I really don't know...I agree it's excellent. I bought both of mine from Ebay for around $300 each. They were both in perfect condition. I keep one as a spare as none of the 'connected devices' are compatible with my Echostar HDS 600RS Slingloaded box...and I hear the Slingplayer on the connected devices freezes constantly anyway.
BRING BACK SLINGCATCHER!
I understand the frustration with the SlingCatcher no longer being sold. However, there are connected devices that are sold by third party sellers that have the SlingPlayer application pre-installed on them. Below I have included a couple links for you to take a look at the connected devices that are compatible with the Slingbox.
I hope this helps!
Sling Media Moderation Team
I apologize if there are no connected devices available in the UK. However, we do have a technical support number for UK support. Maybe if you contact them they may have some information on connected devices that are available in the UK.
Their number is (020) 7294 0157. I would contact them and see if they have any solutions for UK based customers.
Sling media Moderation Team