Given a nationwide standard to adhere to, there is no reason why today's smart
TVs couldn't be built to be addressable for rights management, just as cable
companies' STBs are currently addressable.
Then the tuner can be built into the TV. No STB required, unless the consumer
wants extra features such as DVR.
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From: Daniel Grimes
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 11:15 AM
Subject: [opendtv] Re: FCC CHAIRMAN PROPOSAL TO UNLOCK THE SET-TOP BO
If no STB, what instead? I know Bert likes to use a computer for streaming
programming, but isn't that just another form of the STB?