As mentioned back on September 14th, TG Daily reported that Sling Media had received approval from the FCC for their first major hardware update to their award-winning Slingbox A/V. Well, according to Smartphone_Slinger on slingcommunity.com Sling Media actually plans on releasing three new models.
Here’s part of the post:
Model: SB220-100 – Called the “SlingBox Tuner” – It seems to just have Coax Inputs and Outputs (although the test configuration indicates that a remote PC was used to display what was being seen on the DVD, it would be great if it “could” also provide “RF out” when working as a client!)
Model SB200-100 – Called the “SlingBox Pro” – It seems to have HDMI, Tuner (Coax) and 3 Composite/S-Video inputs/outputs (this is the answer to the situation “I have digital or HD and want to use my SlingBox”!) This is a huge box that looks like it is twice as long as the current SlingBox! Likewise, I would be great if this box also has “client” capability!
Model SB240-100 – Called the “SlingBox A/V” – It seems to have just the composite/s-video inputs. As indicated else where this is a cost reduced tuner-less box. This is the one seen in the articles. By the way, when I first saw pictures of this “shorter fatter box” I initially thought that it must have a disk drive installed – PVR like!!!! The “A/V” portion in the name could signify something like this…
Smartphone_Slinger also discovered that Sling Media plans to announce the new boxes on or around September 28th.