Cable Operators

RCN Launches DVRs

7/20/2004 9:18 AM Eastern

RCN Corp. launched its digital-video-recorder service in Boston and New York Tuesday.

The MSO said DVRs would be available in all of its markets by Oct. 1.

RCN’s set-top-embedded DVR can store up to 50 hours of standard-definition content, and it also has the capability to capture HDTV -- 7-10 hours’ worth.

The operator said its premium-bundled customers can add DVR service for less than $11.95 per month, including HD availability.