I had almost no difficulty setting this up. I didn't even have a TV connected to the device or my cable box. The only issue I had was that I originally tried to use an older Mac (iBook G4) to setup this device, downloaded and installed the player, and only when trying to run the app did it tell me my Mac was too old to run the software. No problem, I have more computers around. In no time, I had downloaded the app to another Mac, got the device setup and working great. I now use it to remotely watch TV on my iPhone 3-5 times each week. Setup on my iPhone was fairly simple too, but I was disappointed that I needed to buy a $13 app for the iPhone. That has been my only disappointment thus far. I've been impressed with the video quality on the iPhone, better than I had expected. Obviously, better quality over WiFi, but still reasonable quality over 3G.
First off, this is the first time I have used Overstock and I needed to as this product is not available in the UK. The Order, Fulfilment and Shipment process (including no worries about import taxes at my end) was 1st class and delivery was in around a week. So thumbs up to Overstock. With regards to the product - its as described - or actually, go to the manufactures website to get a better idea. This is basically a copy-cat Slingbox that allows you to control and view your audio/video equipment (in my case a Cable TV Box) anywhere where you have an internet connection. Thats its primary purpose and it does this well. Where it differs from a Slingbox, is it allows multiple devices (be that PC, Mac, Phone, iPad) to view my cable box at the same time when connected to the same local network/router - slingbox only allows one. It also uses WiFi for connectivity OR Ethernet cable, Slingbox only allows Ethernet cable, which can be a pain if you dont have a socket next to your device. Quality of video/audio and remote control compatibility is very good on local network and good across the internet, but its not HD quality, which is fine cauz I never expected it to be. This is a great device or alternative if you use Video Sender equipment in your house - with the bonus you can view it anywhere in the world PLUS record on your PC. My only criticism is I think the software and installation of software feels a bit flaky - but I dont think its that bad for me to give it a poor review.
Excellent sound, quick setup, good battery life. What's not to like? My only issue: this radio screams for a handle; there is simply no easy way to carry this radio. Minor annoyance? The black gloss finish is a fingerprint magnet. Well built and relatively easy to program. I love this radio...but would love it more if it had a handle!
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