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May 18, 2011

AT&T Upgrades U-verse Total Home DVR

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Providing U-verse customers the ability to pause and rewind live TV on any U-verse receiver in the home, AT&T (News - Alert) has launched new AT&T U-verse TV Total Home DVR features.

Customers can now control, record and play back shows on non-DVR TVs and pause or rewind live TV shows from any room in their home, even when the DVR is connected to a different TV, with AT&T U-verse Total Home DVR's latest enhancements. Rolling out on a market-by-market basis to all U-verse TV customers over the next few months, the new features are currently available in Mobile, Ala., and Grand Rapids, Mich.

Along with the ability to schedule recordings and pause live TV, AT&T's Total Home DVR gives customers advanced features like the ability to record up to four shows at once on a single DVR and play them back in any room.

“We're taking our award-winning Total Home DVR service one step further to bring customers an even better DVR experience," said Jeff Weber (News - Alert), vice president of video services, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "Whether it's the number of shows you can record at once, how you program your DVR, or the ability to watch your favorite shows on any TV, online or away from home — we're delivering a better DVR experience.”

With U-verse Mobile and U-verse Online, customers can manage recordings on any connected TV in the home and across devices. They can schedule and manage DVR recordings, browse the U-verse TV program guide, view program descriptions, and, on qualifying smartphones, download and watch many hit TV shows, and even stream some shows with U-verse Mobile, the company stated in a press release.

In December 2010, AT&T opened a new wireless retail store in Rutland to address the growing demand for advanced wireless data products, such as headsets, and services. Located at 476 Holiday Drive, the store replaces AT&T's older location on Main Street and has a state-of-the-art, hands-on design to engage customers and provide a "try before buy" service experience. Demonstrations of a wide range of wireless products were provided by trained sales consultants.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves