CES 2008: SlingCatcher from Sling Media

January 13, 2008, 9:24 PM PST | Length: 197


Sling Media's new SlingCatcher lets you watch video from a Slingbox, from a computer, or from almost any Internet video site on your television. TechRepublic's gadget guru, Shawn Morton got a first-hand demonstration of the SlingCatcher at CES 2008.

4 comments
BALTHOR
BALTHOR

(You would have to be a NASA engineer to run this one.)---my computer is sticking---it's like there's something stopping the picture---I could try your forum thank you---The forum said that I needed to boot to a different code than my computer is capable of running so I'm returning the unit.

TheGooch1
TheGooch1

Um, this isn't new..the tech has been around forever. But if you don't like installing software to make any computer do this...then this is the product for you!

sMoRTy71
sMoRTy71

The point of the SlingCatcher is that you don't need a PC attached to your TV to stream content to it. If you just use SlingCatcher with a Slingbox (to placeshift content), you don't need a PC at all. A big trend in products at CES 2008 was ease of use and simplicity of set up. People don't want to install and configure software on their PC to get stuff like this to work. They don't want a PC in their living room connected to their TV. While I would have loved to have had this product on the market already, I don't agree that it is "8 years too late."

stubones99
stubones99

With a slingcatcher, they can load it up with demos and only carry the slingcatcher into demo sites. Hook it to a display or TV and play back the demos. If you want a live demo from the home office, works there too. I too agree that it makes sense! Good Job SlingBox!