said by skuv :
Mindlessly implemented SDV? I imagine they implemented SDV with being able to have more HD channels in mind.
They implemented SDV to force more cable box rentals and break what used to be called "Cable-ready TVs".
Cable should not have been allowed to walk away from that standard, but since we've got the best regulators CableLabs can buy we're back in the early 1980's when it comes to consumer protections and consumer choice.