HDTV Deployment: A funny thing happened on the way to the decoder interface (1998)

By Robert M. Zitter, HBO and Michael Adams, Time Warner Cable

The decoder interface has, for quite some time, been viewed as an important technology for cable -- first for consumer-friendly deployment; then by force of law; now a critical requirement for the deployment of High Definition Television (HDTV). This paper describes how HDTV (and SDTV) digital transmission needs the decoder interface -- and what obstacles lie ahead. In the focus of cable technology over the years, the "last mile" has always been a critical hurdle to overcome. In the cable deployment of HDTV to digital TV's the critical technology hurdle has become the "last six-inches." The specifics of digital interfaces such as 1394 "FireWire" are discussed as are business requirements such as digital copy protection.

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