Comcast launches AnyRoom DVR in select markets; plays nice with set-top boxes

Certain lucky Comcast subscribers have a new service available to them. The cable provider has launched AnyRoom DVR, a service that supports viewing DVR recordings on any networked set-top box within the same home.

Certain lucky Comcast subscribers have a new service available to them. The cable provider has launched AnyRoom DVR, a service that supports viewing DVR recordings on any networked set-top box within the same home.

As seen in the diagram, there is one central HD/DVR set-top box, which can connect up to three other HD set-top boxes. The main DVR box can be used for scheduling, recording and pausing live TV. But users can view the content from anywhere in the home, including starting wherever the program was left off on another box. Seems straight-forward enough.

This latest development applies specifically to Comcast subscribers in Oregon and southwest Washington, although Engadget reports that quite a few more markets already have this. If you're interested, you can contact Comcast about availability and pricing in your region.

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