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TiVo's Premiere 4 Uses Entropic Communications' MoCA Technology To Deliver Reliable Whole-Home Entertainment Experiences

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today its MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) silicon and software are powering the new TiVo® Premiere 4 DVR. The device will be shown at the TiVo booth #2140, at the CEDIA Expo, held September 5-7, 2012, at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

As the latest product from TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq:TIVO), the creator of and leader in advanced television services including digital video recorders (DVRs), the TiVo Premiere 4 allows users to record four shows at once and serve up those shows to other TiVo DVRs for multi-room viewing using the built-in MoCA network. MoCA can be used to connect the Premiere 4 to the subscribers Internet service to enable the high quality and high bandwidth for video streaming apps.

With four digital tuners, up to 75 hours of high-definition (HD) recording space and access to a substantial library of web-delivered entertainment, the TiVo Premiere 4 leverages Entropic's MoCA silicon and software to transform the home's coaxial infrastructure into a highly-efficient, robust and reliable whole-home entertainment network; ready to deliver superior entertainment experiences by handling multiple HD video and data streams concurrently.

For the custom installer, Entropic's MoCA technology is easy to set-up, as the built-in MoCA network seamlessly creates a connected home backbone that is powerful, reliable and supports multiple streams of HD video content at up to 175Mbps. The Entropic technology ensures an unparalleled multi-room DVR user experience – all over the existing coaxial cable in the home.

"We have enhanced the TiVo Premiere 4's functionality as the ultimate in-home entertainment device with the integration of Entropic's MoCA technology for home connectivity," said Jim Denney, vice president of Product Marketing, TiVo. "By utilizing integrated MoCA support, custom installers can use the coaxial cabling within the home to connect the TiVo Premiere 4 to the home network."

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