Coming on Saturday is a delivery from Time Warner Cable which is their new cable box which includes built-in PVR. I believe the box is the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8000 Digital Video Recorder. For $6.95/mo. you can record two programs and watch a third previously recorded show. It’s an 80GB box…
The only sacrifice/question mark for us is HDTV. It’s not supported with the box and it’s not something we want to give up. I’m already thinking how I can hook 2 boxes up to our existing television… Otherwise, we’ll have to hook the new cable box up in the bedroom, at least while the guy is here.
BTW – Time Warner is not officially launching this service until September and it actually took two calls to get this to happen. I first called the main number in Manahattan and my option was to bring in my old box for a swap. Not sure about you, but I’ve been to the TWC office before to exchange a cable modem and it’s not something I really want to do again. I called the Brooklyn office and after confirming I had submitted my info on the sign-up page, they called me back for an install time.
Thanks to Peggy for the tip on this one!