VBox claims world first with whole home live TV DVR to NAS

Editor | 22 July 2014

Streaming live TV provider VBox is hailing another world first by enabling its TV gateways to support whole house DVR/PVR recording of live TV to a network shared folder or network attached storage (NAS).

The VBox TV Gateway receives broadcast live TV from terrestrial, cable and satellite sources, converts the signal to IP at the consumer's home, and streams it across the home network to any connected device, leveling the playing field, and streaming high quality broadcast TV alongside over-the-top (OTT) content.

The new capability is designed to give users expanded storage for content that can then be viewed from any device on the home network. The network storage feature allows users to schedule future recordings or record live TV directly to a Windows network shared folder on a PC or to NAS devices on the home network. The TV Gateway streams recorded programmes from either the PC's shared folder or NAS device to any UPnP supported application or device such as VLC, XMBC, Chrome and Firefox Web browsers, as well as the VBox free applications, on all supported devices on the home network, such as smart phones, tablets, computers, and media streamers connected to TVs.

"The VBox TV Gateway is the only device on the market with this type of recording capability," commented Amir Aharonovich, VP of marketing for VBox Communications. "Network recording will allow families to record TV content to the same centralised location where their other data, including music, files and photos, is stored, resulting in more flexibility, larger storage space, fewer storage devices in the house, and reduced power consumption."