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March 21, 2005

CableCard Deadline Extended

Mark this under the column "bad news", Build Your Own PVR.com is reporting that the deadline for cable and satellite operators to include support for CableCard has been extended an additional year (from 2006 to 2007). This is bad news.

Implementation of CableCARD technologies will definitely help create innovation by removing one of the big hurdles for DVR technologies, the set top box, and allow software and hardware companies to create new products without partnering with cable and satellite operators. No doubt that some companies stand to lose power if CableCARD is forced upon them, but in my mind, better to let us, the consumers have the power to choose.

Posted on March 21, 2005

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