DIRECT VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT Offers Bundled HDTV Solution For Hotels Using Philips New X-Cite Series DIRECTV Residential Experience TV's

Mar 13, 2013, 10:07 ET from DIRECT VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT (DVE)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DIRECT VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT (DVE), a National Authorized Dealer of DIRECTV for Business™, a leading provider of Video, Broadband and Flat Panel TVs to the Hospitality and Commercial market, has developed a bundled offer for hotels that are planning to upgrade to the DIRECTV Residential Experience (DRE) for Hotels which offers more than 100 channels of HD for their Free-to-Guest Services.

As an added benefit to the hotel bundle, the DIRECTV service will be available on Philips' new line of Hospitality LCD TVs, the X-Cite Series that has the DIRECTV H25 DRE receiver embedded into the TV. This allows for a lower cost installation, and less time to activate and mount the receivers. The new Philips DRE TVs are available in both a 32" and 40" display and come pre-authorized from DIRECTV and ready to activate. It also saves the property money because they do not need to purchase the H25 receivers separately. The TV's also have a fully interactive DIRECTV program guide for guests similar to the guide that the 20 million DIRECTV customers in the U.S. see in their homes.

DVE offers a ONE PAYMENT bundled solution, which includes the sale, installation, and maintenance, of DIRECTV's 100+ channel HD services, DVE's  broadband services and Philips new X-CITE SERIES TVs all in one easy monthly payment plan per room to the property without the large upfront capital costs. DVE offers 36, 60 and 84 month payment plans for hotels, and provides its customers ONE SOLUTION, ONE PROVIDER, ONE PAYMENT™.

"DVE provides a great value proposition to hoteliers and we are excited to have them as a strategic partner," said Todd Richardson, senior vice president of sales and marketing for P&F, exclusive licensee for Philips Hospitality in North America.  "Philips Hospitality is about Sense and Simplicity, not only for the hotel guest but also for the hotelier. By integrating the solution into the back of the television, it makes is easier for hoteliers to upgrade their TVs with evolving technology."

"We are delighted to offer this cost effective end-to-end solution to hotels who want guests to experience the best in HD video services from DIRECTV at an affordable price," said Jason Cohen, SVP of Sales and Marketing for DVE. "Philips has long been a leader in the Hotel space and has created a product that works seamlessly with DIRECTV, is more cost effective, and provides a great guest experience."

About DVE – DIRECT VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT (DVE) is a privately held company. DVE is a Nationally Authorized Dealer of DIRECTV™ for Business.  DVE provides Video & Broadband Systems for Multi-User Networks and Free-to-Guest (FTG) Services for Hospitality, Healthcare, Private Offices, Waiting Areas, Restaurants, Cruise, and Large Venues. DVE offers its clients ONE SOLUTION, ONE PROVIDER, ONE PAYMENT™ for its HD Video, High Speed Internet and Flat Panel TVs.

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About P&F

P&F is a subsidiary of the Funai Electric Co., LTD, Inc. and is the exclusive licensee for Philips consumer televisions and home theater and Philips Hospitality in North America. P&F also is the exclusive distributor in North America for Philips lifestyle entertainment including, home and portable audio, headphones, portable DVD and accessories. Funai Electric Co., Ltd., established in 1961, is headquartered in Osaka, Japan and is listed in the Tokyo Securities Exchange First Section (6839). Funai Electric Company, Ltd. is a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supplier for appliance, consumer electronics, computer, and computer peripheral companies on a global basis.