I've been a fan of Slingbox since 2005, when I first wrote about using it while on a trip to China. I could watch my hometown TV while in Beijing or Hong Kong or anywhere else my company sent me. Back then, it was a simple setup: connect Slingbox to a router and plug in an over-the-air antenna. I never had to interrupt family members watching their programs at home.
Now, that option is gone. And no one has been able to explain why.
The current Slingboxes require additional, expensive third-party hardware and/or subscriptions to cable or satellite programming. Slingbox is no longer an option for someone wanting to cut the cord.