Late last night, an updated SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone was released to the App Store. And the refreshed placeshifting software inherits two notable features from its iPad big brother… the new program guide and, much more significantly, higher resolution streaming — I’m thinking in the neighborhood of 640×480 and utilizing H.264 encoding. Which is why only the newer, more capable Slingbox SOLO and PRO-HD units can provide it.

In order to take advantage of the high quality streaming, you’ll need at least 800kbps of bandwidth from the Slingbox by your home theater setup to your phone over a WiFi connection, and 500kbps over a 3G connection.

SlingPlayer Mobile 2.0 is available for Slingbox Classic, Tuner, AV, and Pro users, but they won’t be able to access the HQ video modes.

(Thanks, Michael K!)

Originally posted at Zatz Not Funny