AVS Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
399 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has pushed back to July 2006, a deadline to stop the distribution of digital cable TV receiving equipment with integrated conditional access security systems.


The deadline was originally meant to spur competition in the development of digital cable equipment that would be based on a unified standard, enabling sales of cable TV converter boxes at retail stores across the country. By separating out the conditional access security system, consumers would be able to purchase a set-top box anywhere in the country with the assurance it would operate on their cable system.


Cable operators would then distribute conditional access security cards — called point of deployment cards (PODs) — that would plug into a cable set-top box or cable-ready TV set to enable a cable operator to control access to the programming package to which a user has subscribed.


----------


Link to article: http://www.twice.com/index.asp?layou...y=breakingNews


Also at the end of the article they discuss an attempt to ban down-rezzing.


"Consumer Electronics Retailers Coalition (CERC) called for “the approval and expeditious implementation†of a plug-and-play system, “including an outright ban on the ‘down resolution’ of HDTV content†over those systems. "
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top