The timely death of the set-top box

Santo, Brian
June 2008
CED;Jun2008, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p3
Trade Publication
The author reflects on obsolescence of the cable tv set-top box in the U.S. He describes that several prerequisites for eliminating set-tops are gradually being fulfilled, among them the widening commercial deployment of STBs with separable security schemes and the growing acceptance of tru2way. However, the only hindrance has always been the Motorola-Cisco duopoly.


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