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post #3571 of 3576 Old 07-18-2014, 08:43 PM
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Will Charter ever have a multi-room DVR system? Their rationalization that separate DVR's in each room is better is hogwash. You can't continue to watch the same program in different rooms.

I'm wondering why most all of the competition has a multi-room DVR system, but Charter can't seem to get it's act together on this issue.
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Will Charter ever have a multi-room DVR system? Their rationalization that separate DVR's in each room is better is hogwash. You can't continue to watch the same program in different rooms.

I'm wondering why most all of the competition has a multi-room DVR system, but Charter can't seem to get it's act together on this issue.
Charter actually did have that tech in the works, I believe with TIVO .. but they dropped the R&D a year or two ago .. preferring, I believe, to concentrate on delivery VIA On Demand to multi devices .. which is BS because On Demand is BS .. especially on non-PPV material

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Will Charter ever have a multi-room DVR system? Their rationalization that separate DVR's in each room is better is hogwash. You can't continue to watch the same program in different rooms.

I'm wondering why most all of the competition has a multi-room DVR system, but Charter can't seem to get it's act together on this issue.
My guess is because the current CEO Tom Rutledge who is the former CEO of Cablevision will prefer to roll out remote DVR. Seems like he's slowly turning Charter into what Cablevision is.

Remote storage DVR is more cost efficient to the cable operator than MR-DVR because it doesn't require costly new hardware, doesn't require a costly truck roll, training techs on MOCA, installing filters, etc. Remote storage DVR if implemented can use existing hardware in the customers' homes and only require hardware installed & work done in the headend and hubs.
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My guess is because the current CEO Tom Rutledge who is the former CEO of Cablevision will prefer to roll out remote DVR. Seems like he's slowly turning Charter into what Cablevision is.

Remote storage DVR is more cost efficient to the cable operator than MR-DVR because it doesn't require costly new hardware, doesn't require a costly truck roll, training techs on MOCA, installing filters, etc. Remote storage DVR if implemented can use existing hardware in the customers' homes and only require hardware installed & work done in the headend and hubs.
With what Charter charges for a DVR "rental", they are doing quite well with the current solution ..

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Gonna be adding Charter to my fiancee's Tivo Wednesday (just getting a multistream cablecard into the Tivo, not getting a Charter DVR). She was OTA-only up til now. I told the gal at the desk it has to be a multistream card, because the Tivo specifically states "multistream cablecard only."

Any of you experienced Charter customers know of any "gotchas" I should be on the lookout for, before/during/after installation? Charter's ability to screw things up is legendary, so I'm sure there have to be some.

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The only "gotcha" per se is that the techs have no idea what the hell they are doing with cable cards and only about 50% of cable cards seem to actually work. Prepare yourself for a long drawn-out and most likely bad experience.

Most techs have never even seen a TiVo. They don't even carry able cards in their vans anymore. Read up on the process before they come out. Print out the instructions and be prepared to show it to them and/or do it yourself.
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