Update: SDV Tuning Resolver Unlikely to Work with OCURs
I’ve covered the fact that CableLabs
has said they are not focusing the upcoming Tuning Resolver (TR) on OCURs, and
this has become more evident in the actual specifications for the TR.
OCURs, which are PC-based Digital Cable Tuners (like ATIs)
are not even referenced in the TR
specifications. That isn’t a good sign
for those of you hoping for SDV support on your PC.
The upcoming Tuning Resolver allows access to
SDV programming on one-way UDCP products (like TiVo). Many were hoping that TR would also work with
OCURs on the PC, allowing them to forgo an upgrade to BOCRs
when/if CableLabs gets around to finishing the specs and Microsoft updates
Media Center to work with them. Without support in the specs for the TR, chances of them working with OCURs is very silm.
HD says CableLabs is singing a different tune to them. “The CableLabs specifications for the Tuning
Adapter and the UDCP application extension do not technically prevent use with
an OCUR.” Of course, CableLabs told me
the TR is not targeted at OCURs, so at this point we appear to have conflicting