Mfg. Part: SB500-100 | CDW Part: 2858133 | UNSPSC: 52161521
$296.99Advertised Price

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  • Turn your new high-resolution tablet or smartphone into a TV. The elegant Slingbox 500 delivers stunning picture quality
  • Full HD at 1080p. New simplified setup on your TV screen
  • HDMI and built-in Wi-Fi make it easy to get started.
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Turn your new high-resolution tablet or smartphone into a TV. The elegant Slingbox 500 delivers stunning picture quality
  • Full HD at 1080p. New simplified setup on your TV screen
  • HDMI and built-in Wi-Fi make it easy to get started.
Slingbox 500
Turn your new high-resolution tablet or smartphone into a TV. The elegant Slingbox 500 delivers stunning picture quality, Full HD at 1080p. New simplified setup on your TV screen, HDMI and built-in Wi-Fi make it easy to get started.
• Extend your living room TV experience in sparkling 1080p high definition.
• Connects to your DVR, cable set-top box or satellite receiver via HDMI and component or composite sources.
• New simple setup on your TV screen
• Built-in Wi-Fi
• Sleek, innovative design
• Watch and control your TV and all of its programming on your compatible smartphone or tablet using SlingPlayer software*.
• Access your Slingbox from the web on a high-speed Internet-connected PC or Mac.
• On the road, at work or on vacation, anywhere  anytime.
• Wirelessly archive your videos and photos and enjoy them on the big screen at home. Attached USB storage required.
*Download sold separately.

SlingPlayer® software for Android™, iOS® and other mobile and connected devices is available separately. Visit www.slingbox.com/requirements for a current list of the supported tablets, smartphones and other connected devices.
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or better
DirectX 9 Class video card with more than 256 MB of dedicated memory for Windows PC

OS X 10.6 (or later)
Windows Vista (or later)
Latest versions of Chrome™, Firefox®, Internet Explorer® or Safari® (OS X only)
Connect to any of the following high-definition video sources in up to 1080p.
– Digital cable set-top box
– Satellite receiver
– Digital video recorder (DVR)
– DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ player/recorder
– Video security cameras
– USB storage for remote viewing and archiving of videos and photos (not included)
Video quality is dependent on network speed and conditions.
• HD Viewing: 1.5 Mbps
• SD Viewing: 600 Kbps
• Mobile Viewing: 250 Kbps
Visit www.slingbox.com/requirements for updated browser support, hardware, operating system and network bandwidth requirements.
Remote viewing via HDMI is only supported for content that is not copyright-protected (HDCP content). To ensure the best HD remote viewing experience, also connect your source to the Slingbox 500 with the included component cables.
For a list of supported audio-video devices, visit support.slingbox.com.
1 Slingbox® 500
1 Quick Start Guide
1 Composite Video Cable
1 Component Video Cable
1 HDMI® Cable
1 Stereo Audio Cable
1 Ethernet Cable
1 AC Adapter
1 Slingbox 500 Remote Control
1 IR Emitter Cable
Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Audio System
Output Mode: Stereo

Combined Device
Type: Digital multimedia broadcaster

Connector Location: Rear
Connector Type: RCA x 3
Type: Component video input

Type: Composite video/audio input

Type: Component video output

Type: Composite video/audio output

Connector Type: 4 pin USB Type A
Type: USB

Connector Type: RJ-45
Type: Network

Type: IR Blaster

Connector Type: 19 pin HDMI Type A
Type: HDMI input

Type: HDMI output

Digital Player (Recorder)
Additional Features: USB flash drive playback
Device Type: Digital player

Brand: Sling Media
Manufacturer: Sling Media
Model: 500
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Sling Media Slingbox

Input Device
Input Adapter Type: TV tuner

Interface Provided
Connector Type: 19 pin HDMI Type A , 4 pin USB Type A , RCA

Package Content: Audio cable , Component video cable , Composite video cable , HDMI cable , IR emitter , Network cable , Power adapter , Remote control

Network & Internet Multimedia
Connectivity: Wireless / wired
Functionality: Digital photo playback , Digital video broadcasting

Service & Support
Type: 1 year limited warranty

Supported Video Resolutions
Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Product Reviews
SLINGBOX 500 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 593.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely awesome! Bought this Slingbox with a lot of doubt. Wife and I travel a lot both in and outside the country and I missed watching my local news and Direct TV prerecorded TV shows. Without a hitch, Slingbox had me click on to my Direct TV DVR and watch whatever i wanted both live and prerecorded shows. I tried it out of state and also out of country. As long as you have an internet connection it will work. Absolutely awesome!
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This an awesome device! I've had the Slingbox 500 for well over a year. Setup properly, this works wonderfully for watching your TV provider's content anywhere you choose.It has eliminated my need for a second satellite box since I can merely broadcast the content to my other TV via the Roku app.As far as mobile, just get the app (iPhone and iPad, in my case and iPhone and iPad apps are separate but once done, well, there are no further fees), at a one time cost ... no ads, just the content one desires.When one is using it over a local LAN to a device connected to the local LAN, no data is used outside one's own network.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Used to be perfect, now it's just ads. I have owned a slingbox since the beginning. It was the best because nobody had anything like it. It worked flawlessly over all devices and the picture was perfect. Now I would say the web player version gets one star. over half the screen is ads in spanish. Looks like I will have to go back to using the cable access. ;o(
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Upgrade is a real improvement (not) Last update on firefox is a disaster. Give me the option to defer updates, please. And do not change what works, bad experience since years.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fried my cable box Connecting this up to my new Comcast Infinity X1 cable box and running through the setup steps resulted in the disabling of the HDMI output of my cable box. Luckily it had just been installed a week ago and installers were still in the building so they replaced my box for me. Returned this for a credit, not trying again. I had an old Slingbox ProHD wihch worked fine for a long time with old cable service, but it had died a while back so thought I'd try this one. So be careful out there...
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Marathon It's one obstacle after another setting this thing up... First needing to reset password, then wifi issues, then it wouldn't play HDMI videos (component only), then connection not available. 300 dollar product is great once it actually begins working and monthly payment that's great once it actually works.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Game Changer I am a huge soccer fan, When Champions League is on you want to see all the games. Slingbox makes this possible. I have one game on my TV, one on my Phone, and can have on on the Ipad as well. MY job takes me out of town weekly and having a slingbox with me allows me to watch all my stuff and take full advantage of my cable anywhere!
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Product, but....... Been using the 500 for the better part of 3 years. Upgraded my laptop to Win 10 and worked great up until a few weeks ago. Can log in and everything is going great. But, 20 secs in, the browser crashes. Changed browser and still the same thing. Tried another browser, same thing. So, the only way to watch is via an iPad or iPhone right now. Was able to finally get the laptop to work but only by downloading Slingplayer from the Win store. Not ideal.
Date published: 2016-03-24
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