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Scientific-Atlanta Announces HD DVRs

5/03/2004 02:07:00 PM Eastern

New Orleans — At the National Cable & Telecommunications Association Show, Scientific-Atlanta unveiled its Explorer 8300 multi-room cable DVR.

The system allows cable subscribers to view standard- and high-definition content on up to three additional TVs (clients) equipped with non-DVR Explorer set-tops in the home.

The Explorer 8300 MR-DVR will deliver encrypted content through existing in-home wiring — providing pause, rewind, fast-forward, slow motion and frame advance/rewind commands on playback from all set-tops.

Additionally, the client set-tops still deliver such other functions as an interactive program guide (IPG) and access to video-on-demand (VOD) and pay-per-view (PPV) content.

New Explorer DVR 1.1 software enhancements include all-episode-recording enhancements, improved file management options, copy to VCR archiving capabilities, and recording space used indicators.

The company also unveiled the Explorer 8000HD dual-tuner high-definition on-demand HD DVR with nCube's HD-VOD application delivering high-definition on-demand capability.

For voice of IP systems, SA announced the WebSTAR DPX2203, which is based on DOCSIS 2.0 and is PacketCable 1.0 certified for cable Voice over IP.