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Slingbox Goes SOLO
All while working their deal with Dish Network, Sling Media announces another HD-supporting product to its already impressive line.
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The SOLO allows users to watch a DVR, digital cable, satellite receiver, or DVD player wherever there’s web access.
September 27, 2007 by Rachel Cericola

It’s not enough that Sling Media is pocketing a cool $380 million for its buyout from Echostar, but the company plans to go out with a bang—and a few new products.

One announced today was the SOLO, a new member of the place-shifting Slingbox family. The hook on this one is that it’s got better streaming in either high- or standard-def, and all for under $200.

Same as the other Sling units, it works with PCs, laptops, Macs and a slew of smartphones. Hook it up and you can watch local sports, weather and whatever other channels you need to keep close, from anywhere with web access. There are more specs on Sling’s website.

While we’re yapping about Slingbox, there’s another nugget worth noting—the company also launched a stand-alone version of SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian OS software today, just in time for the Nokia N95. Nokia customers will get the software for free (otherwise it’s $30) and a discount on the Sling hardware.

The SOLO is now available for your purchasing pleasure (if you can find it) for only $179.99.

 

 

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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