The Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster from Sling Media allows you to watch live television streamed from your home cable or satellite connection via the Internet.
Connecting to your television and broadband Internet connection, the Slingbox streams live television over the web and allows you to view it anywhere with Internet access. The device allows you to connect up to 4 home theatre sources, and even includes an internal digital tuner for cable or off-air TV signals.
Professionals who pay for expensive cable or satellite packages for sports or movies will appreciate being able to watch when traveling for business and commuters will love the fact that they can catch up on the morning news live on their laptop or phone during the morning train ride. The Slingbox is the technology that allows you to take your television programming with you wherever you go.
Multiple Device Connections with Tuner
The Slingbox Pro can handle up to 3 video sources. It features 2 SD and 2 HD analog inputs. The device also features an ATSC/NTSC/QAM TV tuner.
The Slingbox features SlingStream technology. This innovative compression dynamically adjusts video quality to best suit the type of material you are watching. This lets you watch video at optimal quality when streaming over the Internet.
Ease of Use
The Slingbox feature an automatic device discovery wizard to help you easily set the system up. It was designed with ease of use in mind, so you won't have to be a computer genius to get it working.
PDA and Smartphone Compatible
In addition to streaming to a laptop or desktop computer, the Slingbox Pro can be used with SlinPlayer Mobile software to play video directly on your Windows Mobile PDA or Smartphone. A free trial version of this software is available from Sling Media's web site with additional registration costs for the full version.
No Hidden Fees
With the Slingbox there are no hidden subscription fees that other services may charge. Once you own the hardware you can start watching TV over the Internet without having to worry about a hidden charge.
Mac OS X Support
Mac OS X support can be added via a download from Sling Media's website. This lets you take advantage of the Slingbox on your MacBook or MacBook Pro!
In the Box
Slingbox PRO-HD Internet TV Broadcaster
AC Adapter (100-120VAC, 50-60Hz)
Composite AV Cable
Component Video Cable
Remote Control IR Cable
Stereo Audio Cable
Quick Start Guide
1-Year Limited Warranty
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Operating System: Windows Vista, XP SP2
Hard Drive: 150MB for software; 2GB live video buffer
Hardware: 24-bit Graphics Card, 16-bit Sound Card, Network connectivity
Computer: 3GHz or 2GHz Dual-Core CPU
Display: 1280 x 768
Mac Client (Standard Definition only)
Computer: Power PC G4/G5 800MHz; Intel Mac
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4
Hard Drive: 150MB
Hardware: Network connection
Cable or DSL modem
256Kbps upstream network for standard definition
1.5Mbps upstream for high definition
Higher upstream network speeds yield higher quality video
Home network router; Wired or wireless (UPnP compatibility, 802.11n highly recommended)
Video (NTSC) and Audio Source
Any of the following: Basic Cable TV Set-top Box or Digital, Cable Set-top Box, Digital Video Recorder (DVR) such as DISH, DIRECTV, TiVo, Comcast, ReplayTV, or one provided by your cable/satellite provider, DVD Player/Recorder, Satellite Receiver such as DISH or DIRECTV, Video/Security Camera, Apple TV, Windows Media Center, Antenna, Digital Cable (clear QAM), also known as DTV cable