[mythtv-users] e: so where can I buy a Cablecard Set Top Box?
dlou99 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 20 17:18:42 UTC 2007
From: Meatwad <meatwad.get.the.honeys at gmail.com>
>Victor Perez wrote:
>> I just had this thought: what if you just don't get the certification?
>> What is stopping open source hardware makers from coming up with a
>> cablecard compliant device is the difficulty of obtaining the
>> certification so:
>> - Request the specs, they will give you a fight, on every roadblock
>> complain to the FCC.
>> - Build the device and don't get it certified, just request a cablecard
>> from the cable company. If they refuse, file complaints with the FCC.
>> They may say "it's not certified" so what? It should work anyways,
>> shouldn't it?
>> It may take a little bit of a fight but I think is doable. Now, any
>> hardware makers up to the task?
>Sure, it's doable. But not legal without getting docsis approval. DMCA
>issues would be the first to come to mind. If it's not legal, it won't
>be available via US distribution.
Actually, CableCard exchanges signed certs. If your slot (host) presents a cert to the card that is not signed by CableLabs, the card won't talk to you.
Boardwalk for $500? In 2007? Ha! Play Monopoly Here and Now (it's updated for today's economy) at Yahoo! Games.
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