Sling PRO-HD launches: remotely watch your high-def content

SlingboxprohdIt’s been a long wait, but I’m thrilled to see the Slingbox PRO-HD start shipping. The new device offers the capability to stream high-definition content, either 720p or 1080i. At the moment, you’ll need the new SlingPlayer 2.0 for Windows to take advantage of the higher quality stream, so no remote HD for the Mac folks just yet. The device does support multiple inputs, which is an improvement over the Slingbox SOLO.The $299.99 PRO-HD works with over-the-air high-def, HD DVRs, satellite receivers, and cable boxes. If your home broadband connection supports uploads of 1.5 Mbps or higher, you can remotely watch your high-def programming on the go. Now I really need that FiOS service to get lit so I can take advantage of this; my DSL uploads top out around 700 kbps. While I wait for faster home broadband, check the hands-on thoughts that Dave Zatz shares on the new Slingbox.

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