8 thoughts on “Broadlogic, Cable’s Secret Weapon”

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  2. Sounds really impressive! So this one chip does the work of 80(!!) Mpeg (2? 4?) decompressors? This could be a great step, for the transition to more bandwidth on cable networks.
    By the way: Do you, in the US, get 80 analogue channels? Here, in the Netherlands, we have around 30, and I tought that was around the technical limit?
    I guess the big question will be if this chip is cheap enough: If it’ll cost $400, it will probably be cheaper to just bring a settop box to every TV, instead of this decoding beast in a gateway

  3. Wes, the issue here are the many customers that have multiple TVs but don’t want any STBs. These customers make the least amount of money for the cable company (don’t buy the digital tier or DVR) but are also the largest drain on capacity (need all those analog channels). Puting one box based on this TeraPIX per house allows the network to be all digital and still support multiple TVs/house with no STB. So, the TeraPIX makes sense even if it costs as much as 3 or 4 cheap STB. Also, since you need fewer TerPIX than you would STB, you need less warehouse space and have fewer devices to maintain.

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  5. If a company created cheap a Digital legacy to analog legacy multiplexer. Cable companies could deploy TeraPix without disrupting the analog base customers.

  6. Great post Om. This almost sounds like Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing but for Cable? I would be very interested in seeing Broadlogic’s initial pricing around this. As is mentioned above the solution is both costly for operators and subsequently it may undesirable to many subscribers given high subs and expensive DTB’s they may need to purchase but its definitely one to keep a eye on.

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