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Slingbox PRO-HD TV & Home Theater Cards - An Audio/Video Peripheral
Sling Media has released an improved version in Slingbox pro -- Slingbox PRO-HD that features multiple inputs / outputs such as digital audio and digital (ATSC/QAM) tuner.
By: Madeline Oscar
Sling Media has released an improved version in Slingbox pro -- Slingbox PRO-HD that features multiple inputs / outputs such as digital audio and digital (ATSC/QAM) tuner. It supports 16:9 widescreen video, as well as four input-output sets (ATSC, S-video, composite video and component video, along with analog or digital audio out).
Having the trapezoid shape, the front of the unit is grey and perforated with the Sling Media logo in the center. This logo consists of eight LEDs which light up red in an animated fashion when the Slingbox is being accessed. Two other LEDs, network and power status, can be found on the bottom right of the unit. The top and sides of the unit are constructed of solid plastic with the Sling Media name centered on top. Around back are all of the different connections.
Unlike the previous Slingbox AV, the Pro had pass-through outputs, an analog tuner, multi-source capability, and the capability to accept high-definition video sources. There is a digital tuner that may be used independently from our cable or satellite box. It allows connecting to and controlling multiple video sources, including your DVR, digital cable, satellite receiver and DVD player. The SlingPlayer software automatically optimizes viewing quality to available bandwidth via an algorithm called SlingStream.
In an overall glimpse, this Slingbox PRO-HD card streams live TV to your PC or smartphone and for most users, its excellent HD-capable picture quality will be diminished when accessed outside of the home network.