Last Friday TiVoCommunity member jtmal0723 received a letter from Comcast informing him that they’d begin offering the Tuning Adapter for Switched Digital Video channels this Monday, October 6th. And he ran right out and picked one up yesterday. In his area it is the Cisco STA1520 (datasheet). His TiVo recognized it immediately.
The irony is that it seems Comcast is deploying Tuning Adapters in areas where they haven’t started using SDV yet, but will be using it soon. I know, an MSO preparing for a switch before it happens? Shocking! Meanwhile users of Time Warner and other systems that have been using SDV for a long time are still waiting for the TA to be available.
Picked up via EngadgetHD.