They call it â€śNo Limits DVR,â€ť a TV service that saves your favorite TV recordings to the cloud, instead of a hard drive, and not only allows you the unlimited space to store them but also the streaming capabilities to watch them from any device or display.
Itâ€™s a feature on the new Boxee TV, a device that brings together broadcast TV channels, digital video recording (DVR) and Internet apps in one sleek little box.Â A device with a cloud based DVR in addition to streaming apps requires powerful technology.
Thatâ€™s where Broadcom comes in. Broadcomâ€™s high definition, IPTV technology does some of the heaviest lifting under the hood of the Boxee TV so the consumer has a seamless multimedia download experience. Itâ€™s our BCM7231 set-top box (STB) chipset that supports the high performance streaming capabilities at a lower cost for the manufacturer â€“ Boxee, in this instance.
Broadcom works closely with leading cable, satellite and telecom companies to give their customers just what they have been clamoring forâ€”more storage space for more choices on what to watch. Broadcom also adds dual BCM3517 Digital Cable-Ready DTV Receiver chipsets that enable the â€śwatch and record to the cloudâ€ť feature and truly differentiates the Boxee TV from the competition.Â The dual tuner allows the viewer to record two programs at once, or record one program while watching another.
Broadcomâ€™s digital receiver chipset is compatible with both North American digital cable television and digital terrestrial broadcast television standards, which allows consumers to watch live broadcast TV channels in high definition.
Boxee’s No Limits DVR service and the Boxee TV are rolling out next month.