The cable industry is definitely a-buzz about the business possibilities inherent in multi-room DVRs, but the engineering side of the house faces some tricky challenges when it comes to rolling out this technology in a big way. How is content transferred from one set-top to another? What about installation, and the huge assortment of home wiring systems? How does the deployment of IP-based networks affect content sharing throughout the home?
Studies show that cable subs want whole-home DVR capabilities, and they'll look to the competition if they don't get it. Check out this special video presentation from BGTV for an overview of the major engineering issues swirling around multi-room DVRs.