Aussie Gets The Slingbox

You can now watch your TV in your car via your mobile.

How would you like to watch your television via your mobile while out and about? The Slingbox offers such a possibility, according to local distributor Digital Products Group.
The unit first caught our eye a year ago when it was spotted in the US. So how does it work?

A slingbox can be used in your home to send content from your television or pvr, set-top etc to your PC (laptop or desktop). But the real cool part is that if you have high-speed broadband such as ADSL 2+, you can deliver the content to just about anywhere there is a high-speed connection.

According to Digital Products GM, Jai Kemp, mobiles must be connected to the 3G network, with Blackberry and iPhones currently being compatible.

Products in the range include:
Slingbox SOLO – Allows for the connection of 1 AV source with your choice of connecting via Composite, S-video or component plus one pass through for the chosen input.
Slingbox PRO – Allows connection of up to three separate sources and includes an integrated Analogue / Digital TV tuner. Connections include Composite, S-video, Component and RF analogue / Digital TV tuner, all input have a pass through.
SlingCatcher – The SlingCatcher, with its included remote control, allows customers to access and control any device connected to a Slingbox, including a PVR, STB or PayTV Box – located in another room in the house or on a remote TV. With SlingCatcher you can now watch your home TV on another TV. It also allows customers to watch online video from any site on the internet on a big screen TV. Connect a standard USB hard drive or USB flash drive and the unit can playback on the TV most personal media stored on the hard disk, including home movies, personal videos, internet video downloads, etc.
SlingLink TURBO 4 Port – If you don’t have a computer network socket behind your TV the Slinglink allows you to use your power point instead. With network connections for multiple devices such as PVR, game console, TV or computer, you can connect all your devices easily to the internet. You can expand your network and add up to 16 SlingLinks (up to 64 networked devices) throughout your house.

Slingbox Solo $349
Slingbox Pro $499
Slingbox Catcher $549
Slingbox Turbo 4 Port $399 (available August)