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telcodad

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

An item on the Light Reading Cable site today with the latest news on iNovo Broadband:

iNovo Starts Its Run at Cisco & Motorola
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - September 14, 2012
»www.lightreading.com/document.as···lr_cable



telcodad

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In this recent blog item on the Multichannel News site, it says that Cisco sees standalone set-top boxes disappearing within about 10 years, but until then, they will remain a key piece of business for them:

Cisco's De Beer: Set-Tops Will Die in a Decade
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News - September 19, 2012
»www.multichannel.com/blogs/bit-r···e-decade


GTFan

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said by telcodad:

In this recent blog item on the Multichannel News site, it says that Cisco sees standalone set-top boxes disappearing within about 10 years, but until then, they will remain a key piece of business for them:

Cisco's De Beer: Set-Tops Will Die in a Decade
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News - September 19, 2012
»www.multichannel.com/blogs/bit-r···e-decade

If the MSOs (including sat and U-Verse) get off their 'we want to own the customer interface' kick and come up with an IP standard for TV delivery, sure. Otherwise, no.


telcodad

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An item on the Light Reading Cable site tonight with news on iNovo Broadband getting approval for a DOCSIS 3.0 modem & wireless gateway device:

iNovo Makes a Bigger Docsis 3.0 Play
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - November 27, 2012
»www.lightreading.com/document.as···lr_cable



telcodad

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said by GTFan:

said by telcodad:

In this recent blog item on the Multichannel News site, it says that Cisco sees standalone set-top boxes disappearing within about 10 years, but until then, they will remain a key piece of business for them:

Cisco's De Beer: Set-Tops Will Die in a Decade
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News - September 19, 2012
»www.multichannel.com/blogs/bit-r···e-decade

If the MSOs (including sat and U-Verse) get off their 'we want to own the customer interface' kick and come up with an IP standard for TV delivery, sure. Otherwise, no.

Is this another step in the eventual elimination of the set-top box?

Concurrent Helps Cable Connect to Smart TVs
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - November 28, 2012
»www.lightreading.com/document.as···lr_cable

Concurrent's press release: »phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht···=1762452

GTFan

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said by telcodad:

said by GTFan:

said by telcodad:

In this recent blog item on the Multichannel News site, it says that Cisco sees standalone set-top boxes disappearing within about 10 years, but until then, they will remain a key piece of business for them:

Cisco's De Beer: Set-Tops Will Die in a Decade
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News - September 19, 2012
»www.multichannel.com/blogs/bit-r···e-decade

If the MSOs (including sat and U-Verse) get off their 'we want to own the customer interface' kick and come up with an IP standard for TV delivery, sure. Otherwise, no.

Is this another step in the eventual elimination of the set-top box?

Concurrent Helps Cable Connect to Smart TVs
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - November 28, 2012
»www.lightreading.com/document.as···lr_cable

Concurrent's press release: »phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht···=1762452

Delivering linear channels over IP should mean defined open access standards so a device maker such as Tivo doesn't have to roll up a new access method for every provider, but that requires a standards-making (or enforcing) body to be there. Given the complete rollover of the FCC to their AllVid proposal, who will that be? It sure as hell shouldn't be CableLabs - this issue goes beyond cable and should involve sat and telco providers as well.

Which again, cries out for FCC involvement to make sure a standard is set and adhered to, but they're nowhere to be found. Again. They don't have to be the creator or maintainer, just the enforcer, same as with CableCard today.

Take a look at this thread, for example - Charter is trying to get a waiver to do an end-run around CableCard with their own proprietary downloadable security. Not an IP issue, but same thing.

»www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sh···t=496898


telcodad

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The set-top box: the Rasputin of home electronics
By Jim Barthold, FierceIPTV - December 4, 2012
»www.fierceiptv.com/story/set-top···12-12-04

Like Rasputin, the box has been stabbed, shot and poisoned and has suffered sundry other indignities, but it keeps coming back into a spot of honor somewhere in the vicinity of the television set. Perhaps, like Rasputin, the only way to end a set-top box is to drown it; or maybe blow it up.