TiVo Product Verified as Digital Cable Ready
Louisville, Colorado, April 6, 2006—CableLabs® announced today that TiVo has successfully achieved verification status for the first “Digital Cable Ready” (DCR) product. The Tivo product was verified for compliance in a recently concluded test wave held at CableLabs.
The approval by CableLabs allows Tivo to build and deploy a CableCARD™-enabled DCR digital video recorder (DVR), and enables consumers to enjoy unidirectional digital and high-definition (HD) cable programming without the need for a set-top box. More than 400 digital television models from 22 different manufacturers now have been verified or self-verified for compliance with the DCR testing program. “We're excited to see the innovation that is possible in Digital Cable Ready products,” said Mike Hayashi, Chairman of the OpenCable Certification Board, and Senior Vice President, Advanced Engineering and Technology, Time Warner Cable.
CableLabs' testing is conducted to show compliance with the DCR test suite. Verification or certification indicates that the DTVs have shown compliance with the DCR test suite, but does not verify conformance with all applicable specifications, FCC rules, intellectual property licenses, or any other legal requirements applicable to DCR products, nor does it imply any subjective measure of product performance. Product claims are solely the responsibility of the company making the additional claims.
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