Over the last few years Sling Media has introduced three different types of Slingbox. The Slingbox Tuner, Slingbox AV and the Slingbox Pro. In this article we will conduct a Slingbox Pro review and try and provide you with some pros and cons to actually purchasing one of these systems.
The biggest benefit to be gained from using Slingbox Pro is that it is easy to connect to a media device, in fact anyone can do it. All that happens is the cables run from your media device (say a TiVo) into the Slingbox Pro and then a cable runs from this to your router. If however, you do not have easy access to your router then you can use the SlingLink.
Once you have connected the router to your Slingbox Pro getting this running on your actual network is also easy. Whereas with the original Slingbox you need to enter product ID numbers with this system it instantly recognizes all the connected devices on the network and just after a couple of steps with the Wizard program provided your media is soon streaming. What Sling Media has managed to do is improve the quality of the encoded stream and this has resulted in the picture quality being greatly enhanced. So much so that even when you are not streaming HD content the picture definition of a standard video looks just as good as if you were watching it on your television at home.
However one problem that users may find when setting up the Slingbox Pro system is that the remote control may not work properly. You may find that you will need to reboot your media device in order for it work properly, but even so it should take no more than 20 minutes to get everything up and running correctly.
Although the cost of purchasing a Slingbox Pro may seem a bit excessive for some at between $200 and $250 knowing that you will able enjoy television programs in any room in your house, at the coffee shop or whilst waiting for you connecting flight at the airport will soon outweigh the original cost.
As you can see the Slingbox pro despite a few minor issues should make a great addition to your Home Theater system
Allison Thompson is a full time writer and researcher. You can find further Slingbox Pro Reviews and the best available prices at http://www.slingboxproreview.com