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Motorola reveals PVR-to-mobile phone technology

April 11th, 2006 · No Comments

How would you like to move programmes recorded on a Sky+ to your mobile phone, for watching on the daily commute? Well, the technology to do this is remarkably close.  In the States, Motorola has announced a video-sharing technology designed to let its own-brand hard drive digital recorders (it makes them for several US cable companies) pipe video material to a Motorola phone. Users must sit their Razr V3x (this is the only mobile with which it will work at present) in a cradle which is hardwired to the PVR. Via an onscreen GUI, users can then simply shunt material from the parent device to the mobile client. Owners can also call into to their PVR from the phone to set the  timer, although they can’t view or move content remotely.  As yet the technology has a few DRM (digital rights management) bugs to iron out, but the company hopes to make it a commercial reality in 2007. With Sky preparing to introduce a fully integrated broadband, TV and phone package later this year, the likelihood of a similar system being introduced in the UK can be considered fair to good.

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