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Low-priced Motorola set-top box expected to boost digital cable penetration

News | 09/04/2003 4:00 am EDT

A new low-cost digital cable set-top box that Motorola Inc. expects to begin marketing this fall has cable operators expecting a quicker rollout of digital offerings. The Motorola DCT700 interactive set-top box will be priced at under US$100, while current digital set-top boxes can run as high as US$300 or US$400. Most cablecos end up subsidizing the cost of digital boxes to secure customers.

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