Advertisements Hmm, I wonder what they are? I have both and I think the 500 was the one that is poorly designed. Including HDMI input made the setup much more complicated than it needed to be since you can't actually stream anything from a TiVo over it. So you still need to use component. Granted I never use the local media options of the 500 so HDMI pass-thru seems pointless for me. I've never had to manually reboot my 350 but have had to several times on my 500 due to it not being available for streaming. Other than that, both the 350 and 500 are much more stable products than previous Slingboxes. Plus, they are much easier to setup now.