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Slingbox Solo media-streaming device

£130 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Sling Media

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The Slingbox Solo is a bold little media-streaming device: its trapezoid design is refreshingly distinctive.

The Slingbox Solo is a bold little media-streaming device: its trapezoid design is refreshingly distinctive.

It looks less like electronic gadgetry and more like the sort of thing you’d be proud to show off to your mates – especially as it supports high definition (HD).

If you want to use the Slingbox Solo remotely to gawp at your home video or photo collection or log in so you can view recorded TV content from another dimension, you’ll need a decent uplink speed.

The Slingbox Solo can be attached to DVD and digital video recorders as well as HD boxes of any flavour.

Slingbox Solo Expert Verdict »
SlingBox Solo Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 82 reviews
Connections: xComponent video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear, 1 xS-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - Rear, 1 xComposite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear, 1 xComponent video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear, 1 xS-Video output ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - Rear, 1 xComposite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear, 1 ( 4 pin USB Type A ) - Rear, 1 xNetwork ( RJ-45 ) - Rear, 1 xRemote control ) - Rear
Cables Included: Video / audio cable, Network cable
Power: external
Digital audio broadcasting, Digital video broadcasting
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

As a way of enjoying your HD content around the home, the Slingbox Solo may be the best value and simplest choice.

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