Exciting news (for me, anyway): Time Warner Cable intoduced its iPhone app today.
The app is essentially the same as the TWC app that has already been available for the iPad, it's just that now it works on the phone.
Just install the app -- TWC TV -- from the App Store, and if you've already created an online TWC account (to pay bills or access online content or DVR management), sign in and you're ready to go.
I just took it for a spin and it works pretty well. It certainly looks snazzy. As with the iPad app, you have to be at home on your home network to watch live television content. But you can look at a television guide and manage the programs on your DVR, including setting new programs to record, from anywhere.
The only glitch came when I tried to record a show from the app. I searched for a show through Guide and selected the program, but all I got was episode detail -- no option to record (as you do with the website DVR management). This happened the first four or five times I tried it. Then I left the app and came back in and got a "proxy error." Left the app and came back in and tried once more: searched for the show, selected the episode I wanted, and this time got a screen with a "Record" button.
It could have been a problem on my end because I have "unpedictable" wifi at work ("unpredictable" = "almost no"). Or it could be the strain of millions of people jumping into the app on the first day. Just don't give up if you encounter a glitch like that the first time you try it.
Overall verdict -- I'm thrilled about this for the DVR management alone. THRILLED. On the other hand, I didn't really need another reason to be obsessively checking my phone all the time ... but still, thrilled.