Use Your Phone As A Remote?

Usually when people talk about AT&T and Verizon becoming cable operators they spin a bunch of bull about how competition will lower your bill. So far, that isn’t happening. But what happens when the technology comes together? Will you be able to use your cell phone to control your DVR? From the Chicago Tribune:

[AT&T] this week began offering its “Homezone” customers the ability to control their digital video recorders through Web-enabled phones. The interface lets cell phone users schedule or delete recordings on their set-top boxes from anywhere.

Homezone is a $10-per-month product for subscribers of the Dish Network satellite TV service. It includes a set-top box that brings content from the Internet to televisions, such as on-demand movies, plus caller ID information from the phone and photos from the home computer.

This is a cool idea, especially for people who live alone, or for people who live with people who don’t want you calling asking them to record “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.” Don’t know if it’s worth $10, though. —MEGHANN MARCO

Using the Cell Phone As a Remote [Chicago Tribune]
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