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Zoder

join:2002-04-16
Miami, FL
reply to davidhoffman

Re: suck

said by davidhoffman:

It confounds me that the cable industry does not want to get rid of the logistical hassle of set top boxes and switch to a CableCard or Tru2Way only system. Letting the customer deal with the DVR would seem to be an easier business model.

There's too much profit in the current system. These DTAs are going to bring in 500 million a year just by themselves.

davidhoffman
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join:2009-11-19
Warner Robins, GA
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The DTAs are relatively small form factor solid state devices with comparatively simple firmware. DVRs are hulking power hungry machines with multiple rotating mechanical disks and complex firmware. I can see why you would want to keep the small simple low logistical cost DTAs as a profit center, but if I were a cable CEO I would want to get rid of those DVRs and switch to CableCard and Tru2Way.