New York Times Discusses CableCards

Fri, Jul 27, 2007

CableCard

CableCards are typically not covered in the mainstream press. The best source of information on CableCards has typically been blogs like Chris Lanier’s.

Today, the New York Times had a brief article on the potential of CableCards. It is worth reading though there is not much new information. There is no mention of CableCard 2.0 or anything of the like. The article starts off focusing on CableCard support embedded in televisions and infers that the main advantage of a CableCard is that it is cheaper than a set-top box. From the article:

For example, Microsoft has been an ardent proponent of CableCards, but it doesnĺt have a card slot yet in its Xbox 360, which already can be used to download movies. Adding one would put the console in a position to replace both DVRs and set-top cable boxes.

I am not sure that the Xbox 360 will ever get CableCard support but it is an interesting idea. Anyway, I think it is always a good thing to have a positive article about CableCards in the mainstream press.

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    1. Dave Zatz Says:

      No mention of the elephant in the room either… Switched Digital Video (SDV).

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