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  • Ceton InfiniTV4 CableCard Tuner

    Ok, I finally had some extra cash, and the fact that the Ceton InfiniTV 4 tuner dropped $100 in price, so I went ahead and ordered one.  I’ve been using 4 ATI Digital Cable tuners for a while now, and had very few problems, but I figured if I could cut my monthly cable bill a bit, I might as well...
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  • Changes Needed for Media Center in Windows 7 SP1

    I *love* Windows Media Center. It’s my favorite part of Windows, and in Windows 7, it’s fantastic. There are a lot of improvements, and hopefully soon I’ll be able to post some of my favorite parts. But I just spent the last 2 hours trying to fix my Windows Media Center installation at home (tried a...
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  • Would You Put Your Digital Life in the Hands of a Cable Box?

    I came across not one, but two articles on MSNBC today about niche markets that Microsoft currently dominates that are becoming more mainstream. One is a well researched, if not slightly misguided piece on Home Theatre PCs (who needs a Core 2 Quad in a media server, and HomePlug… seriously??), and the...
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  • New Media Center Update for Windows Vista

    A new update for Media Center in Windows Vista will be released through Windows Update this week.   Among the fixes listed are: • Several issues that are related to the Media Center Extensibility Platform • An issue that affects digital cable card components when you use Scientific...
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  • Vista Media Center with Four Digital Cable Tuners

    (or How Much TV Can You NOT Watch in a Week?) This is so very, very cool!   For those of you who are considering buying a new Windows Vista PC with one or more Digital Cable Tuners (DCT), there is hope for some rockin' systems.  We've seen various announcements that Niveus will be shipping...
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  • CableCard Expected to Boost Vista Media Centers

    CRN has an article about the new Digital Cable-ready Vista Media Centers that are beginning to "trickle into the market". Part of the article talks about some of the issues with CableCard support in Windows, most of them around the issues with OEMs and certification. It's important to note that most...
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  • DCT Unboxing #10: Take a Stand, Part 1

    Side view of the DCT stand. The DCT slides vertically into the top.
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  • DCT Unboxing #19: Green Means Good

    Synced up with both the computer and the Cable, the DCT is ready to decode some sweet HDTV goodness.
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  • DCT Unboxing #5: Is This My Good Side?

    Front view of the DCT with the CableCard door closed.
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  • DCT Unboxing #6: I'll Take Door Number One

    Frontside view of the DCT with the CableCard door opened.
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