joevph at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 7 19:07:52 UTC 2005
That's $100,000 per submission. And if you fail that
submission, well, the money is non-refundable.
You can fail for almost any reason (including
CableLabs extremely well run and organized? I can't
go into details because of NDAs with my previous
employers, but let me tell you, they are far from well
run and organized.
Well, perhaps they are for the big players, but the
smaller cable modem companies that don't shell out the
money for certification every wave (for DOCSIS, that's
every quarter, at a cost close to the CableCard cert),
they treat you like crap.
Yes, I'm cynical...
--- dean collins <dean at collins.net.pr> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> > bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Brad Templeton
> > Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 2:26 PM
> > To: Discussion about mythtv
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] cablecard
> > On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 12:53:26PM -0400, Jay R.
> Ashworth wrote:
> > > Why do you think the industry is pushing so hard
> for digital TV? It
> > > sure as *hell* isn't the broadcasters pulling
> for it...
> > No, but studios, often linked with broadcasters,
> are pulling for it.
> > The answer as to why the industry goes along is a
> sad one. Big
> > _like_
> > regulations that make it harder for small
> competitors to get into the
> > game,
> > or put in innovations that threaten them. The
> more barriers to
> > the better,
> > if you are a big player.
> > If you are a big player, the $100,000 licencing
> fee to get certified
> > CableLabs
> > is not a pain, it's a blessing. You can easily
> afford it, you know
> > plan
> > to sell a million boxes from day 1. The 10 cents
> per box this costs
> > not
> > relished, but well worth it if it stops small
> players (and certainly
> > source
> > players) from getting into the game.
> Can anyone tell me how many MythTV users are
> currently in use?
> I don't see a $100,000 license being that big an
> issue, this is a user
> pay society, CableLabs perform an extremely well run
> and organized
> industry committee.
> They appear at first glance to be reasonable in what
> they are looking to
> achieve and how they run their user guidelines.
> There is funding available for development on the
> proviso that there is
> a suitable business case to back it up.
> (hmm this sounds similar to another post I made a
> few hours ago about
> where is MythTV going to go in the future and in
> what form or
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