CES 2008: Slingbox PRO-HD will placeshift HD content
Not content with launching its mobile BlackBerry application, Sling Media has now announced an all-new version of its Slingbox device optimised for streaming HD content from home sources to laptops and PCs around the home, or even in remote locations.
You’ll need broadband upload speeds of 1.5-2Mbps to do the latter, mind. Sling Media has also released a new version of its SlingStream technology, which it says will now provide better quality even when streaming HD content to screens outside the home.
The existing Slingbox SOLO and PRO devices can already stream HD content, but they down-convert it in the process, while the new PRO-HD preserves its high-res goodness. The new model also includes 4:3 and widescreen modes, and more audio-video inputs and outputs than you can shake a stick at. Oh, and it works with mobile phones too.
Slingbox PRO-HD will be available by the end of September, and is due to cost $399.99 in the US. Rest assured, I’ll be trying to find out their UK plans once the show begins.
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With any luck Sling will actually ship a product announced at CES. This imaginary product ought to work well with the imaginary SlingCatcher.