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Comcast Does Digital Video Recording

Monty Solomon (
Sun, 27 Mar 2005 23:25:51 -0500

Cable company offers a TiVo alternative -- but can this device compete?

Liane Cassavoy, PC World
Friday, March 18, 2005

If you can't stand to leave home knowing you might miss an episode of
Lost or 24, you need a digital video recorder. Gone are the days of
the VCR -- today's DVRs let you schedule recordings of your favorite
shows and replay them at your convenience. And you don't have to
shell out big bucks to get one.

Several big-name cable companies, including Comcast, are offering DVRs
to subscribers for a monthly fee. So how do these "rental" DVRs stack
up to ReplayTV and TiVo? I put Comcast's DVR to the test and found
that, while the price may be right, the device is certainly not

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