At my local store and comparing the 500 with the Belkin @tv plus - still not sure which to get.
I noticed the 500 has a USB slot for storing videos. Does this mean I can connect a USB drive, save shows recorded with the Slingbox 500, then take that USB drive to my upstairs PC and drop videos into my iTunes for playback onto my iPad?
This should help: http://support.slingbox.com/get/KB-2000508.html. But there isn't alot of excitement about this.
Personally, I like to use the USB to run a little 5V cpu fan. I have my slingbox on a $20 CoolerMaster laptop cooling pad, and the USB fan came with it. Keeps Slingbox cool!