Originally posted by Bham Slugger
When I spoke to the Charter GM, he asked me which HD box I had, Motorola or Scientific America, so I am guessing there are some Motorola's out there. ESPN - HD to launch within 2 weeks, if not sooner.
I read this article a while back. It has since expired from yahoo, but this is why I thought we were stuck with Scientific Atlanta.
Dow Jones Business News
Charter Communications To Unveil New TiVo-Like Boxes
Wednesday January 7, 3:42 pm ET
By Ellen Sheng, Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Charter Communications is preparing to launch a new digital video recorder in the next two months.
The St. Louis-based cable operator has been working with Digeo Inc., a media software and interactive TV provider started by Microsoft Corp. (NasdaqNM:MSFT - News) co- founder Paul Allen. Charter, which is also controlled by Allen, will be deploying Digeo's Moxi platform.
The TiVo-like boxes, which allow viewers to record programs, pause and replay live TV, are currently being tested in Rochester, Mich.
Tom Cullen, senior vice president of advanced services and business development who spoke at a Smith Barney Citigroup conference earlier Wednesday, projected the new DVR boxes will be launched in 12 systems this year.
Charter's cable systems are evenly split between technology offered by Scientific-Atlanta and Motorola (NYSE:MOT - News) . Systems running Scientific-Atlanta's technology can't work with Motorola and vice versa. For its Scientific-Atlanta systems, Charter launched the popular Explorer 8000 DVR box in four California systems late last year. Cullen said the Explorer box will be launched in four more markets before the end of the month, and 14 systems during the year. Cullen declined to list what markets, citing competitive reasons.
"We are big believers in personal video recorders," he said.
-By Ellen Sheng, Dow Jones Newswires; 201-938-5863; email@example.com