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Airtj

join:2001-08-08
Clifton, VA

[ALL] Contour 30 second skip and 6 second reverse?

I currently have Direct TV with a DVR capable of recording 5 shows at once. I'm thinking of returning to COX and would want the Contour which is capable of recording 6 shows at once.

I love the Direct TV DVR which comes with the 30 second skip button. Usually 6 button presses takes me past the commercials. If I go to far, the 6 second reverse button comes in handy.

Are either of these features available on the Cox Contour?

Thanks.



Splain
Splain

join:2001-08-02
Las Vegas, NV

No skip, I would love, I had that with Time Warner when they first came out with there DVR.
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Maltz

join:2011-01-08
Fayetteville, AR

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reply to Airtj

I can't speak for the Contour, but Tivo has that and is compatible w/ Cox. I switched to that about 3 weeks ago and love it so far. Although I've almost decided the regular fast forward is just as good. The 30-sec skip is really a 30-sec FF, so it's not any faster than the regular highest-speed FF, and stopping the FF is very responsive and backs up just the right amount so you're very close to the beginning of the show. If not, one touch of the 8-second replay does the job.

The non-Contour Cox DVR only has FF, and stopping it is sluggish and it doesn't back up enough, so you often end up having to use several presses of its replay button.

I do miss my ReplayTV (and JVC VCR before that) that just skipped over them entirely and automatically...



dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
Premium
join:2001-04-27
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:4
reply to Airtj

one thing for sure. a mandatory $60 install "because we can" fee to have someone screw in a coax and plug a hdmi cable in.
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Maltz

join:2011-01-08
Fayetteville, AR

I've had a Premier internet, Telephone (and four different cable modems along the way), two DVRs, and now a cable card w/ tuning adaptor from Cox. The only time a tech has ever shown up for an install was to run the line from the drop in my back yard to my newly-built house. He had to install the demarc, obviously, and then he checked signals on all the jacks in the house.

I really don't think they're that bad about that sort of thing. Perhaps it varies by city, or they come if you have marginal signal levels. (Which would be a GOOD thing. I'll take an install fee over reliability headaches any day!)



Anonguy

@cox.net
reply to Airtj

No 30 second skip, But there is a 6 second replay.


Airtj

join:2001-08-08
Clifton, VA
reply to dvd536

said by dvd536:

one thing for sure. a mandatory $60 install "because we can" fee to have someone screw in a coax and plug a hdmi cable in.

Well then, I won't switch if they won't wave that fee.


DDR329

@cox.net

If you are looking to only have the one DVR then you may be able to just pick one up at the Cox store and install it yourself but idk for sure.

If you are getting more than the single box for the whole home DVR then yes a tech would need to come out to network all the boxes and make sure everything works properly. In most cases this is not as easy as just plug in the coax and HDMI cable and it works.



dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
Premium
join:2001-04-27
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:4
reply to Airtj

Some one of these days cox will see how much they're losing because of this 'because we can' garbage. the box and service are both $5/mo higher then theres the double dip for plus $5/mo. so after 4 months its all gravy to them.

so 'just because you can' doesn't mean 'you should'
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odog
Cable Centric Vendor Biased
Premium,VIP
join:2001-08-05
Atlanta, GA
kudos:11
reply to Airtj

I use a Harmony on a Motorola box to do 30 second skip. You might need something similar to do this on the Contour box. Has anyone used a Harmony with this box?