Western Digital has added Slingbox support to its line of WD TV media boxes. Slingbox, can take a live TV signal from cable, antenna, or even, in some cases, provide directly access your DVR over the internet.
“WD continuously listens to its customers, and adds the content options they want,” said Scott Vouri, vice president and general manager, WD connected home solutions. “With today’s addition of hot international and domestic channels, live TV through SlingPlayer, and HD movie rentals, purchases and downloads through VUDU, the WD TV media players truly provide the most entertainment.”
Given that the Slingbox app for your phone or tablet runs about $30, and that many hotel rooms are leaving accessible video inputs on their TVs (finally!), purchasing a WD TV might actually make more sense than visiting the app store.