OCURs Finally Approved for Tuning Adaptor Support

Great news for cablecard users around the country, as those multi-hundred dollar tuner investments might actually remain useful for a bit longer. The dreaded SDV is apparantly handled and supported with tuning adapters if your cable provider issues the switch. Note, this does require the new 1.19 firmware with no ETA…but one would guess it would be in time for Windows 7 launch, right?

Chris Lanier

I can confirm that the next firmware release (in theory 1.19) will support Tuning Adaptors as CableLabs has officially approved all ATI OCURs as Tuning Adaptor ready (hooray for me being wrong!). In addition the firmware should allow for less DRM on non-flagged CableCARD recordings. Expect more next week at CEDIA.