Missing Remote has published a few great CableCARD articles,
including some steps
to take if your cable company doesn’t want to install a CableCARD in your PC. A Vista PC with Digital Cable Tuners are
CableLabs certified, so all US cable companies must provide CableCARDs to go
with it. A question has come up about
the difference of your cable company installing vs. providing CableCARDs. I’m not sure what the official wording is,
but I’ll try and do a post later on exactly what the FCC statements say.
says that Microsoft is seeking testers for something Media Center related,
though the product is just listed as “Windows Media Center Tester Application.” I have no idea if it’s something different then the
next Media Center release; Mary Jo’s source says that hardware specs were a
popular question in the survey, and while the sources thoughts of why those
questions where asked are partly right, there is another reason they are usually
asked. I’ll leave that to others to
speculate, but it’s not too hard to get.