2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2011 9:24 AM by rkent57 RSS

    Slingbox Pro Vs Slingbox Pro-HD

    rkent57

      Can anyone tell me the differences between the old Red Slingbox Pro and the newer Black Slingbox Pro-HD?  I have them both now but the only difference I can find is the HDMI cable hook-up for the old Red colored Slingbox pro to make it HD.

       

      Nothing on the web to clarify this...

       

      Can anyone expand on this?

       

      ***I'm in the US and my box is connected to my Comcast DVR via component cables and coax,  no hook up for HDMI so I'm wondering how this Sling Pro-HD (Black version) is giving "HD"?  I guess the component is the best HD I can get...just not HDMI HD?

       

      The old Sling Pro (Red version) had an HDMI connector so I'm getting a bit confused here!  All works fine though via web/ iphone/iTouch etc. Are there some features I'm not noticing?  So far everyting seems to be the same.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Ron

        • Re: Slingbox Pro Vs Slingbox Pro-HD
          dbsguy Apprentice

          1. The older red slingbox pro unit does NOT have an HDMI connector. The connector was for the connection of an option "HD Connect Cable Adapter" which added an additional component video and audio connection and passthru output. this functionality is built in without the need for the additional expense on the slingbox pro hd unit.

           

          2. Although the slingbox pro (the old red one) was able to stream an hd source with the addition of the hd connect cable; it was NOT an HD unit and could not steam in hd resolutions either in or out of network. The Slingbox PRO HD unit will steam in and out of network in HD resolutions if you have the vailable bandwidth to support that functionality.

           

          3. the Slingbocx Pro HD unit will also function with aspect ratio changes as well as being compatible with the full resolution ipad app where as the slingbox pro is NOT.

           

          4. Furthermore; the older red "slingbox pro" has been discontinued and the support is limited.