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The technology arm of the cable industry has come forward with an official specification for the tru2way set-back box. We first heard of these when Panasonic was requesting a waiver from the FCC to exclude an analog tuner, but we did find one of the floor of CES -- although it wasn't a functional...

March 13th 2010 at 4:44pm 0 Comments
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We give TiVo a hard time around here, but very few companies happen to share the same interests as its customers as much as TiVo. One of the hottest topics that TiVo has continuously championed, that helps us just as much, is the good fight to get cable operators to open up their networks to third...

February 19th 2010 at 9:18pm 0 Comments
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We haven't seen a lot out of tru2way to start 2010, but maybe that can get turned around starting at the CableLabs Winter Conference, where Related Content Database (RCDb) is showing off its technology which pulls together cable set-tops with web databases like IMDB and Gracenote. Using a demo on a...

February 8th 2010 at 3:32pm 0 Comments
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We searched high and low on the show floor for signs of tru2way and in the back of the Panasonic booth we found the new set-back box we told you about. The box uses the VESA mounting holes so it might make it tough to use with some wall mounts. It wasn't a working demo so we didn't get to see how...

January 11th 2010 at 1:39pm 0 Comments
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Podcast listeners have already heard about the lack of tru2way presence at this year's CES, but the rollout at headends across the country is still continuing, slowly. Cable Digital News has rounded up the results for your perusal, but aside from Cox at 100%, they fall in line under various levels...

January 9th 2010 at 3:28pm 0 Comments
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It's been a rough 2009 for tru2way, but an expected bit of positive news has appeared now that it finally has a footing in Canada, courtesy of Samsung and Viedotron. After being dissed by Rogers we weren't sure if it would be seen up north but word is the 1.75-million subscribers strong cable compa...

December 17th 2009 at 3:02pm 0 Comments
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Although the FCC has recently realized that CableCARD is a failure, it'll be years before anything changes; and even when things do change, the cable industry is probably going to support it for years to come. So we are still happy to see that Panasonic is continuing to try to push tru2way into mor...

December 8th 2009 at 4:47pm 0 Comments
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We look to our TV provider and companies like TiVo and Moxi to bring us DVRs, but the one thing just about every DVR has in common is a Broadcom chip makes them tick. So while the rest of the box varies by a lot, if the System on a Chip (SoC) doesn't support it, then it probably isn't there -- assum...

October 29th 2009 at 11:29am 0 Comments
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Add Rogers to the list of cable operators that aren't happy with tru2way -- which is in addition to the CE companies and the public at large. No folks, tru2way is the new technology that many love to hate and we can't say we blame 'em, but we aren't sure what ground the big cable company to the nor...

October 28th 2009 at 8:50pm 0 Comments
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Remember that big to do about the tru2way memorandum of understanding that Sony and the rest of the Consumer Electronics manufacturers signed earlier last year. You know, the one that said every cable operator in the US would be tru2way capable by July 1st 2009? Well that date has come and gone and...

October 27th 2009 at 2:39pm 0 Comments
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Look, Moblin and MIDs and USB 3.0 are all well and good, but the real highlight of IDF is hiding in plain sight: it's Intel's CE 3100 Media Processor-based Tru2way DVR server, which has three digital cable tuners that can be streamed over a regular gigabit Ethernet or MoCA to any number of clients,...

September 23rd 2009 at 7:14pm 0 Comments