04-02-2012, 08:16 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with Slingbox? I am thinking of getting a slingbox so I can watch MLB on my iPhone and Ipad but wanted to hear from people who have used it first. Good device or not?

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 04-02-2012, 09:40 PM
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I have one. I haven't tried using it on an iPhone (since I don't have one), but I did use it a few times to catch a game at work :-) It worked OK.

Keep in mind that while you are using the Slingbox, whatever cable device you have it hooked it up to will be tied up. So if you have your Slingbox in the den and decide to watch a game, anyone else in the den is going to be watching MLB too.

You also want to have decent upload speed at home... I have DSL and it was doing OK, cable modem would probably be much better.

Woot.com used to have sales of these every few weeks but I haven't seen them in a while.

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 04-03-2012, 06:03 AM
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(04-02-2012, 09:40 PM)insomniac Wrote: So if you have your Slingbox in the den and decide to watch a game, anyone else in the den is going to be watching MLB too.

That is good information to have and something to consider. They are on sale on Amazon so need to think about it a bit.

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 04-06-2012, 11:06 AM
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 04-06-2012, 11:09 AM
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I'd make sure that your mobile provider truly has unlimited data so you don't go over the allocated amount per month. I know sprint has truly unlimited data packages.

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 04-06-2012, 11:27 AM
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I have a grandfathered plan with Verizon. Although they no longer offer unlimited data, I am lucky enough to have it.

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 04-13-2012, 08:57 AM
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I too have unlimited Verizon data. I would love to be able to watch TV on my phone when stuck somewhere and or waiting.

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 04-13-2012, 10:34 AM
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(04-13-2012, 08:57 AM)Shave a Buck Wrote: I too have unlimited Verizon data. I would love to be able to watch TV on my phone when stuck somewhere and or waiting.

Consider getting Hulu Plus for about $8/mo. I have that specifically so I watch certain shows when I'm at the gym on the elliptical machine, or whatever. I have a Droid X on Verizon's unlimited data plan and rarely have problems with buffering.

I also use HBO GO (free for HBO customers) and Netflix on the phone with great results.

I don't think any of them would allow you to watch MLB though.

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 04-13-2012, 10:59 AM
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I don't have an iPhone, but isn't watching a baseball game on one of them pretty much like just listening on a transistor radio?

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 04-13-2012, 11:42 AM
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The picture is actually very clear on the I-Phone and I could watch while I work. I would also be able to watch on my Ipad or even my computer.

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