CEDIA Statement on FCC's 'Plug and Play' Digital TV Ruling

By adopting rules for digital "plug and play" cable compatibility, the FCC supports CEDIA's mission to seamlessly integrate cable and satellite into complete home systems.

Yesterday's action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) falls on the heels of CEDIA's annual trade show where more than 22,000 attendees saw the latest technology for delivering and displaying high definition programming from broadcasters, satellite providers and cable systems. By adopting rules for digital "plug and play" cable compatibility, the FCC supports CEDIA's mission to seamlessly integrate cable and satellite into complete home systems and provide consumers with simple command of video programming regardless of the source.


Industry professionals discussed the importance of "plug and play" cable compatibility at EXPO during the association's keynote breakfast with Mark Cuban, co -founder of HDNet, and at a roundtable event with leading industry professionals from the manufacturing, broadcast and satellite industries. The successful rollout of HDTV is key to the success of CEDIA members and an issue that CEDIA members have been actively monitoring and lobbying.

The FCC's most recent ruling is a significant step forward in the transition to digital television and a boost to those who support integrated home systems.

CEDIA is a global trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has approximately 2,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA is a not -for -profit organization based in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's web site at www.cedia.org or call 1 -800 -669 -5329.

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