Sling Media Slingbox PRO (SB200-
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Amazon.com Product Description The first generation Slingbox was a big
step forward for so-called place shifting technology, a device that allowed
you to view incoming TV signals on any TV computer in your home, or on
any Internet-connected PC around the world. Sling Media is now
introducing the successors to this groundbreaking product. Now there are
three Slingboxes to choose from, each with features that make it easier
than ever to bring your TV and other media with you wherever you roam.
Choose from the Slingbox Tuner, AV, and Pro models depending on your
entertainment needs. Compare Slingbox models.
The Slingbox Pro offers Component HD, S-video, coax, and composite
video connections. Slingbox Pro
The Slingbox Pro ensures that you can watch all of your favorite home
theater entertainment anywhere you go, with the ability to watch and
control up to three standard definition and one high definition video (via
component connection) devices. Using an Internet connected computer or
compatible mobile phone (with purchase of SlingPlayer Mobile software),
you can watch and control your home TV, DVR, basic cable, digital cable
box, or satellite receiver anywhere around your home or around the globe.
With a Slingbox Pro you will never be separated from yo ur favorite TV
shows, sports broadcasts, breaking news stories, digital video recordings,
or video on demand. The Slingbox Pro also includes the free Slingbox
Finder service to locate a Slingbox from any network location, in or out of
the home. How it Works
Slingbox Pro is a small device that connects to your cable box to redirect
the TV signal to the computer of your choice--providing high quality video,
no matter the distance, so long as there is a high-speed Internet
connection. This technology also allows you to access and control your TV
from anywhere--and your TV doesnt even have to be on.
You can enjoy signals from a digital cable box, DVR, satellite receiver, or
DVD player on any computer at home, on the Internet, or on a compatible
mobile phone. One of the video sources can be an HD component device.
SlingMedias patent pending SlingStream technology delivers the
smoothest and best video quality possible. SlingStream delivers up to a
400 percent video quality improvement over the original Slingbox.
SlingStream is powered by a programmable engine that is capable of
running the latest video compression algorithms. SlingStream dynamically
adjusts to changes in network conditions, video content, and Internet
bandwidth. At Home, At Work, or on the Go
At home, Now you can watch TV in whatever room in the house you
choose. Say goodbye to the days of having to watch your childs favorite
DVD over and over again. Now you can watch your soaps in the laundry
room. You can watch your fix-it shows in the garage. Or you can watch
your cooking shows in the kitchen. Youll never get stuck having to watch
shows you dont want to now that youre in charge of whats on, when its on,
and where its on. Now that you can access your TV wherever you have
your computer, the clock wont be the only thing worth watching at work.
You can watch your news and business channels to stay updated. You can
catch the big game while tending to business. Or, you can watch your
favorite shows during your downtime. In any event, work will never just be
business as usual. With the SlingBox you can travel to another country and
actually understand the programs. You can visit the in-laws and not get
stuck watching The Weather Channel.
You can change channels and control your TV on your computer just as if
you were in your living room. The AV and Pro models add remote control
options for your home theater devices. Smartphone support is available
with purchase of SlingPlayer Mobile software. Ready for Vista
SlingPlayer software is compatible with the Windows Vista operating
system. Future Vista-specific enhancements are expected in early 2007.
Whats in the Box
Slingbox Pro, SlingPlayer CD-ROM, AC adapter (100-240V 50-60Hz),
ethernet cable, stereo audio cable, RF/coax cable, composite AV cable, S-
video cable, remote control IR cable, and quick start guide.
* Redirects the TV signal to the computer of your choice--providing high
quality video, no matter the distance
* SlingStream technology delivers up to a 400 percent video q uality
improvement over the original Slingbox
* Connects to digital cable box, DVR, satellite receiver, DVD players,
video/security camera, or any NTSC component HD, S-video, or another
* Includes free Slingbox Finder service to locate a Sling box from any
* Watch and control your home TV, DVR, basic cable, digital cable box, or
satellite receiver anywhere around your home or around the globe
Personal Review: Sling Media Slingbox PRO (SB200-100)
When I bought my laptop, I usually delete all the extra's stuff that is
installed on it. When I came to the Slingbox icon, I decided to see what it
was about. I went to the web page and liked what I saw and decided to buy
it. When I deployed to Iraq this past spring, I didn't get the box because the
majority of the things I see that says "watch any where or use any where" it
is usually for businessmen going in and out of the country for a few days.
Well when i came home for R&R, I decided I'm going to try it out and if it
don't work over here, then at least I can use it for road trips. The minute I
got back in country, I tried it, there was a problem with the connection, the
first thing that came to my head was "I knew it, just like anything else that
states it works anywhere, well it didn't" So when i got b ack to my actual
living area, I tried it again, and man I was like a kid in the candy store!
I no longer had to watch AFN (Armed Forces Network) at all!!! I was
watching television from the states in Iraq!
The only draw back and I say again, the only draw back is the internet
connection. At certain times of the day, the buffing is real slow, the video is
choppy, but once it is on, it is on!
So, to all my brothers and sisters in arms, deployed or not, or if your family
members that want to get you something in your "care" package, I highly
recommend you tell them to get the Slingbox, or before you deploy or PCS
overseas, purchase the Slingbox. You won't regret it!
They sell two types, get the one with the built in tuner, if not, you and your
wife/husband will be fighting over witch show you are watching :)
(By the way, I am not getting a dime from this company at all, this is my
way of "word of mouth" and endorsing a good product, the US Military has
nothing to do with this or the Slingbox company.)
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