I thought all the information that spilled out during the Rovi Tivo merger indicated that there was very little profit in the hardware. Hardware is a commodity business. Once you account for hardware R&D cost, manufacturing cost, shipping, retailer profit, warranty, blah,blah, blah there is very little profit in the iron.
And how much iron would you have to sell per year to cover costs and be considered a success.
You might get an idea of how much iron Nuvyyo sells per year. The 50:87:B8 in the MAC address is the vendor id for Nuvyyo. Could the last three numbers represent the unit number?