CES: Samsung And DirecTV “Boxless” Partnership


One of the things about our site is that we like to post stories about stuff that we like, in hopes that many of you will like those too. The Consumer Electronic Show is one of those showcases that shows you anything and everything that is coming out in the next year or so. Another thing, there are more and more items that are the same as other guys, so what we like to do is try to find some stuff that will affect the normal person’s life. This is one of those.

If you are a DirecTV customer and are in the market for a new high-definition television, you may want to save your pennies and hold out until the spring. Samsung has partnered up with DirecTV to create a television that will allow you to stream your DVR content from one television to another. Why is this new? Because, unlike their Whole-Home-DVR program, this will allow you to stream your DVR content from television to television wirelessly, and Samsung has called this “set-top boxless viewing,” according to CNET.

The whole reason this system will work is that Samsung has embedded the RVU protocol, which is based on DLNA and UPnP, into its 2012 Smart TVs. It is, by design, set to work with DirecTV’s HR34 Home Media Center HD-DVR, which can interact with multiple Samsung televisions at the same time. Now, this will allow you to watch your DirecTV DVR content on multiple Samsung TVs, but of course, we don’t have a price point for the device and we know it won’t be cheap.

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