The Slingbox SOLO is a great choice for the frequent traveler. It lets you access and control your DVR, cable box, or satellite TV receiver using any computer with an Internet connection. Tune in to the season finale of your favorite TV show or browse recorded shows from your office or hotel room.
How the Slingbox works
The Slingbox makes a wired connection to your home network and your DVR, satellite receiver, or cable box. The SOLO accepts TV signals up to 1080i resolution, downconverting them to standard-definition for playback. An included IR (infrared) flasher lets you remotely control your connected TV source.
Simple on-screen controls
Controlling playback is extremely easy. Install the software on your laptop and then you're ready to hit the road. The SlingRemote interface works just like your remote at home. For example, if you're using the SlingRemote to control your DVR, you can select channels, queue up your recorded TV shows, and fast-forward through commercials right from your computer screen.
If you'd like even more ways to access your DVR, satellite receiver, or cable box, there are apps available for iPhone and BlackBerry® that let you stream shows straight to your mobile device.