DIRECTV Whole Home DVR Service Out of Beta Testing
If you were one of the lucky few who were aware of the “Multi-Room Viewing Beta Test” that DIRECTV was testing a few months back, you got to preview their new “Whole Home DVR” service that officially went into service just a few days ago. Now DIRECTV isn’t the first to come up with this idea, as a matter of fact, they may be the last to roll this feature out to their customers.
The new “Whole Home DVR” service simply allows you to share recorded shows from your HD-DVR to other HD receivers in your house. If you have more than one HD-DVR, that is not a problem, they are all connected and will share just as easily.
I’ve been fortunate to be in on DIRECTV’s development plan for their service. If you didn’t know DIRECTV has been focused on the quality of the content that their customers receive with the DIRECTV service. DIRECTV offers more HD channels and much better quality of service as well as a great DVR interface than any other TV provider. The features that other service providers offer, like “Multi-Room viewing” have always been on the road map for DIRECTV; now that they feel they have the content, they are going to focus on the delivery. I was fortunate to have been part of the beta test and think the new feature is a great addition to their service.
When the beta test ended, I called DIRECTV and got the scoop on what DIRECTV customers need to do to continue getting the Whole Home DVR service or what new customers need to do.
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Home Theater Doctor