Cablevision ups the ante with multi-room DVR

Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) has joined the parade of cable, satellite and telco MVPDs offering multi-tuner, multi-room DVR functionality for their residential broadband customers.

By using cloud storage, Cablevision is able to offer traditional Optimum TV subscribers a new batch of features for the same $12.95 monthly fee. These include the ability to record up to 15 programs (and 75 hours of HD programming/300 hours of SD) for viewing on any cable box in the home, the company explained on a customer help Web page.

"You will not need any special equipment. If you don't have one already, a new remote control with DVR functions and a button that allows fast and easy access to the DVR menu will be mailed to you," the service provider advised on the page.

Cablevision's new DVR service has three more tuners than a similar service recently introduced for Verizon (NYSE: VZ) Quantum FiOS TV tiers which offers 12. Verizon, though, has more storage, topping out at 1 TB or 2 TB. Read more here.