[mythtv-users] So, how does the SlingBox Pro HD do it?

Robert Kulagowski bob at smalltime.com
Mon Jan 15 02:01:40 UTC 2007


http://us.slingmedia.com/page/hdconnect.html says:
"The HD Connect Cable lets you watch your home television’s high 
definition programming by connecting your HDTV source to the Slingbox 
PRO. The HD Connect Cable has component video and stereo audio inputs 
and pass-through outputs, and is compatible with HDTV video services of 
up to 1080i resolution."

The Slingbox Pro is $199; the HD Connect cable is another $50.  So, 
internally the Slingbox is taking a 1080i component input and converting 
it into something that can be broadcast over the Internet.  In this 
message board we've discussed how it costs kilobux to take uncompressed 
HDTV and convert it into MPEG-2; even if Sling isn't converting to 
MPEG-2, they're still doing _something_ at < $250.

Anyone know the internals of what's going on?



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