Originally posted by skfields01
It has been a while since I have asked... have they activated the DVI in the new HD boxes yet?
I got a response yesterday from Cox OC to my questions, first they apologized for giving me conflicting information and indicated nothing they told me was "official" yet. They like to keep thier support people in the dark until all the details are final to avoid leaking incorrect information... but they shared what they knew or suspected anyway...
Here are paraphrased answers:
1) DVI - Not yet, very liekly by the end of the year
2) DVR when - Targeting September 2004
3) DVR Box - Very likely the Moto 6208 which is HD since Moto does not have any other DVR product available anywhere.
4) Firewire / IEEE 1394 - Quoting (without permission) from thier email:
We currently support the 1394 Firewire feature but we only have one box
that supports this, it is the Motorola 6200HD which is a High Definition
box. You must have an HDTV set to use this and this must be ordered
through a supervisor. You must supply your own 1394 cable.
Customers who call in and request this may require a special converter
and the process may take up to 30 days to complete. Customers are
advised that they will receive a call back in 10 business days after
they request it.
The 1394 port is not 2 way capable at this time.
Not all Cox systems will have the Cox Interactive Program Guide (IPG)
available at first.
There will be NO graphic overlay such as a volume bar or IPG.
PPV can only be ordered through the web site or from a Customer Service
Entertainment-on-Demand (EOD) is not available.
Closed Captioning may not be viewed on some HD channels.
1394 is not compatible with equipment that does not have the Copy
Protection (5C or HDCP).
If a customer cannot view a program, they cannot record it. This is due
to copy protection.
No analog channels will be available through this connection.