Intel, DIRECTV Poised to Connect PCs and TVs in U.S.

Subject: General Tech | September 26, 2006 - 06:56 PM |

Francisco, Sept. 26, 2006 — Intel Corporation and DIRECTV, Inc., the
nation's leading satellite television service provider, today unveiled
details around the world's first digital set-top box with integrated
digital media adapter
(DMA) functionality verified to work with Intel®
Viiv™ technology. Through the integrated DMA, the DIRECTV digital
set-top box will allow customers to access and enjoy their pictures and
music on their TVs directly from Intel Viiv technology-based PCs.

In a keynote at the Intel Developer
Forum, Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini retraced the two
companies' partnership that was first announced in January at the
Consumer Electronics Show. He also detailed plans for DIRECTV's new
set-top box, the DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR, which marks the first time a
major service provider has endorsed an integrated DMA deployment in the
home through a set-top box, which could be deployed to customers
virtually overnight via a software download starting in December.
Otellini reinforced that the DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR is in the final
stages of Intel Viiv technology testing and verification.

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