Sling Media made a name for itself back in 2005 with the original Slingbox, a remarkably simple to use device that can send your home TV signal over the Internet for you to watch from anywhere in the world all without monthly fees. And now, keeping up with ever-changing technology, the company has begun shipping first true HD streaming device: the Slingbox Pro-HD.
The device is capable of picking up either 720p or 1080i TV from cable, satellite and over-the-air broadcasts and stream it over a home network or online provided your home broadband connection supports upload speeds of at least 1.5 Mbps. You'll need the Windows-only SlingPlayer 2.0 software to take advantage of the higher quality streaming, so Mac users are left with no remote HD for now.
The Pro-HD is available online today for $300 and should be available in retail over the next few weeks. Check out Cnets full hands-on review of the device.