DirecTV Whole-Home DVR Goes Live Nationwide
DirecTV's Whole-Home DVR has been in beta testing for a few months, but is now live nation wide for just $3/month.
DirecTV Whole Home DVR
DirecTV’s Whole Home DVR service brings recorded shows to any HD receiver in your house.
May 17, 2010 by Stephen Hopkins

The DVR wars have been pretty fierce lately. Comcast has been targeting AT&T, DISH has been going after DirecTV on price, and DirecTV’s ads have been taking shots at just about everyone. 

As of today, DirecTV has one more feather to place in their hat with the full release of Whole Home DVR. 

The Whole-Home DVR feature allows programs from an HD DVR to be streamed to other non-DVR HD Receivers throughout your home. Up to 15 TVs, including the display the HD DVR is connected to, can take place in the streaming fun. 

The best part is no new hardware is required. The slightly worse news is the service will tack $3/month onto your monthly bill, but I don’t foresee any natural disasters or magnetic poles shifting over that minor fee. 

Not to miss a chance to get a few jabs in, the DirecTV Whole-Home DVR site takes shots at DISH Network’s Sling-enabled DVRs and cable company DVRs’ capacity and connectivity. I just wish someone would start throwing some punches TiVo’s way. Maybe then they would bring some more appealing features to their TiVo Premiere.

Other features DirecTV makes note of include: manage your DVR playlist from any room; record two shows while watching two others; and set separate parental controls for each TV. 

Check out the YouTube video below for more on Whole-Home DVR:

 

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Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.

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