From David Del Valle in Madrid
Sling Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar, is launching its SlingBox products, Pro and Solo, to allow their customers in Sling Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar, is launching its SlingBox products, Pro and Solo, to allow their customers in Spain to watch and control the home TV from almost every network-connected device: PC, MAC, or mobile phones.
SlingBox devices are able to support 640 x 480 video signals and even 16:9 with plans to allow HD in the future. Equipped with a Analogue and Digital PAL tuner, SlingBox Pro can even connect up to three devices and will cost E299. The basic SOLO connects to only one device and is marketed at a price of E199.
Once installed the user will have a password in order to watch the TV channels from anywhere. The minimum bandwidth needed is 256Kb and 1MB in case of the HD version of Slingbox Pro. To have access through the mobile phone, the user has to download a specific application at a cost of E30.