FYI, for those interested, here is some new info about the new 6 tuner DVR that was posted on the Cox Forum site. Can't wait to get mine:
Do you know when "soon" will be exactly? And other then the increased storage space, what other benefits will these have compared to the whole home dvr?
Exactly? No, as I don't work for Cox Phoenix. How does the first week in August sound? A lot depends on the success of the rollouts in earlier areas (OKC, SD, etc.) As far as benefits beside the 2TB HDD...6 tuners instead of 2, faster/smoother operation due to more RAM and faster CPUs, architecture that will support future platforms....did I mention SIX tuners?
Spot-on. Personally, I hate posting dates. I know that every time I post a date the ghost of Ed Murphy is going to come beat the tar out of me...
The Trio 2.1 software that backs the new box should be rolled out everywhere by 7/30. That includes some much-awaited bugfixes, and is supposed to increase access speed of some features like channel changes and DVR listings (even in older models). It also lays the groundwork for future enhancements (that are basically open secrets but I'm still not going to talk about yet ).
Tentative date for the launch to be completed in all areas is 8/5. The first half of the launch was all California, all Oklahoma, Kansas-Arkansas, and Nebraska-Idaho, and is supposed to be completed by tomorrow. The second half is everywhere else and is supposed to be done 8/5.
Kip K. - Cox Support Forums Moderator