A friend of mine has a Slingbox in New York, and he’s been showing me it in operation. Here is a screenshot of the news / sports program from 15 minutes ago.
For those who don’t know what a Slingbox is, it’s basically a network-enabled device that allows you to watch your cable TV / satellite / DVR / whatever from home wherever you are over the Internet. Pretty cool huh? I am scanning through 200+ US TV stations right now. I can see that downloading TV shows may be replaced for some by such a device.
The quality is good, probably similar to VCD quality or something but I imagine this can only improve as broadband speeds increase. Response to remote control actions are fast, and it’s also nice to be able to control the TV guide through the Slingbox (shown below).
I want one! Actually I want one in every country they are licensed in…