March 05, 2013
| by Robert Archer
It hasn’t exactly been an overnight transformation, but the face of home entertainment is changing. Portable media and media accessibility are now just as important as having a big screen and surround sound. One of the leading companies in the field of mobile entertainment is Sling Media.
A few months ago Sling Media introduced an updated product line that adds more convenience and quality features to the Slingbox family of products. The newly introduced Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 provide homeowners access to all of their broadcast media throughout their homes and across the globe. Both products are able to deliver 1080p streaming of TV shows, sports, recorded programs and premium content channels to tablets, smartphones and computers.
“Slingbox is still the best way to extend the entire living room TV experience anywhere,” says Raghu Tarra, senior vice president and general manager, Sling Media. “We’ve redesigned our Slingbox products from the ground up, adding features and enhancements that make them easier to set-up and use while creating the highest performing products on the market. With these new product introductions Sling Media continues to evolve and disrupt the category we created.”
The Foster City, Calif.-based company says the Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350 products enable homeowners to manage and use their content in a way that fits their lifestyles, which includes travel. The Slingbox 500 brings to market the added flexibility of options such as wireless Wi-Fi connectivity and HDMI. In addition, the product also offers the company’s SlingProjector technology which allows users to display personal media such as photos on their TV screens. Sling Media supports the hardware with software for the Apple iOS, Android, Windows phone, and PC and Mac operating systems.
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Bob is a dedicated audiophile who has been writing about A/V for Electronic House sister publication CE Pro since 2000.