I'm planning on purchasing a placeshifter next week to get ready for the NFL season, and my constant travels. Since the main reason I am going to purchase one of these is to remotely watch DVR'd Football games, and probably other sports down the road, the video quality and smooth playback is most important. My home internet connection is very strong (10Mb up and down), and will be hard wired to an unmanaged gigabit network switch.
I sort of assume the Slingbox ProHD is the better choice over Vulkano flow, but both seem to have pretty good horror stories of use. At $110 for the Vulkano Flow from Amazon, and $240 for the SlingBox Pro HD, their is a big difference in cost.
I called Vulkano to see what their placeshifting top resolution is, and he stated (in a difficult to understand accent, and order of speech) that I can view it at 720p over WiFi, or 480i on a mobile device. I cannot find any confirmation of these figures, nor a review stating this to be accurate.
Now, the slingbox pro HD states it can placeshift at 1080i, which is great, but at $240 over $110, and have known issues in build quality, with many users units failing within a few months.
Anyone with recent experience with either, please respond with your opinions. They are much appreciated.