Originally posted by James Thorne
Anyone have any word on the 6208 DVR deployment in Houston?
We moved to Houston in early May 2003; we took our DirecTV with TiVo with us when we moved to an apartment for three months. We moved to a house in August where I didn't think we had a clear shot to the southern sky (tree cover), so we held our nose to deal with Big Cable. We called TWC about the DVR option and they said it would be available in "a month, maybe two."
Called in October: "Probably around Thanksgiving, maybe a couple weeks later."
Called again in January 2004: "They should be out in less than two months, maybe even a month from now."
Called in March: "They should roll out in another month or two."
[Note: all responses are paraphrased, but are essentially what was said.]
It looks like their standard, canned vaporware answer is to ALWAYS say it's a month or two away (as another recent report has stated). My response to their final standard, vaporware answer was to scrap TWC and get a DirecTV unit with TiVo (which we had when we lived in California, before the move) once we found an installer who said they could find a clearing (and they did). They were all too happy to throw us a lot of bones to come back, too.