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Slingbox PRO-HD gets Euro update with Freeview tuner

Slingbox PRO-HD gets Euro update with Freeview tuner

It's been two years since Sling Media launched the Slingbox PRO-HD on the North American market, and now they're ready to release their European-centric version.  Out goes the ATSC TV and in comes a Freeview TV tuner, meaning owners can now stream free-to-air digital TV as well as the various SD and HD video inputs.  After the cut, more on the new PRO-HD, Sling's push for in-browser viewing, and we talk to the company's European VP about the future for place-shifting.

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Sling Media SlingPlayer Mobile for Android Available June 22nd

Sling Media SlingPlayer Mobile for Android Available June 22nd

Sling Media's SlingPlayer Mobile has been one of the most anticipated applications for the Android platform since it first broke cover that it would be coming to the mobile Operating System. And our expectations only grew when we got some hands-on time with the application, which we covered as extensively as we could right here. And, tonight we're happy to finally have something tangible to tell you about that upcoming release date. And yes, it's tomorrow, June 22nd.

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SlingPlayer Mobile for Android hands-on [Video]

SlingPlayer Mobile for Android hands-on [Video]

Sling Media have released a brief demo of their new SlingPlayer Android client, but we fancied a better play and so managed to grab a copy of the beta for ourselves.  Loaded up on a Nexus One, the control process was just as straightforward on the Google phone's 3.7-inch display as it looks on the EVO 4G's 4.3-inch screen; picture quality is decent, and while there are a lot of on-screen controls - since they're basically recreating your full set-top box remote in the mobile client - after a little use it's all reasonably familiar.  More first impressions - and a demo video - after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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Dish VIP 922 Slingbox DVR lands

Dish VIP 922 Slingbox DVR lands

I live in an area where the local cable company has all of five HD channels. That means that 99% of the homes in my neighborhood use satellite with DirecTV or Dish Network. I really like the DirecTV service I use since it offers more HD stations than Dish. Dish has a new DVR that makes me jealous though.

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