Time Warner Cable integrated PVR Cable box!

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!

6 comments for “Time Warner Cable integrated PVR Cable box!

  1. JeffSimmermonTWC
    9/22/2008 at 1:32 pm

    Hi there — I'm the Digital Communications Director for Time Warner Cable. I'm glad you're looking forward to the new cable box. How'd you swing the special treatment?

    Feel free to e-mail me directly at jeff.simmermon@twcable.com and let me know how it goes, or just send me a link if/when you post about it.

    Thanks,

    Jeff

  2. 9/22/2008 at 1:47 pm

    Jeff – Thanks for the comment, but I posted this in 2003!!! It's 2008 …

  3. Trent
    9/23/2008 at 7:52 am

    Boy, It sure looks as though Time Warner is really on top of things! Wow, a NEW cable box with only 80GB and no HDTV. How DID you swing such special treatment?

  4. JeffSimmermonTWC
    9/23/2008 at 3:09 pm

    Sorry, my mistake. I am trying to be as involved as I can in the larger blog universe, and in my haste to leave a comment I think I read that 3 as an 8. Visually speaking, it's halfway there …

    Anyway. Stay in touch if you like — twitter: jeffTWC.

    Thanks for setting me straight …

  5. JeffSimmermonTWC
    9/23/2008 at 7:09 pm

    Sorry, my mistake. I am trying to be as involved as I can in the larger blog universe, and in my haste to leave a comment I think I read that 3 as an 8. Visually speaking, it's halfway there …

    Anyway. Stay in touch if you like — twitter: jeffTWC.

    Thanks for setting me straight …

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