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The Slingbox Pro-HD would be a good choice since it does have a few advantages over our newer Slingbox's. However, if you are looking for improved video quality, built-in Wi-Fi, TV interface, or the ability to attach a USB drive to your Slingbox then you would want to consider a Slingbox 500.
The article provided below will help to explain some of the major differences between the Slingbox's that you are interested in:
Your Optimum/Cablevision internet connection is probably giving you sufficient network speeds, however, you might be interested in this article which will talk about the minimum recommended requirements for the best possible streaming experience:
To answer your question about completing a pass-through using coaxial cables, you will be able to complete the pass-through just as long as you are using one coaxial cable IN to the Slingbox and a second coaxial cable OUT to your TV.
This article will help to further explain the initial Slingbox setup process and requirements:
As for your concerns about Slingbox compatibility with your Roku 2XS, you shouldn't have any issues just as long as you meet the following requirements:
You will need ONE of the following:
- A Slingbox 500
- Slingbox 350
- Slingbox PRO-HD
- Slingbox SOLO
You would also need the SlingPlayer app running on either an Android smartphone or an iPhone/iPod touch. On your Roku device, you need to load the SlingPlayer channel. As long as your phone and your Roku are connected to the same network, you will be able to stream the Slingbox signal from your phone to your Roku.
For more information on the Roku, please take a look at this article:
You will also want to make sure that your laptop meets our minimum requirements as well. The article below will detail the recommended operating system and browser requirements:
Hope this helps!
Sling Media Forum Moderation Team
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