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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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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.


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