Sling Media Slingbox 500 Media Shifter Specs


Operating Systems: OS X 10.6 (or later); Windows Vista (or later)
Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari (OS X only)
Dimensions (W x H x D, Inches): 11.4 x 2.2 x 4.9
Weight (Pounds): 1.2
Price: $300

Company Info
Sling Media
(650) 293-8000

Sling Media
(650) 293-8000

DOS76's picture

The new Slingbox looks great and I am ready to get one but that's not why I'm posting here today. I have seen a lot of articles that talk about how you can use your WD TV Live to watch your Slingbox and that is great. It works really well (at least with the Pro HD) I have two WD TV Lives and I use one to connect it to my Epson Powerlite out in the backyard were I use it to project sporting events and movies on my 12 foot screen and it works good even while using a Wifi connection (getting Power line boxes for this summer wired is always better). The other box though I have connected to the composite ports on my Slingbox. I have the WD TV Live wired to an Ethernet switch and it is programmed to access the 10TB's of media in the shared folders of my Windows Home Server. I have access to all of that media and my cable where ever I have an internet connection and with the assistance of my smart phone that is pretty much everywhere I go now all I need now is for WD TV Live to support Ebooks, Comic Book Archives (CBR and CBZ) and retro gaming consoles and I would be set. I wanted to post this because it seems like there aren't any references of combining these devices in this manner anywhere even though the Slingbox setup features the Remote for WD TV Live right in it. To me this feature is more valuable than using WD TV Live with a HDTV. I have four HTPC's throughout the house and I feel that I would rather have full PC capabilities than just the media options offered by a streaming set top box on my TV's even though WD is priced exponentially lower.