Over at EngadgetHD, Ben D wonders if the FCC will make any meaningful improvements to the CableCARD quagmire and retail STB accessibility when they convene on Wednesday. I don’t have the energy or time to rehash all my thoughts on where we are and how we got here. And don’t imagine the FCC has the teeth to enact substantial change… due to the requisite years of legal challenges that would certainly come their way. But as a household burdened with the notoriously flakey Cisco tuning adapters, you might correctly assume I’m not a happy (SDV) camper. Fortunately, we’re getting close to a point where even folks who appreciate premium content have other options and may be frustrated enough to make certain sacrifices. If the cable industry MSOs won’t take care of their customers, someone else will.
So head on over to Ben’s FCC survey and place your wagers. For the record, I chose:
One or two insignificant changes will be made, but no real progress