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Slingbox 350

Slingbox 350
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Slingbox 500

Slingbox 500
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Sling Media Slingbox Solo

Sling Media Slingbox Solo
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WD TV Live (2011)

WD TV Live (2011)
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Roku 3

Roku 3
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Price $117 to $179 at 8 stores $273 to $299 at 7 stores $74 to $158 at 8 stores $94 to $149 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 0.5 stars out of 3 reviews 2.0 stars out of 3 reviews 2.0 stars out of 24 reviews 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews 3.0 stars out of 27 reviews
Release date October 14, 2012 October 14, 2012 September 26, 2007 October 03, 2011 March 06, 2013
The Bottom Line The Slingbox 350 is an excellent way to watch your TV or DVR video content anywhere. While you'll pay a premium for its extra features, the Slingbox 500 is an excellent way to watch your TV or DVR video content anywhere. An evolutionary upgrade of past Slingbox models, the Slingbox Solo remains an excellent way to stream your home TV programming to an increasingly wide variety of broadband-connected computers and smartphones. The WD TV Live (2011) offers a solid combination of must-have streaming services and excellent USB and network file support, making it one of the best devices of its kind available for under $100. The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack.

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Image standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable PNG
TIFF
JPG
BMP
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Video standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AVI
VOB
MKV
MPEG-1
TS
TP
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Audio standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable MP3
WAV
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Product type TV streaming adapter
TV streaming adapter
Digital multimedia receiver
Digital multimedia receiver
Streaming player
Playback capabilities Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Internet video playback
Digital video playback
Internet radio playback
Digital audio playback
Digital photo playback
Internet video playback
Internet radio playback
Internet gaming
Connector type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 4 pin USB Type A Installed Front
1 4 pin USB Type A Installed Rear
1 Rear
1 SPDIF output Rear
1 RJ-45 Installed Rear
1 Composite video/audio output Mini-phone 3.5 mm Installed Rear
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Audio output mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
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Remote control type Info unavailable Standard remote control
Info unavailable Remote control
Enhanced remote control
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