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    Slingbox M1 and SlingTV

    Slingbox M1 and SlingTV

    If you’re unfamiliar with Slingbox, the company’s product line allows you to control the signal you receive at home through cable boxes, satellite receivers, DVRs and the like and directs it to browsers and apps. Essentially, you can stream TV anywhere you want, and SlingMedia just announced a duo of new devices, SlingTV and Slingbox M1:


    Essentially, the Sling TV is an upgrade to the Slingbox 500, and it runs around $300.  The hardware is completely the same, but the software has been upgraded to bring a full smart TV experience to the Slingbox. Basically, this makes the Slingbox 500 the smart box for your living room, although it does also mean that you can configure and control the box directly through your TV.

    Slingbox M1 and SlingTV 2

    Slingbox M1

    The new Slingbox M1 runs $150, and is a stripped down version of the 500.  It’s being sold as a basic model, although it’s missing a couple of key features.  For one, you can’t just hook this up to an OTA antenna and start streaming TV to your iPad.  Additionally, there’s no HMDI port available.  Having said that, it has a tiny footprint, and it’s built to be discreet, ideal for sports fans who want to stream games and events.

    If you’re a serious TV watcher, for $150 to $300 and no subscription fee,  it’s hard to beat.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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