Select the Right Model of Slingbox Player
Slingbox 500 vs M1 vs M2 ... and 1 more

Edited by Frank Fazio, Anonymous, Eng

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Slingbox offers 4 models that pretty much all do the same thing, which is connect to a video source and pass that video source to you anywhere in the world. These models are all compatible with the major cable and satellite providers including AT&T You-verse®, Bright House Networks®, Cablevision® Systems, Charter Communications®, Comcast XFINITY®, Cox Communications®, DIRECTV®, DISH Network® and more.

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Player 1: Slingbox 500

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The Slingbox 500 has the added functionality of having a home TV interface through HDMI. It also carries a YouTube app. This is the only model that carries the HDMI input and output. The model is around $299.

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Player 2: Slingbox M1

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The Slingbox M1 is the older model in the M series and does not have any HDMI inputs or outputs. Price point is around $129.

Player 3: Slingbox M2

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The M2 is a the newer M model and yet there are no apparent changes to the visual or functional aspects after comparing it to the M1. Price wise, it is around $20 more than the M1 at $149. Surprisingly, it does not have any HDMI inputs or outputs on it either.

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Player 4: Slingbox 350

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The Slingbox 350 is an older model of the 500 and you can buy it from your favorite online electronics store, as Slingbox no longer sells it direct. You can pick up the 350 for around $70.

Questions and Answers

Does the HDMI I/O on the 500 model make a difference on video quality compared to the Component option on the M2?

Does the HDMI I/O on the 500 model make a difference on video quality compared to the Component option on the M2?

I have both the 500 and M2 and I did a comparison for you. The Slingbox 500 and the M2 look pretty much the same as far as I'm concerned. So in my opinion, if you're trying to save money, go for the M2 as I personally can't see the difference between the HDMI and component connections. The only thing that is different is the audio portion, which the HDMI will handle both in one wire. The M2 and component will require a separate audio connection.

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