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In a bid to boost upgrade sales, Sling Media is to offer owners of its original Slingbox TV-over-the-net box £25 off the price of a more recent model.

Sling said it was making the offer to allow punters to "take advantage of next generation software and services that will only be supported when using the most current Slingbox products".

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"Your current Slingbox will still work without the upgrade," Sling pledged, but warned: "Software like SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone and future services will only be supported for customers using the Slingbox Solo and Slingbox Pro products."

To take advantage of the deal, Slingbox owners will need to enter their box's serial number into a special form on Sling UK's website and if the unit is one that qualifies for the upgrade easer, they'll get a discount code that can be used to buy either a Slingbox Solo or Slingbox Pro online from Amazon.

The original Slingbox, later rebranded the Slingbox Classic, was launched in the US in 2005 and arrived over here the following year. The Pro and Solo were released in the UK in 2007. ®

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