Originally Posted by USCsuperfan
Could you go into detail about "base station/client scenario". Is that basically like Dish network dual tuner DVR's that work with 2 tv's and have 2 different remote controls?
If you look at the feature set of the Broadcom BCM7038, then consider the SATA, the USB, the ethernet and RF out ports they have installed, there are several possibilities cooking there. It has triple PVR capability and has the capability for 2 HDTV stream with PIP on both. It has copy protection onboard. The 64-bit MIPS processor and the memory interface are pretty stout and better than anything else in the market at this time that I am aware of. Hardware wise, it can support two HDTVs on the one box(including PIP on both) and has connectivity for more beyond that.
The box appears to be loaded for bear. Remains to be seen how quickly they make use of the features.
Keep in mind Motorola is the same hardware company supporting the proposed D* home media center, so part of what you are seeing here is a tit-for-tat hardware battle between cable and DBS. In the end, I see it as all good because the consumer ultimately gets more choices.