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What happens if Cablevision Systems wins its case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and a network DVR is ruled good to go?
Jim Chiddix, moderating a cable-technology panel session at Cable Show '09, posed the question to several top cable operator execs, asking, "If Jim [Blackley from Cablevision] prevails at the Supreme Court, will you call up your set-top provider the next day and cancel your orders for DVRs?"
No one in the group wanted to bite.
"Mike?" Chiddix asked, attempting to elicit a comment from Time Warner Cable chief technical officer Mike LaJoie.
LaJoie responded: "You must mean Mike Lee."
Mike Lee, the Rogers Communications chief strategy officer, paused then said: "I agree with Mike."
Added Comcast CTO Tony Werner: "Ditto."
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