DirecTV Launches Whole-Home DVR

Posted Tue May 18, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Customers will be able to watch and record shows on any set in the house.

It doesn't get much cooler than DirecTV's Whole-Home DVR service. It's something we've been anticipating for a while and it just might be enough to convince consumers to switch.

Whole-Home DVR takes its cues from home media servers. Rather than having a separate DVR for each room of the house, DirecTV's new service connects every TV to a single DVR with enough space to handle it.

For a $3 monthly service charge, you'll be able to watch shows from that centralized DVR at any TV in the house. And it's not just playback, you can adjust your DVR recordings from any room too. No more getting up and running to the living room at two in the morning to make sure you've got 'LOST' set to record.

From the sound of things, there's no downside to watching in the satellite rooms. You can still play them back in HD, and you've still got the ability to pause, fast forward, and rewind. Not a bad setup by any means.

Source: DirecTV

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