Press release submitted by Mediacom|
Advanced DVR product gives Mediacom customers more features, flexibility
Up to nine video streams for simultaneous record or playback
Pause recorded show in one room and resume watching in another room
Moline, IL – June 14, 2010 – Mediacom Communications announced today that the latest technology in digital video recording is a whole house DVR that is now available to customers throughout much of Illinois. The new offering provides seamless television recording and playback in up to three rooms of a home, with the capability of recording six programs at the same time while playing back three recordings.
A whole house DVR allows users to share what is recorded at multiple locations within the household. When users choose to watch the same recording, they can do so in different rooms with the ability to fast-forward, pause or rewind without affecting other viewers. When programs are set for recording, viewers can simultaneously watch the program or turn to another channel without disrupting the record settings, and all of these functions can occur at the same time in up to three different areas of the home.
"Mediacom strives to enhance the TV experience with advanced products that give customers greater flexibility and personalization. With our whole house DVR, users gain unparalleled control over their viewing experience," said Ed Pardini, senior vice president for Mediacom's North Central Operations. "We have been testing the multi-room viewing capabilities of this DVR with a trial group of consumers and they give it superior marks for convenience and functionality."
The centerpiece to Mediacom's whole house DVR is a large hard drive that allows customers to record and store more of their favorite shows in both standard and high-definition (HD) video. The hard drive has a capacity of 500 GB, which means it is capable of recording up to 140 hours of analog video, 390 hours of digital video, or 70 hours of HD video.
One of the playback features is a "bookmark" that allows the viewer to pause a program in one room and then continue viewing in another room without missing or repeating portions of the program. Record and store functions make it easy for users to record an entire program series with episodes stored in single folder searchable by the series title. With up to three receivers, multiple family members can regularly record and retrieve a wide assortment of programs specific to their interests.
Mediacom's June launch of the whole house DVR makes the service available to customers in more than 200 Illinois communities located between Rock Island and Champaign Counties and extending north to Wisconsin.
About Mediacom Communications Corporation
Mediacom Communications is the nation's seventh largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States, with a significant concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of broadband products and services, including traditional and advanced video services such as digital television, video-on-demand, digital video recorders, high-definition television, as well as high-speed Internet access and phone service. For more information about Mediacom Communications, please visit www.mediacomcc.com.
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