The Best HD Video Viewing Experience Slingbox PRO-HD Debuts in Hong Kong

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The Best HD Video Viewing Experience
Slingbox PRO-HD Debuts in Hong Kong

 

 

【18 April 2011, Hong KongSynergy Technologies (Asia) Limited, subsidiary of Adventus Holdings Limited (SGX: ADVE), today announced the launch of Slingbox PRO-HD to the Hong Kong market bringing a new HD visual experience to local consumers. A Slingbox makes it simple to watch and control live HD or SD TV content from a cable box, satellite receiver, DVR, or video camera on any remote device such as a mobile phone, laptop or tablet located anywhere in the world via a broadband Internet connection.

 

Slingbox PRO-HD is easy to set up and supports 720p or 1080i (60Hz) HD video input. It is equipped with component, composite, and S-Video inputs that can be used to connect AV devices.

 

Slingbox PRO-HD allows consumers to enjoy their TV anywhere around the home, around town, or around the world. Whether consumers have a broadband internet connection, Wi-Fi, or 3G, the Slingbox allows them to watch their home TV no matter where they are. Flip through channels with the virtual remote control. Pause, fast forward, rewind, and even schedule and manage DVR recordings. SlingPlayer Mobile software supports most smartphones and tablets. An iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch version of the SlingPlayer Mobile app is available from the Apple App Store in Hong Kong, and an Android version is available from the Android Market. Both are sold for a retail price of $29.99 USD.

 

“The Slingbox series has been popular since its launch.” said Mr. Francis Fong, General Manager of Synergy Technologies (Asia) Limited. “The brand new Slingbox PRO-HD targeted for HD content, with HDTV programs broadcasted from Digital Terrestrial TV and Pay TV, allows consumers to enjoy the best picture quality and watch their favorite TV programs anytime, anywhere on their smartphone or tablet with the SlingPlayer Mobile application, which is a low-cost solution.”

 

Slingbox PRO-HD features include:

  • Plays high-definition video. Watch your favorite shows in stunning HD over the Internet on your PC or Mac computer from anywhere. (Note 1)
  • Easily connect to practically any standard-definition or high-definition device using component, composite, S-Video, or aerial connectors.
  • Watch and control your TV and all of its programming on your compatible mobile phone or tablet using the SlingPlayer Mobile software. (Notes 2 and 3)
  • Access your Slingbox from the web on a high-speed Internet-connected PC or Mac laptop or desktop computer.
  • Use the built-in TV tuner while you’re on the road to watch your own shows without affecting home TV viewers.
  • Easily connect to up to three devices, including an HD DVR, satellite receiver, cable box, or security camera.

 

Note 1: Windows and Mac software supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Mac OS X operating systems.

Note 2:   SlingPlayer Mobile software supports Android OS, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Symbian OS S60, Windows Phone and Palm OS operating systems (sold separately).

Note 3:   To watch on your mobile phone or tablet, you must purchase, download and install the SlingPlayer Mobile software. Please check with your mobile service provider if a data plan is required or if additional fees apply.

 

Price and availability

Slingbox PRO-HD is available in Hong Kong-designated retail channels (listed in http://www.sling.hk/go/buy.htm) for a suggested retail price of HK2,680. Synergy Technologies (Asia) Limited is Sling Media's sole distributor in Hong Kong and Macau. For more product information, please call our Enquiry Hotline (852) 2485 6321, or visit our website: http://www.sling.hk.

 

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About Sling Media

Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), is the leading provider of video placeshifting products and services for consumers and television service providers. Sling Media's product family includes the internationally acclaimed, Emmy award-winning Slingbox that allows consumers to watch and control their living room television shows at any time, from any location, using internet-connected PCs, Macs, PDAs, tablets, and smartphones. For more information, visit www.slingmedia.com.

About EchoStar Corporation
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) provides set-top box equipment, digital broadcast operations, and satellite services that enhance today's digital TV lifestyle, including products from Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary. Headquartered in the U.S. in Englewood, Colorado, EchoStar has more than 25 years of experience designing, developing, and distributing award-winning television set-top boxes and related products for pay television providers and is creating hardware and service solutions for cable, Telco, IPTV and satellite TV companies. EchoStar includes a network of 10 digital broadcast centers and leased fiber optic capacity. EchoStar also delivers satellite services through 10 satellites and related FCC licenses. Visit
www.echostar.com.

About Adventus Holdings Limited

Adventus Holdings Limited, a diversified holdings company, is listed on the Catalist board in Singapore. Through Adventus Alliance and Solutions Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, one of the group’s business focuses under its Telecommunications and Media division is to be the core catalyst for an operator’s communication needs including sourcing and distribution, operator customer solutions for mobility and connectivity (for example, text and widgets), messaging and media content for Android and Windows Mobile-based platforms. The company also offers direct and indirect access to markets through its operator services.

About Synergy Technologies (Asia) Limited

Synergy Technologies (Asia) Limited was established 1991 and is a group subsidiary of Adventus Holdings Limited (SGX: ADVE), a diversified holdings company listed on the Catalist board in Singapore. Synergy is focused on developing itself into a leading IT company in the mobile and wireless sectors in both Hong Kong and the PRC. Synergy has distribution rights for various world-famous brands of high-technology products by Acer, Anchiva, Aruba, Doro, Huawei, Nomadix, Proxim, Ruckus, Ruijie, Samsung, Sling Media, Sybase iAnywhere, and Tonino Lamborghini.
For further information, please visit
http://www.synergy-asia.com.hk.

 

 


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