Ed Bott has a great post on why CableCARD will never be
mainstream. Not only is the process
of getting a CableCARD and having it paired a problem, but the lack of
troubleshooting information (or rather the need for troubleshooting at all) on
the PC side of things means CableCARD is likely to never to mainstream. Ed’s suggestion to fix this is transition
Media Center to a standalone STB type system (which is everyones solution to
everything). I’m not sure that would fix
the issues with CableCARD, but the transition away from the standard PC is a
whole different topic.
On this week’s Media Center Show Ian
Dixon has Microsoft’s Kevin Collins talking about all the news from CEDIA,
and Intel’s Greg Schlechter who serves as a director of the newly announced
Media Center Integrators Alliance.
Hurricane on the way!