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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

With the addition of built-in WiFi and a $30 price cut, the M1 is a solid replacement for the Slingbox 350. While it does still have a higher upfront cost than competing products, it can also stream content that no other device can -- namely, live sports and any other content you've already paid for through your cable subscription. If you're a big sports fan or a frequent traveler, this could be a worthwhile purchase.

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Pros
  • 1080p video quality
  • Integrated IR blaster
  • Built-in WiFi
Cons
  • Relies on IR for control
  • Pricey compared to competing products
  • Only the desktop app is free
  • Can't watch via the browser

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Video outputs
Component, Composite
Audio outputs
RCA stereo
WiFi
Yes
Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
Type
Video outputs
Audio outputs
WiFi
Ethernet
Audio / video player
Component, Composite
RCA stereo
Yes
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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