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Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe - 4-channel Internal Cable TV Tuner Card for CableCARD

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  • ** THIS MODEL HAS BEEN UPGRADED. PLEASE SEE INFINITV 6 PCIe FOR THE LATEST VERSION **
  • Watch & record 4 HD cable TV channels simultaneously, including premium channels. Works with any U.S. cable TV provider.
  • Brings cable TV services to the PC, enabling cable + DVR + Internet TV and more, all on one device.
  • Low-profile PCIe card that also works in full-height PC cases.
  • Eliminates costly set-top box lease fees and monthly DVR fees
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.7 x 2.5 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • ASIN: B003B4VLJQ
  • Item model number: 5100.01-DCT04IN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (356 customer reviews)
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Product Description

** THIS MODEL HAS BEEN UPGRADED. PLEASE SEE INFINITV 6 PCIe FOR THE LATEST VERSION **. The Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe was the world's first 4-tuner digital cable TV tuner for the PC. InfiniTV turns your PC into the ultimate set-top box and DVR. With InfiniTV on your PC, you can replace your cable set-top box and associated monthly lease and DVR fees and use Windows 7's built-in Media Center functionality to watch and record 4 live cable TV channels at once, including HD and premium channels like HBO, Showtime and Starz! InfiniTV 4 PCIe is an internal device in the PCI Express (PCIe) form factor. If you're looking for an external device with the same capabilities, check out the Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB model. When used with Windows Media Center Extenders like the Xbox 360, you can also stream live or recorded cable channels to other TVs in your home over your home network. Using only a single cable connection and single CableCARD from your cable operator, InfiniTV can deliver all your cable channels and full DVR capability on any TV set. Requires a compatible PC with Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, or Windows 7 Ultimate and an available PCIe slot. Requires a cable TV subscription and CableCARD from your cable operator. Windows Media Center Extender(s) required to access cable channels and recordings on secondary TV sets. IMPORTANT NOTE: Only Ceton products sold on Amazon that are listed as "Sold by Ceton" are covered by the Ceton Warranty and eligible for free support. Ceton products sold on Amazon by other sellers do not qualify.


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Customer Reviews

I contacted Ceton's customer support, they were very helpful.
Tony
Installing the Ceton card, installing the drivers, and setting up Windows Media Center was very straightforward.
Richard Munson
The card works perfectly and records 4 channels of HD cable with no problem.
J. Sanders

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

319 of 324 people found the following review helpful By WaveRunnr on May 16, 2011
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I was an early adopter of HTPC technology. Windows Media Center and I go all the way back to the original version in Windows XP. Since then, Windows Media Center has matured nicely in Windows 7 and is finally ready for Prime Time. Even if you're not a techy, I strongly suggest looking at this technology, especially if you're fed up with the substandard DVRs the CableCo's charge too much buck for too little bang.

DVR v1.0 used an ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner. Since there are multiple people in my house, and the ATI tuner can handle only one channel at a time, the Ceton card was a welcome upgrade for DVR v2.0. The installation and configuration is straightforward and will take about 1 hour depending on your level of expertise. Here's a rough outline of the steps you'll need to follow.

1. Pickup a CableCard from your CableCo. (They may tell you a home visit is mandatory, violating an FCC directive. Read on below.)
2. Open up the PC and insert the Ceton InfiniTV card in an empty PCIx slot.
3. Insert the CableCard into the Ceton InfiniTV slot.
4. Visit the Ceton website to install the latest drivers and firmware.
5. Connect your coax cable and reboot.
6. Start Windows Media Center and follow the setup wizards. The first wizard certifies your PC as Cable Ready. The second establishes your channel lineup. Typical configuration time is about 30 minutes.

During your journey to build the perfect HTPC, there are three possible hurdles you may encounter, which are surmountable given some time, patience, and tenacity.

1. Faulty card
2. Poor signal strength
3.
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By G. Gray on May 25, 2011
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The Ceton 4 tuner cablecard tuner is a marvelous piece of hardware that can solve a long standing problem of how to have High Defintion Cable TV throughout your home without paying $17 a month for each cable box for each screen in each room.

First a warning, your cable provider can really turn an install into a pain if they are imcompetent, not an unusual occurence.

I had no problem installing and getting my Ceton up and running within an hour of it being delivered. I had gone to my local Comcast store earlier in the day and picked up a cablecard. My Ceton was delivered around 2 PM. I had the tuner and cablecard paired up and activated by 3 PM, the big 82" in the living room was looking good.. Wasn't long before it was working in the bedroom on the plasma, then in my den on my work PC and finally the Notebook as well.

Comcast ufortunately managed to completely farkle my account setup details when I returned the original cablecard I had been using in my Tivo a few days later... The Tivo HD is a great device which the Ceton has sent to the showers by the way.

After returning my old cablecard to the Comcast store, the rep there had through total incompetence ended up disabling my cablecard in the Ceton at the house. Drove all the way home only to find that cable TV had stopped working properly. I had to to make another tirp back to the Comcast office again to straighten out the serial number issue. I had no idea what was going on but the phone techs at Comcast support were able to see her mistake but were not allowed/empowered to fix. So back I go to the Comcast store to argue with them for awhile before they would even consider they screwed up.
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Lisa A Acciai on April 14, 2011
I've had this tuner about 3 months now (wasn't on Amazon at that time), and I can say, it just works - and it works well - It's really what Cablecards should have done 7 years ago. Had some minor concerns about the Comcast cablecard installer, but the Ceton Diag tools even made the installation fairly painless. Running Win7 on an i3, homebuilt HTPC, and things are FINALLY the way MCE should have been years ago - the card doesn't seem particularly problematic with incoming signals (I have mine sitting on a 7 way splitter but that includes an internal AMP) and my signal and SNR both look good - Card is quick to tuner to other stations, and it even goes to sleep and resumes correctly (YEA!) - There is a slight 30 sec pause on system resume while it seems to "sort of CC encryption stuff", but MCE displays the "spinning wheel" for a few seconds, and then your getting all the HD you want. I have this internal turner next to an analog PCI turner (Hauppage) as well as an HDHomeRun on the network - Everything seems to co-exist nicely (although setting the guide up the 1st time took some effort). Finally, I was also waiting for the SD HDPrime, as I thought 4 tuners was overkill and pricy - but in the end, I'm glad I have the 4th tuner and the extra $100 was worth it - We now watch basically all the TV in the house on extenders, and between recording shows, we've had all 4 tuners busy several times - Support has been good from Ceton (read the GB forums), and all it all, while pricey, this card is WELL WORTH IT, if you want HD in your W7MC box - It's almost enough to make one forget about the pain of the OEM boxes with ATI tuners... Long awaited, and an excellent product!!
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