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Re: how does a cablecard
said by magnushsi:Look up who makes up CableLabs and you'll see why it's the cable companies' fault. Hint Cablelabs was founded by the cable companies.
Why is it the cable companies fault to come up with a standard? Its actually cablelabs responsibility. And they certainly did include a 2 way standard from day one. S-Cards have ALWAYS supported 2 way, DAVIC and DOCSIS. The CE vendors just failed to implement it.
As for the 2-way standard, there wasn't any that's the problem. Yes, the cards could handle 2-way communication, but it was up the the host device to implement the 2-way communication. There was no standard for the host device to follow, hence the problem.
There are a variety of 2-way communication protocols in use by cable companies in different areas of the country (none of them standards) and it was impractical for CE manufacturers to implement them all. Even if a CE manufacturer could do so, in order for a host device to get Cablelabs certified it couldn't implement a transmitter, which means it couldn't do 2-way communications anyway.
Tru2way is the first industry wide 2-way communication protocol standard and it still hasn't been implemented yet by cable companies despite them having a July 2009 deadline.
So yes, it was Cablelabs (and by extension the cable companies) fault.
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