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HDTV tuner integrates digital video recording


December 4, 2003

Friday December 5, 2003

Scientific-Atlanta has added digital video recording functionality to its latest dual-tuner HDTV set-top solution. The Explorer8000HD High Definition Digital Video Recorder (DVR) provides a solution who for those who would prefer to watch television on their own time, combining the new digital recording functionality with the sharper picture quality, widescreen capabilities and digital surround sound offered by HDTV.

The Explorer 8000HD is being deployed in conjunction with Time Warner Cable in its Green Bay Division, which serves over 150,000 customers in northeast Wisconsin in the US.

The company hopes the new functionality will provide an added advantage for cable operators and open up new revenue streams -"Our Explorer 8000HD high definition digital video recorder product offers a tremendous opportunity for cable operators to aggressively go after and win back satellite's best subscribers," said Michael Harney, corporate senior vice president and president of Subscriber Networks, Scientific-Atlanta. "The combination of fourth-generation HDTV technology and dual tuner HD-DVR capability, along with the availability of HD-VOD entertainment content in the future, will create an outstanding and unsurpassed entertainment experience for cable subscribers."



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