CableCARD Con Artists

It is an FCC requirement for cable companies to support CableCARD. The idea behind this is a consumer can purchase their own set-top box (TiVo or Windows Media Center) and use it interchangeably with different cable providers simply by plugging in a CableCARD adapter. In other words, it frees the consumer from a limited selection of hardware the cable companies have traditionally offered and allows you to purchase your own home media center and record anything you want.

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