updated 05:00 pm EDT, Wed September 27, 2006
Slingbox AV Tuner and Pro
Basic information about Sling Media's first major update to its Slingbox media streaming hub first appeared via the FCC, but today all doubt was removed as the company officially unveiled three new models. The Slingbox Pro (pictured in red) is the flagship version and is designed for complex home theaters where the user might want to stream video from any one of multiple devices to a computer or smartphone; though it requires a $50 attachment, the Pro can also output HDTV through component AV cables. The Slingbox AV (pictured in black) 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 has the unique ability to connect to a cable modem and serve as a second Slingbox that gives its own choice of video programming. Sling Media says all three are available now, with the Pro model shipping at the same $250 price as the original and the two other versions retailing for $180 each. Click through for a photo of all three Slingboxes.