Sling Media announced this morning that they’ve started shipping their much-anticipated Slingbox PRO-HD uber placeshifter, which turns out to be the first with the ability to to deliver content in high definition (up to 1080i) over a network, or locally. The PRO-HD can accept signals from cable boxes, DVRs, and anything else that can plug into its coaxial, component, S-video, RCA, and composite inputs. It can take advantage of up to four difference sources, and can then transmit it to just about anything. The best part here, though, is that the Slingbox PRO-HD can transmit HD video, so if you are running the SlingPlayer 2.0 software (only available on Windows at the moment - boo!) you can view live and recorded video, right up 1080i HDTV. You can pick one up for $300. If HD isn’t y our thing, you can pick up the Slingbox PRO for $230.
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Sling Media, Inc. has announced the newest iteration of Slingbox. The Slingbox PRO-HD is capable of placeshifting over the air, cable, satellite and even DVR HD signals to a computer in the house.
When the PRO-HD is used with a Slingcatcher, the PRO-HD will stream HD content in either 4:3 and 16:9 to another TV in the house, and when the PRO-HD and Slingcatcher are combined with an upload connection speed of 1.5 - 2Mbps, the PRO-HD will stream HD content to another television or computer anywhere, without down-converting the resolution to EDTV.
Slingbox PRO-HD will be available in the 3rd quarter of 2008 with an estimated MSRP of $400.00. We will have some video up of this, along with the Slingcatcher, up on our CES 2008 video page.