DirecTV Plus HD DVR Can Live with Viiv

DirecTV said its DirecTV Plus HD DVR set-top has been verified with Intel’s Viiv technology.

Subscribers to the direct-broadcast satellite service with the HD digital-video-recorder set-top can now access their pictures and music on their TVs directly from Intel Viiv technology-based PCs.

DirecTV said its box is the first digital set-top with integrated DMA functionality verified to work with Intel Viiv technology.

“We announced our alliance with Intel at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, and we are happy to be here today, one year later, to show you the fruits of our labor," DirecTV executive vice president and chief technology officer Romulo Pontual said in a prepared statement. "The way people consume media is rapidly evolving, and connectivity between digital devices is becoming an essential part of the home ecosystem. DirecTV understands this evolution and is delivering innovative solutions to make sure our customers stay connected.”

Intel Digital Home Group VP and Content Services Group general manager Kevin Corbett added, “Today's announcement marries the millions of Intel Viiv technology-based PC owners with DirecTV's high-definition-TV viewers in a way that has never been done before. DirecTV’s product exemplifies what a digital or connected home is all about where PCs, TVs and [consumer-electronics] devices all work in concert together and consumers enjoy their entertainment on a variety of screens and devices when and where they want to.”