I am on my second Slingbox. I have had a Classic and a Solo. I bought the Solo at a price offered to Classic customers in order to be able to use the iPhone client.
Originally Posted by osensnolf
I have been very happy with both. Works as advertised. It works extremely well over a fast connection. Over a slow connection it degrades gracefully. Connection has to be very bad to break it. I have watched mine from a half dozen airplanes and a dozen hotels.
I have the clients for Windows, iPhone, and iPad. I used the iPhone app on my iPad at 2X and was very happy with it. I upgraded to the iPad when it became available. When I installed it, it required a firmware update to the Solo before it would operate. Since the iPad app is much higher resolution than the iPhone at 2X, this really should not surprise anyone. I use a browser plug-in on my MacBook. I think that the plug-in will be the client direction for all personal computers in the future.
It is easy to use with my Scientific Atlanta 4250HD and with whatever cable box I had before that.
Setup is relatively easy. Once set up, you never have to touch it again. I have learned to expect a firmware update about every six months or so but the update process is automagic.
My sister is very happy with hers. Hers is hooked to a Tivo. I have yet to meet anyone with a complaint.
I cannot compare it to anything else, except to say that it pretty much has the space to itself.