reply to Kearnstd
Re: MSOs are afraid of being relevant again Yeah Tru2Way was supposed to allow consumers to buy their own set top, and get the cable card from the cable provider. The only thing was you still have a motorola specific cable card and a cisco specific cable card. The cable card software was what restricted PPV access and such, and last time I was using it(I worked for a company developing Tru2Way set top software) the cable card software was quite buggy as well as the actual firmware on the set tops was very buggy and slow.
Since that company was dismembered and eaten by Comcast, I haven't followed Tru2Way so perhaps it's gotten better.