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