Time Warner Expands Overlay Tech
- 1 million 2-way boxes on order. // MediaWeek;01/26/98, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p4
Announces the deal signed by Scientific-Atlanta Co. to supply several cable operators with two-way digital networks and set-top boxes. Number of cable companies that deploys Scientific-Atlanta technology; Features of the boxes.
- HD, DVR Combo STBs. Stump, Matt // Multichannel News;6/9/2003, Vol. 24 Issue 23, p117
The cable industry has deployed tens of millions of here-and-now VOD-enabled digital set-tops in the U.S. Set-top manufacturer Scientific-Atlanta Inc. has shipped more than 230,000 of its Explorer 8000 DVR set-tops and 240,000 HD boxes over the past year as of June 2003. Another manufacturer...
- Time Warner Cable tests 'Xtreme' Road Runner tier. // CED;Jun2003, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p10
Reports on Time Warner Cable's (TWC) testing of Road Runner Xtreme, a cable modem service tier. Time Warner's optimism that a group of power users will upgrade to the higher level of service; Test markets for the cable modem; Speed capability of the cable modem.
- New set-top aims at HDTV. Hall, Lee // Electronic Media;10/26/98, Vol. 17 Issue 44, p49
Reports that Scientific-Atlanta has introduced its Explorer 2000 advanced set-top, especially designed for high-definition TV set owners who have cable. Number of cable households in the United States; Capabilities of the Explorer2000HD; Digital reception predicament.
- Cable not seduced by latest set-tops. Berger, Robin // Electronic Media;10/09/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 41, p17
Reports on the lukewarm reception given to cable set-top boxes launched by Scientific-Atlanta Inc. and Motorola Inc. Multiple system operators' satisfaction with earlier set-top models; Cost and software integration problems with newer models; Features of the Explorer 6000 and the DCT 50000...
- Put a pod in your headend. Morales, Max; Bartlett, P. "Taz" // CED;Dec2000, Vol. 26 Issue 12, p128
Focuses on the utilization of pod, a equipment layout and racking concept, for the fast deployment of new cable television services over coaxial cable infrastructures. Headend facility design issues; Description of the pod approach; Levels of network segmentation.
- Thank you FCC. // Broadcast Engineering;Aug98, Vol. 40 Issue 9, p20
Reports on the United States Federal Communications Commission's adoption of rules allowing consumer cable devices to be sold at retail. Possibility that the hidden costs of cable will go down; Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association president Gary Shapiro's view that the decision will...
- Combining apples and oranges. Pinkham., Rick // Telephony;1/24/94, Vol. 226 Issue 4, p32
Provides a description of a cable television (CATV) headend as well as a depiction of how such facilities will change in the future as the conversion to digital services and telecommunications occurs. Functions of a CATV headend; Concepts of modulation; Collection of satellite signals; Types of...
- Bring on the boxes. // Broadcasting & Cable;10/4/93, Vol. 123 Issue 40, p81
Reports on the expected emergence of digital cable boxes in the fourth quarter of 1994. Percentage of cable boxes switching to digital by the end of the 20th century; Reason for the inability of the 500 channels to appear within the next six to seven years.