Sony, TiVo, NCTA and others chime in on CableCARD's replacement

Engadget: The FCC has been unsuccessful in spurring competition in the set-top box market since Congress past a law requiring changes in 1996. The current situation is exactly why we don't see some of our favorite companies making cable compatible devices -- remember when just about every electronics company made a VCR? CableCARD is a failure because, among other reasons, it is expensive to implement and requires the customer give up certain aspects of their service, like video-on-demand and guide data; on top of that it is a cable only solution and some people prefer satellite TV.

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