All SlingPlayer apps half off until July 22nd
0. phoneArena 19 Jul 2012, 14:05 posted on
If you want to pick up SlingPlayer for a secondary device (or even a primary one) now is the time to act, as SlingBox is selling the apps at a 50% discount for the next couple of days...
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1. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
Just bought a Sling Adapter for my Dish receiver off of eBay. But I'll be using the free Dish app instead of this...
2. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
You get one slingbox mobile app with each box you purchase (Including the Dish Version), so this would just be for additional purchases.
3. tedkord (Posts: 7683; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
That must be new. When I bought the WinMo version 3 or 4 years ago, they didn't give me a mobile app with my new Slingbox HD. I had to buy it for $30.
Then, when I switched to Android, I had to pay $30 again, even though I was promised that my original license would be good for any future phone I switched to, regardless of OS. They even used this future use as a selling point.
When I emailed them about the issue, they ignored me. When I complained on their forums, they deleted the posts. When I complained to the BBB that they weren't honoring their terms of purchase, they didn't even bother to respond.
Sling is a dishonorable company. And their product isn't even great. The video streaming over 14Mbps LTE is stuttery.
5. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Good to know. I was curious how that worked. The boxes at Best Buy have it wrote on the box that you get a free one. Online and on Dish website it had it too. From what I gather it looks like it goes through their servers too and not a direct connection, so would be slow and useless. I guess them and Dish go together pretty good then. I just recently switched from Dish back to Cable...I even tried DirectTV, but they were worse. Someone needs to come up with a real streaming product that just works and not try to rip off the customer.
4. atlvideoguy (Posts: 50; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)
I don't understand why someone would by HD sling box. In reality you don't get full hd quality on your device on the receiving end. You sling box uses compression technology. I suggest to anyone interested to just buy a sling box solo. It will receive hd signal from the source.