Cable guys losing DVR battle for now

The competitive battle over digital video recorder services offered by telecom service providers may have only just started to heat up, but cable TV companies already have fallen behind major telcos and satellite TV firms with one significant DVR feature--remote DVR scheduling, according to a story at Multichannel News. DVR services potentially could be the next battleground for major TV service providers, especially as acceptance of high-definition channels becomes more mainstream and service providers begin to look for other competitive differentiators.

Though the cable guys offer DVR service, for the most part they have not offered remote scheduling. Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems all plan to offer it, but only Charter Communications already offers the capability, albeit on a limited selection of DVRs.

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- Multichannel News has this story

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