Both AT&T and Verizon will soon offer remote programming of a DVR from cell phones. Not to be outdone, their cable competitors will soon offer it as well, through their partnership with Sprint. AT&T is launching the service for their Homezone product, which pairs DSL with Dish TV satellite service and a DVR set top box. I’m sure their IPTV platform, U-verse is not too far behind.

The real question here may be, so what? Jupiter Research says only 10% of respondents from a recent survey expressed any interest in such a product. Or this might be one of those rare points in technology development history when a new service receives a great big yawn at launch, only to take the world by storm. Depending on who you ask, wireless SMS had a similar yawn. But look at it now.

Read this Red Herring article for the details

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