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The two bridges are identical and measure 6.25” x 3.25” x 0.75” and each weigh 4.6 ounces. On the top of each bridge is a Sling Media logo while the front has the Sling ‘N” logo with three labeled indicator lights which identify Power, Powerline Link and Ethernet Activity. At the rear of each SlingLink Turbo is a LAN and AC Power. Sling Media (a subsidiary of DISH Network) has announced the availability of its SlingStudio multi-camera production and live video broadcasting system in-store and online at B&H Photo Video, as.

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Pros:

  • IR blasters are built into the box's body.
  • Beautiful 1080p video streaming.
  • Finally works over Wi-Fi.

Cons:

  • At close to $300, it's fairly expensive.
  • Smartphone- and tablet-viewing apps cost extra.

Editors Liked

  • IR blasters are built into the box's body
  • Beautiful 1080p video streaming
  • Finally works over Wi-Fi
  • Includes plenty of cables in the box, including both HDMI and component video
  • Simplified setup
  • Slick design
  • Streams video from your TV or DVR (or any analog source) to your PC, tablet, smartphone, and some streaming boxes at resolutions up to full 1080p HD

Editors Didn't Like

  • At close to $300, it's fairly expensive
  • Smartphone- and tablet-viewing apps cost extra
  • It duplicates some of the features found on TV anywhere apps you may already be using
  • As always, streaming capabilities are only as good as your home bandwidth
  • SlingPlayer mobile apps all cost extra
  • Ties up the television to which the Slingbox is attached to
  • HDMI port is mostly useless thanks to encryption issues
  • Sluggish channel changes
  • Favorite channels don't sync between mobile and desktop
  • Several features not available at launch
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