Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Burlington Ontario
This two-way version of cablecard needed to be in place years ago. I can't imagine any Canadian cable company "buying into" this technology. Much of their profit is made from rental or sale of STB's. You buy the latest version of a TV with all of its features controlled by an elaborate remote control only to have it negated by the STB's requirement of having to use it's remote. Replacing all of your remotes (DVD, VCR, CD, receiver, etc) with one unit such as a Harmony 880 is reaching the outer limits of those out there who are not so tech savvy as those who frequent this site. I am not reducing those people to neanderthals or luddites ... not everyone has 12-year-old grandchildren to show them how it all comes together with one easy click. Or do I have it all wrong? Again.