Thursday, April 29, 2004

FCC Requires Firewire on All Cable Boxes

Holy cow batman!!  I am making the call right now! 

As of April 1st, cable companies are required to provide a Firewire-enabled cable box to anyone that asks, as per an FCC interpretation of Section 304 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. What this means to you is that easy ripping and recording of HDTV streams is just a phone...


1 comment:

  1. FYI:For those playing the home game, the quite rude lady at Time Warner told me there was no such wire in existance! I spewed off the FCC regulation to her and told her that since she was violating the law I wanted to speak to a supervisor... We shall see what happens.