When the FCC decided to give studios and cooperating pay television companies permission to shut down analog streams to HDTV home theaters (aka “selectable output control”), Hollywood rejoiced. Consumer groups, on the other hand, resisted, arguing this move would be unfair to those who had bought analog-only HDTVs and similar devices. Two years later, it seems the top studios and cable companies offer little evidence of significant offerings in selectable output control. What happened in the wake of what once was a major tech dust up? Look up the defintion of “progress of technology…”  Ars Technica details the situation here.