[opendtv] RCN Announces Mass Deployment of Digital Video Recorder Service

  • From: Monty Solomon <monty@xxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 23:21:50 -0400

RCN Announces Mass Deployment of Digital Video Recorder Service

20 July 2004, 2:13pm ET

Fully Integrated Service Delivers Convenience for Customers,
                           Including HDTV Capability

PRINCETON, N.J., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RCN Corporation 
today announced the launch of its Digital Video Recorder (DVR) 
service. DVRs will allow RCN customers to digitally record their 
favorite TV programs and watch them on their own schedule. 
Programming content is recorded to a hard drive within the digital 
set-top box, which can store up to 50 hours of standard definition 
content. DVRs are currently available in Boston and New York, and are 
expected to be available in all RCN markets by October 1, 2004.

RCN's DVR set-top box has advanced capability to deliver HDTV content 
when connected to a High Definition television and can record between 
7 to 10 hours of HDTV programming on the box's hard drive. Premium 
bundled customers can add DVR service to their bundles for less than 
$11.95 per month, including HD availability.

In addition to recording and replay, RCN's DVRs also allow customers 
to pause and rewind live programming, an especially valuable feature 
for sports fans wishing to get a second look at key plays during 
sporting events. The interactive programming guide will enable RCN 
customers to control the DVR's functionality, enabling them to record 
an entire season of their favorite show.

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