Do the reports of a "disastrous" certification test for Panasonic's Tru2way TVs mean that the successor to CableCard will be stillborn?
The agreement with the six largest U.S. cable companies looks forward to a TV without cable set-top box.
Panasonic reaffirms that it expects to deliver Tru2way TVs to retailers by the holiday season.
Sony's embrace of Tru2way may put the cable-ready technology on the map, but the ghost of the preceding--and failed--CableCard technology still looms large.
The EchoStar T2200s is the cable version of its earlier Dish Network-only DVR with built-in SlingPlayer support.
Panasonic unveils two plasma TVs with built-in Tru2way support, making them the first next-gen cable-ready TVs available to consumers.
CEO Brian Roberts predicts that by the end of the year, "virtually the entire cable industry will support Tru2way," an "open cable" platform rendering the box moot.
The Panasonic PZ80Q series, available in 42-inch TH-42PZ80Q and the 50-inch TH-50PZ80Q varieties, are the first to include True2way support. We didn't review these plasmas, but they're similar to models we did review.
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According to a report by Video Business, Samsung has signed a deal with Rovi to use the company's electronic programming guide in future products.
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