It’s been a loooong time since we’ve seen a new retail Slingbox. In fact, the Slingbox PRO-HD was introduced way back in January 2008. Well, it turns out a new dedicated placeshifter will be hitting store shelves shortly. In India. The low-end Slingbox 120 runs 7,999 Rupees (~$180), but only accepts and streams standard definition composite input. Making the 14,999 Rupee Slingbox PRO-HD a potentially better value.
Interestingly, we have seen this Slingbox once before here in the states… Engadget uncovered it as the freebie unit to be bundled with Verizon’s SlingPlayer service and client – but that’s yet to launch. And I have my doubts it ever will. Also, interestingly, Sling has had an office in India (Bangalore) since the beginning. However, this marks the first time units have actually been available for purchase there.