Originally Posted by ToddD
It should be noted that Microsoft does not have an agreement for CC2 support with CableLabs....that discussion is ongoing.
Is there an official 2.0 standard yet? I thought it was still being hammered out with two very different opinions about how it should look.
One of the major issues was the ability for the cable company to push java code & updates to the host machine (not just the card). I'm hoping that if it is a requirement, that the data would only be pushed as far as the tuner device (it would be the "host machine"), and not require any data to pass to the pc. I would also hope that there is considerable security to prevent the tuner from being able to send or execute malicious code on the associated computer. I'd hate for a whole new class of viruses to start coming through the cable feed.
If anyone knows, I'd like to hear more about the current standing of CC2 and whether the existing MCE security requirements (DHCP/etc) will still be sufficient to keep CableLabs happy.