Cisco announces new set top box without Scientific Atlanta name
by Brad Linder, posted Jan 14th 2008 4:56PM
It's been over a year since Cisco acquired set top box makers Scientific Atlanta, but the upcoming 8500HDC DVR series is the first line of set top boxes we've seen that will bear the Cisco name instead of Scientific Atlanta.
The boxes will come in several flavors, including the 8550HDC with analog and digital tuners, and 8540HDC digital tuner box. Each box will be internet capable, with support for things like viewing online media and sharing photos and video on multiple devices connected to a home network. It looks like you should also be able to access digital media stored on a PC connected to your home network.
No word on when the new boxes will be available, but it's a safe bet you'll be able to get them sometime later this year from your area cable provider, not your local Best Buy.