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We've been waiting for the tru2way-based cable service Videotron promised since the end of 2009, and now it has finally delivered illico Digital TV. The software is being provided by Alticast, while HD DVRs available through Videotron and at retail are from Cisco and Samsung. While it's been a whil...

March 29th 2012 at 12:23pm 0 Comments
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In recent comments to the FCC the NCTA and its members were proud to exclaim how innovative its set-top boxes were, while we still laugh at their pitifully small hard drives, hideous user interfaces and the down right unpleasant experience they provide. But to be fair the cable providers do innovate...

August 7th 2010 at 5:58pm 0 Comments
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The two way cable standard once incorrectly referred to as CableCARD 2.0 is officially dead as far as consumers are concerned. Tru2way was originally touted as a way to integrate 3rd party HDTVs and set-tops boxes with all the services cable providers have to offer, is now just yet another propriet...

July 29th 2010 at 7:18pm 0 Comments
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A trademark filing certainly doesn't have to lead to a product, but here's hoping Comcast's request for "DVR2Go" means something new is in the works. Light Reading reports the request was made on March 29, and should be registered soon unless someone else challenges it. The company showed off a swe...

July 9th 2010 at 4:47pm 0 Comments
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Somewhere, real customers are getting a taste of Cox's brand new guide software, as the company announced at the Cable Next-Gen video Strategies conference last week. It didn't say where -- if you've spotted an HD formatted tru2way DVR with multiroom features drop us a line and let us know how...

June 29th 2010 at 2:28pm 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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While most of the FCC's new Broadband plan has been about, well, broadband, there's also some great news for HDTV fans. We expected a few mentions about CableCARD and its future when the FCC requested comments and declared it a failure, but we're still glad to see that the FCC listened to consumer...

March 17th 2010 at 7:41pm 0 Comments