said by telcodad:
An article on the LRC site about Broadcom introducing their latest DTA chipset, the BCM7576, that will be used to deploy the proposed E-DTAs, which will allow cable companies to meet one of the conditions they agreed to for allowing encryption of their their digital basic-tier channels.
Once these E-DTAs become available, you'll likely see the basic-tier encryption begin rolling out quickly.
New DTA Will Extend Cable TV to Retail Devices
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - March 11, 2013
»www.lightreading.com/internet-vi ··· 40150431
EDIT: The press release on it: »www.broadcom.com/press/release.p ··· =s746990
Don't know if these E-DTAs could possibly be available yet*, but early yesterday, articles started to pop up in the main-stream media (apparently led off by this one on GigaOM »gigaom.com/2013/04/15/comcast-ba ··· ryption/
) about Comcast beginning to notify customers in some markets that it is going to encrypt the Limited Basic channels.
I was wondering which markets have (already) sent out these notices yet, so please reply if you have received one.
* - EDIT: From this article last week on the MCN site, it does appear that a limited number of E-DTAs will soon be available:Comcast Begins to Connect to Boxee's Cloud DVR
MSO Starts Limited Offer of E-DTAs That Let Boxee's New Video Device Access an Encrypted Form of Comcast's Basic TV Tier
By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - April 11 2013
»www.multichannel.com/cable-opera ··· r/142668
A quote from this article: "you should start to see the E-DTAs begin to appear over the next month"