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AT & T hooks up TVs with whole-home DVRs

Tue, 09/09/2008 - 8:25am
Mike Robuck

AT&T’s U-verse service will now allow subscribers to record DVR content in one room for viewing on TVs throughout their homes.

Today, AT&T launched its Total Home DVR initiative, which lets subscribers playback standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) recorded content on other connected TVs in the home. The free service is currently being deployed to AT&T customers in the San Francisco Bay area and is slated to be deployed across AT&T’s entire footprint by the end of the year.

The Total Home DVR also lets customers stop a movie in one room and resume watching it in another on up to seven additional U-verse-connected TVs.

The service can store up to 133 hours of SD programming, or 37 hours of HD programming. The Total Home DVR can also simultaneously playback four SD recordings, or three HD recordings.

AT&T was able to automatically upgrade the Motorola and Cisco/Scientific Atlanta receivers through its IP network by pushing software client upgrades to each subscriber during routine overnight maintenance windows, according to an AT&T spokeswoman.

In other AT&T-related news, the company announced today that its U-verse bundle is now available in Lubbock, Texas, and Bakersfield, Calif.

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