DirecTV claims its set-top is the first verified to work with Viiv. DirecTV customers who have the Plus HD DVR can access pictures and music on their TVs directly from Intel Viiv technology-based PCs.
The Viiv functionality is now available as a public beta trial to all DirecTV Plus HD DVR customers. Later this year, DirecTV plans to provide the ability to stream video from Viiv PCs to its HD DVRs.
DirecTV introduced its HD DVR in the third quarter of 2006. The company has not said precisely how many customers it has who have an HD DVR, but indications from the company’s discussion of its Q3 results (its most recent) suggest the number is likely measured in the tens of thousands.