It’s here. Ceton’s quad-CableCARD tuner, aka InfiniTV 4, has finally started shipping to those who pre-ordered – and the first few end user hands-on reports are trickling out.
The Ceton tuner is unique for the following reasons:
- There aren’t a lot of choices at the moment for CableCARD tuners. So anytime we see a company willing to devote nearly all of their resources to it we have to give them credit.
- This first version of the Ceton card is a 4 tuner CableCARD device. Yes you can record up to 4 shows all from this one card – including encrypted, digital cable HD shows.
- CableCARD has drawn a renewed interest from HTPC owners – particularly Microsoft Media Center users since MS ended the OEM PC CableCard requirement.
This tuner will cost you $400 so it isn’t cheap by any means, but it does seem to be a good piece of hardware. Here’s the first few reports: Read the rest of this entry »