AT&T has launched U-verse Total Home DVR in San Antonio, giving U-verse TV customers the ability to playback standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) recorded programs on any connected TV in the home.
The Total Home DVR lets customers stop a movie in one room and resume watching it in another on up to seven additional U-verse-connected TVs. And the DVR 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’s whole-home DVR service is currently available in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fresno, Calif., Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis and central Texas.
In order to provision the service, 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.
Additionally, AT&T and AccuWeather.com announced the initial launch of Weather On Demand, an interactive feature that allows AT&T U-verse TV customers to find weather information at the touch of a button.
U-verse TV customers in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Indianapolis and San Diego can now access the feature at no extra charge. AT&T said it plans to make the feature available to all U-verse TV customers in 2009.
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