DirecTV, Cisco and Samsung have whole house DVR plans with RVU alliance


This is one of those great vision ideas that I’m going to withhold judgement until something actually becomes real. But it is good to see the big providers again thinking of innovating for the benefit of the consumer (and themselves, of course).



The concept is that you’d get a RVU server from your content provider (like DirecTV but it could also be cable or anyone else) and plug it into your home network. Then you’d buy HDTVs from the likes of Samsung with a RVU client built in, or you could even plug the RVU server directly into the TV. Then you can go to any TV in your house that is also an RVU client and access the exact same experience. This experience includes the ability to watch or record the same shows that you can from any other TV.