Quality. Now that many have moved to HD, the older Slings with SD picture quality will now be dis'd and slapped down.
Service. I'm reading, hearing and more about service. What folk often don't realize is the support is not going to teach networking and other basic skills. This is where folk get upset fast. They buy a technically challenging product and then need help to get it working.
This is not a toaster and the support is not free so you can see where folk will get upset.
-> After all that, even I am not sure how a sling box would help.
I'll be living abroad for 2 years. I want to keep up with all my local sports teams. I wanted to get the Slingbox but read some horrible reviews about it's quality and customer service. Is there any other device like the Slingbox that will allow me to watch my own tv channels on the internet abroad?