
6 years ago
Order Pace (rank):
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Top 48% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Top 15% of Woot.com Woots
Top 12% of all Woots

Purchaser Experience

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  • 11% second woot
  • 35% < 10 woots
  • 16% < 25 woots
  • 11% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 21% joined today
  • 3% one week old
  • 3% one month old
  • 25% one year old
  • 49% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 97% bought 1
  • 2% bought 2
  • 1% bought 3

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kringansaha


quality posts: 6 Private Messages kringansaha

filpenny


quality posts: 9 Private Messages filpenny

Yay in for 3!

beaniebobo


quality posts: 9 Private Messages beaniebobo

Froogled

No Bee-Oh-See!


  • 5/15 - woot! Off USB Lights w/Screaming Monkey
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wootalyzer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wootalyzer

Wootalyzer's Pricing Post! - The price of today's woot item is saved here for future reference
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Sling Media Slingbox SOLO
$99.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: Recertified

Product List:
- 1 Sling Media SB260-100 Slingbox SOLO

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

KoraPlaya


quality posts: 26 Private Messages KoraPlaya

CNET Review:
http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-media-receivers/sling-media-slingbox-solo/4505-6739_7-32625233.html

Im really happy for you and imma let you finish. but this is the worst signature of all time. ALL TIME!

surfcitydave


quality posts: 11 Private Messages surfcitydave

Karl: Some folks call it a sling blade, I call it a kaiser blade.
Doyle: What'cha doin' with that lawn mower blade Karl?
Karl: I aim to kill you with it.
Doyle: Then you'll have a corpse to deal with!

xtinaftw


quality posts: 21 Private Messages xtinaftw

Hilarious write-up woot! So up to date and hip to the current news:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090623/ap_on_re_us/us_sc_governor_where


chocolatey, I know, but it gave me an extra lol for the evening.

magemastered


quality posts: 13 Private Messages magemastered

much frowning.

can it stream the sad, disapproving faces of may wooters on youtube to my phone?

would be in for one if it did. =]

ooben


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ooben

hell yea South Carolina represent!!

ElRayoX


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ElRayoX

does this worky with my new iphone?

El Rayo X

ZDarryl


quality posts: 4 Private Messages ZDarryl

I was hoping for a big sack of poop, but oh well.

What is the point of a slingbox? Record TV from anywhere? Why?

7+ Years
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$2,458.57 and counting!!!!!

xtinaftw


quality posts: 21 Private Messages xtinaftw

Slingbox and Kindle must use the same stylist!

wanpakumono


quality posts: 64 Private Messages wanpakumono

Pretty good reviews on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Sling-Media-Slingbox-SOLO-SB260-100/product-reviews/B000VXKD8K/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

boatshoes


quality posts: 4 Private Messages boatshoes

So this only broadcasts live tv, unless it's hooked up to a dvr? (not a dvr in and of itself?)

Don't call it a comeback, I been here for years

guyhoang


quality posts: 1 Private Messages guyhoang

I have this and it works great on my iPhone.

Sarah1014


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Sarah1014

That's disappointing. Tech for Less has it open box for $9 less (+ $9 shipping).

http://www.techforless.com/cgi-bin/tech4less/SB240-100?mv_pc=google_base&tts=20090623020701

ncsuwolf96


quality posts: 6 Private Messages ncsuwolf96

is this better than the HAVA gold, or are they about the same?

dohabee


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dohabee

no wifi? boooo

datadame


quality posts: 3 Private Messages datadame

I have a Slingbox so don't need another one. Just posting to say I love it, and use it on my cellphone probably about every other day, maybe more. Are the video and audio the same as being in your living room looking at a "real" TV? No. Is it an excellent substitute? BYA. And for a news junkie like me, it's been a lifesaver since the digital transition when the TV band on my office radio went blank. In fact, it's better because I can watch everything on my cable system setup, not just the ones that were broadcasting locally.

scottman54


quality posts: 35 Private Messages scottman54

I have one of these. Paid $150 new. Works great, lets you view and control your cable box from any computer with web access. Quality will depend on both your upload speed at the slingbox and your download at your viewing computer. They even have a web-based player now so you don't have to install anything on the remote computer to view it.

Although I haven't tried my hava (from woot) yet, most people think the sling is a more polished product, albeit more expensive for less features.

wanpakumono


quality posts: 64 Private Messages wanpakumono

So, what's the difference between "Recertified" and "Reconditioned"?

HarryBeanbag


quality posts: 35 Private Messages HarryBeanbag

I'd love to get one of these to take it tailgating and be able to watch the other games. Not sure if I should pull the trigger because I am unsure of the WiFi situation in the stadium parking lot.

plim809


quality posts: 6 Private Messages plim809

I have a different model of the slingbox. Have to say i love it. The ability to watch tv anywhere is great especially when at work or school. Don't expect crystal clear pictures, but it's decently clear.

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doml


quality posts: 1 Private Messages doml

Amazon consensus:
Avg 4.1 rating (out of 116 reviews)

http://www.amazon.com/Sling-Media-Slingbox-SOLO-SB260-100/product-reviews/B000VXKD8K/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_pop_hist_all?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

More reviews on Buzzillions:
Avg 3.9 rating (out of 39 reviews)

http://www.buzzillions.com/dz_851020_sling_media_slingbox_solo_reviews

So basically a 4 star product. Interesting to read the negative reviews though. A couple different guys spent hours trying to set it up without success, hoho.

punx45


quality posts: 1 Private Messages punx45
boatshoes wrote:So this only broadcasts live tv, unless it's hooked up to a dvr? (not a dvr in and of itself?)



that is correct. a slingbox digitizes the video signal it recieves, and streams it over a network. no more, no less. it should also have an IR blaster to control set top boxes from the viewer software.

harry1167


quality posts: 0 Private Messages harry1167
datadame wrote:I have a Slingbox so don't need another one. Just posting to say I love it, and use it on my cellphone probably about every other day, maybe more. Are the video and audio the same as being in your living room looking at a "real" TV? No. Is it an excellent substitute? BYA. And for a news junkie like me, it's been a lifesaver since the digital transition when the TV band on my office radio went blank. In fact, it's better because I can watch everything on my cable system setup, not just the ones that were broadcasting locally.



Pardon my ignorance, but I have never really understood how these work. Does the box transmit the signal from your DirectTV to a cellphone wireless or do you have to plug the device into the slingbox. Sorry I am not the most technically gifted person but I've never really been able to understand the attraction to these. I use an Ipod alot for podcasts and videos but it is hard to find TV shows to download without paying major dollars. Would this allow me to do that?

Go Mean Green!

BoredStiff


quality posts: 13 Private Messages BoredStiff

Have this exact model, and works great. However, if your TV is not in the same room as your internet connection, you will need to get a slinglink or other similar product, which will run you an additional $75 or so.

Note: Edited above...slinglink is the ethernet bridge, not the catcher.

MarcosElMalo


quality posts: 12 Private Messages MarcosElMalo

What a way to publicize Naked Hiking Day.

entranced2


quality posts: 1 Private Messages entranced2
wanpakumono wrote:So, what's the difference between "Recertified" and "Reconditioned"?



They seem to be synonymous, although some mfrs seem to use recertified, reconditioned, and refurbished pretty interchangeably. I think supposedly, recertified is supposed to mean that they don't do any work on it, but just put it through QC processes again.

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Don't you hate pants?

bytefield


quality posts: 1 Private Messages bytefield

Yeah, well I tried the old "hiking on the Appalachian Trail" excuse the last time when there was a Woot-off.

My boss didn't buy it. Neither did my wife, she eventually found me in the basement with my finger on the F5 key.

Sure must be nice to be the governor of a small state. No worries.

doml


quality posts: 1 Private Messages doml
wanpakumono wrote:So, what's the difference between "Recertified" and "Reconditioned"?



Basically they mean the same thing...any problems have been found and fixed.

tayenaka1


quality posts: 0 Private Messages tayenaka1
Sarah1014 wrote:That's disappointing. Tech for Less has it open box for $9 less (+ $9 shipping).

http://www.techforless.com/cgi-bin/tech4less/SB240-100?mv_pc=google_base&tts=20090623020701



That is for the Slingbox AV, which I have and works fine, but will NOT work with the iphone. You need at least the Slingbox Solo for that function. Just wanted to clarify.

truelyfe


quality posts: 2 Private Messages truelyfe

Keep in mind, with refurbished items, it isn't always the manufacturer who refurbishes them.

The Philips GoGear MP3 players were refurbished by a third party, and it showed - I bought three and they all looked like used garbage.

The Sansas are refurbished by the manufacturer. They look new. Usually (not always) manufacturer refoobs use new external pieces to make the unit look like new.

Are these refizzied by the manufacturer? I don't know. Does anyone else?

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scottman54


quality posts: 35 Private Messages scottman54
harry1167 wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but I have never really understood how these work. Does the box transmit the signal from your DirectTV to a cellphone wireless or do you have to plug the device into the slingbox. Sorry I am not the most technically gifted person but I've never really been able to understand the attraction to these. I use an Ipod alot for podcasts and videos but it is hard to find TV shows to download without paying major dollars. Would this allow me to do that?



You plug the video cables from the device (cable/directv etc..) into the sling box, and then pass thru the signal via another set of cables back to the TV (or use 2 different video outs from the the box, ie composite to sling, hdmi to tv). There are a few other installation steps you must do, then the slingbox is available over the internet, via the free PC sling player app (they charge extra for mobile phone apps, check if your device is supported). It just allows you to view your cable box as you would if you were sitting in the room with it.

Serebrate


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Serebrate

I'm a student, and my parents live in Florida.

Could I connect this to their connection in Florida and record programs/watch TV on my laptop in New York? The answer seems to be yes but I'm just checking if anyone else does something similar.

Also, does this get hot or need some sort of cooling device for extended use?

scottman54


quality posts: 35 Private Messages scottman54
Serebrate wrote:I'm a student, and my parents live in Florida.

Could I connect this to their connection in Florida and record programs/watch TV on my laptop in New York? The answer seems to be yes but I'm just checking if anyone else does something similar.

Also, does this get hot or need some sort of cooling device for extended use?



You can watch it as if you were controlling their cable box with a remote in the room, including DVR if they have a DVR cable box. You can't record with Sling to your PC, but it has a running buffer that lets you rewind live tv. Some HAVA boxes would let you record to PC though.

gregmobile


quality posts: 5 Private Messages gregmobile
guyhoang wrote:I have this and it works great on my iPhone.



You should clarify that this only works with the iPhone over its Wi-Fi connection. AT&T blocks 3G streaming for the Sling app - they've come under some heat for it, considering they just did a deal for 3G streaming with Major League Baseball.

zanybabe


quality posts: 5 Private Messages zanybabe
Serebrate wrote:I'm a student, and my parents live in Florida.

Could I connect this to their connection in Florida and record programs/watch TV on my laptop in New York? The answer seems to be yes but I'm just checking if anyone else does something similar.

Also, does this get hot or need some sort of cooling device for extended use?



It seems you can do that. However, unless your receiver has a dual tuner, if you change channels from your laptop, the channel on the original TV will change and vice versa.

missellienc


quality posts: 16 Private Messages missellienc
BoredStiff wrote:Have this exact model, and works great. However, if your TV is not in the same room as your internet connection, you will need to get a slingcatcher or other similar product, which will run you an additional $150 or so.



So you're saying my DVR and router need to be in the same room; otherwise more equipment is needed?