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StartOver, switched digital video support, TiVo-style searches and prompts to make sure you're really watching an HD channel are coming to Comcast and other services using the i-Guide software in the second half of '09, hopefully bringing the much-loathed Motorola set-top boxes (& tru2way HDTVs

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While we passed the T-minus two year mark earlier this year, the FCC has just now approved rules \"that it says will ensure that millions of cable subscribers will still be able to watch broadcast programming after the digital television transition in 2009.\" Judging by reports, not a whole lot of ne

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While we passed the T-minus two year mark earlier this year, the FCC has just now approved rules \"that it says will ensure that millions of cable subscribers will still be able to watch broadcast programming after the digital television transition in 2009.\" Judging by reports, not a whole lot of ne

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Finally, a figure we can (halfway) believe. While competing carriers blurt out obscene numbers in the race to magically crank out HD channels that don't even exist yet, Cox Communications president Pat Esser came back from Cloud 9 by suggesting that his company is \"aiming to have the capacity to of

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Motorola recently announced they are purchasing small software company Vertasent, that makes software to control VOD and IPTV networks. You'll probably never see their logo on your cable box or a product on the shelf, so why does this matter? Their platform allows operators to much better manage th

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Cable companies are pushing high definition video-on-demand as a system seller over satellite, while Blu-ray and HD DVD still seek traction and fiber slowly rolls out. Still, even if it is available in your area, most customers report only a few selections available, and inconsistent picture quality

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The unsettling tension between cable, satellite, and now FTTH providers is growing ever tighter, and the delivery of HD channels, on-demand content, and internet services through aging coax pipelines is leaving little room for expansion. While some analysts are suggesting that cable companies should

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