This is giveaway three of three, as explained in the first giveaway post. This is my old Slingbox PRO and HD Connect. Note, this is the PRO, and not the PRO-HD. The PRO does not stream in HD. With the HD Connect dongle you can feed it HD content via component video but it is down sampled to 640×480 for streaming. The PRO also doesn’t work with the iOS, Android, or Windows Phone SlingPlayer clients – they only work with the PRO-HD and SOLO. (The clients require H.264, the PRO encodes as WMV9.) So what is it good for? Well, it works just fine with the Windows and Mac OS SlingPlayer, and it works with the older mobile clients – Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Symbian, and Blackberry. And it works with the SlingCatcher, if you have one of those.
With the HD Connect the Slingbox PRO supports up to four simultaneous inputs. There is an internal NTSC tuner which supports analog cable, composite video, S-Video, and component video (via the HD Connect dongle). It is in the original packaging and I’ve included all of the types of cables it came with. They might not be the exact cables – who can keep that straight and tell one cable from another? – but you should have what you need.
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