[mythtv-users] CableCards to Become Useless ???
beww at beww.org
Sun Apr 20 19:20:02 UTC 2008
On Apr 20, 2008, at 1:13 PM, Joe Votour wrote:
> The thing that a lot of people forget is that STBs are insanely
> expensive, and most people aren't willing to pay that much upfront. A
> good example of this is TivoHD, or the Vista Media Center PCs. Thus,
> the market for CableCard compatible devices is rather small.
I don't see why an STB should be "insanely expensive", especially in
the quantities the cable companies buy them in.
There's nothing in the box that's particularly expensive, especially
if the crypto stuff is external.
They certainly shouldn't cost more than a satellite receiver, and even
the price the sat companies charge for a lost receiver are not that
Maybe the STB makers are trying to stick it to the cable companies,
that's a sentiment I would find hard to disagree with.
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