AT&T surprised a few customers over the last few days adding high definition video on demand selections, a new weather on demand widget, and pushing a DVR upgrade their way including the new Total Home DVR software. Post-upgrade, punching the recorded TV button on any U-verse connected TV enables HD playback from any of the set-top boxes in the house. that means subscribers can also record up to four shows at once or pause in one room and continue in another. A full rollout is clearly due sooner rather than later, and initial impressions in our tips box are positive, if you've got it drop a line and tell us if the new features are everything we've ever dreamed of. Full copy of the introductory e-mail follows after the break.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
Total Home DVR is here!
Your AT&T U-verse(SM) DVR has been automatically upgraded.

Great news! You are among the first AT&T U-verse Members to receive a
DVR upgrade at no additional cost that includes our new Total Home DVR
feature. And best of all, the upgrade is automatic - there's nothing
you need to do.

The AT&T U-verse Total Home DVR feature lets you:
- Record up to 4 shows at once
- Record on your DVR and play back in any U-verse connected TV in your home
- Pause in one room - play back in another

Simply press the "RECORDED TV" button on any of your U-verse remotes
to watch your standard or high definition recorded programs from any
of your U-verse receivers.

With your help, we can continue to improve AT&T U-verse. Please take a
few minutes to complete a survey regarding your U-verse experience. As
a thank you for completing the survey by midnight on Monday, 9/2,
we'll send you a $5 Starbucks gift card.* Simply copy the following link into your browser to begin.

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security.

Your free DVR upgrade is simply our way of showing how much we
appreciate you choosing AT&T U-verse.

Thank you,
Your AT&T U-verse Team

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AT&T surprises U-verse subscribers with Total Home DVR & HD VOD trial