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TV Prediction: No More Cable TV Set-Tops By 2015
By Swanni

Washington, D.C. (February 29, 2012) -- Note: Every weekday, Swanni, president of TVPredictions.com, will post a new prediction on a TV related matter on the Home Page of this web site. Today, Swanni gazes into his crystal ball and offers a forecast on the future of the cable set-top box.

Americans have had set-top fatigue for some time. Nothing clutters a living room more than multiple TV boxes stacked atop each other, from cable/satellite boxes to game consoles to DVD/Blu-ray players. Even when you try to hide the boxes in a stylish media cabinet, you know they're there and they still stick out like sore thumbs.

However, I predict that the cable TV set-top will be phased out by the year 2015.

Anxious to reduce the cost paid to box manufacturers, cable TV services will replace the traditional cable set-top either with a USB dongle or CableCard-like product that will connect to a TV and be able to receive the signals from the operator's facility.

Consumers will like its convenience and simplicity while the cable operators will appreciate the savings. It will be a good deal for everyone.

Notice that I keep saying, 'Cable TV," and not satellite TV. I'm not sure that the satellite TV services will be ready by 2015, but it's just a matter of time before they get onboard as well.

Come back Thursday to TVPredictions.com for another TV Prediction!

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