Arris Builds Next-Gen TiVo

A super DVR that Arris and TiVo are building for deployment on U.S. cable systems has passed emission tests at the FCC, according to a document obtained by The Donohue Report on Tuesday.

“The ARRIS DCX905 is an IP Video Gateway (next-gen, set-top technology). It is a high-definition set-top with multiple 1 GHz tuners that support both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC services. The all-digital DCX905 includes the latest audio and video output interfaces, including HDMI, Award-winning Dolby Digital Plus audio and Dolby Volume Leveling. With the included MoCA home networking, the DCX905 provides the flexibility to serve as a multimedia client for accessing content from other compatible devices in the home. An embedded DOCSIS 2.0+ cable modem provides support for DSG and downstream channel bonding,” Arris states in an FCC test report.

The box contains the GP501 ZigBee home automation chip from GreenPeak Technologies, which was acquired by Greensboro, N.C.-based Qorvo Inc. last year.

Arris and TiVo announced in May 2015 a partnership to build next-gen customer premise equipment for service providers. The companies said last year that the first product from their collaboration would be “the DCX3635 Video Gateway with TiVo. The DCX3635 features 6 video tuners with 8 DOCSIS downstream channels, carries 1TB of onboard storage, and is capable of supporting dual simultaneous HD video transcoding sessions. What it means for consumers is their media, on their terms: the flexibility to enjoy both broadcast and digital TV, virtually anytime and anywhere—with enough storage to record 150 hours of HD programming.”

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