From what I understand (and I haven't really looked into it that much) CVP-2 will basically allow you to control and stream from your cable company's DVR using a DLNA device that supports HTML5.
A followup on what you quoted above:
I was prepared to pay the interim license fees ($5K) for PlayReady with the goal of creating an plugin that could be used to record/play protected CableCard content in third party apps. There is a clause in the PlayReady Compliance docs that may have prohibited it in which case, the license would have been used to create a version of NextPVR was protected content enabled. The plan was to start a Kickstarter campaign for the final license fee ($10K) once the product was ready for distribution. The product would have been sold for a small sum to cover various expenses including MPEG/Dolby decoder licensing (because third party decoders would not be able to be used).
There is clause in the PlayReady Compliance docs that prohibits using content from a CableCard source without written authorization from CableLabs. After several attempts to contact CableLabs, I was finally put in contact with someone who should be able to help and the conversation was very promising. He said I would be fine as long as I complied with the PlayReady specification and he would conduct a conference call (the following week) with myself and someone from their legal department to get what I needed. The conversation with the legal department, however, went very differently.
CableLabs will not authorize ANY software application for protected CableCard content. I would have had to contact every cable provider in the country (large and small) and get authorization from them (who in turn would need authorization from content providers). There was also a long list of stipulations that would need to be met, the exact list not available without NDA (and CableLabs has never responded to my NDA requests).
Bottom line is that I couldn't use PlayReady to access the CableCard tuner without CableLabs authorization (if I wanted to pass the Compliance testing and get the final license) and CableLabs doesn't give authorization under any circumstance. Catch 22.
DTCP has no such restriction (requiring CableLabs approval) so software apps (with the exception of WMC because Microsoft has a special deal with CableLabs in order to comply with their own requirement) do indeed need to license both DTCP-IP ($14K per year) and PlayReady ($15k per major revision). Unfortunately, this was cost prohibitive for my project.
Last edited by vladd; 06-18-2014 at 01:43 PM.