DirecTV Debuts 'SignalSaver,' IP Backup for When Satellite-TV Signal Is Lost

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DirecTV launched on Thursday a new free tech feature that offers residential customers free internet backup in the event their satellite-TV signal is lost. 

SignalSaver delivers a 720p-resolution feed for customers with a high-speed internet connection to their set-top box. 

"If your satellite signal is interrupted for any reason, you’ll immediately see a pop-up over your connected set-top box prompting you to continue watching," DirecTV said in a press release. "After a few seconds of signal calibration, and with the proper high-speed internet connection, customers can enable SignalSaver to still enjoy up to an HD-quality viewing experience (720p)."

Not every network is covered under DirecTV's backup plan — SignalSaver delivers 83 networks, "including but not limited to CNN, ESPN, Fox News and The Weather Channel," the pay TV company said. 

Also, DVR functionality isn’t currently enabled with SignalSaver. ▪️

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