I first heard about Slingbox when in college from a roommate from out of state that used it to view his hometown sports station. The devices have undergone several changes since then, including the addition of the ability to stream in HD. A pair of new models seek to further enhance the service. The Slingbox 350 will cost $180 and will connect to your cable box through component or composite cables and to the net through Ethernet. The Slingbox 500 will cost $300 and is the first Slingbox to feature HDMI in and built-in Wi-Fi. Both devices are capable of streaming in 1080p HD and have wireless IR blasters built-in.