Tivo Requests FCC Waiver: New Devices!

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  1. Aug 9, 2013 #161 of 169
    innocentfreak

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    It also looks like the FCC dismissed the requirement if I skimmed the document correctly.
     
  2. Aug 9, 2013 #162 of 169
    BigJimOutlaw

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    The only conditions placed on the approval is their continued consumer education and point of sale materials/notices to make sure they know it's digital-only. It's not tied to any specific product, so the waiver is forever/indefinite now.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2013 #163 of 169
    innocentfreak

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    Did they only drop it for TiVo or for all companies?
     
  4. Aug 9, 2013 #164 of 169
    davezatz

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    Clever how they did that. We should have written letters in opposition of a blanket waiver to get them to reveal specific products. Then again, we already got them. ;) And I doubt there will be any more significant units hitting the market before analog truly is dead (as far as the FCC is concerned).
     
  5. Aug 9, 2013 #165 of 169
    sbiller

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    My non-lawyer read of the order believes it applies to TiVo only.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2013 #166 of 169
    socrplyr

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    I agree. I am not a lawyer either, but I didn't see a single place where they mentioned the market's products (general DVR wording). They only referenced Tivo. Although they clearly laid the groundwork for others getting waivers, with the parts that state this device connects to a TV for viewing (and all TVs have an analog tuner).
     
  7. Aug 9, 2013 #167 of 169
    christheman

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    Agreed 100%. (VideoRedo user)
     
  8. Aug 9, 2013 #168 of 169
    innocentfreak

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    I know Samsung has that device waiting for a similar waiver which is why I was wondering.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2013 #169 of 169
    davezatz

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    As does EchoStar. I bet these companies could have skipped the paper drill - no one would have called them on it. Analog is dead as far as OTA broadcast content goes.
     

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