Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Vista Media Center Getting Tuning Adapter for Switched Digital Video?

Ben Drawbaugh at EngadgetHD has some potentially good news for all of you with CableCard tuners on your Vista Media Center HTPCs.  Ben inquired with AMD and CableLabs to see if there was any hope for a "tuning resolver" for VMC.  The response was not a emphatic yes, but it was in the words of Drawbaugh a "definite maybe."

Without some way of handling switched digital video, CableCard users won't be able to tune many of those digital channels that they have been getting on their CableCard HTPCs.  Read more on Switched Digital Video at wikipedia.

If you're interested in this stuff (and if you're using CableCard you should be) check out Mari Silbey's post on Switched Digital Video and CableCARDs at, and the NCTA State of the Union Call at ZatzNotFunny!


Read the entire story at EngadgetHD