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Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« on: July 08, 2009, 09:08:10 AM »
According to this Cable Rant article yesterday
http://www.cablerant.com/index.php?topic=1581.0

Cablevision has ordered Samsung cable boxes along with Time Warner, Comcast and Cox.  Will the new boxes offer new features and an new IPG that is similar to Verizon FiOS?  Are these boxes so much better that these big companies are dumping SA and Cisco boxes for the Samsung boxes?
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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 12:09:02 AM »
Knowing Cablevision, they're doing it because the new boxes are 25 cents cheaper.

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 09:19:22 AM »
They are doing it for the switch to tru2way.  Since the box won't hold the security anymore they have more options for boxes then just Cisco/SA. 

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 02:58:26 AM »
Yep they'll have DCAS and not CableCards. CableVision is committed to NDS' DCAS solution. They're looking into Sony and LG boxes.

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009, 12:35:03 PM »
Any official word on when they will roll these out?

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2009, 02:48:46 PM »
Any official word on when they will roll these out?


Parts of NJ and LI had to be ready for the new boxes on July 1 and I'll bet those are only going to employees and a select others for now.  All new boxes deployed in those areas have to DCAS by the end of this year.  All systems have to be ready by the end of 2010.
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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2009, 03:56:11 PM »
Any update on the Samsung Boxes?

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2009, 03:37:24 AM »
LG is also working on a box for CVC so it might be interesting. Even Sony had a prototype box that supported DCAS. The CEA now supports DCAS but probably not CV's implementation.

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2009, 07:33:46 AM »
LG is also working on a box for CVC so it might be interesting. Even Sony had a prototype box that supported DCAS. The CEA now supports DCAS but probably not CV's implementation.

LG?  That would be cool.  Maybe we would have an option which one we want to pick.  Even though we probably wouldn't be able to buy it in the store, it could create some semblance of competition if you can pick in the store which one you want.

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2009, 07:46:27 AM »
Just head from a buddy, that Cablevision is no longer going with Samsung boxes and will exclusively being going with LG Cable Set Top Boxes.

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2010, 04:16:15 AM »
These boxes are running NDS' secure Java based keyladder security system that is a form of DCAS. CV mentioned that LG, KAON, Homecast, and other vendors support this security system. They want other providers to use it as well. CV is likely testing them with the DCAS, tru2way, and their custom software configs. Maybe they'll create a new IPG to go with the new boxes.

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2010, 01:02:33 AM »
The Samsung box is coming later this year I think. Model number is SMT-C5320.

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 08:53:16 AM »
LG will be making CV's STB though they mentioned others in a FCC filing. The FCC filing mentioned tru2way and their DCAS solution which they think is the best thing since sliced bread.

http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7020354515

It mentions LG, KAON, Arris, Funai, and Pace.
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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2010, 12:42:13 AM »
They'll come out later this year.

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2010, 08:01:05 AM »
A buddy of mine is testing the Samsung box in him home right now.  Major problems with the guide he says.
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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2010, 10:30:32 PM »
Cablevision is definitely moving to Samsung Cable Boxes.
They are looking for a QA Engineer who knows Samsung boxes.

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2010, 01:57:46 PM »
I'm a FS tech. I haven't see any yet or heard anything about them in my shop. Then again, we don't hear about anything until it's already been deployed. All of a sudden they started putting DOCSIS 3 modems in our cages and didn't say if we were supposed to start deploying them for speed issues or for everyone.  ::)
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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2010, 05:59:06 PM »
CV has requested that the FCC extend their DCAS waiver until 6.1.2010 to order boxes in their phase II area.

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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2010, 01:01:46 AM »
http://www.speedyshare.com/files/22475636/samsung_cablevision.pdf

A manual for the SMT-C5320. It's not a DVR but it has a DOCSIS modem for DSG, has an eSATA port which means it could have 2 tuners, and has a cablecard slot. It supports either cablecard or Open Media Security aka the KeyLadder which is Cablevision's new fangled DCAS system.


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Re: Cablevision switching to Samsung cable boxes
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2010, 03:42:15 PM »
What guide does the Samsung box run?