updated 11:10 am EDT, Tue October 25, 2011
AT&T to ship wireless TV receiver on October 31
AT&T has just introduced its latest U-verse TV accessory, the TV Wireless Receiver (PDF). Due on October 31, it will connect to the company's residential gateway and send broadcasts over Wi-Fi from the receiver to the TV. This lets customers put TV sets in rooms or other places, such as patios or backyards, where there are no TV outlets.
The Cisco-made receiver uses an existing Internet connection and Wi-Fi network, though both are included in U-verse Internet packages for those who don't pick them independently.
The wireless receiver will require a $49 initial fee and be subject to a $7 per month subscription after that. There is no technician installation or appointment needed to bring the wireless receiver to a home, however.