SDV Hearings Today


SDV hearings were held today in a House subcommittee.

Tom Rogers offered his two cents from TiVo’s point of view, saying TiVo’s new boxes are all going to depend on CableCARDs. Is he being cute or is he saying nothing CC2.0 is coming from TiVo anytime soon? Should the world come to a stop for 25,000 S3’s or even a few hundred thousands TVs?

My view for a long time has been scrap CableCARD and pay off everyone who uses one – while there still are so few users. Start again with CC2.0 or 3.0 or OCAP or Whatever. CC1.0 is a dead end.

Apparently Cable is being cooperative with TiVo about working out some technical solution. It is not all doom and gloom.


One Response to “SDV Hearings Today”

  1. MegaZone Says:

    The problem is CC2.0 still isn’t settled. The software side is still hotly contested between the cable industry and the consumer electronics industry. It has been mired for years and doesn’t show any sign of a break-through in the near future. And if the cable industry wins, it’ll suck – stuck with lame cable-box style interfaces pushed down by the cable companies. Good bye to innovative systems.

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