Legacy Boxes

August 14, 2012

CIMM DEFINITION: Older versions of Set-Top Boxes with traditional functionality. Not state of the art.

2: Majority of the Set-Top Boxes currently in the consumers’ homes in the US. In the cable space in general, any Set-Top Box that’s not Tru2way enabled is a Legacy Box. (Source: FourthWall Media)

NOTE – Has less or different back channel data to collect. Inability to collect all the data you can collect on the older boxes.

NOTE – The households that still have legacy boxes are different from those with state of the art new boxes. May need to weight data for box type.

NOTE – FourthWall Media’s Event Stream Collector stores up to seven days of second-by-second measurement data on even the least capable legacy Set-Top Boxes, so no special treatment is required for any two-way legacy STB. Data is normally uploaded to the collection server daily, and the seven day cache is provided merely for fault-tolerance. (Source: FourthWall Media)

NOTE – What is the definition of older and what is the traditional functionality?  When does a box become a legacy box?  (Source: Invidi)