Set-top boxes are not going the way of TRS-80 computers. The worldwide market is alive, well and thriving, according to a report by ABI Research senior analyst Sam Rosen, who predicts the number of digital set-tops will grow from 205 million to 226 million by 2015.
The bad news, at least for U.S. cable operators and their suppliers, is that the big numbers are coming from the international market, and particularly China but "cable boxes (will) decline in the short term due to cable's failure to compete in the North American markets," Rosen said.
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