TiVo’s Tom Rogers lamented Thurs during his testimony before the House Telecom subcmte that it’s sometimes hard to get CableCARDs to consumers. "Most of the friction has been on getting the cards into their hands from the cable company," he said, suggesting that it’s burdensome that operators require a scheduled tech visit for the cards instead of just mailing them out. Rogers also pointed out that CableCARDs could be "rendered useless" with the switched digital platform that cable is starting to use. "To [cable’s] great credit, they want to work this out. We’re hopeful it will be solved," he said. Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) expressed concern over the issue, saying it’s an example of how content providers can limit technology.

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