Death of the Set Top Box ?

CableCard technology seems likely to be adopted in the US following a federal ruling. This means that you'll be able to plug a new generation of screens directly into your content feed. Here's a good summary of this issue on Wired News. This is the first chink in breaking the cable companies' dominance of the US video content market and possibly points to one reason why both Cox and Comcast are now working with Tivo to improve the utility of their STBs.