Originally Posted by abyssrules
Think of all that waste of time and money with the sammies just to be phased out ! How much business does samsung lose from this ill fated decision ?
The testing on the samsung's had to of went bad or sluggish in cny now that the cisco talk has been on the forefront !
Originally Posted by BenJF3
I would think they'd stay with Cisco just for compatibility and consistency. Ideally TWC would have just one model of SD and one model of HD. That would make everything easier from service to support. Right now, engineers have to get Navigator working on so many different boxes, some of which probably can't handle it, that it delays the whole process. I used an SA2200 with SARA and it was abysmal. The box responded so slowly to commands that you didn't know if it was getting them.
Ideally, TWC would want to keep multiple vendors, especially in the current OCAP/tru2way environment where the boxes theoretically are interchangeable. I think things started out with this intent... to use both new Cisco and new Samsung boxes in different divisions, always having two vendors to play off each other.
Although it seems like there is light at the end of the tunnel for Samsung 3090 issues, the 3270 has its own set of issues. Not sure, but the 3090 might not be available any longer and TWC probably has had its fill of Samsung issues between the 3090 and 3260/3270 and seems to have defaulted back to SA/Cisco. Word is that Charlotte, a 3090 beachhead system, has started deploying 4600 series non-DVR boxes, but no definitive word whether the DVR boxes will be switched to 8600s. At least the 8600 is comparable to the 3090.
May all be moot issues if the FCC has it's way