Chapter 24 Equipment Compatibility

24.1 Introduction

The previous chapter described the nature of the challenges regarding the interface between cable and consumer electronics equipment. That chapter concentrated on the way the equipment is connected and used, as well as on the impact on usability of features and services. The legal requirements and FCC rules pertaining to usage of the equipment were also covered.

This chapter will cover the minimum technical requirements for consumer-owned equipment that is to be connected to cable. There are two broad aspects to this issue: (1) the quality of the pictures and sound delivered to the subscriber, and (2) the potential for interference with other devices connected to cable and with other users ...

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