Sri And Sarnoff: Research Labs Reborn As Spin Off Machines

Bouncing back from bad times, the labs are now a breeding ground for blockbusters

It's 10 p.m., you know where your children are, and you're in the mood for a good movie. But nothing on the usual cable channels strikes your fancy, and you're too tired to go rent a video. No problem--if you live in Delaware County, near Philadelphia. That's where Suburban Cable offers special set-top boxes, called OnSet, that pretend to be VCRs.

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