Cable, CE firms hit impasse, so market will set interface

January 2000
Multichannel News;01/03/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p27
Reports on the disagreement between cable television and consumer electronics industries regarding the interface standards for digital television as of January 3, 2000. Dispute's focus on the definition of cable-readiness of television sets.


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