Last I heard, Charter was beta testing the new cloud-based DVR somewhere down south.Does anyone have any news as to when it might be rolled out more widely?Trying to make the same guide work on over a dozen different box models (with different underlying OSs and chipsets), from several different companies, using three different addressable security systems, three different methods of communication, and that span over a dozen years of production is not to mention Charter wants to add a second security system to get away from cable cards which is stupid as they have been able to unlock multiple vendor compatibility with multiple cable companies.
A lot of us here are assuming that it will not see a broad release until after the TWC/Bright House merger is approved (and then it will probably go to those markets first.) Looks nice, though Spectrum Guide is the new software.
Charter's page for it is here:» ··· m-guide/It's being beta tested in Fort Worth, TX and Reno, NV.
as that blue and green combo has to go as well as the grey it is tacky. Charter's page for it is here:» ··· m-guide/It's being beta tested in Fort Worth, TX and Reno, NV. Inside information says that TWC has been working with Charter in preparing their guide for the change to Spectrum.
Charter is moving at a snail's pace with the rollout. Charter is very interested in the TWC Whole House DVR service that it currently does not have.
A lot of us here are assuming that it will not see a broad release until after the TWC/Bright House merger is approved (and then it will probably go to those markets first.) Looks nice, though hmm that guide actually looks like crap compared to TWC's Navigator guide and TWC has pretty much perfected it only problem is that it don't run on legacy Motorola boxes only DCX series or newer.
Charter should actually try to take the Navigator guide to the cloud instead of Spectrum guide as Spectrum guide is obviously a flop I know only one person with Charter in Fort Worth and they have DVR boxes with passport that looks better than that thing that looks like it threw up blue and green fruit rollups I would rather them at least try to use the color gradiant that TWC uses if they do get to buy TWC out.
The faster it's implemented, the more likely people will be to actually use their box over say, a Tivo, thus gaining them in box fees and it's gotta save on development costs.
Charter is just WAY too optimistic in it's public announcements concerning the speed and success it can do the guide change.
Charter wants to move most of the guide to cloud and try to enable it on older boxes.
The other companies didn't try the cloud guide, they didn't even push their new guides to older boxes because they were too slow and didn't have enough memory.
Comcast, TWC, Cox, FIOS, Optimum, and others have all done guide changes and it takes years to get close to right, when enough bugs are squashed to roll out company wide.