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Sling Media M1

from  $279.92+

    Sling Media M1

    from  $279.92+
    from  $279.92+
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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

    Reviews

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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]

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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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