The Alpha Gateway
At Alpha’s hub is the Gateway, a multi-room HD DVR with six tuners so customers can record up to six programs simultaneously. With more than two and half times the hard drive storage capacity of other BendBroadband DVRs, the Alpha Gateway also has an option for an external hard drive to further expand the storage capacity to more than a Terabyte. The Alpha Gateway includes 4-port Ethernet home networking support, DOCSIS 3.0 high-speed Internet and a home phone router with 802.11n Wi-Fi support.
The Alpha Player – one needed for each TV – delivers a full 1080p HD picture and supports all of the major media formats (MPEG, WMV, MP3, JPEG, etc.)
Since Alpha supports six TVs, it might be time to consider a flat screen for the laundry room. On an Alpha-connected TV, you can watch, record and stream media in any room of your house. Doing laundry may never be the same again.
The Alpha User Interface
Alpha offers an innovative new user interface designed to enhance the digital home entertainment experience. Designed for casual browsing and rapid search of any type of media, Alpha’s interface allows viewers instant access to current and future program listings whether they originate from live broadcast, on-demand programming, or DVR recordings. In addition, the Alpha User Interface identifies and displays personal media stored on all DLNA-connected devices across the home network as well as streaming Internet media content.
For the more traditional viewers, Alpha also offers a grid guide. Switching back and forth from the Alpha guide to the grid guide is a breeze. So no matter your mood, Alpha’s got a guide for you!
Storage, Storage and
The main Alpha Gateway unit includes a 500GB of storage space on the internal hard drive. With an optional external hard drive, total DVR storage can be expanded to 1000GB (that’s one Terabyte!) and beyond! Basically that means you'll never have to worry about running out of space to record your favorite shows or sample new programming.