Time Warner Cable said it will deploy S-A’s multi-room DVR service in its Minneapolis division, the vendor’s 1st deployment of the much-trialed set-up. Based on S-A’s "Explorer 8300" series, the MR-DVR uses existing coax in the home to allow up to 3 additional TV sets to access previously recorded content. — Panasonic plans to sell and license its proprietary powerline tech. The company turned its back on the HomePlug Powerline Alliance’s "HomePlugAV" standard, and instead formed an alliance with Mitsubishi and Sony that will ensure various broadband over powerline schemes won’t interfere with each other. Meanwhile, Intellon and Sharp are working together on tech that complies with the HomePlugAV spec, with an eye toward distributing hi-def content throughout the home.