For those who live near us and have Buckeye cable, you have to call and get the new modem/DVR combo. Not only does it upgrade your DVR with a larger hard drive, it also allows you to record up to 6 programs at a time. Amazing! AND…you can watch the programs from any device. If you are watching a program in your family room and then want to head to bed to finish watching it, it will pick up right where you left off. You can set, delete, watch recordings from any of your boxes as well. The DVR menu is taking some getting used to, but it’s easy enough to figure out.
The modem is great as well because you no longer need to use a router for wireless connection. It has wireless capabilities and you are able to change the settings for xbox connection (open the appropriate ports and such). There is a $25 fee for the setup and they come out to your house and connect everything for you. The cost of the modem/DVR box is not any more per month, in fact we would have saved a few bucks each month if we wouldn’t have ordered an extra box when we got the new equipment.
I believe Buckeye did some commercials advertising the new box, but I never seen them since I tend to DVR everything and never watch commercials. It wasn’t until I got online to look up their phone number to order a new DVR box because ours kept skipping (like dropping off sound for a second here and there) that I seen that the new boxes were available. No more sound skipping for us!
(This is not a paid advertisement, however if Buckeye would like to give me a discount on my cable bill for saying nice things about their products, that would be super!)