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FCC honcho Julius Genachowski has come out in favor of usage-based pricing for your broadband. At this year's Cable Show, he said that he supported the sort of usage caps that Comcast adopted last week and hoped that such plans would reduce costs for those who use less internet. Comcast's new prici...

May 24th 2012 at 5:21am 0 Comments
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The space and weight requirements to fit a tru2way cable box behind an LCD or plasma HDTV would seem to rule out DVR functions, but ADB showed off a second generation set-back box that does just that. Dubbed Phantom, it can hold an SDHC card with programs either recorded elsewhere, or it can record...

May 19th 2010 at 1:26pm 0 Comments
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Lots of news coming out of The Cable Show this week with the latest being a new HD DVR from Motorola. The DCX3501-M features a 500GB hard drive, MoCA 1.1, eSATA and is Energy Star 2011 compliant. All of that equals a box that is probably way better than anything anyone's ever gotten from a cable co...

May 11th 2010 at 9:27pm 0 Comments
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Long before Macrovision bought TV Guide (formerly Gemstar) and change its name to Rovi, we've been seeing guide demos that are worth getting excited about. But after years and years of the same old crap from big cable, all the excitement is dashed instantly as we realize we'll never see 'em deploye...

May 11th 2010 at 8:18pm 0 Comments
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At the Cable Show this week Macrovision is showing off its new tru2way Passport software, which we have to say is pretty cool looking. Of course it isn't the coolest looking software we've seen, but it is the best looking tru2way option so far and at least it is widescreen. But maybe in what might...

April 1st 2009 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Yes, we were disappointed by the lack of tru2way at CES. Luckily, next month's The Cable Show should give a bit of a lift, with interactive program guides, games, chat, web browsers and more on display. Samsung is the most notable hardware name we noticed on the list, but with only set-top boxes, h...

March 12th 2009 at 1:51am 0 Comments