How to consume hi-def fare faster than the posted speed limit

Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor

July 17, 2008

1 Min Read
CableCARD Six-Pack

In June, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) reported that more than 372,000 CableCARDs for use in so-called Unidirectional Digital Cable Ready Products (i.e., one-way digital cable ready TV sets and a more limited number of PCs and stand-alone TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO) boxes with CableCARD slots) had been deployed by the top 10 "incumbent" U.S. cable operators. (See CableCARD Update IV .)

We now have a good idea of where six of those modules probably ended up: dangling from somebody's tricked out Cannon PC Media Center.

This souped-up apparatus will allow you to record six HD shows at the same time… so long as your hard drive us up to the task and you don't mind that rat's nest of wires.

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

About the Author(s)

Jeff Baumgartner

Senior Editor, Light Reading

Jeff Baumgartner is a Senior Editor for Light Reading and is responsible for the day-to-day news coverage and analysis of the cable and video sectors. Follow him on X and LinkedIn.

Baumgartner also served as Site Editor for Light Reading Cable from 2007-2013. In between his two stints at Light Reading, he led tech coverage for Multichannel News and was a regular contributor to Broadcasting + Cable. Baumgartner was named to the 2018 class of the Cable TV Pioneers.

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