1: I read the whole bill prior to making any posts to this thread. My posts in this thread demonstrate my understanding of the bill.shspvr wrote:This a reply on behalf of Ken the CEO of Hauppaugemike_ekim wrote: Second: Nothing in the bill states that cablecards will 'go away' in 2 years. The bill does not modify the requirement for cable card availability.
I used italics to highlight the word 'presumably'. The text that follows it is presumptuous. And baseless.
I guess you didn't read the whole bill:
"Terminates, two years after this Act's enactment, the FCC's set-top box integration ban that prohibits MVPDs from placing in service new navigation devices that perform both conditional access and other functions in a single integrated device."
Once cable operators integrate conditional access and no longer need to use CableCards, they have no legal obligation to provide cable cards to consumers. This means "cablecard goes away".
2: The legal requirement to use cablecards in the cable company's boxes, is a separate requirement from the one to provide cablecards to consumers.
3: Does the CEO of Hauppauge really ask people to post trite quips and misinformation on his behalf?