Intel and CinemaNow today announced a collaboration that will allow consumers using Intel technology-based media PCs to legally download and record movie content to blank DVD discs.
Intel Viiv technology-based PCs currently provide consumers with the ability to view their movie content locally on the PC, sync it with portable devices, and wired or wirelessly extend the content through their home networks to connected devices, such as large-screen TVs.
"The ability for consumers to legitimately burn premium content to DVD is one of the greatest barriers to delivering consumers the flexibility to truly enjoy digital home entertainment when and where they want it," said Kevin Corbett, vice president, Intel's Digital Home Group and general manager of the company's Content Services Group.
CinemaNow, in collaboration with Intel, will optimize the Burn-to-DVD service for PCs based on Intel Viiv technology. The enhancement will enable movie fans who wish to use the Burn-to-DVD service through a large screen, or 10-foot interface, to do so from the comfort of their own couch. The service will be available in the early part of this year; the Burn-to-DVD solution is currently available through a standard PC, or 2-foot, interface.
CinemaNow's Intel Viiv technology-optimized Burn-to-DVD service will be on display in the Intel booth (Central Hall, #7153) at CES, being held Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas.
Additionally, CinemaNow unveiled plans for the delivery of additional Intel Viiv technology capabilities in early part of this year, including extending premium movie content over the home network to connected devices.
CinemaNow launched Burn-to-DVD in July 2006. Burn-to-DVD technology for movies takes advantage of the multi-core performance provided by Intel's new Core 2 Duo processor.