Originally Posted by Nmlobo
You would not have to use a Moto box with Tivo software. You could use the new Tivo Series 3. "It will have two CableCARD slots on the back and it will support Multi-Stream (CableCARD 2.0) or Single-Stream (CableCARD 1.0) cards. If you have multi-stream then you only need one card, but as long as only single stream cards are available you can use two of them." Since all digital cable systems in the US must support CableCARD it should work with all cable systems, analog or digital.
I understand that and have followed the Series 3 for some time. I was referring to Cox adding Tivo to thier boxes. Odds are they won't buy the Series 3, but will license the software and customize it for the Moto boxes so they don't have as big an investment. They would be able to "push" it out to the Motos that are in the field the same as a Passport or firmware update with no additional hardware that would have to be bought by Cox and installed. That's, of course, if they go with Tivo in the first place as it has been reported that Cox is going to iGuide in 2007 (TV Guide software). The problem with Cable Card is that, at this time, they are not multi-stream so you will not be able to use VOD, even with two cards, until Cable Labs (the cable companies themselves) ratify the standard and produce the cards. Right now they are stalling on that because they don't want to lose the revenue from renting out DVRs are $15 a piece per month. I will probably buy two Series 3 boxes when they become avaliable, thus solving my OTA problem, but then I lose the VOD option which, while limited, is something that I use from time to time. Additionally, Cox is apparently looking into doing some kind of local switching that is supposed to free up bandwidth, but there is speculation that this may have a negative impact with Cable Card devices including the Series 3.