Charter Buying S-A DVR Set-Tops


Charter Communications Inc. will purchase "Explorer 8000" digital set-tops from Scientific-Atlanta Inc. and roll out digital-video-recorder service in the Los Angeles area, the MSO announced Thursday.

The hard drive on the Explorer 8000 can store up to 50 hours of programming, and Charter’s DVR service will provide picture-in-picture capability and enable customers to record two different channels simultaneously while viewing previously recorded programs. Customers can also stop, rewind and pause shows in progress.