Good News for Open Cable

Chip maker Conexant has introduced new reference designs, making it easier for DVRs to integrate Open Cable specification chipsets. The CX2445X IC line are front-end modem chips targeted at advanced set-top boxes with DVR capabilities.

With Open Cable chipsets, your DVR receives and decodes cable signals direcly, combining the functions of a cable box and a DVR without the need for a separate set-top box. Compatible with any cable provider, it puts the hardware directly into the hands of the consumer.