Ratings and Reviews: $50 Gift Card Winners

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If you rated and reviewed your Slingbox 350 or Slingbox 500 based on our February 4th newsletter announcement and/or website home page, you were entered in a random prize drawing for a $50 Visa gift card. Ten of you won! Continue reading

Slingbox Has Your Back for Academy Awards and Other Live Shows

Hollywood couple on the red carpetThis Sunday, it’s “Oscar’s big night,” otherwise known as the Academy Awards. As Hollywood A-listers walk down the red carpet, movie-goers switch from silver screen to small screen to watch the mother of all awards shows on TV.

But what if you’re stuck in a hotel room in New Delhi with only Bollywood options in Hindi? Or you’re at your in-laws and they would rather watch an old repeat of Magnum P.I. on the only TV in the house? You could record the show and watch it later, but because it’s a live broadcast and virtually everyone arranges their schedule to watch it when it airs, you’d have to avoid Facebook, Twitter and, basically, the entire Internet so you don’t come across any spoilers or big moments on stage during the program. Besides, who avoids the “entire Internet” these days when 91% of American adults now own a cell phone or smartphone of some kind? Continue reading

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: Final Days Cheat Sheet

In the last few days of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, we thought a follow-up to our initial Cheat Sheet is in order. As of this post, here are the countries with the highest medal count:

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics - Medal Standings as of 2/20/14

Team USA has won the most amount of medals overall, but Norway has won the most gold. Of course, this could all change as events are still being played out throughout the weekend. Continue reading

All-Star Weekend, Chris Paul & Slingbox

2014 All-Star Weekend logoSmack dab in the middle of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, we’re breaking away from snow and ice to focus on a sport that the US dominates no matter what the season: Basketball.

From February 14-16, 2014, All-Star Weekend descends on NOLA to shine a spotlight on some of the NBA’s best and brightest young talent. Check out some of the main activities listed below (Eastern times shown): Continue reading

Watching TV & the Olympics While on Vacation

Streaming 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics from hotel in ChileTaking two weeks off to travel to Peru and Chile was just the break I needed. In fact, as of the date of this post, I’m still in Chile and loving it.

But I do miss home: my dog, my bed, even a few of my co-workers – you know who you are! I’m especially missing my TV since my options have been reduced to old subtitled episodes of NCIS, Friends and CSI. Continue reading

Sling’s Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics TV Cheat Sheet

Skiing - Olympics bannerAre you one of the lucky few going to Sochi to watch the Winter Olympics? Didn’t think so. Then check out this comprehensive TV and online program guide below that will point you to the whats, whens, wheres and whos of your favorite Olympics events. And of course, if you have a Slingbox, you’re never confined to the couch to watch your favorite events whenever they air. Continue reading