Slingbox PRO hands-on
Engadget has the skinny on the Slingbox Pro. The Pro features HD streaming through analog component out, which is not a deal breaker for me. However, they do want you to spend another $50 on the component input dongle, which is kind of silly. In typical blog fashion, the review is somewhat short and smarmy but it does get the point across.
From the review:
The mobile Slingplayer client was, as always, seamless, and we were
streaming widescreen video even on our crap-ass EDGE T-Mobile service
in San Francisco with relative ease. So yeah, it's fair to say the
Slingbox Pro is a welcome addition to our home theater rig; the high
def support and higher bitrates are most welcome. The $250 price ain't
to shabby, but whenthe original Slingbox can now be had for a full $100
less, you have to remember you're looking at additional port
passthroughs, higher bitrates, and HD support. Yes, we're still feeling
a tad stung by the extra $50 though, but what the hell, since when was
high def anything super cheap?