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SlingCatcher Review: Ready For Prime Time?

SlingCatcher Remote Control

The usual buttons with some unusual angles: the SlingCatcher remote control

The usual buttons with some unusual angles: the SlingCatcher remote control

Most set-top box buttons are mapped automatically so you can access all the features, but you can program extra buttons if necessary.

You can control the TV you’re watching, the SlingCatcher and the Slingbox all from the same remote.

You can control the TV you’re watching, the SlingCatcher and the Slingbox all from the same remote.

There’s also an extra button on the remote, marked with apair of scissors. This is for the ‘Clip-n-Sling’ service for recording snippetsof TV and sharing them on the Web that Sling has shown in the past, but thiswon’t launch until satellite and cable TV providers decide to support it.