Originally Posted by bfdtv
Have you heard anything to indicate that Cable Labs is headed in that direction? I know CE companies have long requested that guide data be presented in a standard format, but I have not heard anything from Cable Labs' about a plan to actually do that. Have you?
Nothing official or on the record, but based on some discussions not so long ago I'm left with the feeling it's on the drawing board, in the works. However, the current intent versus what's ultimately locked down and delivered may vary. And so it goes with the cable industry... :/
To this point, I've just assumed that TiVo or Moxi would have to provide their own program information for a true2way box, much as they do today,
I also assume they may want their own guide data, for complete control and in many cases TiVo's info is better, they pay for more thorough info than most providers. Then again, maybe there'd be a cost savings in utilizing the cable-co stuff. But I assume Digeo and TiVo don't have huge motivation anyway, since by providing their own VOD they can pull in additional revenue. The main reason to go to tru2way is to handle SDV, and with the dongles out there perhaps there's less rush - and I've heard Comcast has or may be abandoning SDV entirely - at least in some regions. Hm.