said by Zoder:
Thanks. So why hasn't any retail device included the transmitters? Lack of interest by the manufacturers or roadblocks by Cablelabs?
Lack of interest by the makers/consumers along with high fees due to Cablelabs testing and software creation/support.
Makers didn't get enough interest in 1-way CableCard gear, so most dropped that years ago and just went with QAM tuners.
A bunch of manufactures signed on to support tru2way (2-way CableCard access) several years ago but after a couple years nothing from the consumer manufacturer side came of it besides 1 Panasonic TV. Then the FCC announced the creation of AllVid, which hasn't gone anywhere.--
If it's important, back it up... twice. Even 99.999% availability isn't enough sometimes.