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Slingbox Pro HD

Sling Media Slingbox Pro-HD network TV tuner

Review It's really hard to recommend a product from a vendor who, having taken £250 for the hardware, then expects you to fork out a further £18 to get the best out of your purchase. At least you get all the cables you need... Slingbox Pro HD Sling Media's Slingbox Pro-HD: streams HD - but not Freeview HD Heck, even Sony gives …
Tony Smith, 13 Nov 2010
Video ports

Updated Legalized SlingPlayer 3G TV joins App Store ranks

MWC As expected, a 3G-enabled version of Sling Media's TV player for the iPhone has found its place among the 150,000-or-so apps in Apple's App Store. On Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sling Media announced the availability of the 3G SlingPlayer Mobile - a mere week and a half after AT&T gave its go-ahead for …
Rik Myslewski, 16 Feb 2010
iPhone Mini

AT&T lets 3G Sling TV onto iPhone

Updated AT&T has reversed an earlier stand, allowing Sling Media's player for the iPhone touch to stream live or recorded television over 3G. As we reported last spring, AT&T originally restricted SlingPlayer Mobile to Wi-Fi connections - even though it allowed 3G streaming rights for Major League Baseball's MLB.com At Bat app. At …
Rik Myslewski, 4 Feb 2010
Slingbox Classic

Sling to offer £25 discount on new Slingbox

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 …
Tony Smith, 8 Apr 2009
The Register breaking news

Sling Media now chiefly chiefless

Sling Media, maker of the Slingbox family of TV-on-your-notebook devices, has lost its top, with five executives departing from the company. Sling's sibling co-founders CEO Blake Krikorian and executive veep Jason Krikorian have left along with Sling's chief creative officer Ben White, entertainment group president Jason …
Austin Modine, 14 Jan 2009

Sling shoots AppleTV rival into UK stores

Sling Media's SlingPlayer-in-a-box gadget, SlingCatcher, is now available to Brits. SlingCatcher takes the network-beamed feed from a Slingbox tuner and displays it on a TV screen. Sling's pitching the product as an alternative to the laptops, desktops and mobile phones Slingbox users current remote watch their favourite TV …
Tony Smith, 9 Oct 2008

Sling unveils 1080i-streaming Slingbox ahead of CES

Slingbox maker Sling Media has announced a new version of its Slingbox Pro set-top box that has its own HD TV tuner and can send out a 1080i HD picture over the network. The Slingbox Pro-HD will be initially aimed at the US market - with no terrestrial HD broadcasts in the UK, there's not much point releasing it over here yet …
Tony Smith, 4 Jan 2008

Slingbox Pro networkable TV tuner

Review When we recently reviewed Sling Media's Slingbox Solo, we noted that the lack of a TV could limit its usefulness for quite a few folk. Well, now it's the turn of the other new - in the UK at least - Slingbox, one that does have a tuner: the Slingbox Pro. Sling Media Slingbox Pro Sling Media's Slingbox Pro: multiple input, …
Tony Smith, 19 Oct 2007

Slingbox Solo TV-over-the-net device

Review Sling Media's Slingbox Solo is for all those folk who already have a digital TV set-top box and don't fancy forking out for a local network and internet video streaming gadget that has an on-board tuner of its own. Sling Media Slingbox Solo Sling's Slingbox Solo: tuner-less The Solo sports the usual truncated triangle look …
Tony Smith, 8 Oct 2007

SlingPlayer Mobile released for S60 phones

Own a Slingbox and a Series 60 - aka S60 - mobile phone that you'd like to be able to steam video from one device to the other? Now you can. Sling Media has posted a version of its SlingPlayer Mobile app for Symbian handsets for all to download. Back in November 2006, the company posted its first Symbian SlingPlayer, this one …
Tony Smith, 27 Sep 2007

Sling Media intros simplified Slingbox

Sling Media has revamped its UK Slingbox TV-over-the-net gadget line-up, a move that will see the year-old Slingbox Pro finally come to Britain, alongside the global launch of a brand new Slingbox, the Solo. Sling Media Slingbox Solo Sling's Slingbox Solo: ideal for DVR owners? The black-clad box is a trimmed down unit …
Tony Smith, 27 Sep 2007

Sling states SlingCatcher release plan

Sling Media will release its promised SlingCatcher 'Sling Player for TVs' device in the US by the end of the year, the company said yesterday. It'll arrive in the UK in Q1 2008, it told Register Hardware. SlingCatcher was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January this year. Then, Sling Media said the device …
Tony Smith, 27 Sep 2007

Slingbox snapped up by satellite TV company

US satellite-transmitted pay-TV company EchoStar is to buy Sling Media, developer of the Slingbox family of TV-over-the-net gadgets. The deal's worth $380m, to be paid in a mix of cash and EchoStar stock. EchoStar has invested in Sling Media in the past, so it's had a solid insight into the privately held company's evolution …
Tony Smith, 25 Sep 2007
The Register breaking news

EchoStar to buy Slingbox maker for $380m

US satellite-transmitted pay-TV company EchoStar is to buy Sling Media, developer of the Slingbox family of TV-over-the-net gadgets. The deal's worth $380m, to be paid in a mix of cash and EchoStar stock. EchoStar has invested in Sling Media in the past, so it's had a solid insight into the privately held company's evolution …
Tony Smith, 25 Sep 2007

Unannounced Slingbox surfaces on the web

Sling Media is working on a new incarnation of its Slingbox TV-over-the-internet box, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website has revealed. Sling Media's Slingbox 3 Sling Media's 'Slingbox 3': in the labs Details of the new box, mentioned in FCC electromagnetic emission testing documentation, are sparse, …
Tony Smith, 14 Aug 2007

Sling tosses in Windows Mobile 6 player app

Sling Media has brought its SlingPlayer mobile TV viewer application into the Windows Mobile 6 era with a version of the code that supports Microsoft's latest smart-phone system software. Its pre-release Palm OS app has been tweaked too. Sling Media SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows Mobile 6 Sling's SlingPlayer Mobile for …
Tony Smith, 22 Jun 2007

Sling throws in Mac-friendly SlingPlayer

Sling Media has released the Mac version of its SlingPlayer viewing application. It's only nine months or so behind schedule, but better late than never we say. More to the point, the UK version is available from day one. Sling Media's Slingplayer for Mac - showing Freeview SlingPlayer displays whatever video source the …
Tony Smith, 1 May 2007

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