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 Samsung Announces Set-Top "Boxless" Viewing in All 2012 Smart TVs
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Message Text: DIRECTV and Samsung plan to offer DIRECTV's customers the ability to watch live broadcast and stored content from a compatible DIRECTV DVR on Samsung?s 2012 line of Smart TVs without the need for additional set-top boxes.

This newly enabled feature will also provide the same user experience and replicate the full User Interface (UI) of a DIRECTV DVR set top box. Installers and homeowners alike will benefit from the ability to mount the TV without having to worry about locating an additional set top box.

As founding members of the Remote User Interface (RVU) Alliance, Samsung and DIRECTV previously announced the launch of the first RVU-enabled Televisions models at the 2011 CES, with DIRECTV launching their first RVU capable DVR in late 2011.

This year, Samsung will embed the RVU protocol in its entire line of Smart TVs. Based on industry standards such as DLNA and UPnP, RVU allows a set-top box server to provide a multi-room viewing experience that includes DVR services across all the connected TVs in the home through a single set-top box.

The Samsung RVU-compatible production TV will be on display at the 2012 International CES, at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
 
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