Now, Indians can also watch and control their favorite standard-definition TV shows from anywhere in the world with the Slingbox devices. Recently, Sling Media announced that it has partnered with famous Indian e-commerce portals such as Rediff.com, eBay India and Infibeam.com, to bring its Emmy award winning Slingbox to the Indian online marketplace. With the flagship product of Sling Media, users can watch their living room television shows, sporting events and special programming at any time, from anywhere by using internet-connected tablets, PCs, PDAs, Macs, and smartphones. Slingbox is easy to set up and use with an on-screen remote control for setting your DVR recordings and changing channels. This additional box sits between wireless router and television set top box.
Slingbox lets you to connect with the website of Sling Media where a virtual image of remote controller of your set top box pops up and lets you to surf your desired channels; the only necessity is that your set top box must be kept in power on position. Slingbox comes with its distinctive shape - a bar of gold bullion. In the global market, Slingbox is leader in the TV and video place shifting space. In India, two models of the Slingbox are available - the basic version Slingbox 120 that streams standard-definition (SD) content and the Slingbox PRO-HD for a high-definition viewing experience. The Slingbox 120 is available at a price of Rs.7,999 while the Slingbox Pro HD is priced at Rs. 14,999.
Besides offering HD quality streaming content, the Pro HD version of the Slingbox lets you to have 4 inputs, including the DVD players, laptop, home security camera feeds and television feed. Initially, it will be available in great format retailers such as Reliance Digital, Croma, and the online store Flipkart.com across Mumbai, Bangalore, NCR and Hyderabad. The company is also planning to enlarge its operations to the cities of Pune, Ahmedabad and Chennai.