DVR/PVR threats and opportunities

November 2004
CED;Nov2004, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p62
Trade Publication
This article presents information on threats and opportunities for digital video recorders (DVRs) and personal video recorders. The opportunities that have succeeded up to now, like DVRs, have been centered in the consumer electronics arena, because CE manufacturers have developed devices that don't require joint business ventures with broadcasters or cable operators. But cable operators can create opportunities by influencing the features that are built into set-top boxes and cable-ready receivers made by the CE folks. They do this by means of CableLabs Inc. specs and face-to-face negotiations with the CE industry.


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