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

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