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All SlingPlayer apps half off until July 22nd

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Jul 2012, 14:05

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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posted on 19 Jul 2012, 14:26

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...

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 14:29

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.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 14:54

3. tedkord (Posts: 13785; 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.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 10:31

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.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 08:49 1

4. atlvideoguy (Posts: 68; 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.

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