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

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Slingbox M1 review: A pricey streamer, but worth it for frequent travelers

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.

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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