The Slingbox PRO-HD is now shipping, for US$299.99, and you can now enjoy full HD quality video anywhere you may be traveling. Our own Josh Taylor posted a review of the new unit this morning. Dave Zatz also posted some pics and offers some thoughts on the new Slingbox PRO-HD and links to a full review on Sling Community. The Slingbox PRO-HD offers HD streaming, multiple input, and a built-in digital tuner that allows you to watch TV independently of your cable box in case someone else is watching your TV at home and you still want to connect to your home system.
My Slingbox Classic is looking quite dated now and I may soon have to pass it along to a family member and get myself an updated Slingbox. I wonder what the video quality would be on one of the new high resolution Windows Mobile devices like the Touch Diamond or the Touch Pro HD? As shown in Josh's review, the difference between the Classic and PRO HD is incredible and I hope the mobile clients support this improvement too. I just read more details of Josh's post and see that the upstream won't support HD outside your home network so it is really designed for working with the upcoming SlingCatcher more than remote viewing.
I also was just sent a HAVA Platinum HD unit to test out and am considering the HAVA Wireless HD that looks to have most of the same specs as this new Slingbox PRO-HD. One thing I can't wait to test out on the HAVA unit is the free mobile clients for S60, Windows Mobile, and the Nokia Internet Tablet. HAVA doesn't have a Mac client, but there is no Mac HD client yet for the Slingbox either.
These both look like great solutions for placeshifting your video content and now that the new season of shows has started up and I have some fall travel coming I need to get my system up and running soon.