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SatCard

CatManDoo
07-27-2005, 07:34 PM
Is there, or could there ever be, a "CableCard" for Satellite Systems? The way it is now, it seems like the Cable Companies have a stranglehold on "boxless" or "Digital Cable Ready" systems. Can't they make a SatelliteCard that would go into a ready-made slot on the TV the same way manufacturers have cozied up to the Cable industry? This seems like an extremely unfair advantage. I'm about the furthest thing from a technician, but it would seem logical that Dish and Direct should work together to get a common format that could be built into TV's the same way you get HDTV's with CableCard slots. Does this make sense to anyone else, or am I missing the "picture"? (pun intended).

lizardhowson
07-27-2005, 08:47 PM
Yea, it makes alot of sense, but remember, you're dealing with DirecTV.

Enough said!! :mad: