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MobiTV vs SlingBox June 30, 2006

Posted by Fast Follower in Uncategorized.

Can anyone tell me why MobiTV would be a better option than SlingBox? MobiTV is $10 per month. Slingbox is the $250 cost of the hardware. MobiTV offers limited programming. Slingbox offers whatever is available on a video source (for me, a DirecTivo box). Maybe MobiTV offers higher quality video.

Am I missing something?


1. Dre - October 30, 2006

slingbox av will only allow one user per pc or mobile also
whenever u change the channel on pc or mobile phone the
channel hooked up to the cable will also change so people watching will have to watch what your watching or vice versa

2. Fast Follower - October 30, 2006

I here ‘ya, Dre. But if I went with MobiTV, I’d have to pay $10 per month for every phone that has access to mobiTV. With SlingBox, I can have many PCs with the Sling software installed, I just can’t use them at the same time.

3. Casey Carpenter - January 15, 2007

Im wondering the same thing. Im thinking I will just go the Slingbox route as I can always resell the box if its not my cup of tea.

4. Tell it like it TI is! - January 15, 2007

I have think you are making the right decision. Not sure what type of television service you use (Directv, Dish, Cable, etc.), but it just feels wrong to pay a subscribtion for something that you are already paying for in the home! This is kinda a subscript double dip! The whole meaning of “mobile freedom” is taking what you already have with you. I have had one slingbox hooked up to a television which is not really my main set, and it is working great! I can watch my Tivo recorded shows, live TV, and if I forget to record something, I can even set recording settings while I am out. If I ever get to the point where this set begins to get more activity, I still think it would be better for me to get another Direct TV box on ebay, hook it up, and pay the extra $5 bucks a month for the extra box subscription.

Any you are right, you can always unload a slingbox on ebay fairly easy. Let us know what you finally decide.

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