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Product overview

• Sends video in 1080i HD
• Change channels, pause, fast forward or rewind and set up DVR recordings with the on-screen virtual remote control
• Connect up to two home entertainment sources to increase your viewing choices.
• Use the built-in DVB-T tuner to watch shows without affecting TV viewers at home.
• Access your Slingbox from the web on a high-speed Internet-connected PC or Mac.
• Easily connect to thousands of compatible SD or HD sources - including set-top boxes, DVRs and DVD players - using component, composite or S-Video connectors.
• Watch and control your TV and all of its programming on your compatible smartphone or tablet using SlingPlayer software.
• Take complete control of your TV with the easy-to-use on-screen remote control

Take your entire high-definition (HD) home theatre with you wherever you go with the Slingbox PRO-HD. The PRO-HD gives you the same features and ease of use as the Slingbox SOLO plus a high-quality HD viewing experience—anywhere in the world.

Why Would I Want a Slingbox?

With a Slingbox, you can watch and control your TV and all of its programming, live, over the Internet on your PC, Mac®, tablet, smartphone or connected TV.

There are no monthly fees and you have full, simple access to thousands of compatible standard-definition (SD) or high-definition (HD) sources, including digital video recorders (DVRs), cable satellite or terrestrial set top boxes.

Easy to Connect
Connect to up to three A/V sources, such as your DVR, digital cable set-top box and DVD player/recorder.

Take Control
Take complete control of your TV via the Web with the comprehensive and easy-to-use on-screen remote control.

1080p HD
Watch your favourite shows in stunning HD over the Internet on your Mac or PC laptop, tablet or smartphone—from anywhere.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Warning! This device has a known bug preventing it's DVB-T tuner working in the UK. From numerous angry posts by upset customers on the manufacturers forum they have been aware of this critical problem for two years but there is still no fix! There is also no electronic program guide (EPG) for the UK on this device. Although the device will take HD video, it can only take it via component video. There is no HDMI port that most modern HD devices use. The composite video port works well, so if you are only looking to connect and stream composite or y/c (svideo) or SCART devices the device works well.
Date published: 2013-10-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Slingbox is a brilliant piece of equipment. A lot of thought went into it, and it shows. I would have recommended it highly to anyone, but there is a significant problem. Maplin and potential customers MUST be made aware that the Freeview Tuner no longer works correctly in the UK, on the PRO and PRO-HD models. This has been the case for over two years. There are numerous posts about it on the Sling Forum. Sadly the Sling Company ignored the issue, and only finally acknowledged it very, very recently. They at last say they are working to fix it, but until they do then if the built in Freeview option is important to you, then wait and see if the problem is really resolved before you buy. This issue is easy to verify just by going to the Sling Forum. As things stand at present your product description understandably includes the Freeview capabilities that the Slingbox claims to have, but as that no longer functions correctly, and has not for two years. IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR MAPLIN CUSTOMERS WHO PURCHASED EITHER THE CLASSIC OR SLINGBOX-PRO MODELS PREVIOUSLY The Company announced that they will not be providing a fix re the Freeview issue for the CLASSIC and PRO models. as they are 'legacy' products and no longer supported, but are trying to fix it on the PO-HD. If they have found a way of correcting the Freeview Tuner on the PRO-HD is is almost certain the other models can be fixed too. When Sling was first made aware of the problem over 2 years ago both models were still current and being sold. The problem was totally ignored by them until I and a few others were forced to publish the facts elsewhere on the Web and notify Retailers. The problem started when the models were current, and it is inexcusable for the Company to refuse to issue new firmware to fix it, as they at last are promising re. the PRO-HD. If you have a Sling Account please broadcast the above in the Sling Forum, and it would be appreciated if you could also mention I have been banned from posting there. I have probably been the most active in forcing the Company to acknowledge the fault, on behalf of existing and future customers. I cannot post on their Forum as they have banned me for bringing this matter to your attention.
Date published: 2013-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I bought this product to stream my sky box to the internet whilst i'm on Holiday. It does that perfectly. The input is switchable - meaning, if the other posters (below) were that worried about the built in TV tuner not working in the UK - Why not buy a cheap freeview box and attach it via one of the other inputs? The only thing I would add is that the instructions advise you to connect ((Sky->Sling)) then ((Sling->TV)), I just connect Sky to TV (via HDMI) and Sky to Sling (using one of the other outputs from the sky box (either Comp or Red white & Yellow) Which works perfectly. It's a shame they charge ? for the IPhone + Ipad app, I'd of thought when buying a machine you should be entitled to a free download - but if you're streaming to PC you don't need the apps anyway.
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from freeview tuner fixed Hi, A software update has fixed the freeview tuner problem so the box can now receive UK DVT channels correctly.
Date published: 2014-11-18
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Will the Slingbox HD-Pro work on Virgin Media CISCO set box?

Asked by: Blue Safety
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-09-16

I assume that with the slingbox pro HD, as there is an inbuilt DVB T tuner, you only need to connect it to an aerial rather than another TV source to get pictures

Asked by: DaveC
That is correct.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-04-16

Can I run the BBC iplayer on the sling box and then access the Slingbox remotely from outside the UK?   the BBC no longer allows VPN connectivity for the iplayer so this is the only alternative.

Asked by: cj61
Yes this item can do this.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2016-11-27

As the freesat HD box I want to use is connected by HDMI to my tv would this work using sling player on my tablets?

Asked by: IanS
Yes this will work for that purpose
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-09-26

Will this work with the Sky Q Silver box?

Asked by: Mike
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-08-13

Can this download you tube videos

Asked by: Xbox
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-12

Can I use this to control my mums TV remotely? She has Dementia and struggles with TV channels. If I can control HER TV from my house, this would be a godsend.

Asked by: david
This box does allow for control of the connected source through the included IR repeater cables. If set in the correct position these will allow for remote channel change through the mobile interface.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-06-30

Does the DVB-T inbuilt Tuner receive the Freeview HD Channels or just the Freeview Standard Definition Channels.

Asked by: AppletMan
The inbuilt Tuner would receive Freeview HD Channels.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-06-20
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