SDV Tuning Adapters Are Real

Cisco and Motorola SDV tuning adapters are currently on display at The Cable Show, and these devices will enable TiVo Series3, TiVo HD DVRs, and selected one-way digital cable ready consumer electronic devices that utilize CableCARDs to access digital cable channels delivered using switched digital technology. It will take several months before these tuning adapters will hit the consumer market, and it ought to be on offer from cable operators such as Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, and Cablevision among others, but only in areas where switched digital technology is being deployed. TiVo has already taken the extra step to modify its software for its TiVo Series3 and TiVo HD DVRs to communicate with the external Tuning Adapter, and this software is currently under verification testing at CableLabs. Once verified, it will be made available to TiVo subscribers via a regularly scheduled update. [Press Release]

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