Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) has officially entered the era of digital video recorder excess, announcing the rollout of its six-tuner, 1-terabyte DVR in New York and Los Angeles.
Actually an Arris-made DCX 3600 model set-top, TWC's "Enhanced DVR" stores 150 hours of HD programming, records six shows at once, and comes equipped with a DOCSIS 3.0 modem.
"DVR customers are passionate about watching what they want, when they want. Our new Enhanced DVR transforms our customers' TV experience by allowing them to record all their favorite shows at once and store a vast library of programming," said Peter Stern, Time Warner Cable executive VP, chief product, people & strategy officer.
"By the end of this year," he added, "customers throughout New York City and Los Angeles will have access to Internet speeds up to 300 Mbps; all-digital TV with the most HD channels of any local provider; and a graphically rich programming guide with up to 39,000 hours of On Demand content choices--all backed with rock-solid reliability."
The Enhanced DVR is far from the most super-sized, of course, with Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) Quantum TV scaling up to 12 tuners and 2 TB of storage, and Dish Network's (NASDAQ: DISH) Hopper with Super Joey capable of recording eight shows at once.
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