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Summary: Nice start, but...
Review: While this is just what I was hoping to see when CableCard availability was announced, it has it's limitations. The current version of CableCard is only one way and doesn't support ordering of pay per view or video on demand. The installation process is a little clunky and takes a visit from the cable company.
The next version of CableCard that is being spec'ed out by the cable and consumer electronics folks will support two-way services including program guide, video on demand, and the other services you get with a cable subscription.
The price is a little high but you can't typically buy a cable compatible DVR yet. Subscribing to DVR service from your cable company will cost you in the range of $10 -$15 per month. Given the liklihood of technical obsolescence on this product, I think I will wait a while longer.
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