Originally Posted by smithy123
thanks for all the info. Once Tru2way comes available will I be able to get say a tivo or media center pc with hd card and access everything including channel 1 and 699 on demand content?
Tru2way is an interface standard that STB and display manufacturers can use to operate in a 2-way environment to access services and features of modern cable systems.
Once Tivo comes out with a tru2way device (meaning a device that can actually receive and send back commands), then you may be able to purchase one. They are in development of such a device right now, which will essentially run the same software interface that the Scientific Atlanta DVR's will be running. They will also have a way of changing their interface to
operate independently for original OTA Tivo use.
There are several other companies that are much further along in releasing tru2way devices than Tivo and the PC maaket, and you will see them in the marketplace over the summer. Samsung, and Panasonic already have displays using the technology scheduled for release this summer. Diego, Samsung, and Panasonic also have DVR STB's ready for release this summer.