SlingCatcher finally shipping

Sling Media's SlingCatcher is finally shipping, available from the company's own online store as well as other retailers.  The box connects to a TV and allows streamed content from a SlingBox or SlingProjector-enabled computer to be played; Sling Media also intend to launch a premium content delivery service called

The first examples of the device were unboxed earlier this week; resembling much of the rest of Sling Media's range, it has HDMI, component, composite and USB ports.  Unfortunately the SlingCatcher is unable to play back high-definition 1080i video content from the SlingBox PRO-HD at present, which will only be enabled in a future firmware update.

The SlingCatcher is available now, priced at $299.99.  The launch of the device also means that the SlingProjector software is now available to download.