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Customers of Cox Communications Cable TV service may have TiVo as an option

A recent post on Slashdot has brought attention to a survey request apparently sent to a customer by Cox Communications which is a digital cable, phone, and broadband internet provider in select markets.

The survey begins by asking the participant a few questions about their current television services and eventually leads into a question regarding DVR products and services and the participants preferences:

As you may or may not know, Cox offers DVR service. The DVR is built into the Cox digital receiver box and is operated using a Cox digital service remote control. While Cox currently offers its own DVR service, the Cox DVR may soon be powered by TiVo, and include the features that TiVo owners have come to expect. If Cox were to offer digital cable service with a TiVo branded DVR for about the same price as your satellite service provider charges for DVR service, how likely would you be to switch from satellite TV to Cox cable that featured this TiVo branded DVR service?

After reading this question it is no secret that Cox Communications is considering TiVo as an option or alternative for DVR service aside from its current Motorola-based digital DVR cable box. From reading comments on the TiVo Community message boards, many posters are looking forward to the switch to a TiVo-based DVR system.

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By CKDragon on 5/8/2006 10:44:59 PM , Rating: 3
Reading this question tells you that the higher ups at Cox are at least thinking about it. Did you read the article?

I don't understand why every numbskull reader is trying to nitpick all the DailyTech articles. Certainly, some of the spelling errors seem unprofessional, but now people are just making fools of themselves trying to find fault where there is none.

By Furen on 5/9/2006 2:47:58 AM , Rating: 1
Maybe I missed something but I dont think he said to attack the article in any way but simply complained about current Scientific Atlanta boxes, just like the two guys above complained about the generic TimeWarner and the Comcast Motorola boxes...

By CKDragon on 5/9/2006 3:47:10 AM , Rating: 3
Perhaps the page has not rendered properly for you or you didn't notice that the post I'm responding to is now rated 0 (and invisible for most), but the guy I'm responding to had nothing in his post but an attempted correction of the author.

Tivo is better intergrated...
By MrSmurf on 5/8/2006 7:12:48 PM , Rating: 3
I love Tivo and I wish Time Warner would pair up with Tivo. Time Warner's DVR's are too generic and the seperate Tivo box has to rely on IR sensors being placed on the digital box. If you accidently turn off the digital box or it crashes, you get 30 minutes of blank screen. Not to mention if you type the channel in the tivo switches instantly but the digital box has to wait for the Tivo to change it.

Directv nailed it with their intergrated boxes. Hopefully more cable companies follow suite.

By One43637 on 5/8/2006 8:45:28 PM , Rating: 3
yeah i wish Comcast would use the Tivo box instead of the Motorola dual tuner one. there are times when the Comcast box would have a huge lage (ie 5-20 seconds) between when you press a button and execution.

I have Cox, and I got Scientific Atlanta
By AlexWade on 5/8/2006 8:01:20 PM , Rating: 3
And my FireWire is DISABLED! I've tried in vain to transfer to connect and transfer my HD movies off.

By DestruyaUR on 5/9/2006 6:02:37 AM , Rating: 2
I have the 8300HD, and it has working eSATA. As for the whole TiVo thing, I pay 19.98 per month extra for an HD DVR. It's 9.99 more than the standard non-HD receiver, and considering it'd take over THREE YEARS before buying an aftermarket HD DVR would be more's still a good deal.

This TiVo deal would complicate that - from what I understand the pricks charge an arm and a leg for HD service.

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