More CableCARD information from AnandTech
Anand got a bit more information and discusses the known and speculated requirements for building a CableCARD ready system. See the comments for more highlights from the blog post.
To be frank, we’re not sure what Microsoft has
done to get CableLabs to loosen their grip on matters. Certainly there
is a DRM component in the use Microsoft’s fairly new PlayReady DRM
system, and it’s very likely that the use of Win7’s new Protected
Broadcast Driver Architecture is also part of that solution. Beyond
that we don’t know what other concessions or bribes were offered at
this point, but whatever it was it was enough for Microsoft to finally
get their foot firmly in the door of cable television after so many
years of trying.