Cox Communications Inc. is taking the digital-video-recorder plunge, offering
subscribers in its Gainesville, Fla., system DVR service through
Scientific-Atlanta Inc. "Explorer 8000" set-top boxes.
"We are very excited to begin rolling out DVR service to our customers," said
Lynne Elander, vice president of video-product development at Cox. "DVR service
from Cox changes the way our customers view television."
The service carries with it a $9.95-per-month price tag.
The Explorer 8000 allows consumers one-touch recording of programs and the
pausing and rewinding of live TV. The set-top has 50 hours of storage capacity
and two tuners, allowing consumers to watch one show and tape programs on two
other different channels.
Cox said it plans additional DVR deployments in other markets later this