IDF 2009: tru2way Cable DVR Home Server


idf 2009 tru2way dvr server

You’ve heard about tru2way, right? The next-gen of CableCARD technology that provides two-way interactive television with and through your cable provider? Well, Intel is taking tru2way to the next level with a home DVR server, created for cable TV providers to license, that provides support for a 3 tuner, multi-stream tru2way CableCARD and converts the incoming data into an IP stream that multiple cable TV set-top boxes in a home can use. What’s more, the server is also able to stream recorded TV and other media to DLNA / UPnP supporting devices like PCs (see XBMC in use in the video demo below), digital media adapters, and game consoles. The server archeticture, which uses Intel’s CE3100 media processor (possibly later replaced by Intel’s Atom CE4100), is planned to debut by providers in 2011. Additional pics from Engadget @ IDF here.




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  • Simon_Mackay

    These home media servers can encourage cable providers to provide multi-tiered DLNA-compliant home entertainment networks. This means that a cable provider could keep this as a “broadcast gateway” and provide it in the main lounge area where most TV-watching is done; and allow the use of DLNA-compliant Internet-ready TVs in other rooms. It is also a device that is more suited to how serialised TV drama will end up being distributed – via video-on-demand, premium pay-TV or public-funded TV stations (in the case of Europe, Australia and similar countries).

  • Simon_Mackay

    These home media servers can encourage cable providers to provide multi-tiered DLNA-compliant home entertainment networks. This means that a cable provider could keep this as a “broadcast gateway” and provide it in the main lounge area where most TV-watching is done; and allow the use of DLNA-compliant Internet-ready TVs in other rooms. It is also a device that is more suited to how serialised TV drama will end up being distributed – via video-on-demand, premium pay-TV or public-funded TV stations (in the case of Europe, Australia and similar countries).