We used the Slingbox Classic two years in China and now three years in the Caribbean. Works fine. Just remember that live shows/sports are just that: live. You may be watching the World Series at 4 am. We did have to get the fastest DSL in China, which then was 3. Several friends say you can get up to 6 DSL speed now in most major Chinese cities. When we were in a hotel in-country where the internet was slower, the transmission was jerky. But with sports it was still better than reading about it a week later in the paper.
Check to see if you can get a way to record shows in the USA and play them back where you are. I think with the PRO-HD you can add two more devices, such as TIVO, and record/playback from anywhere. You do need a dedicated cable box just for your Slingbox in the USA so you don't change channels while someone back home is watching.