Attack of the External CableCARD TV Tuners for Windows 7 Media Center

Media streamers like the Apple TV, Boxee Box, and Roku are all the rage these days, however, I have a feeling HTPCs and PVR software usage is going to be making a comeback soon (or at least see an uptick from current levels). Hauppauge and SiliconDust are both set to launch their CableCARD (M-Card) TV [...]

Hauppauge Set to Launch a Dual Tuner USB CableCARD Receiver Later This Month

Hauppauge is teasing its Facebooks fans with pics of their upcoming CableCARD receiver, the Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650. It will be priced at $129 and will be available through the company's Amazon store later this month. No word on what the compatible platforms are, but most likely it will only be Windows Media Center 7 (WMC7). Anyone interested [...]

Unofficial Ceton InfiniTV Status Media Center Add-in Released

If you're interested in keeping tabs on the status of your quad-tuner Ceton InfinitTV 4 card, you may want to download this nifty add-in created by Josh Pollard at DMZ called InfiniTV Status [ZIP]. It essentially provides all the data Ceton's InfiniTV diagnostic web page offers, but through Windows Media Center's UI. The add-in details [...]

HDHomeRun PRIME Set to Go into Production This December, MSRP $249

Congratulations to SiliconDust! The company is announcing that their HDHomeRun PRIME networked CableCARD tuner is in the final review stage to become CableLabs certified. The 3-tuner device for Windows 7 is expected to go into production in mid-December and will retail for $249. No firm date has been set for the public launch, but the [...]

Ceton InfiniTV 4 Network CableCARD Tuner Sharing is Working and on Its Way

The guys at DMZ are reporting that they have successfully bridged their Ceton InfiniTV 4 tuner with a secondary networked PC over Ethernet (related coverage). They claim the process is straightforward and only requires the latest Ceton firmware — which they got their hands on by being official Ceton Beta testers — for the server [...]

Could Logitech Be Working on the Ultimate Smart TV Sneak Attack?

I was just thinking about the last couples days' news regarding Google TV. We know the Logitech Revue works exclusively, at least for a short period of time, with DISH Network's TV / DVR service. And we also learned that Sony's Google TV-powered HDTVs will have "direct integration with select [TV] service providers" (keywords being [...]

CableLabs Gives Its Blessing to Tuner Sharing via OCUR Devices

Thinking of picking up Ceton's InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner? Well, CableLabs has just made it a lot more useful, according to DMZ. We knew it could help a Windows Media Center PC transport its video feed to Media Center Extenders and other PCs, but it can now officially — through an upcoming firmware update — [...]

S1Digital Adds Ceton InfiniTV 4 CableCARD Tuner Option to Its ProLine Series Media Centers

Our inbox just received a note from S1Digital. The company is happy to announce that their ProLine Series Media Centers will now include the Ceton InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner option that will allow owners to record or play up to four live video streams in HD. The tuner, which supports Switch Digital Video (SDV) and [...]