Slingmedia Slingbox

Watch your home TV anywhere in the world

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The next time you're sipping sake in Tokyo, you could also be watching a live broadcast of your hometown news or the NFC East championship game on your laptop-if you've got a Slingbox back home. The ingot-shaped device streams all of your favorite shows from any video source-such as a cable, satellite or TiVo box-to any PC with a high-speed Internet connection. Hook it up to your home network and install the SlingPlayer software on your laptop for true remote control of channel selection, recording and playback of your stored shows. S-video and composite input/outputs; $250.