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telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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reply to rv65

Re: [STB] Cisco thinking of getting out of the set-top box busin

said by rv65:

Time Warner is still purchasing Cisco cable boxes.

For now. At this week's Cable Show, TWC's Chairman and CEO said he sees cable boxes going away eventially:

TWC CEO Heaps More Dirt on the Set-Top Box
Light Reading Cable - May 22, 2012
»www.lightreading.com/document.as···lr_cable

ajwees41
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join:2002-05-10
Omaha, NE

that's only one mans opinion and what would the old tv's use or how much would the technology add to the tv?



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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Yes, just the same way that DTAs are given out today so people with older analog-only TVs can still receive service once their system goes all-digital.

Just like with the analog-to-digital migration, I envision a time when there will be gradual reductions in digital video QAM carriers while video service starts moving to IP QAM ones. A similar "IP Transport Adapter" (IPTA?) device would then need to be provided, once systems go all-IP transport, for use with non-IP TVs.

People will still be renting STBs for a while until all those old non-IP TVs disappear in the far future.


GTFan

join:2004-12-03
reply to telcodad

said by telcodad:

said by rv65:

Time Warner is still purchasing Cisco cable boxes.

For now. At this week's Cable Show, TWC's Chairman and CEO said he sees cable boxes going away eventially:

TWC CEO Heaps More Dirt on the Set-Top Box
Light Reading Cable - May 22, 2012
»www.lightreading.com/document.as···lr_cable

Gee, that's interesting. From the article:

BOSTON -- The Cable Show -- CNN's Erin Burnett got right to the point at Monday's general session here when she asked Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt if the set-top box is ever going to go away. Britt's answer? Yes.

"What's happening is pretty simple. The world is coalescing around IP standards, and all devices are being made to those standards … and that's the future," said Britt, noting that core set-top box functions continue to be integrated in TVs and other connected video devices.

In other words, Britt doesn't want to be tied to traditional, proprietary set-top technology anymore, and he doesn't think the industry as a whole should remain wedded to it either.


Oh really? And what open IP standards would there be for cable IPTV delivery? If you're such a big fan, why don't you back FCC's AllVid proposal and get out of the STB rental business?