Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Cablevision Blocked From Releasing Networked DVR

Cablevision Systems announced today that it would be appealing a court ruling which blocked the company from releasing a digital video recorder that stores downloaded content on Cablevision's network.

Cablevision was sued last May by several Hollywood studios and television networks, which claimed that the planned service would violate U.S. copyright laws by retransmitting the programs.

The advantages of having a networked DVR are numerous. However, the primary advantage is the elimination of the expensive set-top box with a built in hard drive. This would not only save cost to the consumer, but would also eliminate many technical issues, since the Cablevision would have access to the downloaded programs.

Fight On Cablevision.