Set-top shakeup is in the cards

Long time coming, but it’s good to see nothing got in the way. Hopefully this will open up SOME sort of competition…or at least encourage cable techs to actually know anything they’re doing with Cable Cards.


So how will consumers be affected? The truth is there is very little benefit to this switch for consumers, some industry experts say. Most people won’t even notice if a CableCard has been inserted into their set-top box, because the card itself provides no additional features or functions. What’s more, the rule applies only to new set-top boxes.