Cablevision’s Network DVR Debuts in the Bronx
Now this is interesting, only because we’ve been hearing about this for years from Cable Companies, and now it seems to finally be rolling out. I’m not sure if customers are for or against the idea of the Cable MSO storing all their recordings, have to figure privacy advocates are not fans, but from a hardware standpoint you figure they’re saving a lot not having to have those HD’s inside the boxes. Curious to see a review of this in action.
Cablevision spokesman Jim Maiella confirmed by e-mail on Sunday that DVR Plus was indeed launched across the operator’s Bronx service area on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The $10.95-a-month service comes with 160GB of storage — the same as its set-top-based iO DVR service — offering enough to store up to 100 hours of standard-definition programming or 25 hours of HD programming.