Re: cable-card ready tv card
theres a lot of problems with cable card. (Mostly due to a lot of corporate resistance and lack of investment.)
The primary one: It does not support any client->host interactive functions:
particularly: video on demand. Zero support by design.
The cable companies hate CC it as it cuts into their 'monthly box rental' fee and adds another hardware to support.
its based upon the (nearly) obsolete passive viewer model. An advanced channel selector (decoder) it you will.
the companies "COULD" go beyond the specs, but why should they spend the development money to get lower revenues.
It was a crippled spec from the beginning.
True vidiots (myself included) are already on HD-DVRs. cable cards would be going backwards 5-10 years for us.
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