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Thursday, October 02, 2008

DVRs

Later in the class, we will begin to delve into the relationship between networks, content and devices. Ruckus Wireless, which is a leading wireless routing company (like Linksys), writes the following on a recent court ruling on Digital video recorders and content recording:

The judgment now lets Cable and broadband operators "unbox" the digital video recorder (DVR) function. This means consumers don't need to have an actual DVR in their home but can still record, store and playback programs using a simpler set-top box and the video provider's servers somewhere else.

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