The back-and-forth bickering over the Federal Communications Commission's proposed AllVid standard is continuing, with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and friends disputing NCTA Chairman Michel Powell's assertion that a new standard isn't required amid all of the market's recent set-top box advances supporting hybrid video schemes.
The CEA said the new advances do not go far enough to ensure open and fair distribution relationships. The CEA's response itself is a response to the NCTA's response to the CEA's original comments on the AllVid proposal, which still appears to be a long way from being anything more than an idea.
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AllVid has been under discussion for more than a year
The NCTA finds the AllVid idea a stifling notion