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Sling Media to show SlingCatcher at CES

Written by James Delahunty @ 07 Jan 2007 6:12 User comments (2)

Sling Media to show SlingCatcher at CES Sling Media is also going to fight to get its products into consumer living rooms to bridge the gap between the PC and Television set. At CES, the company will show off a nifty and affordable device called the SlingCatcher (may not be final name) which is slated to hit shelves sometime in the summer. The device, which will cost less than $200 will rival products from giants like Microsoft and Apple.
The SlingCatcher sports all the needed connectivity; Component Video, S-Video, HDMI, Ethernet and some USB ports. It includes an (optional) hard disk drive and uses WiFi to stream content from a source PC. An interesting factor for this device is there are no needed file conversions before sending the data to your TV since it literally just relays whatever is displayed on your monitor.

"It works completely independent of how the media was encoded," Jamie Odell, Sling's VP of product marketing told GigaOM, "so you dont have to worry about what file format it is." More details on this product will be revealed tonight at a press conference in Las Vegas.


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2 user comments

18.1.2007 21:24

This sounds like something that just might get my hard earned dollars.

28.1.2007 23:40

This sounds pretty good. I have one question and if it has this ability it will definitely get my dollars. Is it just plug and use or do we need it's own software??

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