Slingboxes on sale at Amazon

From the Toys section:

You may have heard of a certain app that is finally available on the iPhone.  Well, if you aren’t rockin’ a Slingbox and want to have video on your television shot across the internets onto your iPhone, you’ll need to buy a little hardware. On the high end, you have the Sling Media Slingbox PRO-HD SB300-100 which slings HD content.  It just so happens that Amazon has this on sale for $240, 20% off of list.

On the lower cost side, Amazon has the Slingbox SOLO for $148, also marked down significantly.  Both of these Slingboxes are officially approved by Sling to work on the iPhone and iPod touch.

From the Manufacturer

Meet the Slingbox PRO-HD, the First Ever HD Streaming Slingbox.

With a set of Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) inputs and a built-in digital HDTV tuner, you can truly watch all of your TV anywhere. The built-in TV tuner also allows you to watch your local analog/digital broadcast or basic cable without changing channels on your home TV. Slingbox PRO-HD unleashes the latest hardware advancements to deliver the best video streaming quality of any Slingbox to date, for both local and remote viewing. And you can use the Slingbox PRO-HD with virtually any audio/video device such as an HD-DVR, satellite receiver, cable box, or security camera.

On Screen Remote Control
Every feature that’s available on your TV remote control is accessible through the included SlingPlayer software for your Windows or Mac laptop. This means you can view your electronic program guide (EPG) (Windows only) and change the channels, queue a recording on your DVR, or even watch pay-per-view movies.

Full Set of Pass-Through Connections
Easy integration for up to three A/V devices. Includes component, composite, S-video, and ATSC connectors.


Additional Features

  • No monthly fees.
  • Watch your HDTV anywhere on your laptop or mobile phone.
  • Watch and control a high-definition and a standard definition A/V device, such as a DVR, cable set top box, satellite receiver, or DVD players, plus your basic cable program content with the built-in HDTV tuner.
  • Mobile phone compatibility. SlingPlayer Mobile* software lets you watch and control your TV and all of its programming on compatible Windows Mobile, Symbian, or Palm OS mobile phones.
  • Crisp video streaming. SlingStream is the innovative streaming technology that ensures you receive the clearest picture possible at any given location.
  • Supports over 5,000 A/V devices.
  • Broadband Internet connection with router required.
  • Supports Windows XP/Vista, Mac, and Windows Mobile, Symbian or Palm OS-based smart phones.

*Separate download required.

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