DirecTV boxes to integrate Viiv

Written by Wil Harris

September 27, 2006 | 22:02

Tags: #idf #viiv

Companies: #intel

Intel has revealed more details about its partnership with DirecTV, including the announcement of its first Viiv set top box.

Back at CES we heard that the two companies would be working together. Now we know that the DirecTV Plus HD DVR, out at the end of this year, will include a Viiv-certified DMA.

DirecTV is the leading US satellite TV company. The Plus HD DVR includes Tivo-like functionality for recording and playing back HD content. By integrating a Digital Media Adaptor, the PVR will also allow the streaming of content from a Windows Media Center PC straight to the TV - meaning you can watch all your downloaded content easily on the big screen.

Intel is pushing DMAs as an alternative to putting a PC in the living room - instead, you can just stream content from wherever your main PC is.

“Intel Viiv technology delivers the power, simplicity and functionality to connect these products in an easy and seamless fashion so DirecTV customers can enjoy their favorite digital content in the living room,” said Romulo Pontual, chief technology officer at DirecTV.

No details on pricing as far as we can see, but look out for the box if you're a subscriber.

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