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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-01-09, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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SlingBox Pro HD

Announced last week.

The Slingbox PRO-HD sets itself apart from the existing Slingbox family, which includes the Slingbox Solo and the Slingbox Pro, as it is the first and only Slingbox product that is capable of streaming HD content.

While the PRO and SOLO down-convert HDTV sources to EDTV resolutions, the PRO-HD preserves the original resolution of the feed and delivers it to a HD-compatible laptop or desktop computer or secondary TV when paired with a SlingCatcher.

The Pro-HD includes standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) video support and features multiple integrated sets of audio-video inputs and outputs (ATSC/QAM HDTV Tuner, S-video, composite video, component video and either analog or multi-channel, 5.1 surround, digital audio) and features integrated looping outputs for each input.

Slingbox PRO-HD will be available for purchase in the third quarter of 2008 for a suggested retail price of $439.99 ($399.99 in the United States)

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-01-09, 03:16 PM
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I have been interested in this product for quite a while, and the addition of HD addresses my main concern.

I will not, however, buy this product in Canada if they insist on selling it for more than the US retail price (assuming the dollar remains at or above par).
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-01-09, 03:38 PM
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Will this make it possible to capture HD content on a computer?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-01-10, 01:33 PM
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I saw a demo of this on Tech TV the other uses component video for the HD IN feed.....thus allowing the HD content to be "copied".

HDMI as we know has copy protection.

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