Slingbox 500 Media Streamer with HDMI & Wi-Fi - Only at Best Buy

  • Model #: SB500-140
  • Web Code: 10227601
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Sale Ends: October 11, 2017
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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With the Slingbox 500, you can turn your tablet or smartphone into a TV. It delivers gorgeous Full HD picture quality, and features HDMI, Wi-Fi, and an easy on-screen setup that will help you get up and running in no time.

More Information

  • Tune in to your favourite TV shows, sporting events and special programming on your PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone or connected TV, from anywhere in the world
  • Connects to your DVR, cable set-top box or satellite receiver via HDMI and component or composite sources
  • Simple setup right on your TV screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi lets you wirelessly enjoy and archive your personal photos and videos with SlingSync and SlingProjector (sold separately)
  • Watch and control your TV and all of its programming on your compatible smartphone or tablet using SlingPlayer software
  • Access your Slingbox from the web on a high-speed Internet-connected PC or Mac
  • Wirelessly archive your videos and photos and enjoy them on the big screen at home
  • Manage your home theatre using the on-screen program guide and remote control

What's in the Box?

  • Slingbox 500
  • Slingbox 500 Remote Control
  • Composite Video Cable
  • Component Video Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • Stereo Audio Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • IR Emitter Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Type
    WiFi Media Streamer
  • Colour
  • Dimension
  • Height
    25.4 cm
  • Width
    8 cm
  • Depth
    41.6 cm
  • Weight
    .55 kg
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.0 / 5
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Positive 87%

28 Reviews

Critical 12%

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  • from Québec

not very good

ne fonctionne pas bien sur mon mac et sur mon i-phone

  • from Repentigny, Qc

Valéry satisfied

I perchasded a slingbox many years ago and change dit for a 500 too years ago. Î use dit for Florida and Bahamas, it works perfectly. Il needs the very hight speed and suggest to connect with a netwok câble to the rooter.

  • from laval, QC

slingbox 500

Avec plus de 3 semaines d'utilisations je vous confirme que ce produit fonctionne très bien et il y a un seul héritant les annonces sur l’écran. Job well done…

  • from Donnacona,QC

Slingbox 500

I used last month my Slingbox 500 in Mexico and the screen of the TV as green.why?

  • from Halifax, NS

Absolute Garbage

So I heard about this gadget and I thought it would be perfect for me. I travel a lot and the idea of being able to watch my recorded shows anywhere there is wifi sounded great. First off, they do not tell you that there is copyright law that most cable boxes will not let this technology work. The way around it is to hook up using red green blue wiring. My first question then is why even offer a hi def option? If you do want to try and make this work, don't buy the expensive model, buy the entry level option for less then half the price. Got it home, used the easy set up and could not get anything on the screen. NOWHERE on the slingbox website can you find the customer service number. I ended up finding it on another website. Called and after 55 min of being on hold I finally got to talk with someone. That was an hour I will never get back. She basically walked me through everything I had already done. Nothing changed. So I was told I could go out and buy an HDMI splitter or only use RGB and then it MIGHT work. At this point I would have to remove my tv from the wall! Best Buy should not be selling this product here in our area because it will not work with the cable provider. No one in the store was able to offer any help with this product or advice. You are better off buying an otterbox to stream. Plus they are way less expensive.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Great product and works perfectly

Great product and works perfectly. Need to setup for some remote controller setting file if placing this Sling box in Asia, but works perfectly after setting everything up.

  • from Joliette, QC

Slingbox 500

I bought Slingbox 500 and I am very satisfied. Few years ago, I bought Slingbox Solo and I liked it.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Slingbox 500 works great!

What a great device. I now control my Bell expressvu STB PVR in Toronto from anywhere in the world. It was very easy to set-up and came with all the cables. The Sling smartphone app UI took some getting used to, but works well on my LG. I prefer the PC interface (and larger screen). One client at a time. Good results obviously depend on internet speed for both connections (upload) on the head end and download speed on the client side - but if all is to Sling recommendations, works really well. I found the criticisms about ads on the free Apps overstated. Can always purchase the app to eliminate the minor start-up distraction altogether. I highly recommend this product.

  • from Rosemere Qc.

Did what i wanted

Easy to install and works great.

  • from Laval, QC

Is it really worth it?

I've bought it for its HDMI input but it didn't accept the DVD player's signal nor the set top box's. So, why should I've kept it ([price]) when the 350 model was just [price]? Almost double price for an illusion? Yes, I know, there is the wi-fi - (nice feature, by the way) but the most important are the image/sound quality and the streaming stability and of course the general long term reliability. I"ve returned it and took a 350. The components won't cause any trouble, for sure. I've been having an ol' time PRO HD for a few years and I wouldn't trade it for any of the new models... Wired network connection, easily configurable through the Internet, can be used with the legacy stand-alone player 2.0 , no streaming issues, installed "on the other side of the world. Is just that a friend of mine needs one, too and the PRO-HDs are out of the market so I had to buy another model... Good luck to all of Sling enthusiasts (I've been having one since 2007, starting with a simple PRO) !

  • from Clarenville, NL

Paid too much for this device

I'm very disappointed that I can't use Hi Definition feature; my cable box had it scrambled for copyright protection. The "normal channels' appear very blurry on my laptop and the hi def channels is somewhat better through the use of component cables.

  • from Montréal, QC

Not as advertised

I bought this to play my GoPro footage and stream it. It worked like a charm but then they removed the ability to play your own files with a firmware update ! I called them and they said there was no way to get it back as "it was not a feature our customers wanted" WHat ?? This one did !!

  • from Calgary, AB

Slingbox 500

I was really looking forward to using this unit on vacation. I almost got it working - I could only get audio. Next day I went to try again and zip, nada, My system would not even recognise the Slingbox as connected so I could not even tinker with it. There is good service availability from Slingbox but they could not help. Big learning curve for this novice tech. I think some of the problem lies in the HDCP (copy protocol) which is attached to much of the HD programming. I did try component cables with no result. I know people have great success with this unit so I am left very disappointed. I had to return it to the store.

  • from Montréal, QC

Not recommended

I have always had Slingbox and it's very useful. It does his job! But I suggest you not to buy this model for two reasons: It's overpriced, and also, If you want to watch HD TV you can use the 350 or the M3 via component cable. This device has the HDMI port but for nothing. TV channels have HDCP so you will not be able to use this port properly. If you need WIFI then get the M3.

  • from Pitt Meadows, BC

Slingbox 500

excellent product, I can watch my cable tv anywhere on my laptop as long as Wi-Fi is available. Must have high speed internet to get smooth live streaming.

  • from Québec, QC


Fonctionne tràs bien. Bon signal et facile d'utilisation

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