Just when you thought your 3G network could comfortably handle low-resolution video, Sling Media has finally gone hi-def. Of course, it intends to position this primarily for moving content around the home to PCs and other televisions (once the SlingCatcher hits next year), but the timing couldn’t be a better fit for my presentation of high-def beyond the television as part of a presentation that I’ll be giving at CES. Sling must have a fair percentage of users that use the streaming function within the home or a strong belief that those numbers will increase once the loop is closed. It seems it’s not just for expats and road warriors.
This is also the best looking Slingbox to date. The company has definitely stepped up its industrial design from the early days of the funky Chunky bar.