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CableLabs Touts Tru2way DVR Interop with DLNA Devices

Consortium Hosted 11 Companies at July Event
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CableLabs last month hosted an interoperability event with 11
companies demonstrating tru2way-based DVRs sharing content with devices
certified for the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) specification over
coaxial cable in a simulated home network.

However,
the interop event included only set-tops designed for cable operators to
distribute as leased boxes -- currently, no tru2way-based consumer electronics
products are available for purchase by consumers. Last week Panasonic, the only
CE maker to come to market with a tru2way retail product so far, confirmed that
is no
longer selling tru2way HDTVs
after originally introducing them in late
2008.

The
CableLabs event, held July 19-23 at the consortium's Louisville, Colo., headquarters,
was attended by 37 people from 11 companies.

Set-top
manufacturers were represented by ADB, Cisco Systems, Samsung Electronics and
Motorola. Those boxes worked together with DLNA-certified devices and components
from Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Cyberlink, Irdeto, Myriad and NDS.

The
interop event also featured two program guides with multiroom DVR capabilities:
Cox Communications' Trio guide, currently available on Cisco set-tops; and Time
Warner Cable's OCAP Digital Navigator (ODN) 4.0.

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