Cable TV Boxes: Choices Are Coming Soon

Cable subscribers now can buy their own set-top boxes, but they'll have to be patient until manufacturers make the devices available

Responding to a column on a new federal rule that frees cable subscribers to buy their own set-top boxes starting July 1 (see BusinessWeek.com, 6/7/07, "Unchained from the Cable Box" ), reader Michael J. Fox (no relation to the actor) asks: Do you know of any non-cable suppliers of set-top boxes now that July 1 has come and gone?

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