One of the most anticipated new features on the Slingbox PRO is its HDTV capable input. Though they use a standard HDMI port on the back of the Slingbox, you can’t actually connect a HDMI device directly to it. This port is designed for use with Sling Media’s HD dongle accessory, which is packaged and sold separately at an MSRP of $49. This adapter allows you to connect component video cables from your device to the Slingbox, and includes a pass-thru so you can still connect the component cables to your HDTV. Though a production model adapter wasn’t available at the time of this writing, Sling Media was kind enough to send Sling Community me a prototype unit to test out the HD performance of the Slingbox PRO.
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