updated 05:25 pm EDT, Wed September 27, 2006
Three Slingboxes ship
Sling Media today began shipping three new Slingbox models which include the flagship Slingbox Pro, AV, and Tuner editions. The Slingbox Pro is designed for complex home theaters where users might wish to stream video from any one of multiple devices to a computer or smartphone; though the Pro can also output HDTV through component AV cables with a $50 attachment. The Slingbox AV is a smaller, simpler device meant to connect only to a set-top box from a cable or satellite provider, while the similarly-shaped Slingbox Tuner includes only a co-axial cable jack but features the unique ability to connect to a cable modem and serve as a second Slingbox that gives its own choice of video programming. All three are already available, with the Pro model shipping at the same $250 price as the original and the two other versions retailing for $180 each, according to Electronista.