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Slingbox 500

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Q: Hi, just want to replace my Slingbox 500 because it won't support the output from my new Yamaha receiver and DirecTV 4K Genie. Will it work as just a drop-in (for now)?

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Device Type Media streamers come in two types: TV sticks or TV boxes. Generally speaking, there are a few main differences between the two. The most obvious one is size. TV sticks are much more unobtrusive becaus ... Show more
TV Box
Video Quality
4K Capable 4K or Ultra-HD is the latest (and highest) screen resolution for TV sets. If you have a 4K TV, you must have a 4K capable TV box or stick in order to stream at the maximum resolution. For reference, 4 ... Show more
No
Total RAM Random Access Memory, or RAM, determines how much information a device can process simultaneously. You may have heard it in reference to computers or phones. But media streamers have RAM, too, and usu ... Show more
1 GB
Web Content
Major Apps Available Does the device have some of the most popular apps/channels?
Google Play
Cinemanow, Daily Motion, Free Sat/Free View, Google TV, Blockbuster
Downloadable Content Some media devices offer the opportunity to download content (rather than stream it) for a quicker experience uninterrupted by buffering. An example of this is Apple TV, which allows users to download ... Show more
No
Web Browser Some media streamers will come with a web browser that allows you to search the internet on your TV, in addition to the myriad of apps available for download. While an interesting feature, the experie ... Show more
Yes
Live TV
Live Broadcasts A TV box or stick that connect to broadcast is key for those who want to watch live TV. Oftentimes, you can pay for a subscription to a TV network’s app (HBO, Starz, CBS, etc.), but this can add up fi ... Show more
Yes
Record/Catch-Up TV If the TV box can connect to broadcast TV, you may be able to record live programs and replay past programs within a certain time period. This means no more missing your favorite shows! Set the box to ... Show more
No
Pause/Rewind Live TV While watching live TV, you may want to pause the program or rewind a part you missed. Some media streamers are limited in how far you can rewind, such as 30 minutes. Also, if you pause the program fo ... Show more
No
Controls
Voice Control A microphone—whether in the remote or on the box/stick—allows the user to control the TV using their voice. You can search for programs, change channels and apps, turn volume up or down, turn power on ... Show more
No
Smartphone/Tablet Control Some media streamers allow you to control your TV with your smartphone or tablet by downloading an app on your device. The Google Chromcast is one example of a media streamer that does not use a remot ... Show more
Yes
Connections
Network Connection Type The different network connections available for media streamers includes Ethernet, wireless/Wi-FI, Bluetooth, satellite, aerial/cable, and AirPlay. Most all media streamers will have Wi-Fi. If you hav ... Show more
  • Wired/Ethernet
  • Wireless/Wi-Fi
  • Satellite
Device Connection Type The different outputs or device connections include HDMI, digital optical audio output, USB, SD or microSD. TV sticks will connect to your TV through HDMI, but won’t contain any outputs (except for po ... Show more
HDMI
Other Features
  • Home TV interface via HDMI
  • No monthly fees
  • Connect via WiFi or Ethernet
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
87 / 100
Details
  • Watch and control 100% of your live TV on a tablet*, phone*, PC, or Mac. *Requires Slingplayer for mobile devices app, sold separately.
  • Windows® or MAC® minimum requirements : Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo or better, DirectX 9 Class video card with more than 256 MB of dedicated memory for Windows PC
  • Home TV interface via HDMI with live sports and Gallery View for easy program discovery.
  • Sort by program genre or set up favorites, Integrated YouTube app and YouTube Web Gallery with top-trending videos.
  • Get contextual YouTube recommendations, based on the show you're watching, at the touch of a button.
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Other Info
Brand
Sling Media
Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture
Warranty
1-year hardware warranty (US) 2-year hardware warranty (Europe)
Release Date
2012
Physical Features
Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Black
Weight

1.2 lbs
 
Dimensions
4.9 x 11 x 2.2 inches
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Slingbox 500 is a very popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling streaming players and has a couple of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Epiphan Webcaster X2 .

Slingbox 500 was released in 2012. There are dozens of newer streaming players on the market. Show newer Streaming Players

Slingbox 500 is $195.10 more expensive than the average streaming player ($59.99).

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Hi, just want to replace my Slingbox 500 because it won't support the output from my new Yamaha receiver and DirecTV 4K Genie. Will it work as just a drop-in (for now)?
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