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Set-top Boxes May Skip Rewritable DVD’s

The slogan used by Apple Computer is anathema among cable companies that specify set-top boxes, according to Ken Morse, vice president of client architecture at Scientific-Atlanta Inc. (Lawrenceville, Ga).

At a Digital Hollywood panel here on Tuesday (March 30), Morse said cable companies want rewritable DVDs in future set-tops to archive video. However studios are lobbying the network providers to build a security mechanism into the DVD players.

Read more at EETimes

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