Cable Cos Gear Up To Boot The Set-Top Box

Law360, New York (January 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The cable industry is pushing to make the set-top box a thing of the past.

In a refurbished, renamed initiative the industry is calling "tru2way," a group of cable companies have pledged to help consumers access and interact with digital cable systems without having to rent a separate set-top box, according to CableLabs, a cable industry research and development consortium.

Tru2way technology would be automatically built into televisions and other consumer electronic devices, enabling interactive television services to work on any cable television system that supports...
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