Not that I'm aware of a single Windows Mobile
smartphone which can playback high-definition 1080i videos (I mean Windows
Mobile users are already happy to get VGA) but that's just too cool not to talk
about it. Sling Media is going to add another
Slingbox to its
current line of "place-shifters", the Slingbox PRO-HD, a follower to the earlier
PRO, which will, like the Slingbox PRO, includes multiple inputs and outputs,
including digital audio and a digital (ATSC/QAM) tuner (so expect a North
American release only).
Not only will the
Slingbox PRO-HD stream up to 1080i content and 5.1 surround within the home to a
computer, it can also be used to ship high-def material to another HDTV via
In addition, the lucky ones with super highspeed
broadband connectivity, such as FiOS, will get similar HD quality streaming to
remote locations. The Slingbox PRO-HD is slated for a Q3 release for around US $399.99.
Cheers ~ Arne