FCC Admits CableCARD Is A Failure

Last week the FCC admitted that CableCARD, a system originally designed to open up the market for video content, is a failure. According to their own document, “The Commission’s CableCARD rules have resulted in limited success in developing a retail market for navigation devices. Certification for plug-and-play devices is costly and complex.”  Ars Technica points out that in the FCC report, a grand total of fourteen non-leased set top boxes were available in the US at retail in 2008. That means that nearly every set-top box in the US is leased by a cable company, allowing them virtually unlimited pricing control and no incentive to innovate. Until very recently, you couldn't even get your Windows PC to be a DVR unless you bought it OEM from HP or Dell or someone, where they would install the CableCARD for you at the time of purchase. The FCC is currently taking suggestions on how to replace CableCARD with something that would actually make the network open.

Just in Time for Christmas! Invictus Wine Group's V3 -Basic Wine Cellar Management System Is Now Available For $3,995!

IWG offers the V3-Basic Wine Cellar management system for $3,995

Best Integrated Home System Award from Leading Home Automation Manufacturer Given to DSI Entertainment Systems

DSI Entertainment Systems is a 3rd time Recipient of Crestron's Integration Awards

Analog Way launches a comprehensive range of Hi -Resolution Mixer Seamless Switchers with Tri or Dual Scalers

Analog Way, a leading designer and manufacturer of image converters and presentation switchers, is pleased to announce the release of a new range of Hi-Res. Mixer Seamless Switchers with 6 products featuring Tri or Dual Scalers.

XSTREAMHD™ PARTNERS WITH JENNIC TO INCLUDE GROUNDBREAKING REMOTE CONTROL INNOVATIONS IN ITS REVOLUTIONARY XSTREAMHD RF ONE REMOTE CONTROL

First Direct-to-Home Provider of Full HD (1080p) Entertainment Leverages ZigBee PRO and Ultra-Low Power Microprocessor Technology to Provide Consumers with a Better User Experience

Velodyne Selected as Subwoofer -of -Choice for Crestron Experience Center

Eight Velodyne subwoofers installed in home theater

Smart Energy Summit to focus on in -home energy management and control solutions

U.S. Department of Commerce, Austin Energy to keynote conference

News from FREEVOLVE® - Give your home a voice with housEvolve

December 1st 2009, Somerset NJ - FREEVOLVE®- housEvolve is the first remote home access system that revolutionizes the way homeowners are able to protect and control their home while they are away.

ECLIPSE MARKETING ANNOUNCES A NEW LINE OF MARKETING TOOLS AND MATERIAL FOR SECURITY DEALERS AND INTEGRATORS

Customizable Websites, Brochures, Door Hangers And More Feature Residential And Commercial Security Solutions

RTcom USA announces the Shipping of its Next Generation HDMI Matrix Router Solutions

New Digital Extender HS-44M Plus, HS-66M Plus, and HS-88M Plus Feature DVI 1920x1200, HDMI 2-Channel, and HDMI Multichannel EDID Modes

MTBS -TV Launched...In 3D!

Meant to be Seen and the S-3D Gaming Alliance Start Broadcasting Online

Optoma Introduces First 3D Ready HD Home Theater/Gaming Projector

Optoma Technology, Inc introduces the HD66, its first 3D Ready HD home theater projector, that delivers subtle details with striking clarity in 720p and targets consumers looking for the latest in gaming and entertainment technologies.

Mount Sinai Hospital Enhances Doctor Training With HaiVision's SHARE -HD Network Video Recorder

HaiVision Network Video today announced that Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto is using the SHARE-HD network video recorder within the Sydney and Florence Cooper Family Education Centre as an educational tool for medical students and hospital staff.

NOW AVAILABLE TO RESELLERS - THE ONLY ANALOG/IP AUDIO/VIDEO SURVEILLANCE DVR IN THE INDUSTRY FIELD SERVICEABLE AND UPGRADABLE

Pam Distributing announced for distribution and sale by new wholesale customers, the next level in video surveillance from SeeStation, their new multi-featured field serviceable and upgradable Analog/IP Audio/Video Surveillance DVR security solution.

Harman Kardon Unveils The Coolest Speakers Ever Made!

Harman Kardon's breathtakingly beautiful new GLA-55 high-end speaker system is now available to purchase in the UK. After much hype and expectation, the ice-cool speaker system has finally arrived, just in time to provide the ultimate gift for Christ

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